Originally Posted by GQgeek
It's not going to be that simple at all. Those boys he made a deal with last episode (they weren't cartel) aren't going to just let him walk away. The reason they didn't just kill him is because he promised to deliver a high yield product that they could sell to a larger market that would result in them making more money than they were making before. They depend on regular shipments to keep their business going. Walt can't just turn off supply without pissing them off in the same way Gus couldn't stop production of his 200lbs a week.
They only know Walt as Heisenberg, but they know Pinkman by name. They will get Pinkman, and torture Pinkman until he gives up Walt's real identity, and then either kill Pinkman or make him cook (since walt already vouched for his skills). Hank is the least of Walt's problems imo.
Not sure if the young blonde dude knows walt by name but he's seen walt drive up in his real car so he could easily know his real identity as well. He probably wouldn't be too happy with Walt's retirement either since he's just starting out and seeing more money than he'd ever dreamed of.
Almost anything could happen next season.
I think they knew it was a limited run. Walt used it all.
The kid, after all those batches, must know how to do it by now. I think he'd be willing.
Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
My opinion, Hank has earned walt's respect, enough so that Walt won't kill him as an out. Mike never had Walt's respect, nor did Gus. Hank knows, but has difficulty in pursuing it since he will have trouble selling the idea to his colleagues and obtaining funding for the pursuit. Walt in sensing that will find another way to shove it in his face.
Walt has seemingly little interest in the money itself, he will remain in the game. Secretly he continues to want acknowledgement for his success in this field, even if it destroys him in the end. He prefers being ousted as a secret drug lord to dying as a middle class nobody.
I dont agree. I think Walt really is out, but he wont get away from Hank. I do believe Hank will investigate him secretly, and Walt will off him to protect the family in the end, then get cancer.
Originally Posted by Teacher
Also, Walt could get out because Todd (probably) learned how to cook, thus serving as his replacement. Even if he wasn't quite as good as Walt, it'd probably be better thaan anything else.
Todd may be offered. I dont think it matters, I dont believe those guys will come back into it.
Originally Posted by GQgeek
Valid point. Their original negociations did limit themselves to the production from the original store. However, they had a ton of the stuff (literally). They might very likely assume he could get more when he wants and expect production to continue, especially if they shut down their own production. Drug dealers aren't exactly known for being flexible.
it was 1000 gallons. How many gallons does a batch need? 20, 30, 50? There was a real limit there.