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Mike and Lydia wait for the nanny to leave the house. In the downtime, he keeps his gun trained on her and admonishes her for her idiocy. Two men died because of her. Lydia seems to have accepted that she’s about to die, but she’s got one request: don’t kill her and dispose of the body. She can’t bear the thought of her daughter growing up thinking her mother abandoned her.
The alternative—the daughter coming into her bedroom in the night and finding her DEAD BODY—is horrifying to Mike. But Lydia pleads with him. Kill her, fine, but leave the body. Oh, and try not to shoot her in the face, because that would make it extra horrifying for the child.
Finally, the nanny leaves. Lydia begs Mike not to make her disappear. And as he tries to steel up the courage to pull the trigger…suddenly, a change of heart.
Can she still get methylamine, he wants to know. She can. At least we know how she’s connected to Gus and Mike now.
WALT AND SKYLER’S HOUSE
Walt is in the kitchen cleaning up the dinner dishes when he gets a phone call. It’s Mike. He answers. Mike says he’s reconsidered Walt’s offer. He’s in. Walt merely says, “Good”.
And then Walt goes to bed. Skyler’s still lying around depressed. Walt tries making small talk about how his cooking turned out tonight. (Seems like it should be a cinch for Walt, doesn’t it?)
She doesn’t respond. So finally he offers some real conversation. “It gets easier”, he tells her. Living with the guilt over Walt, and with the anguish over Ted.
He starts kissing her on the shoulders. It’s creepy as shit. Skyler is stunned and says nothing the whole time. But in the silence, Walt sums up the guiding principle he’s lived by for the past five seasons: “If you do things for the right reasons, you have nothing to worry about.”
-So here’s my main takeaway from this episode, which I mentioned in my intro…Does it seem like Walt isn’t really the main character any more? This week almost seemed like Mike was the protagonist, since he’s given an actual story. He wants to get the hell away from Walt, but can’t because the Feds are freezing the nest egg he stored away for himself and his family. It felt like Walt was the villain and Mike the hero in a weird way. (Which is impressive, since Mike was originally a nameless fixer brought in for one episode to help Jesse get rid of his dead girlfriend).
It’s almost like they’ve made Walt as evil as he can be, and now they’re focusing on everyone else…and since this is the last season, is that gonna be permanent? Last year he poisoned a kid! How much worse can he get? So I have a new prediction for Season 5…I’m guessing Walt is pretty much done developing as a character. He’s pure evil now. All that’s left for them to do with him is to show the consequences of his decisions We saw a little of this in the season opener, when Walt is in the future, presumably living alone under an assumed name, eating a lonely breakfast at Denny’s and buying machine guns out of paranoia. That’s where we’re headed, but I bet we’ll see less of Walt in the coming weeks as the focus shifts to the more redeemable people.