Post by FelliniBlank on Oct 3, 2011 11:29:34 GMT -5
OK, I think they may be pushing Gus's spidey sense thing a little too far now.
Also, someone please reassure me that Walt actually being the poisoner of Brock after all is simply not logistically possible. I can easily see him keeping some extra ricin on hand, but how could he have managed to take Jesse's? It had to have been Tyrus. Gus has indeed always been 10 steps ahead of Walt and still seems to be, but wouldn't it be ultra-creepy if that were not the case anymore?
Or is Walt, as that blog guy wondered, slowly re-discovering the human being in himself? Or something. I'm confused!
Obviously, some godawful events are going to occur next week, but the real puzzle is how they manage to resolve any of this mess in a way that doesn't result in Jesse and/or Walter in the hoosegow.
Seriously, law enforcement hasn't shown up yet to chat with Jesse about how he knew the kid was poisoned?
I was definitely expecting Skyler to take a bullet to the brain out on the balcony.
Post by shakespeherian on Oct 3, 2011 21:22:56 GMT -5
Nah I like seeing Gus's spidey sense and I think that while it's better than mine would be, it's plausible. The exchange between him & Jesse in the hospital chapel was all double-bluffs and ten-steps-ahead chess (which Jesse came out on top of, huzzah!) but it got Gus thinking. When he asked how it happened that the kid was poisoned Jesse very pointedly said, 'The doctors don't know'-- leaving hanging the implication that he sure as fuck does, and Gus backs off. But Gus knows he poisoned the kid to get Jesse to kill Walt, so if Jesse is insinuating that he suspects (or knows) that Gus is responsible, then why did he specifically demand that Gus come to the hospital? Just so Jesse could tell him off? Gus is smarter than that.
Post by FelliniBlank on Oct 3, 2011 21:47:10 GMT -5
I'll buy that. I wish Esposito had appeared to be thinking more than sniffing the air, though -- but maybe we were just seeing Walt's perception of him. That scene was reminiscent of Gus facing down the cartel sniper too, so that was cool.
Menny lulz: the Wile E. Coyote-esque detonator test.
I would like to find out what Gus saw, though. I am okay with assuming he was on edge after his discussion with Jesse (which would make sense whether or not he was the person who ordered the kid's poisoning), and was sensitive to things being off, but what was off? I am hoping we'll see this next week, or in interviews with Gilligan.
I don't think Walt did it, though I don't remember how anyone else could have known about the ricin cigarette. And the poor kid is pretty much dead, which is going to set off another major depression in Jesse, I think: he's only ever really cared about kids not being victims.
I cannot imagine what's going to happen next episode.
ETA: Apparently the word "poisoned" was the clue to Gus that Jesse blamed him and was therefore going to try to set him up.
I don't think Walt did it, though I don't remember how anyone else could have known about the ricin cigarette.
That's exactly what is nagging at me. On the one hand, the scenario Walt described is the only feasible way it could have happened. But unless Gus has additional lab/laundry cameras we don't know about or Mike happened to observe Jesse transferring the cig to a new pack, I don't see how The Bad Guys could possibly have known about it. It seems very weird indeed that they would have known about it for some time and just let it sit there until they oh-so-conveniently had a motivational use for it.
Also, in between Walt sitting by the pool with the gun and Jesse finding him hiding in the house many hours later, there is a big-ass gap. In the morning with Skyler and by the pool, wearing his "working out what to do" face, he had a whole different vibe than the one he presented to Jesse later. Hmmmm.
But anyhow, I'll just go with Occam's Razor unless Ep 13 tells me otherwise.
Meanwhile, how does any stranger unobtrusively plant poison in a little kid's food/drink without his mom or granny noticing said stranger?
Now Gus knows Jesse is trying to kill him and Walt’s one teeny tiny advantage over Gus is super dooper gone. Jesse now joins Walt and Hank on Gus’ ever-growing “People To Kill” list, and the Season 4 finale is basically shaping up to just be the Shining elevator-blood pouring out of the screen for sixty minutes.