After the break, it's the next morning, and Team Walt is in the car, watching a fumigation crew tent a house with that same green and yellow tarp. Walt explains his bright idea: the fumigation company rolls up on a house, tents it, the family leaves, and it's like that for several days; nobody looks twice at a tented house; nobody thinks to investigate strange smells from a tented house; and nobody would go inside. They pick one house to hitch their wagon to each week, they cook their batch, they clear out. Jesse notes that the challenge would be setting up the lab and taking it down again for each cook, but Walt says it's do-able. Mike asks Saul for the 411 on the pest control company. Saul points out the various members of the crew, including a cute young white guy named Todd who is played by former Friday Night Lights star Jesse Plemons, which, as I said in the recaplet, is just SHAMELESS critic-bait casting. Everybody already loves you, Vince Gilligan! No need to gild the lily. (Seriously, though: hey, Landry!)
Anyway, Saul explains that the Vamanos M.O. is to fumigate the places on the up-and-up, then copy the keys and either sell them to third-party thieves or wait a few months and come back themselves. So think about that the next time you catch a cockroach in your kitchen and decide to bomb your house out. Saul vouches for Ira and his crew, says if you buy them, they stay bought. Mike is circumspect, but he seems more or less okay with it. He asks if they should take a vote, but Walt, petty as ever, simply says, "Why?" So Saul shoots Ira the thumbs-up.
And now for today's wonderful diversion into unexpected beauty: you know who's a hell of a piano player, apparently? Skinny Pete! I know! [Note: Apparently Charles Baker practiced three hours a day for a month for that one scene.] Pete and Badger are back, which is enough to warm my heart anyway, and they're noodling around in a music shop, where Pete is playing the keyboard and showing off some major fingering skills. (Oh, grow up.) Badger is taking a somewhat more blunt approach to the double-neck guitar he's jamming on. But these two wonderful boys didn't come here just to try out instruments. They're looking to buy roadie equipment -- heavy duty roadie cases, that can bear a ton of weight, lock up tight, and fit through regulation doorways. And they need four of 'em. The somewhat nonplussed employee offers to stencil their band name on the cases, and the next time we see them, they've got "VAMONOS PEST" stenciled on them.