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I suspected Brock would end up with the ricin cigarette. Somehow, some way that would fall in the wrong hands. And Andrea and Brock's presence in many episodes this season had to be leading somewhere. Nothing on this show is incidental.
But it was a good setup episode for the finale. Had some great scenes.
I think it's pretty obvious a certain someone will have a major impact in the finale ...
Mike ... they're giving us time to forget about him momentarily so he can return to shoot someone.
Huell took the cigarettes when he patted down Jesse. Walt had Saul do it, thus further explaining his frantic calls to Jesse to get down there ASAP.
Then Walt used a different type of poison, not ricin, that will prove not to be fatal, but potent enough to lead Jesse to believe Brock was given ricin, hoping in turn that he'd be able to point the finger at Gus.
Walt is behind this. The plot is WAY too haphazard to have Gus' name attached to it. I have a hard time seeing what Gus' motivation would be to take a chance on alienating Jesse. It was all too sudden.
I don't know, but thinking back, the whole Saul-Jesse conversation seemed off. What was the purpose of Saul calling Jesse there anyways? To give him money? To ask him to put in a good word with Gus before he got out of town?
Saul is loyal to Walt. Always has been, moreso than to Jesse.
I just don't think the story Walt spun in Jesse's head is accurate.
I understand the purpose of it all, I just don't see how they will neatly explain it.
I think the Gus epiphany not to get in the car is a little odd too.
The show usually does a good job of wrapping these things up, but there have been instances where something happens just because they need it to happen.
There's no reason Gus wouldn't be inclined to simply be extra cautious. He did, after all, just kill off the entire leadership group of the cartel.
He also could have seen the sun reflecting off Walt's glasses, which were positioned on the top of his head. There was a lingering shot of Walt's bald head, glasses on top, before the scene ends. He did appear to be looking straight at Walt for a few seconds before turning away. Nothing is accidental.
EDIT: Just watched it on the encore. The camera purposefully pans upward to put Walt's glasses fixed atop his head in clear focus. Cut to black.