Originally Posted by Joffrey
1st episodes they come off has a totally mediocre family. Weak father/man; tired, disinterested mother/woman. Don't get how giving a guy a handjob on his birthday instead of more makes her awful. You think Walter went down on her on hers? Even if he did he probably showed as much interest as she did.
You asked why and I gave you a pretty solid answer. Having to counter it with thoughts on Walter tongue bathing her is sort of out there as a counter...
What I said was merely one, really clear example of what she thinks of him. She clearly has been busting his balls for years, sapping his joy of life, and deriding him as a man. She openly mocks him in the first several episodes. She is not a nice person but rather is very narcissistic and clearly takes no responsibility for the life they currently lead. Walt is forced to work at a car wash where he is mocked by his students and taken advantage of by his boss. He drives that piece of shit Aztec while Skyler tools around in a sweetly preserved Grand Wagoneer. When Walt discloses his cancer Skyler is more about Skyler than she is about Walt and takes over managing his cancer in her usual ball buster way.
The writers set this up. We are supposed to see Skyler as an awful person and Walt as a weak man caught in horrible circumstances maritally, economically, and health. We are supposed to understand why this transformation in Walt might happen and cut him enough slack until it's time to start thinking he's not a good guy either.