Episode 412 - End Times
Aired October 2nd, 2011
10 PM, AMC
This season, Breaking Bad
has been all about hubris, and how our own short sightedness and narcissism can lead us straight to hell. Now perhaps hubris has finally led Gus, the mastermind of so many chilling plots, to his downfall. Or has it?
This episodes starts where we left last time, although Walt has stopped cackling like a crazy person and come out of the crawl space. He has convinced Skyler to take the kids and join Marie and Hank in protective custody, but without him, as he knows he’s been dodging a bullet and the cancer should have killed him a year ago (or the meth dealing, or both), and now he’s just going to face up to it. The finality of no choices has allowed Walt to see past his own hubris and bullshit, and finally he mans up. The problem is, he has nowhere to go and nothing to do, beyond wait for the inevitable.