When asked about his disappearance, Walt produces a heartbreakingly honest lie:
“Doctor, my wife is seven months pregnant with a baby we didn’t intend. My 15 year old son has cerebral palsy. I am an extremely overqualified high school chemistry teacher. When I can work, I make 43,700 dollars per year. I have watched all of my colleagues and friends surpass me in every way imaginable, and within eighteen months, I will be dead. And you ask why I ran?”
Gus: I have no issues with your right to vengeance. But I am presently engaged in business with this man. When our business is done, he will no longer be of any concern to me. Until then, I need him alive.