'Breaking Bad' recap: End Times

bryan-cranston-breaking-bad.jpgWalt packs up his family and sends them into DEA custody at Hank and Marie's house, while Walt himself barricades himself up and home and prepared for Gus to come after him. Meanwhile, Hank convinces Gomes to go and check out the laundromat. They don't find anything, but it's yet another red flag to Gus that Walt and his kin need to be taken out immediately. Saul summons Jesse in a panic so he can hand over all of Jesse's money he's been holding in preparation for skipping town. While doing so, he mentions the threats Gus made against Walt's family, which gives me pause.

Then, Jesse's world comes crashing down around him when Andrea calls from the hospital -- Brock is sick. They don't know what it is, but it started out like the flu. While we all feel that pit in our stomach, Jesse doesn't catch on until he goes out to smoke and notices his ricin dose is missing. Just ... the worst thing ever.

After telling Andrea to tell the doctors it's ricin, Jesse goes to see Walt. While Walt mopes around about his impending doom, Jesse picks up his gun, points it at Walt, and accuses him of poisoning Brock. It doesn't make sense -- Occam's razor says Brock snuck a cig from Jesse's pack and ended up poisoning himself -- but what follows is a paranoia-fueled showdown where Walt ultimately decides that Gus must've poisoned Brock, in order to get Jesse to come kill him. They decide to take care of Gus together.