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This happened towards the end of Series 5 of Breaking Bad.

Hank had just been killed; Walt was on the run and the police were trying to track him down; Skyler was under investigation by the police for suspected involvement with Walt's schemes.

But one night masked men (who we know to be Jack's men) managed to break into Skyler's home and threaten her.

The police witnessed an angry tirade over the phone from Walt to Skyler and were aware how dangerous he was. I believe we even see that Marie's house was protected by armed-guards at the time. So why did the police not protect Skyler's home? And, if they did, how did the break-in occur?

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It doesn't show how they got in, but I assumed it was from the window in the baby's room since that's how they left. If it wasn't safe to get in that way (due to the cops outside) then they wouldn't have left that way so I'd say it was clearly the baby's room window. – DustinDavis Mar 25 '14 at 16:30
Are we certain that her house was actually being guarded by the police? – Urbycoz Mar 25 '14 at 16:59
yes, we ARE because right before the scene with the men, we see the cops sitting outside. That was the whole purpose. – DustinDavis Mar 25 '14 at 17:27
Useless cops then. – Urbycoz Mar 26 '14 at 9:08
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We aren't really meant to know how Jack's men managed to get into their home, specifically into the baby's room, and the scene is supposed to show how skilled Jack's men are at getting to people, even if they're under police surveillance. We're supposed to feel the same dread and confusion Skyler feels by not fully understanding how they were able to get in, simply knowing that they can and will.

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