Many devoted fans of "Breaking Bad" are puzzled why Walter White is hesitating in offing Jesse and Hank. After all, he never hesitated in the past in killing Mike and Gus, standing by while Jane choked on her vomit, and trying to poison a child.
Could it be that he is doing a reverse Hamlet? Instead of debating whether he should commit suicide he is having a power trip contemplating whether he should wipe out those two and maybe others. He is fully aware that their every moment on earth is because he hasn't yet made his decision what to do.
That's one of the most crazed forms of power. I once had a client who would methodically consult with his employees whether or not to allow someone who left the fold to return. Of course, that intense debate got back to the leaver and fanned his hopes. A great time was being had by the owner of the company. The guy wasn't rehired and probably the owner never intended that.
This Sunday we can likely expect many surprises from White as well as from Skyler who has proved to be much more compelling a character than Carmella Soprano. With so few episodes left, the big bangs are due, along with visual horrors. Remember how a dying Gus exited the room in the nursing home?