that is so fuckin’ romantic 
(1/7) miscellaneous – jesse/jane, breaking bad

Jesse: It’s huevos rancheros.
Jane: I can tell.
Jesse: Yeah?
Jane: Fork.
Jesse: Oh, yeah…

(Jesse goes to get the fork, and while his back is turned, Jane picks a piece of eggshell out of her food and throws it away)

This is such a tiny moment but I adore it, and it’s completely typical of Breaking Bad in taking a small, almost unnoticeable detail and saying so much about the characters and how they feel about each other in a way that really strikes home.

After spending the night together, Jesse’s gotten up and made breakfast for Jane while she was asleep. This is so not a Jesse thing to do, and it’s so cute it makes you want to squish him. Clearly Jane is having the same reaction. But what really gets me is this: Jane notices that there’s a piece of eggshell in her huevos rancheros, and asks Jesse to get her a fork, just so she can pick out the eggshell and throw it away while his back is turned to get the fork. So she doesn’t hurt his feelings by even implicitly disparaging his sweet gesture, or make him feel awkward.

It’s such a touching, heartfelt moment: such a realistic detail in the first stages of a relationship, where you’re just beginning to open up to someone and fall in love, and everything’s very soft and new and fresh and sometimes a bit hesitant and fumbling but also very joyful and innocent. I adore it so much, and it really makes you believe in this couple, this relationship that’s just starting to blossom. And especially in the bleak, cynical, bitter landscape of this show, it feels like a breath of fresh air, of sincerity, of caring. And you know it won’t last, it’ll come crashing down in tragedy because this is Breaking Bad, but it’s wonderful while it’s happening.






  1. orgasmicstrawberries reblogged this from teamlockwood
  2. teamlockwood reblogged this from candyumbrella
  3. cloverinblue reblogged this from candyumbrella
  4. queensmaker reblogged this from candyumbrella
  5. candypolis reblogged this from candyumbrella
  6. blackhatwithbells reblogged this from candyumbrella
  7. afixcalledinnocence reblogged this from candyumbrella
  8. hopes-fill-the-soul reblogged this from candyumbrella
  9. aesthetic-dissonance reblogged this from candyumbrella and added:
    oh god the feels
  10. girljustdied reblogged this from candyumbrella
  11. candyumbrella posted this
aausten