These Are Walt’s Confessions: Breaking Bad 511 Recap
I don’t know about you but watching every new episode of Breaking Bad gives me heart palpitations. I just feel like doom is round every corner so I can’t e’em chillax when it’s on. I’m expecting some sort of boogeyman to come and eat Walt or something. Chile…
Anywho, in this latest episode, Walt shows how much he doesn’t deserve nice things. Dude is EVEEL. Let’s get into it.
Todd’s Scheming – Todd calls Walt and leaves him a voicemail talmbout how there’s new management. MMHMM, AFTER YOU KILLED THE LAST ONE! He then enters the diner and chats with 2 terrible looking dudes about that methylamine train robbery. Well, it’s more like he’s bragging. They ask him if he can cook and he says he can.
So it’s obvious that Todd is the new Heisenberg in every way. Dude is about to start cooking too? Lawd. The only thing is that he seems to be more bite than bark, which could mean trouble for, well, everyone.
Jesse’s Undone – Hank enters the interrogation room to find a catatonic Jesse sitting there looking like the Little Engine That Couldn’t Cause He’s Traumatized. He shuts off the camera that’s in the room and tells him that he knows Heisenberg is his bro-in-law. This gets Jesse out his trance and he looks like hell, but at least he’s paying attention. Schrader presses him for info and Pinkman tells him “Eat me.”
WELP! After Hank says “He really did a number on you, didn’t he?” Saul Goodman the Don comes into the room and shuts it down. When alone with Jesse, he tries and fails to get him to talk about what is going on with him.
We then see Walt at home, on the phone with Saul, who seems even more antsy than usual. Referencing Jesse, Heisenberg tells him “Just make it happen.” I don’t know what “it” is but it doesn’t look or sound good.
So here’s the thing. Did Hank really think Jesse was gonna sing like a bird to him? Loose lips sink ships, Schrader! Dude ain’t got NO strategy here still. Also, Jesse looks like he has nothing to lose right now. He is fresh out of dambs to give. AND Walt ain’t shit. Remember that.
Walt’s Tangled Web – Walt is in his bathroom putting concealer on his eyes where Hank administered that proper black eye when Walt Jr. says he’s headed to the Schraders for dinner. Walt decides to tell him he’s back on chemo then, and just as he thought, Junior says he isn’t going to dinner then.
Then, he goes in the bedroom where Skyler is waiting with a camera. Walt sits on the bed and says “My name is Walter Hartwell White… This is my confession.”
OH SHIT! Ok so first of all, he knew that Junior going to the Schraders would be a mess because they might tell him bout his daddy’s druglord-ness. Using his cancer to get what he wants it predictable of Walt. But this confession?!?! WHOO! And as the internet has pointed out, this recording begins JUST like the beginning of the series. What an awesome parallel.
I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE, VINCE GILLIGAN!
Whites vs. Schraders – Walt and Skyler are at some restaurant waiting, and it’s for Hank and Marie. They show up and the tension in the air is STRONGER than Skyler’s ice stare. Hank wants Walt to confess, and he utters them words like he even half expected it. Instead, he appeals to them not to try to ruin the lives of Walt Jr. and Molly on some “accusations.” Marie then asks Walt to kill himself. Clearly, she’s been hanging on Twitter lately. WAY HARSH! And Skyler then spews some nonsense about how whatever they think happened was in the past. GIRL, BYE!
Walter cuts this meeting short and slides a DVD to Hank. Ut OH. Trouble. I smell it.
These are Walt’s Confessions – Hank and Marie get home and pop in the DVD, which is of Walt’s confessions. BUT the only thing true in the whole thing is his name and address. Heisenberg says “If you’re watching this, I am dead, murdered by my brother-in-law Hank Schrader.“ And then proceeds to throw Hank so far under the bus that he’s proverbial street meat. He says that Hank has coerced him to cook for him in the past year to run his meth ring. He blamed Hank for everything and everyone’s death and then said the money made was used to pay for his treatment: $177,000. GAHTDAMB DAWG!
The Schraders are stunned into silence and then Hank asks Marie what the $177K is about. She then confesses that Walt is who paid for his rehab. This news is terrible news for our favorite DEA agent, who realizes that Walt just played the Big Joker and all he has is a 2 of Hearts.
Walter White is a devious summabitch for that confessions video. He ain’t about that life at all and he WILL protect himself at all costs. Hank should have listened when he was told to “tread lightly” because he surely didn’t know who the hell he was messing with. WHOOO!!!
Desert Dealing – Saul worked his magic to get Jesse released and they’re standing in the desert waiting. Walt pulls up and Jesse tells him that Hank definitely knows he’s Heisenberg but that’s it. He suggests that his former sidekick go get a fresh start using Saul’s reset button dude and Jesse flips out and tells him not to try to control him, because he knows he killed Mike. Walt responds by hugging the sobbing Pinkman tight.
Jesse Pinkman is about to throw himself off something real soon and this scene is where he shows how few dambs he gives. And Walt, even in his huggy huggy move is still a manipulative shrew because he knows he needs Jesse to disappear to feel more stable. I’ont trust him ONE BIT. I was half expecting him to actually shank him when he got close.
It’s Not All Goodman – Hank’s partner asks him why he has DEA agents at Saul’s office and instead of giving him a real answer, he tells him to just remove them. Meanwhile, back at the Goodman office, Jesse is ready for that reset button and Saul makes the call and tells him there are no takebacks. He pulls out a blunt and crooked lawyer shuts him down and says he can’t be high or Mysterious Reset Man won’t take him.
After being dropped off for pick up by Huell next to a random road, Jesse gets his cigarette pack out looking for his joint. Right then, a burgundy van pulls up. However, Jesse can’t find his blunt and has the biggest A-HA moment. He picks up his bag, runs away from the van and ends up back at Saul’s office.
He then uses Saul as a punching bag, having realized that Huell picked his pocket to get the blunt, which means he picked his pocket to get the cigarette pack with ricin in it. Think back to season 4, about the kid Brock, son of his girlfriend.. Now Jesse has realized Walt is the one who poisoned the little boy he loved.
Jesse takes Saul’s gun with him and flees. Goodman calls Hank and tells him the shit done hit the fan. AW SHIT!
But honestly, how much Jesse knows about this ricin still confuses me because Brock wasn’t poisoned with it. It was the Lily of the Valley plant. We shall see.
All Shook Up – Walter hurriedly drives to the car wash and enters looking all frazzled. He tries to play it cool when he sees Skyler. He then goes to the vending machine and inside of it is a dusty gun. He puts it in his pocket and exits. Yeah, he’s probably gonna need that sooner than later.
Jesse hurriedly drives to the White house and hits their mailbox without care. He’s crying with rage and holding a gas can. He kicks in the door and starts pouring gasoline all over the house.
SHIT JUST GOT REALLY REAL!
Walt can’t even play this manipulative game with Jesse anymore because ONE of the major things he’s done behind his back is now known. He poisoned Brock and blamed it on Gus Fring so Jesse could help him in the scheme to off him. But with this fact being known, not only does it show his former protege that he’s evil, it also shows that he has no loyalties. It’s officially ugly.
I just hope the White kids aren’t in the house as Jesse attempts to burn it down. Based on the flash forward, we know the house doesn’t burn to the ground. It’s just charred on the inside. I wonder if anyone gets burnt up with it. WHOOOO!!!
Your move, Walter.
Also, this is the third episode in a row that one character slaps or punches another, and each time it’s because the hitter feels betrayed by the hittee by new information. Episode 509, Hank punches Walt after finding out he’s Heisenberg. Episode 510, Marie slaps Skyler after knowing she went along with Walt on this criminal road. And now Jesse punched Saul for stealing the ricin cigarette from him for Walt. What/who’s next?
So what do y’all think happens next? I am PRETTY sure Jesse is gonna die, at this point. I was rooting for him but I just don’t see how it’s possible for him to survive all of this. Lemme know your thoughts!