Hank has an image problem, both with himself and the outside world and refuses to leave the hospital in his current condition, because it would signify that his disabled condition is in some part fine. I'd get called on domestic disputes all the time. If we don't get more of his backstory next week, I'd like to see his character explored and humanized more next season. In many ways, Jesse has a similar mindset to Walt. But he's never, never killed someone in cold blood. Jess is ready for revenge when he realizes that the drug dealers who killed his friend are not only peddling their blue meth but are using an 11 year-old to do the work. His vendetta is way over his head and Walter knows this.
Of course Walt spots a flaw in her plan to buy a car wash and make Skyler the bookie. Blind speculation: Jesse will die. Walt refuses but realizing the danger Jess has put himself in takes steps to protect him. Technically, he's killed, mostly for his own defense. Off in their own world, Hank and Marie continue to struggle through their problems. The tension that exists between Walter and Jesse is priceless.
The triggering incident in the episode is the death of Tomas and there are questions swirling around his murder. Hundreds, probably, over the years. He is called in to the big boys and made to shake hands with two scumbags. I doubt Gus did it, because it would exacerbate the situation, but I also don't think the two dealers would do it, because Gus told them not to. Jesse started off with extreme loyalty to his friends and took revenge to another level, almost shooting the dealers himself.
Walt runs over the two drug mules working and with intent, shoots a defenseless man point blank and tells Jesse to run. No one would profit from Jesse going after the dealers, so we still don't know exactly why Gus does what he does. At home, Walt tries to lay down the law as it pertains to his role in the family but Skyler holds her ground and refuses to give him everything he wants. When Jesse gets a drink with Walt and explains his plan to kill the dealers with ricin, Walt does everything in his power--except the fullest measure--to stop Jesse from following through and is dragged down to bottom. But when an eleven year old boy is part of a hit, the brother of his girlfriend, it's too much. The season finale is next week and boy has this been a wild ride. Finally Hank decides to leave the hospital after losing a rather smutty bet to Marie.
Hank meanwhile is still reluctant to leave the hospital and go home, even though his doctors have told him he's free to leave at any time. He stays away from the drugs in the first half of the season, but is slowly dragged back into the drug trade. . He looked like Bo Svenson. Marie finds an interesting way to get him to agree.
Now, Walt has embraced his criminality to the fullest, taking the final leap into the abyss and is beyond where he was in season two. I hope nothing happens to her. For now, it doesn't look like they'll be a major part of the storyline, especially with the other stuff going on, although Marie does toss out a few hints about the financial situation. But there was this one guy, this one piece of shit that I will never forget. This season has seen Walt's criminal actions pulled back as he attempts to turn the corner and becom Walter White again, not Heisenberg. Walter has elevated himself beyond just about anyone. At the same time, we see Walt and Jesse tied at the hip.
Jess's demands that they stop using children leads to unintended and tragic consequences. Walt started off trying to help his family and ended up being a drug lord. Written by Quotes : I used to be a beat cop, a long time ago. In the end, I think it's just part of the drug life: people get killed. He's prepared to kill them and wants Walt to help him out. Marie, however, is a stabilizing force in his life who can pull him out of this kind of thinking and at least get Hank out of the hospital. This time, he actively kills someone.
The final two minutes of this episode are also amazing. Walt's not-so-veiled attempts to finagle his way into her life is both sad because Walt still doesn't get it and kind of funny for his almost childlike behavior. This is the furthest he's ever gone and Vince Gilligan showed for the hundredth time that he has, in my opinion, the biggest balls of any showrunner right now. Last week, I made some speculation about Gus and whether his warning to Walt may have been for Walt's benefit and not his own and this week, we see Gus keeping the situation under control in his own way. Anyway, my partner and I'd get called out there every weekend and one of us. He doesn't raise his voice, but he is firm And not wanting anything bad to happen is to his own--and everyone else's--benefit.
He is doing what he can to keep the young guy alive. Season 2 ended with the plane explosion in the air which didn't directly affect Walt but came as a result of him letting Jane die. Walt and Jesse directly defied Gus and Walt murdered two people. In between, there is talking and talking and talking, which is illuminating but not very exciting. .
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