Jesse PinkmanPlayed by Aaron Paul
Jesse Pinkman is Walt's former student and methmaking partner. Jesse initially handles the "street" part of the operation, though his blunders often require Walt's intervention. Jesse is unaware that Walt stood by and did nothing while Jesse's girlfriend Jane died, a death for which he originally blames himself.
When Walt briefly retires from methmaking, Jesse angers him by cooking solo in their RV. Relations between the partners deteriorate further when Jesse inadvertently leads Hank to the RV. Saul saves the day by luring Hank away and having the RV (and the evidence within) destroyed.
Hank viciously assaults Jesse over the RV incident. To mollify Jesse, Walt, now cooking in Gus Fring's superlab, offers him a job. Jesse refuses. "Ever since I met you, everything I've ever cared about is gone," he says.
Jesse eventually replaces Gale Boetticher, Walt's assistant, but soon tries to avenge his friend’s death by killing two of Gus’s dealers. Walt kills them instead to protect Jesse, and in return asks him to kill Gale so that Walt will remain the sole cook.
To numb his guilt over murdering Gale, Jesse begins using drugs again. Gus attempts to rehabilitate Jesse -- and induce him to turn on Walt -- by orchestrating a confrontation that allows Jesse to play the hero. Gus's subsequent praise makes Jesse reluctant to enact Walt’s plan to poison Gus.
Jesse and Walt’s relationship disintegrates after Jesse learns Walt has been tracking his movements – proof, Walt says, that Jesse has missed opportunities to kill Gus. The two brawl in Jesse’s house until Jesse orders his partner to “get the f--- out of here and never come back.”
Jesse follows Gus to Mexico to teach Walt's formula to Cartel chemists. After successfully cooking a batch, Jesse assists Gus and Mike in assassinating Cartel boss Don Eladio and his capos. With Jesse able to cook on his own, Gus suggests that Walt must be eliminated, but Jesse threatens to stop cooking if that happens.
Jesse turns against Gus after Walt falsely accuses Gus of poisoning Brock, the young son of Jesse's friend Andrea. Jesse provides information that enables Walt to ambush and kill Gus. Toxicology tests subsequently convince Jesse that Gus didn't poison Brock. What Jesse doesn't know is that Walt did.
Jesse Pinkman Quotes
“Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass, age what, 60? He’s just gonna break bad?”Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
“Like I came to you, begging to cook meth. ‘Oh, hey, nerdiest old dude I know, you wanna come cook crystal?’ Please. I’d ask my diaper-wearing granny, but her wheelchair wouldn’t fit in the RV.”Season 1, Episode 2: “Cat’s in the Bag…”
“Oh well, heil Hitler, bitch. And let me tell you something else. We flipped a coin, okay? You and me. You and me! Coin flip is sacred! Your job is waiting for you in that basement, as per the coin!”Season 1, Episode 3: “…And the Bag’s in the River”
“This place is falling apart, yo. The tub fell through the ceiling and gave me this black eye. Shit’s bananas.”Season 1, Episode 4: “Cancer Man”
“I got two dudes that turned into raspberry slushie then flushed down my toilet. I can’t even take a proper dump in there. I mean, the whole damn house has got to be haunted by now.”Season 1, Episode 7: “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal”
“Without even talking to me, you told this insane-ass clown, dead-eyed killer, that we’d give him two pounds a week. No don’t talk to me about hours, what about sudo man? How are we gonna get that? You think the meth fairy is just gonna bring it to us?”Season 1, Episode 7: “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal”
“Yeah Mr. White! You really do have a plan! Yeah science!”Season 1, Episode 7: “A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal”
“We do things my way this time. Or I walk. You need me more than I need you… Walt“Season 2, Episode 6: “Peekaboo”
“Spooge? Not Mad Dog? Not Diesel? So let me get this straight, you got jacked by a guy named Spooge?”Season 2, Episode 6: “Peekaboo”
“You don’t need a criminal lawyer. You need a criminal lawyer.”Season 2, Episode 8: “Better Call Saul”
“We got an entire lab right here, alright. How about you take some of these chemicals and mix up some rocket fuel that way you can send up a signal flare, or you make some kind of robot to get us out, or a homing device, or build a new battery. Why don’t we just take some stuff off the RV and build something completely different, like a dune buggy, that way we can just dune-buggy our… what, what is it?”Season 2, Episode 9: “4 Days Out”
“Right on. New Zealand. That’s where they made Lord of the Rings. I say we just move there, yo. I mean, you can do your art, right? Like, you can paint the local castles and shit. And I can be a bush pilot.”Season 2, Episode 12: “Phoenix”
“Jesse: You either run from things, or you face them, Mr. White.Season 3, Episode 1: “No Mas”
Walt: And what exactly does that mean?
Jesse: I learned it in rehab. It’s all about accepting who you really are. I accept who I am.
Walt: And who are you?
Jesse: I’m the bad guy.”
“Hey, you girls want to meet my fat stack?”Season 3, Episode 5: “Mas”
“This is my own private domicile, and I will not be harassed… Bitch!”Season 3, Episode 6: “Sunset”
“So, roll me further bitch!”Season 3, Episode 8: “I See You”
“We should have ditched that RV months ago, its all like, shiny up in here.”Season 3, Episode 8: “I See You”
“What good is being an outlaw when you have responsibilities?”Season 3, Episode 9: “Kafkaesque”
“Gatorade me bitch!”Season 3, Episode 10: “Fly”
“Is that your fly-saber?”Season 3, Episode 10: “Fly”
“Look, I like making cherry product, but let’s keep it real, alright? We make poison for people who don’t care. We probably have the most unpicky customers in the world.”Season 3, Episode 10: “Fly”
“Not like any vagina I ever saw. This chick have medical issues?”Season 3, Episode 11: “Abiquiu”
“Hearts and minds, right? Get them young and they’ll be yours forever.”Season 3, Episode 12: “Half Measures”
“We had a good run, Mr. White. But it’s over.”Season 3, Episode 13: “Full Measure”
“We’re all on the same page. The one that says, if I can’t kill you, you’ll sure as sh– wish you were dead.”Season 4, Episode 1: Box Cutter
“Keep this party going. I mean it, yo. I want this place kicking harder than a sensei when I get back.”Season 4, Episode 2: Thirty-eight Snub
“Use it to get you and Brock out of that sh–hole of a neighborhood. Or could go out and spend it on glass, and I’d have no way of stopping you. But I gotta believe you won’t do that.”Season 4, Episode 2: Thirty-eight Snub
“You stickin’, or do I gotta flip you over and check you for a sliz?”Season 4, Episode 2: Thirty-eight Snub
“Money!”Season 4, Episode 3: Open House
“Your brother-in-law’s got such a hard-on for me… If the cops would have found my prints within five blocks of that place, they would have picked me up by now.”Season 4, Episode 4: Bullet Points
“I’m supposed to promise, cross my heart, to like straighten up and fly right, or toe the line, or some other crap I’m not going to say?”Season 4, Episode 4: Bullet Points
“You got me riding shotgun to every dark anal recess of this state. It’d be nice if you clued me in a little.”Season 4, Episode 5: Shotgun
“I see this thing probably started as Gus getting Mike to babysit me. But you know what? I saved Mike from getting robbed. Even killed, maybe. So maybe I’m not such a loser after all.”Season 4, Episode 6: Cornered
“Drop the sales pitch. I’ll do it. I’ll kill him first chance I get.”Season 4, Episode 7: Problem Dog
“I put him down. I watched him go. I was looking at him straight in the eye. And he didn’t know what was happening. He didn’t know why. He was just scared. And then, he was gone.”Season 4, Episode 7: Problem Dog
“So no matter what I do, hooray for me because I’m a great guy? It’s all good? No matter how many dogs I kill, I just do an inventory and accept?”Season 4, Episode 7: Problem Dog
“You know what? Why I’m here in the first place? Is to sell you meth. You’re nothing to me but customers! I made you my bitch. You okay with that?”Season 4, Episode 7: Problem Dog
“What if this is like math, or algebra? And you add a plus douchebag to a minus douchebag, and you get, like, zero douchebags?”Season 4, Episode 8: Hermanos
“That Terminator sh–. Walking right into the bullets. What the hell was he doin’?”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“You kill Mr. White, you’re gonna have to kill me too.”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“Everything I’ve done for you. You put a bug on my car?”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“Get the f–k out of here and never come back.”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“Tell this asshole that if he wants to learn how to make my product, he’s gotta do it my way. The right way.”Season 4, Episode 10: Salud
“I suggest you stop whining like a little bitch, and do what I say.”Season 4, Episode 10: Salud
“I don’t get a vote? I’m supposed to just stay down here forever?”Season 4, Episode 10: Salud
“Let Mr. White go. Pay him off, or fire him. Don’t kill him.”Season 4, Episode 11: Crawl Space
“This is your way of ripping my heart out before you’re dead and gone. Just admit it. Admit what you did!”Season 4, Episode 12: End Times
“Did you just bring a bomb into a hospital?”Season 4, Episode 13: Face Off
“Sometimes your brain makes these connections.”Season 4, Episode 13: Face Off
“So Gus didn’t poison him after all. But still, he had to go, right?”Season 4, Episode 13: Face Off