|Portrayed By||Krysten Ritter|
|Age||26 (at time of death)|
|Occupation(s)||Tattoo Artist, Landlord|
|Images of Jane Margolis|
Jane Margolis was Jesse's neighbor/landlord/girlfriend. She was born on April 4, 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a tattoo-artist who ironically had no tattoos of her own, and also was a recovering addict. Although she at first appears aloof, she and Jesse soon became a couple, a fact which she hid from her father, Donald, the owner of the building in which she and Jesse lived.
After Jesse entered a hard drug bender over the death of his friend, Combo, she eventually relapses into drug addiction and introduces Jesse to heroin ("Mandala"). He then lets her in on his situation with "Mr. White," who refuses to give Jesse his cut from a major deal until he got clean. Jane takes the initiative to blackmail Walt into finally giving Jesse his half. After getting Jesse's share, Jane tells Jesse that they will get clean and run away together - after finishing what heroin they have left.
In a bar conversation about family with Jane's father--though Walt was not yet aware of his relation to Jane--Walt returns to Jesse's home in an attempt to reconcile. While attempting to shake Jesse awake, Walt inadvertently flips Jane onto her back. Shortly afterward, Jane begins asphyxiating on her own vomit due to an overdose. Walt considers saving Jane, but ultimately allows her to die before his eyes, hoping to gain control over Jesse as a result, and possibly to save Jesse from the drug addiction that he believes was only strengthened by Jane. Walt then leaves to go back home to his family, including his newborn daughter.("Phoenix") .
The next morning, Jesse awakes to discover Jane's lifeless corpse lying next to him. After a frenzied and unsuccessful attempt at revival, Jesse calls Walt in a panic. Walt tells Jesse to calm down and eventually contacts Saul Goodman. Shortly afterward, Mike Ehrmantraut arrives, cleaning the scene and helping Jesse prepare for the arrival of the police. Jane's body is taken away in the presence of a devestated Jesse and a strangely detached Donald Margolis. Her apartment is shown when her father goes inside to pick a dress for her to wear during the funeral. Her voicemail is frequently heard when Jesse repeatedly calls it to hear her voice, but eventually the phone number is deactivated.
She appears in a flashback in the eleventh episode of the third season ("Abiquiu"), having a discussion with Jesse about art at a Georgia O'Keefe exhibit mentioned in the second season. The two end up making out in Jesse's car, where Jane leaves a lipstick coated cigarette butt that Jesse later finds in his ashtray ("Fly").
- Earlier versions of the script made Walt more directly responsible for Jane's death. In the original story Walt injects Jane with another hit of heroin while she's unconscious, murdering her. This was toned down to a version where he intentionally turns her on her back so she chokes to death on vomit. In the filmed version, Walt accidentally turns her while attempting to awake Jesse. She falls on her back accidentally and he chooses not to help her when she begins suffocating. Gilligan & Cranston on Jane's death (2010)
- There are notable similarities between Margolis and the titular character of the Jane's Addiction song "Jane Says,"
- The Margolis name is a reference to the actor who plays Hector Salamanca, Mark Margolis.
- Bryan Cranston has stated her death has affected Walter personally, not only as a father, but also the fact that it gets to Walt's mind that he didn't do anything to save her.
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