Ted BenekePlayed by Christopher Cousins
Ted Beneke, a divorced father of two, is Skyler's boss at Beneke Fabricators. Ted harbors romantic feelings for Skyler, which she downplays until she begins an affair with him to retaliate against Walt.
"I f——ed Ted," Skyler announces to Walt, who confronts Ted in front of Skyler's co-workers and gets thrown out of the building. Despite their exposure, Ted and Skyler continue the affair.
As head bookkeeper at Beneke, Skyler discovers accounting irregularities. Ted pleads with her not to report him, claiming that he is just trying to save his employees' jobs.
Skyler never fully opens up to Ted, and the relationship cools. Months later, Ted informs her that the IRS is auditing the company's tax returns. As a signatory on the false statements, Skyler worries that she (and therefore Walt) will be investigated too.
Skyler plays the dumb blonde at a meeting with Ted and an IRS agent and her performance convinces him not to charge Ted with fraud. Ted has no assets, though, and can't pay the back taxes, so Skyler has Saul Goodman inform him that he's inherited several hundred thousand dollars from his "Great Aunt Birgit."
Ted confounds Skyler by refusing to pay his IRS debt even after she reveals that she provided his "inheritance." Doing so, he maintains, won't solve his other money woes. Skyler accuses Ted of blackmailing her for more cash.
At Skyler's behest, Saul sends two operatives to Ted's house who force him to write the IRS a check. After he does, Ted tries to escape but trips on a throw rug, slamming his head into a kitchen island and knocking himself out cold... or worse.
Ted Beneke Quotes
“Being that rock takes everything you’ve got.”Season 2, Episode 10: “Over”
“My dad built this company from nothing. We make things here. The people that work here are like family — I can’t let that fall apart because a couple of bad years. Sky, don’t report this.”Season 2, Episode 11: “Mandala”
“I’d tell them their old man might have feet of clay, but everything I did, I did thinking about them.”Season 3, Episode 2: “Caballo Sin Nombre”
“I’ve never thought that far ahead. Skyler, I’m just trying to keep my head above water.”Season 3, Episode 2: “Caballo Sin Nombre”
“Hey, uh, Walt, I’m in the middle of something right now.”Season 3, Episode 4: “Green Light”
“Is there some reason for secrecy I’m not getting?”Season 3, Episode 9: “Kafkaesque”
“With your knowledge of how the books got the way they are, maybe there’s some way you could undo what’s in there.”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“It’s the captain they want, not some cashier at a car wash. No offense.”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“I don’t have any assets. There are no assets left to sell.”Season 4, Episode 9: Bug
“I got a very unexpected cash infusion. I guess someone’s looking out for me.”Season 4, Episode 10: Salud
“Paying my debt with illicit gambling winnings, I don’t know. It feels wrong.”Season 4, Episode 11: Crawl Space
“Just because I pay some stupid fine doesn’t make my life any less ruined.”Season 4, Episode 11: Crawl Space
“This is crazy. Skyler would never do this to me.”Season 4, Episode 11: Crawl Space