Just in case dedicating four years to the greatest show on television has thrown off your chronology, last night's episode marked exactly one year in the life of Walter White in the context of the show. ONE YEAR!! How is it possible that Walt has become the terrible man that he has in just one year's time? And, oh, if there was any doubt left about Walter having good in him, just go ahead and rewatch that scene between him and Skyler, the culimination of which involves Skyler doubling her smoke intake and telling him her plan is to wait for his lung cancer to come back. Watching Walt swat away her hasty planning up to that point shows just how much of an arrogant asshole he has become. (He's right about WJ, though - Walt gave him a car; Skyler fucked with his breakfast order. Breakfast is all WJ has to look forward to on the show. He's probably not taking her side in the matter.) No matter what you think of Skyler, you have almost have to be on her side here. And juxtaposed against Walt recounting how Skyler treated him not one year ago when he was first taking chemo treatments, her admission is absolutely chilling. For the married folks among us, just remember, you and your wife may get in a fight, but hopefully she's not actively trying to give you cancer. Just... unreal.
The rest of the episode wasn't quite the emotional ringer as what was going on within the White family, but it looks like Walt's arrogance about how everything is going to be "normal" now with his operation isn't entirely accurate. For one, the erratic Lydia would appear to be a problem as she will undoubtedly continue to attempt to extricate herself from the ring. Further, with Walt and Jesse overruling Mike in a matter of business, you have to think that whole thing is going to blow up eventually.
The only thing that concerns me about the episode is Hank's promotion because, if you caught it, his superior said that should he take the job, he will have to turn over all of his cases to other departments, including the Fring case. Could this be the writer's way of taking Hank away from the situation so that they don't have to get to the inevitable showdown with Walt until next summer? Needless to say, I can't imagine Hank will keep his nose out of things for long.
Your reaction and theories in the comments.