Last week's episode of Breaking Bad (Box Cutter), ended on a rather calm note, all things considered. After watching Gus rip Victor's throat out in a fit of calm rage, Walt, Jesse and Mike worked together to dispose of the body, and then stopped by Denny's (sans Mike) for a nice breakfast. Everyone seemed oddly at peace with the way things had played out.

But as you'll see in the following Gif Recap, that peace was quickly shattered, and we learned just how troubled Walt, Mike, and Jesse really are. For example, Walt has become completely paranoid, and chastises his wife for leaving mundane phone messages involving completely legal business plans. Not to mention the fact that he is now packing an unregistered handgun, and has taken to practicing his draw. Clearly Gus has gotten inside his head.

Jesse, on the other hand, is retreating from the real world. He's using his ill-gotten gains to make useless purchases, filling his home with over-the-top stereo equipment and robot vacuums. I'm not exactly an expert in the field of psychology, but I think it's going to take more than just a Roomba to help Jesse forget that he murdered a man in cold blood.

And then there's Mike. He's dealing with things the same way he seems to have been dealing with them for years: sitting at a shithole bar and drinking alone.

Then, of course, there's poor Hank. Although he is making great strides in his physical therapy, his disability is taking a heavy toll on both his mental health and his marriage. Just as Jesse is buying useless electronics in order to take his mind off reality, Hank has thrown himself completely into his geode collection, and is pushing Marie away at every turn.

Unlike Mike, who is content to self-destruct alone, Jesse is of the mindset that misery loves company. He lures his friends Skinny Pete and Badger over to his home and manages to tempt them away from sobriety. Soon, their get-together becomes a full-fledged party.

In the aftermath, the house is trashed. But Jesse can't bear the thought of being alone, and instructs his friends to buy more food and alcohol so that the party is still going when he returns from work.

At work, Jesse is back to business as usual. But Walt seems to have an agenda of his own. When Gus arrives at the lab, Walt seems as if he is going to make use of his new handgun. However, this plan is aborted when he realizes it's not actually Gus, but rather a Victor's new replacement. Driven by fear, Walt refuses to let sleeping dogs lie, and drives to Gus's home with his new handgun in tow. But his sloppy attempt is quickly brought to an end when Gus calls Walt's cell phone and tells him to return home.

In a panic, Walt decides to reach out to Mike, and trails him to a bar. The amateur attempt does not go unnoticed by the grizzled P.I., who allows Walt to buy him a drink nonetheless. However, when Walt attempts to rationalize his actions and recruit Mike's help in killing Gus, he finds himself on the floor being pummeled.

But Walt isn't the only one in pain. Once the partying is over, and all of his guests have abandoned him, Jesse finds himself alone, at which time he is forced to contemplate his actions.

At the beginning of the episode, both Jesse and Walt are filled with self delusion. Jesse thinks he can consume his way back to happiness, while Walt thinks he can play the though guy, using violence to solve his problems. Only Mike, as unhappy as he may be, knows and accepts who he truly is. As a result, both Jesse and Walt end up learning a hard lesson about the folly of lying to yourself.