The Heisenberg Files: “Buyout”

After he pulled the trigger on Gus’ cook Gale, Jesse Pinkman was a changed man. While death seems to pass by Walt with no emotion (he did beat cancer), Jesse has been trying hard to shake the blood off his hands.

So when Todd “takes care” of the innocent boy who witness them robbing the train, it’s like deja vu all over again. Like any normal person, Jesse can’t handle it. Hearing Walt whistle while he gets back to work is a bit unsettling.

But ever since Walt got rid of Gus under his beautiful lie, Jesse trusts Walt. Even with his back against the wall with Mike. Jesse is Walt’s ace in the hole. Regardless of how events occurred in this episode, Jesse still points his allegiance to the almighty Heisenberg.

So when Mike expresses how he’s sick of the DEA tails on him, he quickly convinces the skittish Jesse to tag along. But Walt’s not having it — he wants that meth empire as desperate as he can. Sure, $5 million is more than enough to Mike and Jesse… but Walt sees that possible $300 million and starts to salivate.

The competition doesn’t care. They want the blue stuff off the streets, which means not just Mike and Jesse’s available share, but Walt’s share as well.

In the end, the mind of Heisenberg succeeds again. You can see how calm Walt is with Mike’s gun pressed firmly against his temple. He knows he’s not in danger. He’s thinking another step ahead… again. It’s a great talent to have, as things keep coming up Heisenberg. But for how long?

Breaking Baddest: The man himself, who burns himself to melt the restraint Mike put him under. Walt wants his methylamine.

Now We’re Cookin’… With Revealed Secrets: Marie spills the beans (predictably) to Skyler about her affair she learned from Walt. Yet again: Walt thinking ahead.

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