Now it’s go-time. Walt powers up the magnet. He slowly amps up the magnet.
Inside the police station, an unfortunate cop guards the evidence room. His computer fizzles out and goes blank, just like Jesse’s laptop did back in the evidence yard. The magnet is doing its thing. Inside the evidence room, all the metal objects fly towards the wall, sucked there by the magnet’s power.
The cop scrambles to figure out what’s causing all this trouble. An alarm goes off. Outside, Jesse and Walt hear and Jesse tells Walt they should just bail. But Walt wants to make absolutely sure that Gus’s laptop is killed. He amps the magnet all the way up, so strong that the truck actually tips over and comes to lean up against the building. The truck is stuck now.
Inside, the cop gets into the evidence room (his magnetic key card got killed from the magnet so he had to find some keys the old-fashioned way). Seeing all the evidence room objects piled up against the wall helps him piece it together: there’s a magnet outside. He finds his cop comrades and they all rush out.
The cops emerge to find the truck, still leaning against the building.
But when they look inside the cab, Walt and Jesse are gone.
Mike drives the getaway car with Walt and Jesse inside. Jesse is exultant, but Mike reminds him they just left tons of evidence back at the police station, so they might be screwed. And besides, how do they even know the magnet killed Gus’s laptop?
Walt is unconcerned. He knows the truck and the magnet inside can’t be traced back to the junkyard, so it won’t get back to them. And furthermore, the magnet works. Why? Because WALT SAID SO.
Mike eyes Walt through the rearview mirror. He doesn’t have a comeback. Even the venerable Mike falls short when compared to Heisenberg.
Did this “Because I said so” line make anyone else release a little pee? Just me?
Back at the station, the evidence room is in disarray. All the shelves of evidence have fallen over and all the evidence in baggies is cluttering the floor. Apparently when this happens the cops have to inspect each piece of evidence by hand to see if a) the baggies are still sealed and b) the evidence is intact. They’re doing that now.
They get to Gus’s laptop. The cop determines that the laptop screen is broken and the hard drive is probably scrambled. Looks like Walt and Jesse have succeeded.
Then the cop comes to another piece of evidence from the Gus case, one we haven’t seen before. It’s a picture frame, with a picture of a younger Gus alongside Max Arciniega, his old business associate from the Mexico days, the one Don Eladio and Tio murdered right in front of Gus.
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