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WALTER WHITE
What can I do for you?
MIKE
Have a seat, Walter. I spoke to Goodman about Pinkman and this plan of yours.
WALTER WHITE
And?
MIKE
I'm not gonna do it.
WALTER WHITE
Why?
MIKE
Because it's moronic.
WALTER WHITE
Saul said you've done things like this before.
MIKE
That's not the moronic part.
WALTER WHITE
OK, so what's the problem?
MIKE
The problem is the boss wouldn't like it.
WALTER WHITE
Saul?
MIKE
My boss. Your boss. This is a professional courtesy. No one knows I'm here, understand? But our employer would find out like always, and if Pinkman were arrested, he'd take it as a problem. Walt, you got a good thing going here. We all do. You want to risk it all on one junkie? Now I realize you two have a history, but this kid's been on the bubble a while now. It's a long time coming.
WALTER WHITE
What is?
MIKE
Um...I used to be a beat cop a long time ago. Now I'd get called out on domestic disputes all the time, hundreds probably over the years. But there was this one guy, this one piece of shit, that I will never forget. Gordy. He looked like Bo Svenson. Remember him? "Walking Tall"? You don't remember? Anyway, big boy. 270, 280. But his wife, or whatever she was, a lady, she was real small, like a bird. Wrists like little branches. Anyway, my partner and I get called out there every weekend and one of us would pull her aside and say, "C'mon, tonight's the night. Press charges." And this wasn't one of those "deep down he really loves me" set ups, we get a lot of those, but not this. This girl was scared. She wasn't gonna cross him no way, no how. Nothing we could do but pass her off to the EMTs, put him in the car, drive him downtown, throw him in the drunk tank, he sleeps it off, next morning out he goes back home. One night, my partner is out sick and it's just me. Then the call comes in and it's the usual crap. Broken nose in the shower kind of thing. So I cuff him, put him in the car and away we go. Only that night, we're driving into town, and this sideways asshole is in my backseat humming "Danny Boy." And it just rubbed me the wrong way. So instead of left, I go right, out into nowhere, and I kneel him down and I put my revolver in his mouth and I told him, "This is it. This is how it ends." And he's crying, going to the bathroom all over himself, swearing to God he's gonna leave her alone, screaming as much as you can with a gun in your mouth. And I told him to be quiet and I needed to think about what I was gonna do here. And of course he got quiet. Goes still and real quiet, like a dog waiting for dinner scraps. And we just stood there for a while, me acting like I'm thinking things over and Prince Charming kneeling in the dirt with shit in his pants. After a few minutes I took the gun out of his mouth and I say so help me if you ever touch her again and such and such and such and such and blah blah blah blah blah.
WALTER WHITE
Just a warning?
MIKE
Hmph. Of course. Just trying to do the right thing. But two weeks later he killed her. Of course. Caved her head in with the base of Waring blender. We got there and there was so much blood you can taste the metal. The moral of the story is I chose a half measure when I should have gone all the way. I'll never make that mistake again. No more half measures, Walter.
10
MIKE
You know Walter, sometimes it doesn't hurt to have someone watching your back.
10
MIKE
[over phone] Go home, Walter.
4
WALTER WHITE
I just...I just realized that Lydia has the names. I can get 'em from her. I'm sorry, Mike. This...this whole thing could have been avoided–
MIKE
Shut the fuck up and let me die in peace.
3
MIKE
I woke up, I found her, that's all I know.
3
MIKE
You - are not the guy. You're not capable of being the guy. I had a guy, but now I don't. You - are not the guy.
2
MIKE
All of this – falling apart like this – is on you!
WALTER H. WHITE
Wow, oh, that's some kind of logic right there, Mike. You screw up, get yourself followed by the DEA and now suddenly this is all my fault? Why don't you walk me through this, Mike?
MIKE
We had a good thing, you stupid son of a bitch! We had Fring, we had a lab, we had everything we needed, and it all ran like clockwork! You could have shut your mouth, cooked, and made as much money as you ever needed! It was perfect! But no! You just had to blow it up! You, and your pride and your ego! You just had to be the man! If you'd done your job, known your place, we’d all be fine right now!
1
MIKE
I've never used this stuff. Are you sure it will do the job?
JESSE PINKMAN
Trust us.
1
MIKE
Any other drugs in the house? Think hard. Your freedom depends on it. [Jesse shakes his head] What about guns? You got any guns in the house? [Jesse shakes his head] Here's your story: You woke up. You found her. That's all you know. Say it. Say it, please. 'I woke up. I found her. That's all I know.' [Jesse begins to cry. Mike slaps him] Say it. 'I woke up. I found her. That's all I know.'
JESSE PINKMAN
I woke up. I found her. That's all I know.
MIKE
Again.
MIKE
Again. Again.
JESSE PINKMAN
I woke up. I found her. That's all I know. I woke up. I found her. That's all I know.
MIKE
Once you call it in, the people who show up will be with the Office of Medicial Investigations. That's primarily who you'll talk to. Police officers may arrive, they may not. Depends on how busy a morning they're having. Typically OD's are not a high priority call. There's nothing here to incriminate you so I'd be amazed if you got placed under arrest. However, if you do, you say nothing. You tell them you just want your lawyer and you call Saul Goodman. And do I need to state the obvious? I was not here. You put on a long sleeve shirt and cover those track marks on your arm. [hands Jesse a phone] Count down from twenty and then you dial. Hang tough. You're in the home stretch.
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MIKE
Yeah?
SAUL GOODMAN
It's me. We may have a wife problem.