1. Walter totally gaslights Skyler. She is so adamant about getting Walter Jr. and Holly out of their father’s dangerous (and psychotic) and environment that she walks into the pool and appears to attempt suicide while Hank and Marie are over, to convince them to take the kids for a while. But instead of realizing that his wife has a pretty great point, seeing as he’s back in the meth business, Walt refuses to acknowledge that his family is vulnerable. “What are you gonna do to stop it?” he demands when Skyler announces her intention to do whatever she can to keep him away from the children. Then, as she attempts to out-maneuver him, all he can do is taunt her with the consequences of each plan and proclaim, “I’m not hearing a solution.”
2. After selling his old car for $50, Walt gets ostentatious new ones for both himself and Walter Jr. But don’t worry, Skyler — he didn’t buy them. He’s just leasing them, which totally fits into your financial plan!
3. “He changed his mind about me, Skyler. And so will you,” says Walt, relating to her the story of how Jesse showed up ready to shoot him. Of course, he leaves out the part where his partner was totally right about what an awful person Walter is and would have been entirely justified in killing him for poisoning little Brock.
4. Mike and Jesse are squabbling over whether to kill Lydia, the loose canon at Madrigal who tries to scare them away by planting a tracker on her own barrel of methylamine, and it comes time for Walt to weigh in. “Nothing stops this train. Nothing,” he says, as though everyone exists merely to do his bidding, no matter what potential danger it entails.
5. Walt makes a painfully bullshit birthday speech. “You guys kept me going,” he tells Hank and Marie, and starts to relate a story of how Skyler took care of him after his chemo treatment. Meanwhile, she’s got her back turned to him, staring into the pool. Eventually, she just wades in with all her clothing on and forces Walt to save her.