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How good can the advice be if the giver doesn't follow it himself?

On Sunday's Breaking Bad (10/9c, AMC), Walt meets a newly diagnosed cancer patient at his regular check-up. The jittery guy hasn't come to terms with this life-changing news, but an irritated Walt can only sneer at his anxiety before offering some words of wisdom that double as yet another signature Walter White half-truth.

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"Never give up control. Live life on your own terms," he says. "Every few months I come in here for my regular scan, knowing full well, one of these times — hell, maybe even today — I'm going to hear some bad news. But until then, who's in charge? Me. That's how I live my life."Watch the clip: