"Breaking Bad" recap: Walt gets "Buried" with setbacks

Skyler White (Anna Gunn) - Breaking Bad _ Season 5, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Ursula Coyote/AMC AMC

"Maybe our best move here is to stay quiet."

Sunday night's episode of "Breaking Bad," "Buried," continued the "tread lightly" theme from "Blood Money," last week's mid-season opener.

Even though we now know (from a brief scene in "Blood Money" set in the show's near-future), everyone will soon come to discover the true identity of Heisenberg, former chemistry teacher-turned-cancer patient Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) meth lord alter-ego, as a viewer you still can't help but continue to root for Walt and his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), as they try to slip around the many pitfalls that lay before them.

"Buried" picked up right where "Blood Money" left off, with the garage door opening to reveal Hank (Dean Norris) and Walt in a shot reminiscent of a Western: the sheriff versus the outlaw.

Hank arranges an impromptu meeting with Skyler, who remains adamant about standing by her man.

"You have to get him," Marie tells her DEA agent husband about what to do with her brother-in-law.

It seems a war within the family is inevitable (or has already started), although Walt became enraged by attorney Saul Goodman's mere mention of killing Hank, or "sending him to Belize."

"I'll send you to Belize," Walt tells a clearly nervous Goodman.

The lawyer's henchmen Huell and Kuby come back into the picture, as they get to pull a "Scrooge McDuck" and lay on a bed of Walt's money in one of the episode's comical scenes. It's always interesting when these two are in the fold. Here's hoping that Saul Goodman-spinoffcomes to fruition.

Walt ends up burying his money in a secret location in the desert, so that Skyler and his kids can keep it in the long run.

He wasn't the only one busy in the desert. Lydia (Laura Fraser) visits Declan's remote meth lab on the pretense of seeing his "$50 million shortfall." She soon has Declan and all of his men murdered for their sub-standard product and for his refusal to work with Todd (Jesse Plemons), who learned how to cook meth from Walt.

The money burial leads to a discussion between Skyler and Walt about the return of his cancer, and about Hank. Skyler points out that Hank only has circumstantial evidence in his case against Walt, so they'll be fine as long as nobody talks.

But it looks like Hank might not even need Skyler's help.

Walt's former protege Jesse (Aaron Paul) ends up in police custody after tossing his millions around the streets of Albuquerque. Hank, who realizes that his career in law enforcement will soon come to an end and wants this case to be perfect, catches wind of Jesse's erratic behavior and sees him as the perfect target to rat out Walt.

The episode ends with "Lone Wolf McQuade" Hank entering Jesse's interrogation room by himself, and slamming the door. Is this now an open and shut case?

Tell us: Do you think Jesse will tell Hank everything? With only six episodes left to go until the series concludes, what do you think lies ahead for Walt and his family? Let us know in the comments section.

"Breaking Bad" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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