Originally Posted by Razor Shines
That episode was kind a twist in Walt's character for me.
I didn't think he'd hesitate to kill Jesse if he showed any resistance to his plan. I guess it's really not a change, that's where Walt has always been with Jesse, I just thought Walt had progressed onto being willing to kill Jesse.
It's a nice call back though. No matter what they've done to each other how often has Walt or Jesse been the only one standing in the way of the other's demise?
This episode also showed how dark Hank has gotten. Hoping Walt was setting up Jesse to be killed. Willingly sacrificing Jesse's life just so he could he could be the one to put the cuffs on Walt. I think he's taken the step to no longer being the "good guy".
Someone I was chatting with about this made a great point: if you notice, everyone around Walt is sinking to levels they were never willing to sink before. They keep referring to him as the "devil" and making references to "darkness" that allude to Walt through certain camera angles. Think about what the devil is said to do in religion... he corrupts everyone he touches. Look at what those around Walt have done so far this season...
* Jesse is out for blood in getting revenge on Walt
* Skyler wanted Jesse killed to ensure he didn't cause trouble for her family
* Hank was willing to sacrifice Jesse's life if it meant getting evidence on Walt
* Marie was talking to her therapist about how much she wanted to murder Walt
Walt definitely isn't the only one that has changed. Skyler's own moral compass has fully eroded in support of their lies and she's now willing to kill to defend it. Marie and Hank are now willing to do anything in the name of 'justice.' Jesse is now apparently out for blood.