Originally Posted by Xan
You have to remember that Mike will be most likely helping out, and a guy of his caliber who had intimate knowledge of Gus's business will be a big asset.
I don't think Mike likes Walt very much. If he was going to join Walt, it would have been after Gus killed the guy with the box cutter in the first ep of season 4. That only proved Gus' instability.
Originally Posted by Killerfist666
Nah, just because a few lead figures of the cartel got taken out doesn't mean it's all gone, as long as the business earns you'll always have the guy next in line to take over.
But is he really? you do remember what happened last time when he tried making things work with just him and jessy? He'd have to begin from scratch all over, things haven't really changed.. it's more of the same only less oppertunity to get another employer
AMC execs said things would be on Walt's side this season. I'm only inferring. I doubt the cartel will be much of a problem, I think what happened was meant to sever the cartel from the show. The name Heisenberg is also well known in the meth world now, so I doubt he'll have any problems building an empire.