Originally Posted by MikeShaynePI
Walt really is taking the fast path to Kingpin. Gotta have more dealers, take territory, charge more. He's a regular Pablo Escobar in the making.
But look at how quickly that turned. They even softened Walt up this episode, had him leaving the (too late) message for Jesse telling him not to "take care of" the business they'd talked about. They give him that little human moment, then dangle the carrot in front of him that word about Jesse smashing some dude's grape with an ATM has hit the streets and suddenly Walt sees too much opportunity to ignore.
I see no chance that Jesse pieces together with their "layers" plan that he's the layer keeping Walt safe. Jesse going down in Walt's big plan will be the true tragedy of this show, which just goes to show how phenomenally they've handled Jesse's drug cooking character. He should be the last person we care about.
Watching Skylar make a decision that obviously puts her in an affair position barely even registers at this point. It's hard to imagine Walt and Sky coming through this.