Then he’s in the bathroom washing his hands. As he exits we see the metal paper towel dispenser. It looks like it’s been punched, and the implication is that Walt did it. So…wonder what the diagnosis is?
Let’s check back in on Jesse, too. He’s on his futon bed smoking a cigarette and looking depressed, like he hasn’t found a new direction since leaving Walt.
But then there’s a knock at the door. It’s Walt. Jesse’s surprised to see him. Walt seems less self-assured than in other scenes this episode. More like the old Walt.
It’s not clear why Walt is even here…he tried calling but Jesse got rid of all his burner cell phones from his cook days, and his landline is disconnected. And Walt uses the classic “I was in the neighborhood” cliché by way of explanation. Let’s see what he’s after…
Jesse lets him in. He quickly takes a bong off the coffee table and stashes it behind his chair…still apparently worried what Walt thinks of him. Apparently also, Walt sent a little money Jesse’s way despite warning Jesse he’d get nothing, because Jesse has been able to stay here in his aunt’s house. All the same, Jesse isn’t grateful.
Jesse just wants to know why Walt is here. He guesses Walt wants to ask him back into the business, but that’s not it, Walt promises. What, then?
Walt starts to reminisce. The other day he saw an RV similar to the one he and Jesse used to use. Jesse goes along with it. They recall how shitty theirs was, all the mechanical problems, the time they ran out of gas and Jesse had to walk three miles with the jerry can to refuel. Is this Walt’s indirect way of making peace with the guy who helped him get started in meth?
After a while the reminiscence runs out of steam and Walt shows himself out. But before he leaves, he tells Jesse he left him something.
Jesse follows him out the front door, but Walt is gone. On the doorstep is two black duffel bags. Ominous music starts playing. What is it?!
Well, it’s just two giant duffel bags full of money.
Back inside, Jesse slumps to the ground, out of breath. Maybe the moment was too intense for him. He takes a gun out of his waistband and slides it across the floor away from him. Did he think Walt had come to kill him?
WALT AND SKYLER’S HOUSE
Skyler’s in the kitchen doing dishes. Walt joins her. He turns off the water, interrupting her. He has one thing to tell her: he’s out. Of the business. She’s stunned. It’s not exactly a huggable moment given their history, so he leaves her in peace.
WALT AND SKYLER’S POOL
More time passes. We don’t know how much. The Whites and the Schraders are having lunch. Like old times. Junior pushes Holly around the pool in a Fisher Price toy car.
Something awful is about to happen, I bet.