In the midst of Walt’s chaotic race to save Jesse, he left a voice mail for his estranged wife, telling her that he still loved her. Apparently, this was just what the doctor ordered, and the troubled couple wasted no time jumping back into bed.
But when it comes to relationships, you take the good with the bad. No sooner than Walt and Skyler had finished the deed, Walt was roped into a family dinner party at Hank’s house. Forced family fun is stressful enough, but add in the stress of Jesse’s disappearance, reappearance, and combative attitude, and Walt had all the excuses he needed to hit the bottle pretty hard.
Unfortunately, a drunken Walt suggested to Hank that Heisenberg might still be alive, pointing out that Gale Boetticher’s notes look more like they were copies, and not the work of a meth-making genius. Whether or not Walt was just drunk or simply acting out of vanity, the damage was done. Upon re-investigating the file, Hank noticed a peculiar Los Pollos Hermanos ad among Gale’s things, which is odd, considering Gale was a Vegan.
In the end, Jesse and Walter came one step closer to being turned against each other, and Hank came one step closer to uncovering his brother-in-law’s involvement with the world of organized crime. As we pass the season’s halfway point, the noose certainly seems to be tightening around Walter White. And with only one season left, it’s possible that anything can happen.