:: clenches heart :: [spoilers]
- Even though it is this character’s downfall, his immense and misplaced faith in all the wrong father figures. Like is there anything more endearing than his all-encompassing trust in Walt’s intellect in Four Days Out? “You said it yourself.” - “A robot?” is so funny but also so heartbreaking because you’re like oh jesus, this kid really thinks this flawed, prideful mess of a human being is a superhero.
- He’s not a cartoon. idk, Jesse could have been such a stereotypical fuck up, but when the writers contrast him with people like Badger or Victor, it’s clear that he has more common sense and ingenuity than the former and more character than the latter. “You don’t want a criminal lawyer, you want a criminal. Lawyer.”
- His morality, which we have definitely seen compromised but is still intact on some level. It’s morally grey, with intentionally/self-drawn blind spots - like, he will peddle meth at NA meetings and will kill an innocent man to protect Walt but can’t stomach kids being neglected - but it’s still functioning on his own (admittedly broken) compass of mercy/justice.
- He strays from that ethical character, but those transgressions almost always stem from his self-loathing and/or to protect others. I think you can make the argument that Jesse is the most redeemable central character on the show.