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“You’re full of colorful metaphors, aren’t you, Saul? We cut to Walt in the hotel, apologizing to Skyler that it took him so long to get more ice — really, dude? She’s been spying on him and wants to know why there was gas all over the floor, because of course that pump story was total bullshit. “After everything we’ve done, you can’t just talk to this person. Like, at first she was just desperately trying to keep her family together to the point of causing herself serious psychological harm, and now she’s so far in the other direction that she’s become more ruthless than Walt is, screwing courage to the sticking place and all that.
Fortunately for us drama fans, Skyler knows exactly what’s up. Walter tells her the truth, more or less, and surprisingly her response is similar to Sauls’s: that Jesse needs to be dealt with. I can’t say I’m not disappointed in her as a person but as a character she is utterly fascinating. We flash back to those final moments of the last episode where he’s pouring gas all over everything and watch as he’s about the light the whole sucker up when OH MAN IT’S HANK. That works, surprisingly, and he puts Jesse in his car (he literally has to buckle him into his seat, and for a split second my dumb brain was convinced he was trying to give Jesse a hug because CAN SOMEONE PLEASE DO THAT ALREADY) and drives away. Cut to still black-clad Marie and Dave, her therapist. He was briefly mentioned just after Marie stole that baby tiara for Holly and we never got a chance to meet him until right now.
NO WAIT, he goes and throws some more gas on his carseat.
Walter White, ladies and gentlemen; the world’s greatest mastermind drug kingpin.
He sees the empty gallon jug on the floor and shouts for Jesse in the most “I am an angry dad” voice he can muster as he makes his way through the house with his gun drawn. My mother, by the way, would like for me to point out that my baby nursery had literally the exact same balloon decoration that Holly’s does. Was it intentional on the part of the design team to ensure that even Holly’s bedroom is decades out of date, just like the rest of the house?
Or are they still making those freaky ass balloon things now? Coming back around to the front of the house, Walt examines Jesse’s car — he didn’t even take the key out of the ignition, because the car’s making that annoying beeping noise.
Later Skyler returns home, and we figure out what Walter was trying to pull.
He starts weaving an elaborate, ridiculous tale about a gas station pump malfunction that leaves him drenched in gas, which he then supposedly gets all over the carpet. Oh nooooo, that’s a better alibi, so naturally Walt runs with it. Cut to Saul inspecting his wounds in the mirror of his car.
Dave isn’t happy with Marie’s current state of mind. Man, AMC should put that exchange on t-shirts because that’s the show, right there.
So of course Walt has a plan for this: he strips down to his tighty whiteys again, covers the clothes he was wearing in gasoline, and disposes the gallon jug in his trash bin.