poisoning Lydia


I've always just wondered how he pulled that off. How did he get the packets resealed? How did he know those particular ones would make their way to her? Would he poison the whole restaurant to get to her? But in El Camino, only she was reported as being poisoned, so clearly not. Just thrown on that.

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I think when he went into his " coughing fit ", he probably slipped in the tainted packet while She & Todd were distracted.

The bigger mystery was how he got the Lily of the Valley to Brock.

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Definitely during his coughing fit, although re-watching the scene does make it seem almost impossible for him to have done so without Lydia, Todd, or both noticing the switch. It's such a good bit of misdirection and sleight of hand that one wonders why Walt couldn't have just made his money in backroom poker games.

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I can't remember the scene exactly. Wasn't he already there?

I always thought the put the packet there knowing she would get her drink.

I need to rewatch

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That's possible...I'll have to rewatch it, too. Oh, darn.

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Yes he was already there and exploited Lydias well established rigidity. Always the same place, same time, same drink, same sweetener. That doesn’t necessarily make it easy to pull off but ...

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same table too

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But she would've noticed the packet was already opened because it would've been spilling out onto the table. How did Walt reclose it? Does he have a factory seal machine?

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he built a bomb, can create the purest meth on the market in a superlab and even in the back of an RV; I'm sure he can think to close a stevia packet and plant it before the meeting.

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Yeah, but that's just chemicals naturally coming together because Walt knows the process that make them do that. How does that explain closing a packet? He can't use chemicals for that.

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It's been too long since I've seen the scene, maybe, but didn't he just directly dump the ricin into Lydia's tea? I thought it was implied that he tipped it in during his "coughing fit" and he used the gross-out of the cough to cover his sleight-of-hand. That's still one of those things that doesn't make sense without a camera to cover the angles just so, but it seems simpler than him fabricating a stevia packet identical to the ones in the coffee shop and sealing it up.

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I was wondering the same thing. All he knew was that she was going for on of the packs of Stevia but which one?

It was a bit ridiculous.

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Thankfully she is alive. Such a great character it would be dumb to kill her. Here is hoping they bring her for more in the Breaking Bad universe.

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