At the end of the first half of this season, we saw the penny drop for Hank while he was looking for a little light reading material. At that point the end of the series was obvious: Hank will bring Walt down. Walt will get his comeuppance and Hank will be the hero. The show wasn't really about an amoral failure blossoming when confronted with his own mortality, it was about the seemingly loutish cop besting the luckiest man alive. But that's not going to happen now. We won't get that kind of satisfaction. I have no idea what we will get, but it's looking far more bleak than I imagined.