“Breaking Bad” season 5 episode 2 airs tonight and Walt’s words look like they come back to haunt him. When the slain chemist in season 4 fit the profile of the meth chemist, Hank was sure he had his man, but Walt just couldn’t let this guy take the credit. This is just one of the many places that Walt’s ego becomes dangerous to him this season according to reports.
According to Cave Online, Walt’s alter-ego Heisenberg needs to take the credit for the highly pure meth that’s taken the drug world by storm. It’s the envy of every drug dealer and it’s the hopes of every DEA agent to bring the guy cooking it in.
Walt’s ego bled through and had Hank turn his attentions towards Gus. Now that Gus is dead and his drug king status known to Hank, it looks like Hank is not only validated, but hailed as a hero among his peers. Another person whos see’s him as a hero is Walt’s son.
In this week’s episode you see a scene where Hank’s boss is talking to him and the wheels in his head start turning. It’s not known to the viewers if this is where Hank gets his first inkling that Walt might be hiding something, or if he’s still just confused.
It could be Hank suspected all along that Walt was his man, but either way, it seems his brother-in-law’s plight is not over with the death of Gus. Instead of running from the bad guys this season, Walt might find himself running from the good guys.
A flash-ahead scene into the future of “Breaking Bad,” that was shown in last week’s premiere, has a bearded and apparently rich Walt in hiding. He’s sitting in a diner alone on his 52 birthday. He makes the number 52 out of the strips of bacon on his plate.
This gives the viewers the timeline of this flash-forward scene that puts Walt about 2 years into the future, since Walt is just 50 today. He appears as if he is traveling as the conversation he has with the waitress conveys he “is a long way from home.”
You know he has money or he wouldn’t have left a $100 tip, but dead give-away that he is loaded is the amount of cash it took to buy the gigantic machine gun in the bathroom at Denny’s. MTV is asking the question after seeing the flash-forward to the future if any of Walt’s family and friends are still around at this time.
The viewer’s now know that Walt is on the run and he’s disguised himself by growing a beard and long hair. This is where Walt ends up in the future, so it looks like the show “Breaking Bad” will play out the journey he takes to get there this season.
Walt looks to be alone in this endeavor, or maybe Jesse is waiting for him somewhere in a hotel room. Although Jesse’s name is not mentioned, Walt’s fatherly love for that kid seems to even outweigh the love for his family at times, so if Jesse is alive, he’s probably not too far from Walt. The flash-forward scene gives no indication of Walt’s family or friends.
Reference: Crave, MTV