Wow, only one episode left his season. I’m already feeling the withdrawal symptoms. Here are some thoughts I had from this week’s crazy episode:
• I cannot believe the balls on Walt. The whole “say my name” scene was really intense. I was surprised that the other dealer backed down to Walt so quickly. Walt was out numbered, and drug kingpins usually don’t like being told what to do, but Walt’s confidence and him exuding power somehow convinced this guy to say his name. Mike confirming that Walt killed Fring gave some credibility to Walt, but still, I was shocked. When Walt said, “You’re god damn right” I stood up and started clapping.
• Mike’s goodbye to Jesse was very touching. He cares about Jesse, but he’s still cold as ice so the best thing he could say was,” Kid, just look out for yourself.” I really wanted them to hug it out or maybe even do a chest bump.
• There’s been a lot of buzz that there might be a Jesse and Skyler alliance in the near future. I’m on the fence about this. I could see Jesse going to Skyler and asking her to team up since he can tell she’s in the same boat as he is – they are both on the bad side of a power crazed maniac. But I can’t really see Skyler wanting anything to do with Jesse. It seems like in her mind Jesse and Walt are the same. She doesn’t know how good of a person Jesse is, she just sees him as Walt’s co-conspirator. Maybe it was a hint when Walt said at dinner, “I’m working with a new guy.” Unless Jesse does something to change Skyler’s mind I don’t see it happening.
• I saw the fight between Jesse and Walt coming from a mile away. I hate how Walt was trying to strong arm Jesse into cooking with him again, acting like Jesse was some idiot that couldn’t figure out what Walt was trying to do. I thought Walt had more respect for Jesse than to treat him like that. When Walt said, “I’m just as upset as you are,” I was thinking Jesse needs to put this asshole in his place. Even though Jesse said he doesn’t want the money, I think he will try to get it somehow. That money belongs to him as much as it belongs to Walt.
• I hope Kaylee still gets her money on her 18th Birthday. That would suck if the DEA got it.
• When I first saw Todd replace Jesse as the assistant cook my first thought was, you’ve got to be fucking kidding me. This guy is an idiot. I guess all you need to do to prove yourself to Walt is shoot a child. I guess he “applied” himself enough for Walt’s satisfaction. This guy is going to be nothing but trouble. And I’m still waiting for that tarantula in the jar to come back into play.
• As soon as the lady at the bank gave Mike’s lawyer a cold reception, I knew he was screwed. What I really had a problem with in this scene was why he didn’t realize the door to the safe was open when he was doing this? And how did he not pick up on the bad vibes from the lady at the bank? Seems like a pretty lazy lawyer if you ask me. He should have gone with Saul.
• I really though Walt was going to get caught removing the recording devices from Hank’s office. There’s got to be a camera in that office though. That might come into play later.
• I’ve read several theories on why Mike sent Walt to get his bag at the airport instead of Jesse. The one that makes the most sense to me is that if the DEA was following him and knew the car was at the airport, he would rather have Walt get busted with the bag instead of Jesse. But there are still holes in that theory. If Walt got caught since he hates Mike, wouldn’t he automatically flip on him and blame everything on Mike. Also, Mike should have checked the bag as soon as he got it from Walt, not waited until he got back to the car.
• I honestly can’t believe Walt killed Mike. So rough. Walt was like a child filled with rage. And for the first time in a while, he actually showed remorse. He seemed to come out of being Heisenberg for a moment and realized that he just took someone’s life for no reason. He actually apologized for shooting Mike which definitely took me by surprise. What a waste. You will be missed Mike. R.I.P.
Next week’s episode is titled “Gliding Over All,” a reference to the Walt Whitman poem. Here’s the transcript:
“Gliding o’er all, through all,
Through Nature, Time, and Space,
As a ship on the waters advancing,
The voyage of the soul–not life alone,
Death, many deaths I’ll sing.”
Many deaths? This is going be a season finale that people will be talking about for a long time. I can’t wait.