Countdown to Breaking Bad!!! - Page 66
Well, that's exactly my point. I mean, yes, the build-up was interesting and all especially when they revealed the 2 body bags and further wreckage but how exactly did the plane crash significantly affect the two main characters directly? It didn't.
Sure, Jesse went into rehab but that was more a direct outcome of Jane's death -- which I still consider the one of the series' highlights . After dealing with the plane crash aftermath in the S3 premiere, it was hardly ever mentioned again.
All that to say, Season 2 had its moments but the plane crash was not one of them. Vince Gilligan himself has stated multiple times that writing that season was extremely challenging and mapping out the plane crash was one of the reasons why.
The plane crash itself was not so much the defining event. It was the fact that everything Walt and Jesse did LEADING UP TO the plane crash that hangs so heavily on Walt that's important. He feels guilty because his letting Jane die lead to her father's grief which lead to her father's faulty ATC activities, which lead to the crash...thus bringing Walt's decisions full circle back to him.
Ya, would have tied it up had Saul added 'arranged the meeting w mike' as part of one of the things he did
As I understood, Mike was still in Mexico with the doctor, whom he received word from that Gus was dead. As soon as he heard, he took off to the US, but Walt had the same thought (that Mike would come for him) and tried to confront Mike actively. Both on their ways, they randomly met in the desert.
Well no shit