Originally Posted by gilpdawg
I always thought it would look bad on Hank if Walt got busted, since it was right under his nose the whole time.
As close as they are, there's no reason for the feds to think Hank doesn't have an idea of what he's going. I mean, this is the case Hank has been on for years now, right? All the close calls and wrong moves Hank has made could definitely look like purposeful misdirection. I think he'll have to weigh whether to turn Walt in because it's the right thing to do, or let him go simply because of what it does to his family and the possible impact it has on his career, the possibility of being accused of being an accomplice, being a former DEA guy in prison with the dealers you've help bust etc. I don't know... Maybe that's too obvious.
I think he gives Walt some kind of ultimatum and tells him to leave town, disappear and never come back. At least that's what I'd do in the same situation. Thus, the diner scene with the fake ID etc. Or maybe Walt pulls off some science and fakes his death.
I haven't watched Breaking Bad in awhile.. the wife and I are currently watching the Sopranos (I've seen in multiple times...she's never watched it). I hope I have enough time to run through the whole series before the finale starts. It's probably the best show I've ever seen. Easily top 3.