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. Marie finds an interesting way to get him to agree. Hundreds, probably, over the years. No one would profit from Jesse going after the dealers, so we still don't know exactly why Gus does what he does. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. Walt refuses but realizing the danger Jess has put himself in takes steps to protect him. 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. If we don't get more of his backstory next week, I'd like to see his character explored and humanized more next season. Technically, he's killed, mostly for his own defense.
Finally Hank decides to leave the hospital after losing a rather smutty bet to Marie. But when an eleven year old boy is part of a hit, the brother of his girlfriend, it's too much. He's prepared to kill them and wants Walt to help him out. But there was this one guy, this one piece of shit that I will never forget. The final two minutes of this episode are also amazing.
Walt started off trying to help his family and ended up being a drug lord. This time, he actively kills someone. 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. Of course Walt spots a flaw in her plan to buy a car wash and make Skyler the bookie. The tension that exists between Walter and Jesse is priceless.
Blind speculation: Jesse will die. 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. Jesse started off with extreme loyalty to his friends and took revenge to another level, almost shooting the dealers himself. Written by Quotes : I used to be a beat cop, a long time ago. 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. The season finale is next week and boy has this been a wild ride. 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.
His vendetta is way over his head and Walter knows this. He is called in to the big boys and made to shake hands with two scumbags. Jess's demands that they stop using children leads to unintended and tragic consequences. He stays away from the drugs in the first half of the season, but is slowly dragged back into the drug trade. He is doing what he can to keep the young guy alive.
Anyway, my partner and I'd get called out there every weekend and one of us. In many ways, Jesse has a similar mindset to Walt. The triggering incident in the episode is the death of Tomas and there are questions swirling around his murder. I'd get called on domestic disputes all the time. 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. But he's never, never killed someone in cold blood.
. Walt and Jesse directly defied Gus and Walt murdered two people. I hope nothing happens to her. In the end, I think it's just part of the drug life: people get killed. 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.
Off in their own world, Hank and Marie continue to struggle through their problems. In between, there is talking and talking and talking, which is illuminating but not very exciting. 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 season has seen Walt's criminal actions pulled back as he attempts to turn the corner and becom Walter White again, not Heisenberg. He looked like Bo Svenson.
At the same time, we see Walt and Jesse tied at the hip. Walt runs over the two drug mules working and with intent, shoots a defenseless man point blank and tells Jesse to run. Walter has elevated himself beyond just about anyone. . . .