But gus didn't want to kill him by then, it was just a replacement for after the three months
Oooh, I don't know, I think Gus, being a studious judge of character, had calculated that Walt would become a massive problem, and I do not accept that Gus would let such a loose end just walk away, hence the game of cat and mouse that developed, IE the installing of CCTV, taking Jesse away from WW and attempting to align him with Mike...that's why Gus asked Gale in no uncertain terms whether he could run the place on his own, he wanted Walt out of the way asap.
Installing Gale in place of Jesse was Gus's attempt to control the situation, and it was the underhanded nature in which he carried it out that offended Walter, as Gus hadn't given WW any indication that he would be bringing his own man in. Walt knew that as long as he held the cards regarding the formula, that he couldn't be done away with, and then the spectacular game of cat and mouse went from there.
The three month thing holds no credence with me. This is a highly illegal meth operation, not a temporary work assignment at an office! Gus was never going to let Walt just walk away...this is a man who slit his right-hand mans throat in the blink of an eye.
Walt set up Gale to ruin the batch in episode 307 "One Minute." It wasn't until the end of episode 312 "Half Measures" that Walt killed the dealers, which started Gus' attempt to eliminate and replace Walt.
The cousins wanted to kill Walt, Gus didn't allow them to, but maybe, he thought gale could take over the lab and the cousins could kill Walter after the three months
My feeling is that Gale's mistake was a genuine one, but Walt seized on it as an excuse to find Gale unsuitable. Walt didn't like working with someone as qualified as he was. He enjoyed the sense of superiority he got with Jesse. Jesse was easy to control.
I like Gale, Walt's a dick.
You make a good point, but I don't think I agree.
If anything, Gale was easier to control since he was much weaker than Jesse. Even from the get go Gale was just this super nice, I'm at your command type of guy. Jesse was unpredictable and I think harder to control.
Ahh, that ignores the fact that Gus had serious reservations about Walter White from minute one...(the reluctance to meet Walter over perceived sloppiness in WW's operation, namely Walters loyalty to 'druggie' Jesse)...ergo Gail and Walter were expendable if one or the other proved problematic.
Can you not see that Gus was thinking ten steps ahead just like Walter? However, Gus was eventually killed by his weakness, IE his hatred of the cartel for killing his partner. THAT'S WHY THEY SHOWED HIS PARTNER BEING MURDERED! I had to caps that, just really spell it out that BB was all about foreshadowing.
The storyline was allegorical of how becoming blinded by revenge can become a mans downfall...that's literally it, debate over, thank you for tuning in, please don't download the podcast.
The game was rigged from the start.