Originally Posted by 757690
Lydia was the most paranoid person on the show. The glue would make the packet heavier, and there's a good chance she would notice that.
However, even if she didn't notice, the much, much bigger problem is making sure she used the right packet. That requires knowing where she was going to sit, and which packet she was going to use. He couldn't put the ricin in a bunch of packets, or else risk poisoning innocent diners.
Not only was it a huge stretch, I doubt it's even possible to do.
And this is just one of dozens of other similar stretches. But like I said, no one cares, if the story is strong enough, which it is.
Good grief, man, you are grasping at straws. These are absolutely ridiculous objections.
1. For starters, did you watch the video? The amount of glue required patch up that small an incision is absolutely negligible. There is no way on earth any person would notice a difference in weight. You're talking fractions of an ounce.
2. The show already established Walt knew where she sits. They covered that when Walt reminded Lydia that they met every Tuesday morning at 10 AM. He even pointed out she'd sit at the same table. Which brings us to...
3. Knowing when and where she would be, and at what table, all he would have to do is take all the existing Stevia packets and leave only one at that table (the packet containing the ricin) right before she got there.
I want you to take a look at the following picture, you notice there is only one Stevia packet?
Walt didn't have to guess which one she would take. He only needed to leave one packet at the table -- the same table he knew she would sit because she is a "creature of habit" -- so that she would wind up taking the ricin.