Barry talked with Walt after class about his failing test scores. He made excuses and tried to get Walt to let it slide and pass him. "Don't bullshit a bullshitter" was Walt's response. He later failed the retest by an even greater margin ("Negro y Azul").
Following the Wayfarer 515 crash in a school assembly, Barry spoke about how he felt about the incident. He attempted to exploit the disaster by unsubtly trying to convince the school to give students preferential grades, claiming that many colleges give roommates of people who commit suicide an "automatic A" ("No Más").