This episode was the debut of Walt Fisher and to be honest I really don't think I like him anymore than I like any of his other sub-personalities. Sneaky Mr. White sleuths his way into the now empty house and so I guess Jesse got away? Related note, I love it when shows go all Fight Club and flick back to a scene with a different perspective. Rarely is that not awesome.
Returning from the credits we're still at the house. As Walt is leaving that message as well, it's framed in such a 'this is a bad fucking thing' type of way. I suppose when Walt was throwing a hissy fit over the keys I should have realised that Walt was going to do anything to hide the whole gasoline thing, but when he's at that sink, spouting all of that nonsense, I was pretty close to pausing the episode and just walking away into the distance. Be good at lying to Skyler for once you bald idiot.
Saul wants to kill Jesse. Skyler wants to kill Jesse. Walt is the guy who doesn't want to kill Jesse? Seriously? Did Walt totally lose his appetite for some good ol' fashioned murder, because that's both Hank and Jesse that he is refusing to kill at this point. C'mon Walt, just kill a few dudes and it's all cool.
Later on, after Skyler drunkedly explains her plan for a little bit of homicide, there is a scene with Junior that puts everything back into perspective. He's like the one untainted dude amongst all of the awful events, and it's touching to see such an innocent take on his Dad, a man whom we have come to think of as basically evil. Junior is the only guy I am going to feel sorry for when this metric ton of shit hits the metaphorical fan.
Now to roll back a bit and talk about the aforementioned part where they get all clever and show the same scene; the almost house burning; from a different perspective. Hank rolls on up, kicks the door in or whatever, and tells Jesse that they should totally team up Starsky & Hutch Style; Schrader & Pink is I think what he suggests. The only difference is the fact that they both take the time to properly strap themselves in before rolling away into the dawn.
When Jesse was in Hank's house the overwhelming desire for a sitcom in which Hank and Jesse get up to hilarious misadventures was difficult to shrug off. Anyway, when Marie seemingly is no longer there we are treated to that phone call that Walt made earlier and it looks as though it is going to bite him directly on the arse. Whilst the call doesn't actually seem to give much away it will undoubtedly come into play in a later episode. They record Jesse talking about the the past 4 and a half seasons and I can only imagine what he's actually telling them. I'd say I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall, but they tend not to do well in Breaking Bad.
There's a scene with Marie talking to her psychiatrist, a highlight of which being the weird fish death stuff. Ignoring that though, we get back to Hank, Jesse and Gomez with Hank displaying to us how he recognises that Walt <3 Jesse, confirming that Hank Schraeder is more Batman than Ben Affleck could ever hope to be.
When Jesse rolls up on Walt and notices the Mike wannabe I got instantly annoyed, inexplicably knowing without doubt that he was not with Walt but that Jesse would cry about it. He strops off, calls Walt, and pisses me off. Sure he gets into the car and says he has a 'better way', but how is there a 'better' way when that way was going to work completely fine. Alas, I've trusted Vince Gilligan and co thus far, and they have yet to let me down. I amm sure it'll be obvious why the other way is superior, and probably a lot cooler.
Hank, Pink & Gomez sitcom though. Think about it.