No matter how hard he tries, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) just can’t stop himself from Breaking Bad. After a season of high tech meth making for Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), White has gone back to his Heisenberg roots.
At the end of Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 12, “Half Measures,” White learned that Gustavo’s men killed the boy who murdered Combo. Just when Jesse (Aaron Paul) was about to murder Gustavo’s men, after breaking his meth hiatus, White runs the two men over with his car. It was one of the most shocking and applause worthy scenes to date on Breaking Bad. After running over the first drug dealer, White saw the second crawling away. Without hesitation, White shot the second dealer in the back of the head and told Jesse to “run.”
It’s clear that White has officially donned the mantle of Godfather Don Michael Corleone (Al Pacino). “Every time I try to get out, they pull me back in” (The Godfather: Part III). The question remains, is White acting out of circumstance or is it that deep down White really thrills in the rush of criminal activity.
Now that Heisenberg is back, we’re left to wonder what the future will hold for Walter White. Most likely, there won’t be any severe repercussions to White’s murderous actions. A war between White and Gus is simply inconceivable at this time. White’s family is out in the open so threatening his family would be too easy. Gus has successfully eliminated the competition. So it’s more logical that Gus will ask White to take a seat at his new table. However, taking a life in the drug game always requires a pound of flesh in exchange. Gus enjoys White’s company, but he may ask White to make amends Hammurabi style: an eye for an eye – the eye being Jesse. Though it is debatable as to who is really the biggest problem between White and Jesse, Gus obviously sees Jesse as the major thorn in his side. However, White won’t sacrifice Jesse yet. He still shares somewhat of a paternal bond to the recovering meth addict.
The Breaking Bad Season 3 finale is finally here so we’re looking forward to where creator Vince Gilligan takes the series next. We’re just wondering, why hasn’t the greater television watching public caught on to Breaking Bad yet? Maybe Gus’s influence extends beyond mere chicken selling and drug dealing.