At the end of the Breaking Bad episode "Hazard Pay" (S05E03), Walt is very upset about the financial outcome they get from their first new batch of meth, especially Mike's "legacy cost". He talks about this to Jesse afterwards, referencing Victor's death:
Walt: How are you feeling about the money?
Jesse: You're looking at it wrong. When we were working for Gus we were cooking 200 pounds a week. This last batch was great, but we didn't even crack 50 pounds. Maybe we cleared less money but we got a bigger piece of the pie. It's like you said, we're owners, not employees.
Walt: I've been thinking about Victor...All this time I was sure that Gus did what he did to send me a message. Maybe there's another reason...Victor trying to cook that batch on his own? Taking liberties that weren't his to take? Maybe he flew too close to the sun, got his throat cut.
Then he walks away and Jesse looks after him with quite a puzzled or worried look. But I didn't get what Walt was actually saying with this. I mean, I know what he means why Victor was killed. But how is Victor's death and its possible reasons related to their current situation and what did Walt or at least the writers want to say with this quote in that particular situation?