Jack and his team remain unscathed while Agent Gomez lies dead and Hank has been shot in the thigh. Walt begs Jack not to kill Hank, offering Jack $80 million in cash in exchange for Hank’s life. Nonetheless, Jack fatally shoots Hank and his men dig up all seven barrels, leaving one for Walt. At Todd’s suggestion, they take Jesse as a hostage in order to get information from him about how much he told the DEA. Marie tells Skyler that Hank has Walt in custody, and Skyler agrees to tell the truth to Walt Jr. When they return home, they find Walt packing and insisting the family leave immediately. Skyler resists, and Walt leaves with Holly. After taking full responsibility for the meth business during a call to Skyler that is monitored by the police, he leaves Holly at a fire station and assumes a new identity through Saul’s contact. After being beaten and tortured for information, Jesse is forced by Todd to help him cook meth.
Walt calls Todd to negotiate a hit on Jesse. Hank attempts to learn the whereabouts of Walter’s money through Huell. Todd’s uncle agrees to carry out the hit on the condition that Walt cook again so that Todd can observe him. Walt attempts to lure Jesse out of hiding by having Andrea leave him a concerned message. Hank intercepts the message, however. Aware that Walt has buried his money somewhere, Hank stages a photo to convince Walt that Jesse found the money. Walt panics and frantically drives to To’hajiilee where the money is buried, pleading with Jesse by phone not to burn the money, unintentionally confessing to various murders. Walt calls Todd’s uncle and demands that he and his crew come to his rescue at once. Upon seeing Hank and Gomez with Jesse, however, he orders them off, resolving to give himself up. Walt surrenders, but Todd’s uncle and his crew arrive. Walter begins screaming at them to leave, but seeing that Walt is in custody, they draw their weapons. After a standoff, both sides open fire as Jesse, in Walt’s vehicle, and Walt, in Gomez’ Yukon, cower down and attempt to avoid the fusillade of bullets.
Walt finds Jessie’s car crashed in his driveway, and his house unoccupied and doused in gasoline. He leaves a message on Jesse’s voice mail to meet in order to explain himself. Skyler pushes Walt to kill Jesse. Backtracking, we see Hank stop Jesse from torching the White’s house. Jesse agrees to cooperate with Hank, and videotapes Jesse’s confession. Jesse goes to meet Walt while wearing a wire. He instead calls Walt, refusing to meet and threatening to “get him where he really lives.” Walt calls Todd to say he has another job for his uncle.
Jesse refuses to cut a deal with Hank. At an arranged public meeting, Walt, Skyler, Hank, and Marie try to negotiate. When Walt’s attempts to negotiate with Hank fail, he leaves Hank and Marie with a DVD of Walt implicating Hank as the mastermind of the methamphetamine business. Walt offers Jesse money to leave town for good and assume a new identity. Jesse agrees, until he realizes that Saul took the ricin cigarette from him so that Walt could poison Brock. Jesse lapses into a rage and breaks into the White home and douses it with gasoline.
Hank reaches Skyler before Walt. He attempts to obtain a statement from Skyler, but she refuses. Walter buries his money in the desert at the Tohajiilee Indian Reservation. Lydia tries to convince Declan to use Todd as his chemist, but when he refuses, Uncle Jack’s gang kills Declan and his associates and take the equipment. Hank, unable to obtain information from Skyler or Walt, returns to his office at the DEA to learn that Jesse is being detained and questioned.
In a flashforward, Walter arrives at his dilapidated and fenced off abandoned house to grab the vial of ricin. In the present, Hank requests all files of the Fring case and matches the handwriting in Walter’s copy of Leaves of Grass with that of Gale. Meanwhile, Jesse throws his money away in a residential neighborhood. Walt’s cancer returns and after a chemo treatment, he finds his copy of Leaves of Grass missing. Walt immediately searches for and finds a GPS tracker on his car. Walt confronts Hank, and Hank reveals that he knows Walter is Heisenberg.
Walter meets with Lydia to obtain the names of Mike’s associates. Lydia partners with him to expand his distribution overseas to the Czech Republic. Walter takes the names to Todd’s uncle, who has ties with Aryan Brotherhood gangs operating in the prisons. The nine prisoners and Mike’s lawyer, including at least one ready to flip for Hank, are killed. Walter’s meth production runs profitably and uninhibited. Skyler makes another effort to convince Walter to give up meth production, and Walter ultimately relents. Walter pays back Jesse his cut of the planned methylamine sale, and ceases the production and distribution of his methamphetamine. The Whites’ children move back in, and the family seems to be back in order. During a lunch by the pool, Hank skims through Walter’s copy of Leaves of Grass, and realizes that Walter is Heisenberg.
Walter, Jesse and Mike meet with Declan, so that Walter can negotiate a deal to cook with Jesse and pay off Mike. Jesse decides to quit instead. Told to end his pursuit of Mike, Hank instead follows the lawyer, Dan Wachsberger, who is laundering Mike’s money. Dan gives in to the DEA, but Walter finds out and warns Mike. When they meet, Walter demands that Mike tell him the names of the nine people in prison whose silence Mike has been paying for. Mike refuses, so Walter shoots him.