5x08 Gliding Over All
First Aired: Sep. 02, 2012 on AMC
Summary: At prison, Dennis Markowski and his lawyer try to pitch a plea deal to Hank Schrader, who laughs and refuses the greedy offer. "It's a buyer's market," he says as he leaves to go try and get a better deal from another former associate of Gustavo Fring.At a…
Main Characters in this Episode
Gang Guy: It can be done. But not the way you want it.
Walter White: It can be done exactly how I want it. The only question is: Are you the man to do it? Figure it out. That's what I'm paying you for.
- Goof (crew or equipment visible): As Walter is leaving the restroom after his doctor's visit, a cameraman is reflected in the towel dispenser.
- The title refers to "Gliding O'er All," a poem in Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The five-line poem concludes with the line, "Death, many deaths I'll sing." Ten people are murdered in this episode, with another probably poisoned.
- SPOILER: The book that Hank finds in Walt's bathroom is a copy of "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman (III). The inscription inside, written by Gale, reads: "To my other favorite W.W. It's an honour working with you. Fondly G.B."
- Walt tells Lydia to "learn to take yes for an answer". This is the same advice that Mike gave Walt in episode number 402, "Thirty-Eight Snub".