“[Jesse] is, for all the violence he’s committed or been a party to, a gentle soul, a young man who, as they say, wouldn’t hurt a fly. How many times has he spared the life of an insignificant insect? The killing of Gale in season three, a horrible break from his instincts, was foreshadowed in “Fly.” Breaking Bad has always put insect imagery to clever use, not just in its depiction of Jesse’s gentleness, but in the Kafka-like portray of moral and physical metamorphosis, with Walt figuratively becoming a monstrous insect whom others no longer recognize as “himself,” no matter how much he protests that he’s still the same. Will this story end as “The Metamorphosis” did, with Walter sparing his family by crawling into his room and dying quietly? And what will become of Jesse? What will become of this motherless, fatherless child?” —
Breaking Bad recap, Vulture (via babybirched)
What really killed me in this ep was everything about it, but particularly the fact that Jesse has zero people on his corner. Zero. No one is Team Jesse. No one is in it for him or to save him. Not depressing at all.