Oops. I jumped the gun on the “them not showing the body” part because they totally do next. Todd goes back to the pile, paws around, and there’s a hand.
Walt readies the next barrel.
Jesse has been outside having a smoke this whole time, evidently refusing to participate. Todd joins him for a smoke.
In the silence Todd tries to make a joke, about how the acid smells like cat piss. It does not lighten the mood. Then, Todd tries to shrug off the whole incident. “Shit happens.”
Todd: “I guess this would be a bad time to see if Jesse’s a fan of dead baby jokes.”
And Jesse punches him in the eye.
And now the guys have to hash out what’s just happened. The main issue is, was it even necessary for Todd to do what he did?
We already know where Jesse stands on the incident. Todd is pleading his case (with a puffy eye)—he shot the kid for the sake of the mission, he didn’t want to do it, letting the kid live would have been risky, etc. All that stuff.
Mike and Walt listen in silence. At the end of his spiel, Walt excuses Todd so he, Mike, and Jesse can discuss what to do. Before Todd leaves he makes a slightly different plea…this time he tries to point out how shooting the kid proves how committed he is to the business. He’s a team player. Shooting the kid proves it! See? (flop sweat).
And for good measure, Todd mentions he has an uncle with “connections” to the criminal underworld. What does THAT mean?
Regardless, now Walt’s got to make a tough mangerial decision.
When Walt goes to jail on 39 consecutive life sentences, at least he’s got enough material for a book. Management Secrets from an Albuquerque Meth Kingpin
Fuck it, I’m gonna keep this going.
Chapter 1: Hirin’, Firin’, Perspirin’, and Shooting Children Who Catch You Stealing Chemicals from a Train
Walt, Mike, and Jesse have the room. Jesse is adamant that Todd is a whack job, but Walt kind of understands Todd’s point of view. (Are you like me and just waiting for Mike, the only one with REAL heist experience, to chime in?).
Jesse wonders what to make of Todd’s “connections”, and Mike says he already knew about this. When he did a background check on Todd he learned that Todd does have some sort of connections to the underworld, but nothing serious. His uncle isn’t a mobster or whatever. This isn’t their primary problem right now.
Walt sees three options, none of which are ideal:
-One, fire Todd. Walt doesn’t like this one. They’d probably even have to buy Todd’s silence. Walt’s sick of hush money, he not-so-subtly says to Mike.