Why does Walt become less strict about Walter Jr.'s driving style in Half Measures?

Why does Walt become less strict about Walter Jr.'s driving style in Half Measures? - Back view of crop anonymous male driving contemporary transport while turning steering wheel in daylight

It's not entirely clear why Walt has a completely different attitude about Walter Jr's driving style in the episode Half Measures, in which he basically says "as long it gets you from point A to point B" it's fine. Is he being more understanding of his son's disability or he just doesn't care as much anymore? Is this in some sense a "half measure" as well?



Best Answer

Remember that in season 2 episode 4 "Down"

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Walt tells his son that he cannot use both feet to drive

You can't use one foot on each pedal

Then in the episode you mention (3-12 "Half-measures"), when Walt notices that Jr is still using both feet, the son tells his father

I looked it up. New Mexico says all I need is a note from a doctor

to what Walt responds "Well, as long as it gets you safely from point A to point B..." and then congratulates him

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Walt understands that his son's disability doesn't allow him to drive like everyone else, and tends to acknowledge the driving particularity.




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What problem does Walt Jr have?

Walter Hartwell White Jr. (also known as Flynn) is a fictional character in the crime drama series Breaking Bad. Played by RJ Mitte, Walt Jr. is the son of protagonist Walter White and his wife Skyler. He has cerebral palsy, as manifested in speech difficulties and impaired motor control, for which he uses crutches.

What does no half measures mean Breaking Bad?

"An action or policy that is not forceful or decisive enough." Think about a decision you recently made that lead to a poor outcome.

Why did Walt keep giving Walt Jr alcohol?

Finally, to the scene in question: Walt is angry, he's drinking tequila, and he wants to assert himself. He demands his son drinks because HE is the man of the house. From his drug dealing, he is now used to being in control.

Why is Walt Jr handicapped?

Walter Jr was born with cerebral palsy, manifested in speech difficulties and impaired motor control, for which he uses crutches.



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