In the third episode of “Breaking Bad’s” 4th Season, Jesse Pinkman is dealing with his PTSD after his murder of Gale Boetticher (David Costabile). The disorder is causing him to become hyper-focused on methamphetamine cooking but lost and reckless in his private life. In one scene in the installment, Pinkman asks Walter White to go-kart with him as they prepare to leave the meth lab. White turns him down and is seemingly oblivious to the changes in Jesse’s behavior.
On the subreddit discussion thread, u/OnlyFactsMatter stated, “Tbh I wish he did Go Karting because I’d like to see them bond more. They argue way too much so it’d be nice to see some bonding with them.” The lack of recurring camaraderie and bonding between the two characters is noted by fans, which u/SKIKS followed up on by discussing the constant friction between the two, with pleasant moments occurring rarely.
As for Walt’s inability to grasp that Jesse was crying for help on the inside, u/TheRealest_Deal summed this up as White’s lack of emotional intelligence, as witnessed by his journey from school teacher to drug kingpin across the program’s five seasons. u/Ok-Seaworthiness7207 disagreed and stated how the character was a narcissist and understood emotional impulses more than any other character due to his skilled manipulation tactics.