If it's Vince Gilligan that names these shows, then I need to give that guy an extra pat on the back, and that'd come after the big fat kiss on his face that I would bestow upon him for making one of the best shows ever. 'Confessions'. Man. How perfect.
We open up on our first confession, and lack there of, with Todd bragging about the train robbery, but conveniently leaving out the child murder. Nice. After the opening credits we are back to Hank sitting across the table from Jesse, and we may already be on track for our second confession, but Jesse pusses out, and the appearance of Saul doesn't help much his willingness.
This episode had some absolutely amazing scenes, not the least of which featured Walt and Skyler opposite Hank and Marie respectively in Garduño's. What I wouldn't have given to see Walt go Heisenberg on that server Trent's arse. Best part of the whole thing? That restaurant is real, and they do genuinely make the guacamole next to the table. Awesome.
I have zero idea as to what to make of Skyler. I know how to feel about her, and it consists almost entirely of a a strong dislike; but I haven't a clue what she's necessarily thinking. Sometimes it looks as though she has almost given up and is just going along with Walt because it's easier, but at other times it seems as though she's actively a part of the whole damn thing. She was bloody stood there as Walt pulled off an Oscar-worthy performance as the guy who Hank forced to make meth.
Seeing Hank's reaction to that 'confession' (third one) was pretty brilliant. Even better was when he found out Marie had royally screwed him over by accepting some of Walt's money. I'm still routing for Hank but he's being fucked at every angle at the moment. I appreciated the reasoning as to why he chose not to tell (or confess) to his co-workers though. Without a doubt Hank would be at least saying goodbye to his job, and now, after this nuclear bomb in the form of a newly-redundant media package, he'll probably wish he only lost his job.
With all of that out of the way, we get down to the real core of what happened here, at least in my opinion. Jesse actually figured out the whole ricin thing, everybody say "Well Done, Jesse". Perhaps it was the five minute break from weed that had given him enough time to work it out. If Saul could steal the weed, then surely he could take that ricin from his pocket? Whilst I must admit that it took me a few minutes (and my brother spelling it out) before I figured it out, I think that it works well enough. That leads us on to the last confession; Saul's.
We know Jesse doesn't burn the house down, because in one of the past flash forwards, whilst the house was certainly decrepit, it was not burnt. Perhaps Jesse recognised that two kids lived in the house and his apparently massive conscience kicked in. Or maybe Walt stops him in time with more lies, or a gun. All I know is, the next episode is… well, actually, it aired last night. Nonetheless, I am bloody looking forward to it. Speaking of flash forwards, which is what I was doing earlier but I need a segue now so screw it, we saw Walt get the ricin back in the episode 9 in the future, so what's up with that?