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Todd says things went smoothly and he wasn’t tailed. Walt takes the news in silence. In the uncomfortable quiet, Todd babbles about how it was kinda cool to see a car crushed into a cube.
And now it’s time to take care of “the other thing”. That thing being Mike’s body, which is in the trunk of Todd’s car.
They open the trunk. More awkwardness because, y’know, here’s the dead body of the guy who initially brought Todd into the business. Todd and Walt’s old coworker. Walt pre-empts uncomfortable questions by telling Todd that he won’t be discussing what happened to cause Mike’s death.
Disposing of a dead body is routine with Walt by now—plastic barrel, acid, protective wear—but before they can get to work, the garage door opens and Jesse enters. Todd coolly closes the trunk of the car before Jesse can see what’s inside.
Jesse asks for some privacy, so Walt sends Todd away. Jesse wants an update. What happened with Mike? As Walt puts it, Mike is “gone”. Not “Mike got away”, which would have been simpler and an easier lie. This one has a double meaning! So clever!
And what about Mike’s nine associates?, Jesse wants to know. What are they going to do about them?
But as far as Walt’s concerned, he and Jesse are finished. Walt says he’ll take care of the nine guys, but won’t elaborate. And to punctuate the moment, he closes the garage door in Jesse’s face.
WALT AND SKYLER’S HOUSE
And after his breakup with Jesse, Walt is at home taking a shower. How many times have we seen him in the shower since the show began?
Then he grabs his towel. On the toilet tank is the copy of Leaves of Grass Walt’s been reading the last season or so.
Actually it’s not symbolism so much as a plot point, but we’ll get to that later.
Hank and a DEA lawyer are meeting with Dennis and another lawyer—Dennis is the first of Mike’s associates whom we saw in lockup earlier this year, the one who warned Mike to keep paying the hush money or else someone would flip. Looks like that day has arrived.
Dennis is trying to cut a deal with the DEA: information on Gus’s operation in exchange for full immunity. Hank isn’t interested. He already knows about Gus’s operation. He’s ready to walk, but Dennis promises he has some dirt Hank doesn’t already know. Could it be Heisenberg’s identity?