Do you guys think Walt ends up killing Hank? I think he's going to have to after Hank looks at the bank account hidden behind that photo.
Do you really think Walt and Jesse and Mike all had direct deposit accounts with LLCs set up for tax purposes? He paid them in cash holmes.
A more interesting discussion is charting out how much money everyone made:
How much do we think Mike makes? I say not that much, maybe $250K/yr? But then you have to think that doesn't make much sense as Gus has to be a billionaire. He just has to be. And as my good friend Chance stated: "If you are running a $ billion + operation, you don't pay your right hand man $250,000. But then we know that Mike does not make as much as Walt/Jesse and we also can glean from his general attitude that he is somewhat resentful of them. I think it is dangerous to pay Mike too much as it might raise the specter of him going independent or retiring. But maybe I'm off track here.
Was Mike really the "right hand man", though? He was the chief enforcer, but I don't think he was really handling the business side of things. He was doing odd jobs for Saul Goodman, and it seems like if Gus were paying him a whole lot of money, he wouldn't be taking extra work. I think the $250k/yr sounds about right.
Also, I agree that the bank account will not point directly to Walt, but I'm sure that it will point to something. They wouldn't have pointed it out if it were meaningless.
Re: the cash Yeah I agree. I think it will lead somewhere, but I don't see how it leads to Walt. I think it will expose the full extent of Gus' business ventures which should be interesting, but as of now I don't see the tie with Walt, that wouldn't be a ridiculous summersault.
Which brings me to this whole Ocean's 11 arc to the episode. I mean, the cops have the laptop (which by the way how does Gus not have an entire bank of servers someplace, I mean how the hell is an average laptop holding that much video? and if it doesn't actually hold the video then wtf?) why the hell do we have the need for this episode. It makes much more sense to either have mike get the laptop or for the police to get it and everyone need to skip town. The magnet thing was ridiculous. Awesome, entertaining, but seriously stupid.
The problem is Walt is all over video at the regular pollos hermanos restaurants. Assuming the nursing home has surveillance a check-in log, Jesse is on there, Walt is on there. That whole premise (Gus visiting repeatedly, despite being investigated) is a little hard to square anyway.