If, like me, you thought that things would slow down a bit after last week’s tense standoff between Hank and Walt, well, we were both very wrong.
The momentum just keeps building for these final few episodes and the only thing I know for sure is that things aren’t going to end up nice and neat.
The episode picked up where last week’s ended: in the driveway with Hank staring down Walt/Heisenberg.
Walt speeds away from the Schraders’ in his sleek black car in an attempt to reach Skyler before Walt does. (I loved the allusion to the first episode of the second season, “Seven Thirty-Seven,” when Hank runs over the little kid’s remote control car in the middle of the street. Perhaps to signify that Walt is still in control, he comes this close to crushing the same kid’s car, but doesn’t.)
It turns out that Skyler isn’t nearly as pissed off at Walt as she was last season. When Hank confronts her, she is reluctant to implicate Walt – or herself – in the situation. In a typically Skyler fashion, she freaks out and starts screaming “AM I UNDER ARREST?” in the middle of the diner. She needs a serious Xanax prescription, and for good reason.
The most “oh shit” moment of the episode is when Lydia (talk about needing Xanax) plots the murders of Declan and his crew. She and Todd are going to seriously screw something up. Todd is a loose canon (and is a big part of the reason why Jesse is bonkers) and there is just no telling what he is going to do. These two are almost comical.