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  •  I think Walt still has it in for Jesse (14+ / 0-)

    Walt was ready to turn himself in after the phone conversation with Walt Jr./Flynn irrevocably destroyed any last illusion he had of 'helping his family.'

    He called the DEA, identified himself, left the phone dangling so the call could be traced, then sat with his drink waiting for the police to arrive.

    The few moments of that TV interview with Eliot and Gretchen changed his mind and turned him back into Heisenberg. Why? The minor reason is the way they spoke about him in terms that totally diminished his life. Diminishment of his work was always one source of Walt's motivation.

    But more importantly, he learned from the interview that the blue meth was still being trafficked, not only in the Southwest but also, rumor had it, abroad. This told Walt that A) the white power crew did not just take the money and run, but were still cooking and distributing; B) that Lydia was still involved, as she was the link to distributing internationally; and C) that the white power gang had NOT killed Jesse.

    Walt knows that Todd could never get that blue color and sufficient purity for the overseas buyers on his own. He realizes that they kept Jesse alive and that Jesse is cooking for them.

    I think Walt still hates Jesse for betraying him, blames him for everything that has gone wrong. Remember, even after Hank was killed, even after he had 85% of his fortune taken from him, Walt STILL demanded Jesse be killed. And his hatred for Jesse was underlined by the way he told Jesse about watching Jane die.

    Will Walt and Jesse team up again? Will Walt save Jesse? I don't think so. I think it is the realization that Jesse is still alive that is the 'unfinished business' that made Walt bail on giving himself up. He wants to kill Jesse.

    "The people have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want & the courage to take." - Emma Goldman

    by DebtorsPrison on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 06:43:45 PM PDT

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