How far Walter can go to get what he wants? “Confessions” shows nothing but the greatness Monster this nice teacher became through the show, a manipulative monster with no limit and who by the end will be his own enemy.
We all know that someone will confess everything about Walter’s double life but the question was who? Hank seemed to be the first choice. The two men are still playing a sort of chess game moving their pieces as fast as they can.
The episode starts with Hank at the police station talking with Jesse and pushing him to confess in a quite emotional moment. Instead of playing the bad cop or threatening him, Hank puts on the camera and confesses he knows about Walter’s business but the most important he tells Jesse how he feels. “I’m tired of his lies” He says. We feel Jesse is about to crumble but unfortunately (for Hank), Saul arrives and frees Jesse.
The other part of Hank’s plan is to protect his family. Mary and he try to bring Junior to their house for some computer problems but here comes Walter or should I say Heinsenberg. He is like a sort of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde who is ready to make his own family suffer to protect himself. Indeed, to force his son to stay with him he feels no remorse to play with his son’s emotions by telling him about his cancer coming back.
Feeling the danger, Walter decides to play another piece on the chessboard by giving Hank a confession video in which he confess what he has done those last months. He tells everything about the meth lab, the whole traffic and the way he got into it thanks to Hank. Yes you read it well. Instead of a confession video, Walter recorded a video accusing his brother-in-law of being at the head of everything. Hank is trapped.
But the main problem for Walter is that he is pushing people so far away that at the end they can turn into his biggest weakness. And in his case it’s Jesse. At first, the two men shared a partner’s relationship but since Gustavo Fring’s storyline, their relationship turned into a sort of master/dominated story in which Jesse is just a little card in Walter’s game.
Playing the protective man, Walter manipulates once again Jesse by telling him to leave the state, to change his name and disappear…explaining it could be a new start for the young boy. Walter even embraces him. But is he really honest?
Over Saul’s objections, Jesse is ok to leave with a bag of joins still in his pocket but Saul instructed Huel (his big man) to steal the weed and replace it by something else. Waiting on the side of the road, Jesse finally discovers in his sweatshirt what may become THE object which will break Walter’s castle: a pack of cigarettes, the very same brand as the pack carrying the fabled ricin cigarette. Jesse doesn’t need a long time to put all the pieces together and understands Walter poisoned Brooks in the season 4 to force him to kill Gus.
And after a stop by Saul’s office and after beating the man, he has THE confession he needed.
The episode ends with Jesse going at the White’s house, emptying a canister of gasoline. We all know thanks to the flash forward he won’t burn the house but definitely their relationship has already gone up in flames.