Mike’s errand? He’s having a meeting with the Hank and Gomez at the DEA. With his lawyer. Who else but Saul?
Saul is here to try to get the DEA to stop tailing Mike. Basically it boils down to this: Saul accuses the DEA of harassing Mike without a warrant, which amounts to stalking. (Saul also implies, hilariously, that the DEA’s interest in Mike has some sexual undertones). Saul’s filed a restraining order against the DEA and he’s got a judge in his pocket, so the DEA is SOL.
Outside, Mike and Saul listen in on the DEA’s conversation via their bug. Hank and Gomez grouse about the restraining order but they figure it’ll get tossed. Saul agrees. He warns Mike that it won’t stand in court even with the favorable judge, and that this meeting has only whetted Hank’s appetite to bag Mike.
But Mike’s OK with that. All he needs is a little time to execute his end game. Now to just get the methylamine to Declan…
Yup. Methylamine’s gone. Mike takes out his gun.
Oddly, Walt and Jesse are still in the office. No matter. Mike points the gun at Walt’s head and demands to know where the methylamine is, but Jesse begs for him to hear them out. Walt has come up with a plan, to get Mike his $5 million, AND for them to keep the methylamine and continue the cook.
“Everybody wins,” Walt says.
I’m gonna keep my post-episode thoughts short this week…
-First, what do you think Walt’s big plan will be vis-a-vis Declan? I have no friggin’ clue. Supposedly this plan will let them keep ALL 1,000 gallons of methylamine, AND get Mike his $5 million. Presumably it will also get Declan off their backs. Declan wants Heisenberg out of the picture so to me the only way Declan backs off is if they whack him. And it doesn’t seem like they have the manpower to pull that off. Maybe Jesse will ask Badger and Skinny Pete to shoot Declan.
-Originally when I was watching the episode first time through, and it got to the scene where Walt tells Jesse about Gray Matter, I thought, “Awesome! Now we’ll finally know what happened with that!” But now that I think it over, I really don’t think we got much new information about the incident. We already knew Gray Matter was wildly successful–we’ve seen Elliott and Gretchen’s luxurious lifestyle, for one thing. Maybe we didn’t explicitly know that Walt sold his stake in it before it blew up, but we could pretty much guess he got out of Gray Matter way too early.
We still don’t know what happened between Walt, Gretchen, and Elliott to cause Walt to go his separate way, but can’t we piece that together, too? We know Gretchen and Walt used to be together, and we know Gretchen and Elliott are together now. And now that Walt says he left for “personal reasons” we can pretty much guess what went down: Gretchen and Elliott hooked up and Walt couldn’t take the betrayal, so he left. Is there any other theory out there?