The guys celebrate.
And then…the kid on the motorbike pulls up.
The kid waves to them. He doesn’t seem to think anything criminal is going on. Walt, Jesse, and Todd stand there, stunned.
Well, Walt and Jesse are stunned. Todd suddenly waves back. Then, he pulls out a pistol and shoots the kid dead.
Uh…I hate being right.
-Wowowowowowowow. I think the dead kid pretty much takes precedent over everything else at this point.
I know, I put a joke at the end of Act Two about the kid dying…first, I assume everyone’s already seen the show before they read the recaps, so I hope I wasn’t spoiling anything. But second, I promise I didn’t goose the recap and go back and make that joke after I already knew the kid was gonna die. I really did pause the show during that commercial break and make that prediction. I usually don’t predict stuff all that well in movies and TV, so for me to get it right like that is unusual. Did anyone else see it coming?
Actually, before I thought the kid was gonna die, I actually thought they were gonna reveal the kid was a flashback to a young Walt. In his boyhood, Young Walt used to go exploring in the desert collecting specimens, which is what interested him in science. Although, that’s a biology origin story, not a chem one.
-That kid was pretty badass on the bike. He was jumping hills and shit. When I went on the jetski on vacation I barely got it over 20 miles an hour because I was terrified of falling off.
-Also, I hate to say it, but my first thought when Todd shot the kid was..”At least they’re already in the desert. Won’t be too hard to get rid of the body.” That leads me to the big question of the episode, which is, how will the dead kid affect the group? I actually don’t think they’ll feel much heat from law enforcement over it. MAYBE law enforcement will find the bike tracks in the desert, but it’s a big desert. It IS easy to hide a small body.
The bigger impact is probably gonna be on the group itself…we already saw how horrified Jesse is when he witnesses the shooting. I’m guessing Mike won’t like it, either. He already tried to object to the heist because innocent people might be harmed. We’ve also seen how much he loves his granddaughter. Is this a dealbreaker for Jesse and Mike?
I left Walt out because I’m pretty sure we all already know how Walt is gonna react…by not really minding at all. Walt already poisoned Brock. The only question I really have is, when Jesse sees Walt’s non-reaction to the kid’s death in the coming weeks, will it make him second-guess Brock’s poisoning?
-Doesn’t it seem a little too risky to bug Hank’s office? For one thing, the bug on the computer is visible in plain sight…what if the IT guy comes in in to help Hank with something? He’d spot the bug in a second. And Walt didn’t clean his prints off either bug, so if they’re found, Walt’s sunk.