Originally Posted by akbar
No, that's not really it.
Originally Posted by Walt Whitman
And are you at all familiar with the story of Icarus and his father, Daedalus*
? Ol' Daedalus tells his son to not fly too close to the sun. And, of course, what does Icarus do? He glides over, well, ALL
...melting the wax from the wings that his father had crafted for him, resulting in his falling from the sky and drowning in the sea. (If you're trying to swap Jesse into the role of Icarus and Walt into that of Daedalus, you're doing it wrong.)
I reference this because Walt initially made the Icarus comparison back in the episode "Hazard Pay", completely oblivious to the fact that he's the one close to having his wings clipped.