Bad news folks, I just found out that there are only two more episodes left for Breaking Bad this season – then we have to wait a whole year until we get new episodes. NOOOOOOO!!!!! Anyway, here are some observations I had about this week’s episode.
• One of my first thoughts was why is Todd still alive? Is everyone okay with this? It was quickly answered, no, not everyone is okay with this. I agree with Jesse, the kid had no idea what he saw, they could have just waved back and he could have drove off. He was pretty far away too, I don’t’ think he could have picked them out of a line up. I was a little surprised that they didn’t vote to kill Todd, but I guess that if he went missing questions would be raised about the extermination business and that’s the last thing anybody wants.
• In other Todd news, I have a feeling that something is going to happen with that Tarantula in the jar. Maybe something happens to Todd and they will find the jar and finger print it or something. Vince Gilligan wouldn’t have put so much emphasis on it for no reason. I also hope Todd brings a gun to their next job so they can show Mike sticking it up his ass sideways.
• I was wondering why it was taking so long for Hank’s surveillance team to catch on to Mike. Obviously Mike’s too smart to not know he’s being followed. Gomie is an idiot, he is no match for Mike. He knows Mike used to be a cop and that he would be able to tell if someone was following him. The fuck you note was a great touch, but it would have been way better if the note had said this:
• After finishing the episode, I realized that when Mike was in his kitchen listening to Hank and Gomie talk about him, that this was the point when he realized he was getting out. The risk was too high, and Mike is too smart to end up in jail.
• When Skyler said, “There are things you just don’t know, that if you knew, you would never speak to me again,” I honestly thought she was going to spill the beans. That would have been crazy, she would have told Hank and shit would have hit the fan. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, but I felt so bad for her when Marie said, “Doesn’t it feel good to get it off your chest.” UGHHH! That was brutal. After teasing the audience with that scene I have no doubt she’s eventually going to tell someone.
• When Walt started whistling after they saw the news story about the kid that they killed, Jesse once again saw what a cold hearted bastard Walt is. That was definitely the turning point that made him want to get out of the meth game.
• “I’m in the empire business.” Walt honestly sounds like Tony Montana – so greedy, power hungry, and completely ignorant of what logically makes sense. Having him mix his drink around in his hand so arrogantly was a strong symbol that he is drunk with power. Jesse wants to save him, he knows he has gone to the dark side and Jesse is trying to get him back. He is trying to revive the old Walt that listens to reason, but that Walt is long gone. There is a strong possibility that Mike will try to kill Walt from this point on in the series.
• As soon as Walt invited Jesse over for dinner I thought, this is going to be rough. He wanted to punish two people that have turned their back on him by putting them through the most uncomfortable situation ever. What I didn’t see coming was the Jesse Pinkman comedy special. I loved it so much. But I was a little surprised that they brought back the stupid Jesse, what we have seen lately is the cool, calm, calculated, mastermind Jesse. The way he was acting brought me back to the first few seasons of meth head Jesse, but it was freaking awesome, especially the talk about lasagna scabs. Enjoy the gif below:
• I really loved that they showed how Walt is rationalizing what he’s been doing, which I never thought about until he said it. He really does have nothing else but the meth business. He couldn’t possibly go back to his family, his wife and son hate him. What would he do with the 5 million of retirement money? He would probably live by himself and be bored out of his mind with no friends or family, but I don’t feel bad for him one bit, he’s not stupid and knew what he was doing all along. He put himself in this situation. When he told Jesse, “And you wan’t to take it away from me?” I think that is going to be the catalyst for the shit storm that will be the final chapter of this series. When Walt turns on Jesse and he doesn’t hold back Mike anymore, all bets are off.
• ”The last thing I need to do is listen to you, you and I are gonna spend the whole night in this office…like its my birthday.” Great line. Mike must have had some really shitty birthdays. Based on that statement, I’m assuming at least one of them was sitting in an office with another dude.
• The look on Walt’s face at the end was super creepy when he said, “Everybody wins.” His expression said I’m the one whose in control again and I’m the one calling the shots. It’s all about power with this guy.
New prediction: I think either Skyler or Walter Jr. will either become addicted or die from the blue meth. Skyler just wants to spite Walt and make him pay and I suspect Walter Jr. because he’s a teenager and is very distraught about his home life. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Stay tuned.