Originally Posted by Biggskip
I'm getting there.
My hand is sort of half raised right now, I'l admit it.
Eh, it was very entertaining to say the least.
Oh, no doubt.
I had a lot of problems with last night's show. The whole business where they apprehend the lawyer was poor writing, IMO. The guy was a lawyer, so either he was under arrest and he knew to keep his mouth shut and call his own lawyer, or he wasn't under arrest and he was free to leave. Either way the whole "sweated him for 14 hours" bit was contrived. Also, how long after Hank got off the v-chat with his boss did they apprehend the lawyer? It would have had to have been at least a couple of weeks. The DEA had to surveil him long enough to know that he made regular (let's assume weekly) trips to that bank. Then they had to get to the bank and show the relationship manager the search/arrest warrant. Also, what PC would they have to execute said warrant?
I don't watch trailers for next week's episode because I continually find them to be misleading, so I have zero idea of what was shown or what people are expecting. That said, everybody (Jesse, Sual, etc.) should assume that Mike is not dead and that he instead just rode off into the sunset. The DEA are going to think that Mike caught wise to the fact that the lawyer flipped on him and that he ran.
Walt isn't going to Kill Lydia. He has a large, but no limitless supply of Methylamine. He knows that one day he will need to get his hands on more. Granted the Phoenix gang might be able to help him with this, but who knows.
They probably approached the bank manager with the facts that the lawyer worked for a suspect, Mike, in an ongoing drug organization investigation who was having his lawyer leave money in the deposit boxes of family of members of the arrested crew of the suspect, Mike. With the cooperation of the bank manager they could make a positive link that the lawyer was leaving the money in the boxes of members of a drug organization. They got a warrant and caught the lawyer red handed assisting a drug organization.
Once the lawyer was arrested he would have known what he was facing, RICO Act charges, and he would cooperate. That part about sweating him for fourteen hours doesn't seem plausible, being a lawyer he would immediately have seen his options and cooperated right away.
Your issue with the time factor of surveilling the lawyer is minor, it's a less than one hour show and we can all just assume that the surveillance took the necessary time to keep the show moving.
Walt may end up killing Lydia if it means his survival versus and unending supply of methylamine.