Not since Jane’s death has Jesse been more on his own. His scheme to sell meth at the meetings with Badger and Skinny has backfired. Skinny’s on step 5 and Badger is “catching up.” Badger did sell a teenth to Skinny, so it’s safe to be they’re not quite sure how the steps actually work. Walt doesn’t trust him and his watching him like a Meth Hawk while they work. And he’s back to sleeping with a recovering addict, Andrea, although this time she’s got a kid and Jesse seemed to have a change of heart when he expressed disgust in her wanting to get off before the kid comes back. All of the Georgia O’Keefe talk during the opening flashback – the idea of painting the same thing over and over until you can almost reach perfection – was hopefully hinting at some change in Jesse. But being Breaking Bad, I bet not.
Jesse approaching Tomas and coming face to face with the child who shot Combo was an incredibly intense moment. I can’t finger exactly what his intention was with buying from Tomas. Was it more than just seeing the face of Combo’s killer? Or was he scoping it the competition? Those dudes who took the money looked pretty hard and I bet they were listening to Cypress Hill.
After all the arguments, divorce papers, and hiding Walter Jr. away from Walt’s drug world, Skyler now wants in. And in a big way. She wants to manage the car wash through which Walt’s money will be laundered. But Saul aint hearing it. Skyler is no “Danny.” I love the ominous legend of Danny already – laser tag obsessed accomplice that he is. It would be difficult to introduce Danny with only two episodes left. I feel like any move like that would feel too rushed at this point. But I hope he’s introduced at some point. Skyler’s awkwardness sitting in Saul’s waiting room was quickly shed for a confident, business bitch Skyler when talking with Saul (whose tie was especially an eye-sore last night).She’s basically rationalizing her involvement in the business like Walt always does.
I really want to see Jesse, Badger, and Skinny play laser tag.
Seeing a humiliated Hank try to take one step while slung up was hard. I felt sorry for him, that is until he snapped at Marie for putting a hospital bed in his house. He’s fueled by his vindictiveness and god help any dark-skinned person in New Mexico once Hank starts walking again. For a dude immobilized in a hospital bed, he was a beast in that scene.- Patrick Cooper