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The Walt-Jesse Connection: How Breaking Bad Always Came Down to When Jane threatened the partnership, Walt was there to let her die. There seems to be a split on if Walt more truly cares for Jesse or if he more just After Half Measures their relationship becomes more frayed as Walt Walt went there last night because Jane's father convinced him that he. There are lots of reasons to love Breaking Bad. These are mine. 1. Jesse and Jane's brief and beautifully destructive relationship. You knew it.
Hank leaves without searching the RV, giving Walt and Jesse enough time to destroy it in a vehicle compactor. A furious Hank follows Jesse home and beats him into unconsciousness. The incident leads to Hank's getting temporarily suspended from the DEA.
While Jesse is hospitalized, Walt—who is now working for Gus as a meth cook—persuades Gus to renew their partnership. Jesse and Walt cook larger amounts of meth in Gus' underground "superlab", earning considerably more money. Jesse becomes romantically involved with Andrea Cantillo Emily Riosa single mother and recovering meth addict from his Narcotics Anonymous meetings. He eventually discovers that her year-old brother, Tomas, had killed Combo on behalf of two dealers competing with Combo.
Jesse concocts a plan to kill the dealers with ricin that Walt had earlier created, but Jesse is forced to cancel the plan after learning the dealers work for Gus. However, after Tomas is found murdered, an enraged Jesse sets out to kill the dealers anyway.
Walt intervenes at the last moment, killing the two dealers and telling Jesse to run. Walt realizes Gus is plotting to have Gale master his and Jesse's meth formula as part of a larger plan to be rid of him. To prevent this, Walt plots to have Jesse pre-emptively kill Gale. Jesse begs Walt to go to the police instead, insisting that he doesn't have it in him to kill someone.
Jesse shows up at Gale's apartment and, after a moment's hesitation, shoots him dead. Season 4[ edit ] Immediately after Gale's murder, Walt and Jesse are brought back to the superlab. Stuck with Walt and Jesse because he doesn't have Gale, and angry at Victor for being recognized at the scene of Gale's murder, Gus slices Victor's throat with a box cutter in a gruesome show of force. Jesse dismisses Walt's fears that Gus is planning to kill them.
He attempts to distract himself from the trauma of killing Gale by setting up a perpetual drug rave at his house. He also places a large amount of drug money in Andrea's mailbox, urging her to leave Albuquerque with her young son, Brock Ian Posada. Jesse becomes increasingly indifferent to his own welfare, and steals meth from the superlab to fuel his drug-laden parties. Mike informs Gus of Jesse's recklessness, but instead of ordering Jesse's death, Gus has Mike take Jesse on an errand to collect drop money.
On the last pickup, Jesse sees a man with a shotgun approaching the car and attempts to run him over, then rams the man's car and drives away.
It is revealed that the man with the shotgun was working for Mike, and this was designed to get Jesse out of his state of depression and make him more loyal to Gus. Walt correctly guesses that Gus is trying to drive a wedge into their partnership, but Jesse dismisses him. During Jesse's next assignment with Mike, which involves the retrieval of stolen meth from two addicts, Jesse gets one addict fixated on digging a hole in the yard and disarms the other, which impresses Gus. Shortly afterward, Jesse resumes his relationship with Andrea and becomes a father figure to Brock.
Walt tasks Jesse with killing Gus with a vial of ricinwhich Jesse hides in a cigarette. Later on, when Gus is meeting with members of the cartel, Jesse considers spiking Gus' coffee with the ricin but refrains from doing so upon realizing that he could poison the third parties present and might end up drinking the coffee himself.
Walt pushes Jesse to try to set up a meeting, when Walt learns Hank is investigating Gus, but Walt backs off when he sees a text message implying that Jesse has been lying about not meeting Gus.
Walt puts a tracking device on Jesse's vehicle and learns that Jesse had dinner at Gus' house the night before. Walt confronts Jesse, leading to a physical fight. Jesse gains the upper hand and commands Walt to leave and never come back. Gus and Mike take Jesse on a trip to Mexico to have him teach Walt's formula to the cartel's chemists. Impressed with Jesse's skill, Gus seemingly arranges to have Jesse become their permanent cook.
However, during a party, Gus uses a poisoned bottle of tequila to kill off the cartel's leadership, including its chieftain, Don Eladio Steven Bauer.
Jesse saves Mike, who is shot during the chaos, and Gus, who purposely drank the poisoned tequila to get the cartel to do the same. Afterward, Gus offers to hire Jesse as his full-time cook. Jesse accepts on the condition that Gus spare Walt's life. When Walt's wife Skyler Anna Gunn and his children receive protection from the DEA following a threat on Hank's life, Gus uses the information to portray Walt as an informant, further attempting to widen the gap between Walt and Jesse.
Walt goes to Jesse's house to plead for help, but Jesse throws him off his property. Shortly afterward, Brock falls deathly ill. Jesse guesses that Brock has been poisoned by ricin and immediately assumes Walt is responsible. Jesse shows up at Walt's house and confronts him at gunpoint.
However, Walt convinces Jesse that it was Gus who poisoned Brock, reminding him of Gus' willingness to kill children. Jesse eventually tells Saul about Gus' visits to Hector's retirement home, leading Walt to visit Hector himself and talk him into luring Gus to the location.
Gus is subsequently killed when Walt sets up and Hector activates a pipe bomb beneath the elderly drug lord's wheelchair. After learning of Gus' death, Walt storms Gus' superlab and rescues Jesse. After they destroy the superlab, Jesse reveals that Brock was not poisoned by ricin, but by Lily of the Valley berries.
Jesse realizes that Gus couldn't have poisoned Brock, but Walt assures him that killing Gus was the only course of action they could have taken. The final scene of the fourth season shows a potted Lily of the Valley in Walt's backyard, revealing that Walt had poisoned Brock in order to regain Jesse's loyalty and spur him into action as part of Walt's plan to kill Gus.
Part 1[ edit ] Jesse is torn up about what happened to Brock and becomes obsessed with finding out what happened to the ricin. Jesse has Walt help him search Jesse's house for the cigarette containing the poison.
Walt plants a replica of the ricin cigarette in Jesse's vacuum cleaner, which Jesse finds. Soon afterward, Walt's manipulations of Jesse's feelings for Andrea and Brock cause him to break up with her so they'll be safe from the effects of his involvement in selling drugs. After their supplier, Lydia Rodarte-Quayle Laura Fraseris unable to continue stealing methylamine precursor by the barrel, she puts them onto a way to steal 1, gallons from a train traveling through New Mexico.
Walt refuses to sell his share, and Declan won't buy unless he gets it all.
Instead, Walt makes a deal that enables Jesse and Mike to be paid, while Walt continues to cook for Declan. Hoping to lure Jesse back as his assistant, Walt refuses to pay him, and Jesse leaves, saying he'd rather give up the money than continue in the drug business.
When Walt decides to stop cooking, he goes to Jesse's house and pays him his share of the buyout. When Saul refuses because doing so will draw too much attention, Jesse drives around town randomly tossing bundles of cash onto sidewalks and front lawns. Jesse, however, does not confess anything and is quickly bailed out by Saul.
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Shortly afterward, Saul, Walt, and Jesse meet in the desert, where Walt suggests that Jesse skip town and start over with a new identity. Jesse agrees, but just as he is about to get picked up, he realizes that Saul's bodyguard Huell Lavell Crawford took his ricin cigarette, meaning that Walt was the one who orchestrated Brock's poisoning. Jesse goes back to Saul's office and assaults Saul, who admits that Walt told him to steal the ricin.
Jesse then goes to Walt's house and pours gasoline throughout the building. Hank plans to have Jesse wear a wire in order to record Jesse's conversation with Walt. Jesse goes to the meeting, while Hank and his partner Steve Gomez Steven Michael Quezada watch in surveillance trucks. Jesse notices a suspicious man next to Walt and believes Walt is going to have him killed.
He walks to a pay phone and calls Walt, saying he is going to get him. Jesse tells Hank that he has a better way to get Walt: Jesse calls Walt claiming that he has found the money and threatens to burn it if Walt doesn't show up.
Hank and Jesse follow Walt to the money's location via the cell phone signal. Upon seeing that nobody is there, Walt realizes Jesse has tricked him and asks Todd's uncle Jack Michael Bowen to come with his crew and kill Jesse.
Jack's crew then arrive, and a gunfight ensues in which Hank and Gomez are killed. Jesse hides under Walt's car, but Walt gives away Jesse's location. At Todd's headquarters, the gang beats Jesse until he reveals all he knows and then locks him in a cell.
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Todd escorts the chained Jesse to a meth lab, where Jesse notices a photograph of Andrea and Brock, before Todd tells him he must cook. As punishment, Todd takes Jesse to Andrea's house and kills her right in front of him. Jack threatens to kill Brock next, if Jesse attempts to escape again. Walt tackles Jesse to the floor, just as gunfire from a machine gun Walt had hidden in his car erupts on the cabin, killing most of Jack's gang.
Jesse breaks Todd's neck using the chain cuffing Jesse's hands, and Walt kills Jack. Walt then hands Jesse a gun and asks him to kill him. Jesse notices that Walt is mortally wounded and forces him to admit that he actually wants to die. When he does, Jesse puts the gun down and tells Walt to do it himself.
Before Jesse leaves, Walt answers a call from Lydia and tells her he has poisoned her with ricin. Jesse, now completely free of the cartel, nods gratefully to Walt, then drives off, laughing and crying with relief. Nor when she explains to him who Georgia O'Keeffe is. If only drugs weren't a part of the mix, Jane would have been a positive influence on Jesse.
If Jesse wasn't so trusting, maybe he'd check up on Walt's assertion that the methylamine is going bad. Or if he was smarter, he'd just know that doesn't make sense. But he's trusting and dumb. And so the triangle of Jane-Jesse-Walt begins. It's a tug of war in which Jesse looses any which way you slice it. Jesse cooks her breakfast. She pretends that the food is appetizing. They talk about drawings and childhood and all is well. It's only a short time before Jane bends the no smoking in the house rule.
And you know what they say - it's just one small step from smoking in the house to shooting up heroin. In fact, she calls Jesse the stoner dude she's sleeping with. Understandably, Jesse is stung.
But Jane's made it clear from the beginning that commitment isn't her thing it's why she has no tattoos. And Jesse's default response to feeling shitty is to self medicate in some way. So it's back to the meth he goes. But Jesse's reestablished his I-feel-bad-therefore-I-get-high routine.