Gomez stops by and asks for a moment of Hank’s time. They step out of the office, and luckily for Walt, they leave the door open, because next Walt hears some startling news. Gomez has sweated Dan the lawyer for 14 hours, and Dan is willing to give them Mike. Uh-oh.
Walt then coughs loudly and knocks over all the objects on Hank’s desk, drawing attention to himself. That’s right, they started doing slapstick this week.
Mike is at the playground with Kaylee. He’s doing a crossword while Kaylee swings on the swingset.
Mike’s phone rings. It’s Dan. Dan wants to talk and says it’s urgent, so he asks Mike where to meet. Mike tells him he’s at the park in Alameda, thereby giving up his location to the cops. Dan agrees to meet him there.
Then Mike gets another call. It’s Walt, with a warning that the DEA is on their way to snatch him. Uh-oh. Mike jumps to his feet and heads towards Kaylee, but just then a cop car pulls up right behind his own car. Two uniformed cops get out and examine his car…they know he’s in the area. And Kaylee is too out in the open for Mike to grab her and go. All he can do is hide behind a tree and watch, helpless. (I guess he COULD just flee, too)
Another cop car pulls up on the other side of the park. Mike is quickly becoming trapped. He can’t get to his granddaughter without getting caught. And, in a move that clearly hurts like hell, Mike does decide to flee. What’s tough is, this probably fucks Mike’s relationship with his daughter, too. Abandoning your own granddaughter in public? Traumatic.
Walt and Jesse have come to Saul’s office to talk about the Mike situation. Saul is just pissed Mike used another lawyer to do his dirty work. “Dan Woxford? You’d be better off with the law firm of Moe, Larry, and Shemp!” (Side note: who the fuck picks Shemp? Every man in America would’ve gone with Curly. I call bullshit).
(Another side note: why is Jesse even here? He’s out!)
Walt tells Saul to focus on the task at hand. What to do about Mike? Well, there’s not much they CAN do besides hope Mike doesn’t get caught. Because if Mike does get caught, they’re screwed. Jesse doesn’t think Mike would flip on them, but Saul reminds Jesse that now the DEA has probably confiscated the nest egg Mike socked away in the safety deposit box. This is the second time the feds have frozen his money. Mike might just be desperate enough to turn on them.
Just then, a phone rings in Saul’s desk. Saul opens a drawer and, hilariously, sifts through a pile of about fifteen burner phones all obviously used for one illegal purpose or another. He answers, and it’s Mike.
Mike tells them he’s on the run, and that he’s stashed a “go bag” in a car at the airport. (This is the bag we saw Mike hide earlier in the episode this week). He needs one of them to retrieve it and get it to him. Saul can’t do it. The DEA knows Saul works for Mike and is probably tailing him. Jesse offers to do it—and, if you ask me, his pleading tone suggests he wants to impress Mike one last time—but Mike doesn’t want Jesse involved. So it all falls to Walt. Mike tells Walt where to find the go bag and Walt heads for the airport.
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