‘Breaking Bad’ Recap: What About a Magnet?

In the fifth season opener, we see a much different -haired- Walt. He is celebrating his 52nd birthday alone in a Denny’s diner. The meth lord pops some pills before he leaves his unfinished breakfast in a car loaded with a rifle and some ammo.

We return back to Walt’s “I won” moment. Walt enjoys a victory drink as his family returns home from Hank’s house. Of course, Walt Jr. gushes about Gus’ death to his father, saying Hank is going to be a hero because he has investigated Gus secretly. Walt in his “I don’t care” attitude goes to his bedroom where his wife and daughter are to receive some kind of praise. When Skyler doesn’t acknowledge Heisenberg, Walt’s alter ego heroic action. Walt questions her and she replies that she is relived but also scared of Walt.

Before his family got home, Walt cleaned his home of chemistry paraphernalia. He disposed the Lily of the Valley plant (Saul helped Walt sicken Brock, Jesse’s girlfriend’s son) in his car along with the mess he made. But later on, He realized he forgot to take care of the surveillance tapes at the superlab. The partners, Jesse and Walt run into an angry Mike as he was barreling down a sandy road. Mike, mad about Gus’ death pulls his gun on Walt; the partners then inform Mike about their bigger problem. The video tapes.

After realizing the tapes were kept on Gus’ laptop. Mike reluctantly decides to aid Jesse and Walt get rid of the tapes. Posing as a postal inspector, Mike learns the tapes are kept in the police evidence room. The trio use a magnet powered rental truck bought from a junkyard to (hopefully) destroy Gus’ laptop, an idea suggested by Jesse, might add. As they were driving away, Mike asks Walt why he thinks they are safe, Walt replies in cold tone “because I say so.” The action committed to save their ass might have just given the police more evidence. Cayman Island accounts , anyone?

Ted, Skyler’s ex boyfriend/boss who was badly beaten up last season ended up in a hospital. The inquired fella tells Skyler he wont breathe a word of the incident to anyone, saying he told everyone he was in an accident. In this moment we realize, along with Skyler that she has become a dangerous and terrifying person to her friends.

The episode ends with a smug Walt telling a terrified Skyler, in the same cold and menacing manner he threatened Saul that he forgives her.

What a season opener! What do you think?

Quotes:

“You know how they say it’s been a pleasure? It hasn’t.” – Mike to Walt.

“What about a magnet?” – Jesse

‘”Because I say so.” – Walt

“I forgive you.” – Walt

“Breaking Bad” airs Sunday, at 10/9c on AMC.

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