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Talk about Episode 4, "Cancer Man."
Tonight's episode may have been titled "Cancer Man," but in my mind it was all about Jesse. We learned some startling and heartbreaking facts about our favorite miscreant tonight, but none more tragic than the fact that somewhere in him lies the potential to be a much better person than he is.
It's shocking to see him run home not to a broken house, but a well-to-do family with a gifted child--even more shocking to see this child starting to follow his brother down a misbegotten path. But it's obvious to me that Jesse too was once in Jake's shoes: he's obviously got artistic talent, and even Mr. White wrote on his failed test, "Apply Yourself." I can't help but think Walt wouldn't have written that had he not seen a glimmer of hope in Jesse. And I can't help but wonder what kind of life Jesse would have had if he had never turned to drugs.
What did you guys think of this episode?