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Talk about Episode 5, "Gray Matter."
This week's episode followed up on a promise the series made two episodes ago, and gave us a deeper glimpse into Walt's life that could have been. After meeting Walt's old partner Elliott, and his wife Gretchen who we of course recognize as Walt's former love interest, it is now painfully obvious that she is at the center of him losing out on all the fame, glory, and of course money that would have come with a life at Gray Matter. I personally am looking forward to how this little menage came to pass.
Watching Walt and Gretchen's horribly awkward interaction and his heartfelt conversation with Elliott (before, of course, the cancer subject arose) I couldn't help but wonder if Walt regretted the sequence of events that led him away from Gray Matter, and yet towards an extremely fulfilling life and marriage with Skyler. Part of me thought that Walt has every right to be bitter towards his friends' successes, which he should by all rights share. But when I watched the so-called intervention later in the episode, I could really feel the unity and love between these characters. Some part of me knows that Walt wouldn't have it any other way -- cancer, debt, Hank and all.
What did you guys this of this episode?