Off that image, we cut seamlessly to Jesse blaring the same song from his iPod earbuds as he preps for cooking, unaware what murderous thoughts are going through his partner's mind. Speaking of whom, Walt retrieves the gun and holster from where he'd apparently stashed it underneath one of their protective suits, and, very soon after, the upstairs door opens and a man whom Walt must think is Gus enters. Walt looks panicked at the imminent showdown, but gets himself together; with his back to the stairs, he puts his hand on the gun and starts to turn... only to behold a younger African-American man we've never seen before. Well, glad to see Walt at least doesn't have an itchy trigger finger, and what's more, he stopped his turn just soon enough that he was able to cover up the gun before the guy could see it. Walt uncertainly greets him, but Jesse's less surprised, asking if he's the new guy, and the dude affirms that. He seems pretty psyched to be there, so I'm guessing Gus fudged a bit when this guy asked if his predecessor would be training him. Jesse calls the count as 201.6, but Mike, who's just stepped in upstairs, tells New Victor to double-check it. "New policy." I doubt Jesse's going to be skimming anymore after the crimson fountain he witnessed last week, but I can't see how this can hurt, either. Mike then notices that Walt looks chagrined, and Walt tells him he's like to speak with Gus to try to put, um, the bad blood behind them. Mike, however, can only smirk: "Walter, you're never gonna see him again." It seems possible to view that as a good news/bad news type of situation, but Walt looks like this is the worst development ever. Of course, he did practice his drawing an awful lot.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 992 USERS: B-
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