But I feel like it's not a clear direction for Walt. Last season ends with the "I am the one who knocks" speech and "I won." It begins this season with him stating to Mike and Jesse, "Because I said so." He seemed very Gus-like in those scenes.
This last episode begins with him buying cars, something I'd never picture Gus doing. I dunno, maybe I'm just over-analyzing things.
Of course, Walt is heading into a hole.. Gus had been doing this for 20 years, building a mass empire.. his decision making was uncanny.. from choosing who to work with to his sense of danger.. he had the right choice in the beginning too when he chose not to work with Walt and Jesse.. Mike's quote about him thinking he's become Jesse James just because he killed him is dead on.
Seems to me like Walt thinks he's doing what Gus was doing, being all manipulative and careful.. but in reality his Heisenberg ego has got the best of him.. He thinks by just killing Gus he's free and clear to do whatever he wants, but if people who were connected to Gus or Mike gets killed I would like to see how "Heisenberg" reacts to the situation.. We kinda get a picture what he will turn out like in the season premiere with a different name and apparently hiding.. almost like he reverted back to the quiet guy in season one and thinking "what have I done?!"....