“Breaking Bad” returns Sunday night with a new episode, “Rabid Dog,” and as usual, the reason for the title of the episode isn't clear and won't be until it's over. According to the Comcast menu on Sept. 1, Sunday night's “Breaking Bad” episode offers up this much of a preview: “An unusual strategy starts to pay off, while plans are set in motion that could bring major change.” According to Crave Online on Aug 31, the amount of work that goes into writing just one episode is astronomical.
Last week Jesse was about to torch Walt's house after realizing that it was Walt who poisoned Brock. Walt also gave his brother-in-law Hank, the DEA agent, a confession on a DVD, but by far it wasn't the confession that Hank was looking for. Walt very strategically placed Hank into the story as basically the drug ringleader. The creative minds at the writer's table couldn't have spun a better story. Hunk watches the video confession that Walt gave him and he realizes that it sounds so realistic that no one will believe Hank, who has only the truth to offer.
Jesse didn't burn down the house last week and while the viewers don't know why as of yet, they just know that the house was standing in a flash-forward of Walt during the first episode of the new season. What or who stopped Jesse from reducing Walt's place to cinders? Was Junior in the house? Maybe Skyler and the baby were home and he couldn't go through with it, or did Walt come home in the nick of time and catch him?
Jesse wants Walt to stop “handling him,” which is what Walt does to most folks in his circle, including his family. He gets them from point A to point B so it somehow benefits what's going on in his life at the time. Walt had Jesse convinced to disappear and viewers saw him waiting for the “vacuum man” to pick him up, but when the van shows up to whisk him to a new world and a new identity, Jesse sets off to torch Walt's house.
Walt's told everyone now that his cancer is back, playing the sympathy card at just the right time for all involved. He told Junior last week that he's been undergoing Chemo again and one can't help but wonder if this was done to keep Junior on Walt's side in case Hank tries to get to him?
The last few episodes are leading up to that flash-forward that was seen during the first episode this season. Walt shows up at his house, which is now locked up with a chain link fence, as if it were seized in a drug raid. From the deterioration seen inside, it looks as if it had been boarded up and empty for years. In the clip, Walt has hair and his neighbor goes into shock when she sees him pull up to his house.
Is Walt and the family in a witness protection program and is the neighbor so shocked to see him because everyone thinks he is dead? Is he in that witness protection program after turning Hank in for crimes, (which he never committed) and this is how the story line ends? What do you think, is Walt going to steep that low?
It would make sense because viewers see Walt take a little test tube out of the house from behind an electrical outlet, where apparently he had hidden it years ago. Maybe now that he is in the witness protection program he is going to sell his meth recipe for big bucks and maybe that is what is in the small test tube, a small sample of his best batch of meth.
It could be that the pile of money Walt buried in the desert was used by him to put Hank away and now Walt's broke? Is this why he wants that test tube of meth? Or is it even meth he had hidden away? With just a few episodes of “Breaking Bad” left to go, the answers aren't that far away.