HANK AND MARIE’S HOUSE
Skyler’s dropped by to see her kids and to check in with Marie. She continues the ruse Walt started with Hank last week, which is that she’s seeing a made-up therapist named Peter who lives in the next town. Marie offers some encouragement.
Marie asks Skyler how things are going with Walt right now, and being that Skyler’s life is a living hell, the mere mention of Walt is enough for her to burst into tears. Skyler babbles about needing to keep her children safe. Marie understandably thinks Skyler’s a bit hysterical right now (Keep them safe? From sweet ol’ cancer-ridden Walt? Hu-whaa?), but she can sense Skyler’s not telling her SOMETHING, so she asks Skyler to open up.
Wait, this scene gets a lot better. Remember how Walt told Marie about Skyler’s affair with Beneke? Marie thinks this is what’s upsetting Skyler right now. And what’s more, Skyler didn’t know Walt told Marie about it in the first place. So Marie tries to comfort Skyler by telling her to stop beating herself up about Beneke, but all it does is let Skyler know Walt is bad-mouthing her to her own sister. He’s making her the bad guy.
Feel better, Sky?
It’s just another day at the office. Walt and Jesse are having lunch (Walt is STILL brown-bagging it!), and watching some TV on the unsuspecting homeowner’s set. They’re watching an infomercial for imitation caviar, made with kelp.
Jesse switches over to the news. There’s a bulletin about a missing boy. The one they shot. Apparently the kid’s name was Drew Sharp and he was 14 years old. Drew’s been missing for four days now.
Walt switches the TV off but the bulletin, but Jesse is upset. Shit. Now Walt has to talk Jesse off the ledge. Walt first tries to empathize with Jesse, says he hasn’t slept the last four nights. (Bullllllshit). Then, Walt tries to get Jesse to look on the bright side! Now they have enough methylamine for a year’s worth of cooking. They’re self-sufficient! No more kids will die! Probably!
No dice. Jesse’s too upset to continue working today so Walt sends him home.
Jesse changes out of his hazmat suit and…uh…Walt is freaking WHISTLING as he works. Nice sell job, Walt.
Chapter 3: “Well This Is Another Fine Meth You’ve Gotten Me Into!”: When Employees Screw Up
Then Jesse gets a phone call from someone. Who could it be?
Walt opens the garage door at Vamonos Pests. He’s got the latest batch of meth to deliver, but he’s surprised to find Mike already inside. Walt asks what’s going on but Mike just tells him to come into the office. Neither expected the other to be here.
Jesse is here too. It was probably Mike who made that call to Jesse in the last scene.
Wonder why Mike and Jesse are arranging to meet without Walt? Well, it’s because they’ve decided to retire. From meth. Walt’s got a mutiny on his hands.