Season: 4 / Episode: 4
Date: August 7, 2011
This Television Episode refers to The French Connection
Walt mentions that the guy from The French Connection was never caught.
Mike is patiently waiting inside a refrigerated truck, seemingly with advance knowledge that it will be hijacked. After the armed hijackers stop the truck and fire automatic weapons into it, Mike shoots them both and emerges with a wounded ear. Walt and Skyler plan to tell Hank that they paid for the car wash with illicit gambling winnings. They rehearse the story and even attend a support group for gambling addicts, but Walt remains too distracted to put much effort into the charade. During a family dinner, Hank tells Walt that he is informally consulting on a murder case for the local police and reveals evidence that implicates Gale as cook of the high grade blue meth that's been turning up in the Southwest. Jesse's detached complacence leads to over seventy-thousand dollars in cash being stolen from his house. Jesse seems genuinely apathetic about the loss, but Mike recovers the money and warns Jesse that he's on thin ice. Gus and Mike have a brief meeting, shortly before which, Mike can be seen focusing on a small pen-knife resting in a cup on Gus's desk, showing a growing concern for his safety, or a growing desire to preserve it. Regardless, Mike reports back that Jesse has become "incautious" and something needs to be done. The episode ends with Mike driving Jesse to an unknown destination.