The original Heisenberg. I prefer version 2.0
Just when they thought they were out...
I suppose in the back of my mind I knew that Jesse and Mike could never really get out THAT easily. I mean, without Mike around to create tension and Jesse's voice of reason to remind us that not everyone is as cold blooded as Mr. White, the show doesn't work. Regardless, a little part of me believed that perhaps they would and that the remaining 10 episodes EVER of BB would simply be Walt against the world, leading to that scene at the diner one year from the current block. Not so. Ignoring the fact that, even with lack of sleep, Mike would never be stupid enough to confine Walter in such a flimsy manner, it looks like Heisenberg has turned the tables in his favor yet again. "I'm not in the meth business or the money business, Jesse. I'm in the empire business," should be the new tagline for the show going forward. Somewhere, Jay-Z mumbles "HOLLA!" and pours out a bottle of Cristal in Walt's honor. Watch the Throne, indeed. Poor Jesse.
But the Walt/Mike/Jesse scenes weren't the episode's most memorable - that honor easily goes to the most gruesomely uncomfortable dinner scene since Beetlejuice possessed the mom from Home Alone and that child pornographer. The way Skyler kept filling her cup and cutting glares at Walt was brutal, and her delivery of the, "they're from the deli at Albertson's" line was hilarious in its callousness. Again, Poor Jesse - he had no idea the hornets nest he had walked into.
Heck, the show even made a scene between Marie and Skyler work! Much like the Jesse/Mike scenario, I couldn't envision a situation where Skyler spilled ALL of the beans... but I wasn't ruling it out. That shoe is going to drop at some point, though, and then shit is going to get batshit insane.
As for poor Lance/Landry/Todd, there's no way he survives this thing with his life intact. Also, was I the only one who immediately pictured Mike as John Turturro from The Big Lebowski when he delivered the, "Next time you bring a gun to a job without letting me know beforehand, I'm going to shove a gun up your ass sideways," line? Anyone?
So what do you guys think Walt's grand plan is? My initial thought is that it has something to do with teaming up with the new drug lord from Phoenix, but that doesn't exactly fit Walt's megalomania/the fewer people involved, the better ideology. All I know is, yes, Robert Griffin, people are gonna die.