A Shock to the Handcuffs
Season 5, Episode 6
The methylamine plan worked, and now Jesse and Mike have decided to sell it to Declan, a meth distributor. But he refuses to just buy Jesse and Mike's share: he wants Walt's share as well, to completely take Blue Sky out of the market. Jesse runs to Walt's and asks him to join the negotiationsâ€”which would bring an end to the business. Walt thinks back to the time he sold his stake in Gray Matter Technologies for $5,000, long before the company was worth $2.16 billion. Fueled by that regret, he tells Jesse that he isn't in the meth or money business: he's in the "empire business."
Later, Walt rushes down to Vamanos, their "fumigation" company, to retrieve the methylamine. Mike catches Walt, and zip-ties him to a radiator so he can sell off the entire batch of methylamine without Walt's consent. Walt tries to free himself by using a broken pot, but fails. Then, he uses electricity from a socket to create an electrical arc that melts the plastic and frees him. Mike returns, finds the methylamine gone and Walt hiding in the office. Mike places a gun to Walt's face, trying his hardest not to pull the trigger, then Walt explains his plan where "everybody wins."