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Here Walt transcends his lower-middle-class life in an almost poetic outpouring of passion for this incredible science. Of course, even that brief joy is crushed by the arrogant insolence of the archetypal high school jackass who stays just far enough inside the line that Walt can’t do a damn thing about him. So this is Walt and his life, as sad sack as you can get, with no real prospects of improvement, a brother-in-law who thinks he’s a wuss, and a wife who doesn’t even pay attention during birthday sex.
While there is some evidence that methamphetamine can be found naturally in several species of acacia plants, commercial meth-making involves chemistry, not agriculture. The history of the drug dates back to 1893 when Japanese chemist Nagai Nagayoshi first synthesized the substance from ephedrine. The name “methamphetamine” was derived from elements of the chemical structure of this new compound: methyl alpha-methylphenylethylamine. In the United States, meth is a Schedule II controlled substance, which the Drug Enforcement Administration defines as a substance that may have some accepted medical use, but also has a high likelihood of being abused and causing dependence.
The bit where Walt and Jesse are outside hosing Emilio-goo off themselves while standing in brightly colored kiddy-pools is simply priceless, offering a contrast between happy innocence and their utter physical, mental, and moral exhaustion. This scene, displaying the blackest of black humor, feels like an homage to Pulp Fiction, which boasts a similar darkly funny scene in which Vincent (John Travolta) and Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) are hosed off in the backyard following an accidental shooting.