Originally Posted by Brutus
I don't get that at all. Mike was desperate. He couldn't be careful. He had to get out of town as quick and easily as possible. There was nothing unbelievable nor impossible with what happened there. For that matter, Walt just bailed Mike out by tipping him off the feds were coming for him. It's not a stretch to think Mike didn't view Walt as a threat at that moment in time.
The way to spin this is that Mike hated Walt. Walt really got under his skin. He also knew he could kick Walt's ass if push came to shove. He's probably also upset that Walt talked him into the partnership. Not to mention he just left his granddaughter in the park so he could lam it. You could say Mike wasn't thinking straight. He made the fatal error of underestimating Walt. Walt wasn't thinking straight either since he realized after shooting Mike that he could have got the names from Lydia.
The whole show is one big contrivance. But they make the show entertaining. I saw an article the other day that it's impossible to make blue meth. I saw an episode of Mythbusters that debunked some of the things on the show; mainly that you can't completely dissolve a body in acid like they do. It doesn't make the show any less entertaining though. There's probably no way Gus could have survived the bomb in Tio's room long enough to get up, walk out the door and straighten his tie. But it was pretty cool to see that.