Originally Posted by andgar923
I'm sure he knew that the boy wouldn't die. He knew that the plant was poisonous but just enough to get the boy sick but not kill him.
That was one of the big reveals of this episode. In order to accomplish his objective, Walter poisoned a child, and completely manipulated Jesse.
One of the biggest points of this season was to show Walt's descent into a true, despicable, criminal monster, one capable of putting an innocent child in harm's way (as well as a kind old neighborly lady) to accomplish his goals. He's past the point of no return. He's truly Broken Bad.
There are a couple of places the story can go from here.
- Will Walt and Jesse cook again? Do they want to, or need to? I definitely don't think Walt has either the desire or the capacity to leave the drug game at this point. Maybe Walt somehow takes control of Gus's drug empire. Maybe Jesse joins him, or maybe he doesn't want any part of it. Their goodbye at the end of "Face Off" seemed to be a sort of parting of the ways, at least for the time being.
- Maybe next season will deal with Gus's still unexplained past in Chile. Maybe some people there will want retribution after hearing of Gus's death, and will try to take out Walter, similar to the Cousins in season 3.
- I think it's safe to assume that Hank and the DEA are still going to be attempting to put the pieces together regarding Gus's death and his role as a huge meth distributor. Perhaps Gus or someone else associated with him inadvertently left behind a trail of breadcrumbs that lead Hank onto the trail of Walt? Walt vs. Hank showdown, anyone?
- Jesse will probably become aware of the Walter's trickery and his role in Brock's poisoning (and possibly also Jane's death). This, obviously, will infuriate Jesse and possibly lead to to a Jesse vs. Walt showdown. Something along these lines is bound to happen, and it's sure to be mindblowing.
- We don't know how Mike is doing, but I'd be extremely surprised if he wasn't brought back for next season. We can guess that he won't take kindly to the death of his boss, and maybe he's going to come after Walt and Jesse? Or maybe he'll join them? I'm excited for his return, either way.
- Maybe the rest of Walt's family discovers his true dark side (and not that crap about the gambling) and Skylar gets fed up and decides she no longer wants any part in it? Or maybe she turns on Walt, and becomes a factor in his inevitable downfall?
- Saul and Huell.......... I don't know about them, but I sure hope they're back again next season, and with more screen time.
Any combination of the above could feasibly happen in the show. Maybe they all will. Could you imagine Walt vs. Gus's Chilean connections, Hank, the DEA, Mike, Skylar, and Jesse?!?!?
Whatever direction this show goes in for it's final season, I think it's safe to assume that it will be some fuc
king outstanding television.