Characters

Skinny PetePlayed by Charles Baker

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Skinny Pete is one of Jesse's closest friends. Early on, Skinny hooks Jesse up with Tuco Salamanca, a high-level drug distributor he met in jail. The meeting goes poorly: Tuco steals Jesse's meth and beats him up.

After Hank Schrader kills Tuco in a shootout, Walt and Jesse begin distributing meth on their own. Jesse, in charge of the street operation, enlists Skinny Pete and two other friends, Combo and Badger, as dealers. A couple of junkies steal meth from Skinny, but his reputation stays intact thanks to a rumor that Jesse retaliated by crushing one junkie's head with an ATM.

The operation goes well, until Badger gets busted and Combo is murdered for invading a rival gang's turf. Afraid of being murdered or sent back to prison, Skinny quits dealing and informs Jesse that he's lost his street cred because everyone found out that Jesse didn't kill the junkie after all.

Skinny agrees to deal again after Jesse starts skimming excess meth from Gus' superlab. Pretending to be in recovery, Skinny and Badger attend Jesse's NA meetings and slyly hype the blue meth. However, the two begin following the 12-step program for real and can't bring themselves to undermine addicts attempting to stay clean.

To numb himself after shooting Gale Boetticher, Jesse begins using meth more heavily -- and tempts Skinny Pete and Badger back into using, too. Jesse craves still more distraction, so he throws a multi-day raging party that wears out even his two hardcore friends.

Later on, Jesse enlists Skinny Pete and Badger to buy four giant roadie cases to house his new mobile lab. When they ask Jesse to be included in the new operation, he hesitates… then turns them down.