“Breaking Bad” season 5 rolls out episode 3 Sunday night and viewers are just learning about a long ago detail that the show’s creator Vince Gilligan planted two seasons ago. Now that it’s awaken, its starting to fester, but where it will lead to is anyone’s quess. Walter White is a detailed oriented fellow and in this way he has a lot in common with the man that brought him to life on the screen.
Where do the Germans fit into this season with Madrigal Electromotive? In an interview with the show’s creator MTV learned that this company, which is as big as GE in its fictional presence, was introduced two seasons ago. If you remember this you’re more detailed oriented than Walt and his creator!
The mention of the Madrigal Company was small and one that you’d have to painstakingly watch for in the episode to catch. The name was there at the end of a commercial for Gus’s empire. The company was only mentioned as a legal disclaimer for copyright in those hard to read words at the bottom of the commercial on the screen.
This season of “Breaking Bad” it looks like Walt’s brother-in-law, the DEA agent Hank, may somehow see the light when it comes to the meth business. In the last episode as Hank’s boss explains to him how Gus was “somebody else completely” and “right under his nose,” it looks like Hank has something similar on his mind, like maybe Walt.
Lydia tells Mike of her wishes to have 11 men killed as a “prophylactic measure,” in the diner scene, because these men can be traced back to Madrigal financially. When he refuses she gets her own hit man who she pays triple to have Mike killed too, bringing the list up to 12.
The DEA, is getting close, as Mike finds out that they know his 10 year-old granddaughter is the owner of a bank account with 2 million dollars in it. When he finds out the government is going after that money, he jumps aboard with Walt and Jesse, who are starting up the meth cooking business again.
When Mike learns about Lydia paying to have him killed he takes this full circle. He goes to kill her and she doesn’t seem to fight for her life, just where her body will be and what it will look like to her daughter when she stumbles upon it. When Mike tells her no one will ever find the body, she begs Mike, but only to let her body be found so her daughter doesn’t think she ran out on her.
This plays on Mike and he incorporates this vicious woman into his scheme. He needs a chemical for Jesse and Walt to cook up the meth, so he asks her if she can get it and when she tell him maybe, it looks like he lets her live, or does he?
Back at Walt’s house, Skylar is in a deep dark depression and won’t get out of bed. She’s feeling really responsible for Ted’s paralyzed condition since she sent the people over to his house to beat some sense into him about paying the taxes he owes after she cooked his books for him.
The ironic part in all of this is how Walt recognizes Skylar’s depression source and tells her from his own experience that “things get better” and as time goes on “it is easier to live with.”
This once regular, normal and very traditional family has turned into thugs, capable of crimes that hardened mob characters commit in the movies. “Breaking Bad” is beyond the point of return for Walt and now Skylar. It seems as this becomes more apparent as each episode plays out.
Reference: MTV, Breaking Bad Season 5
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