Breaking Bad

Season 5 Episode 7

Say My Name

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Aug 26, 2012 on AMC

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  • The Man Who Would Be Heisenberg

    In another masterful episode of Breaking Bad Walt gets taken to the meet with the Arizona crew. He pitches to them his need for distribution in exchange for 35% of his take. He says that the methalomine is work more being cooked for an alliance if they pool their resources than for the 15 million they would've paid for just the 1,000 gallons alone. Walt really put his pants on this morning seeing how coolly and poised he delivered his business pitch. Making another manufacturer say his name and fire their current cook was a great idea and the purity of his product and that junkies will pay more for it were really the main points that he had to make the pitch. 35% is a reasonable enough price especially since Mike wants out. When Walt doesn't leave Jesse out of the equation saying that the Arizona crew will have "two of the best cooks in America" instead of just one. Mike gives congratulations to Walter for his pitch and gives Jesse a warmer goodbye telling him to take care of himself. Walt had hidden the tank of methalomine in the Car Wash which he had Skyler close for the day cleverly and when she tries to grill him about what's in the tanker he "puts her in her place" which made me feel sad for Skyler being an accomplice with no real power or need to know anything. Mike's lawyer continues the "Legacy Cost" from his cut of the 5 million the Arizona crew gave him as a "finder's fee" for hooking them up with Walt. Walt's scene with Jesse where's he so sure he'll cave and come back even though he insists that he's out and telling Jesse he'll have nothing if he walks out was powerful, in a "Walt is totally alone now with his little empire" sort of way. Walt follows Mike's advice and removes the bug from Hank's office who, after a search of Mike's place (he had already dumped all of his guns and other tools in a well in the boonies) turned up nothing after his attempted restraining order didn't pan out. Hank gets a hunch, even after getting ordered to order surveillance off of Mike, to follow the lawyer he's using to deposit the money in the deposit boxes of the members of Gus's former crew. When Gomez catches the lawyer putting the money away he humorously says the only thing he can to a man with a badge catching him in that position "Hello." Now that the legacy cost is compromised they will flip and give the DEA Mike and Walt and Jesse. When in Hank's office Walt hears of them moving in on Mike since the lawyer flipped and is willing to give him to the DEA. Walt calls Mike, who's in the park with his granddaughter, and after a set-up call from the lawyer that's he's going to come meet him Mike hesitates but hauls ass out of there. He makes Walt go to the airport where he has a "care-bag" with cash and passports and a gun in it in long-term parking at the airport. When Walt takes him the bag Mike chews Walt out for ruining the great business arrangement they had with Gus and curses Walt's ego. Walt almost takes it lying down, but having taken the gun out of the bag he goes to Mike's window and shoots him sloppily causing the car to swerve into the desert brush. When Walt puts himself back together and finds Mike's driver door open and blood leading away it proves how much of a bad-ass Mike is even when caught off guard he was a certified fighter. Walt trying to apologize for simply being able to get the names of the cons from Lydia instead of sweating Mike for them leads Mike to tell him to "Shut the F**k up and let me die in peace." So ends Mike's life. Heisenberg is now front and center and expanding business further than ever before. In closing Mike got a good go out of the series having lasted for a long time on the show. I only hope that his daughter gets to keep the money that the lawyer put in the safety deposit box and they didn't find out about and seize the money from it and that she doesn't learn the hard way about what her grandfather did for a living. Walt will have to run next week since we saw the future Walt at his 52nd birthday in the season opener and buying an assault rifle for some reason. Acting as a bridge of Hank finally finding out about the real "Heisenberg" next week should be a good handle for Dean Norris to finally sink his teeth into after all of this time since it's always been about how close and unseeing he is about what Walt really does.