#one of the best-written characters on television no doubt
#also: I am going to miss you $50 car
Walter White doesn’t just have cancer. He is cancer.
His cancer diagnosis doesn’t just describe a physical illness. It’s a metaphor for the evil inside Walt: the mix of arrogance, greed, intellectual vanity, and male insecurity that drove him to kill the old Walt and replace him with Heisenberg. It was always there, even if others, including Walt, couldn’t see it. (Some, like Hank and Marie, still can’t, because Walt used to be harmless and still remembers how to fake it.)