OhHay there, eWorld.
First things first, what the hell is wrong with Skyler? I know Walt’s a drug lord now, and a badass one at that, but is this really news? Why is she acting brand new? Get over yourself, woman! She’s been whimpering around for the past three episodes now; it’s time for her story arc to progress please and thank you.
And then there’s Marie. I tell you, every time I start to get annoyed with her, she makes me love her again. And it’s weird, because her character is truly annoying, but she means well in just about all she does, and she’s just so darn pitiful that you can’t help but love her. Especially considering how devoted she is to Hank, even when he did NOT deserve it. Speaking of Hank, he was absent from this episode; he pulled a Heather Sinclair on us.
Now the meat: the drug related story.
This power struggle between Mike and Walt is so ridiculously amusing to me. Each one believes that he has the other by a string, I love it. What’s more, as quiet as he is, I believe that the one who really has the most influence in this situation is Jesse. If he wanted to put an end to the whole operation, he could. Can’t really say that of Mike or Walt.
And on the subject of Mike, I’m gonna have to agree with Walt on the issue of Mike’s ‘guys’. If Mike wants to pay his guys money, that’s all fine and nice, but they’re not Walt’s or Jesse’s responsibility. That’s a personal thing, buddy, especially considering how big a chunk goes to them. I can’t see Walt taking that lying down for very long. That whole story regarding Victor? I think he’s planning something. Speaking of which, I’m glad they brought that up, because to this day, I still didn’t know what the hell that whole scene was all about. Gus just walks in and kills Victor for no good reason? Freakin’ psycho! Makes me wonder what’ll come of Walt, considering he’s trying to model himself after Gus and his business after Gus’. Though, as Mike said, “Just because you shot Jesse James, don’t make you Jese James.” Amen, brother.
This probably doesn’t matter to anyone as much as it does to me, but I’m really sad about Jesse leaving Andrea. I don’t really care that much about their relationship, but it’s obvious that Jesse really cares about Brock. I hope this ends up being a temporary thing brought on by worry and fear and whatnot. I can see Jesse being a decent step-father. But good ol’ Walt had to plant the seed in Jesse’s head that Brock and Andrea were going to be a problem. Sure, he says he said it because he trusted him, but we all know he was just manipulating Jesse. Again. But just you wait and see, Jesse’s gonna turn the tables on him one day.
Yes, I’m slowly becoming pro-Jesse. Get behind it. He’s getting less and less stupid, a more and more clever and responsible. He’s not half bad. Anymore. Now it’s good ol’ arrogant and reckless Walt with whom I’m on the bubble, with his manipulating everyone (Jesse, Marie). And after all that hullabaloo about one damn fly in the lab, where does he decide to work? Yeah. You’re pushin’ it, Walt.
You know what’s great about Breaking Bad? This is as close to a filler episode as it gets. It’s a really nice thing, because as much as I love the follies of a good filler episode, I’d much rather just get on with the story. Even though this episode wasn’t as chock full of story as some others, it still had a pretty decent amount of plot, I think. Though, I could just be saying that because of the lack of action in this one. There was a lot of business in this episode, and not as much gore. I love me some gore.