'Breaking Bad,' Season 4, Episode 12, 'End Times': TV Recap. In tonight’s penultimate (Season 4) "Breaking Bad" episode, "End Times," everyone’s preparing and/or bracing for an endgame scenario, even when the game has no intention of stopping. For Walt, it’s simple. He’s getting Skyler and the kids out of harm’s way, courtesy of the DEA protection being given to Hank. His goodbyes to Skyler and Holly are solemn, as if he knows he’s never going to see them again. After all, as he says to Skyler, "I’ve made choices…and the consequences are coming". As they drive away, Walt stands vigil in his backyard, his snub pistol at the ready. If this is the way his life’s going to end, so be it.