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Why did Mike Ehrmantraut give up his life so easy?

Since very beginning, Gustavo's personal bodyguard and executor "Mike Ehrmantraut" is shown as a smart and an always aware man. Consider that Mike is an ex. policeman and a walking lie detector. Not ...
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Any indication that Gustavo Fring might have had a family of his own?

In Breaking Bad, as far as I understood, Gustavo Fring never really had a family of his own. It is logical from one perspective not to have anyone valuable to you when doing business of the sort. ...
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How did Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut end up working with Gus?

We know that Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad was a former Philadelphia police officer who worked as the Head of Corporate Security at Los Pollos Hermanos. How did he end up working with ...
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Why did Walt take a second job at the A1A Car Wash?

In Breaking-Bad Walter White leaves Grey Matter and becomes a chemistry teacher. What compelled him to take up a second job? Is there any significance of his second job?
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What exactly happened between Walt and Gretchen?

As we saw in Breaking-Bad there was something happening between Walt and Gretchen. Were they in love? If yes, then why did they get separated from each other?
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Who exactly was Don Eladio within cartel?

Gustavo's revenge on Don Eladio in Breaking-Bad must have meant more than just personal satisfaction for Gustavo. Was Don Eladio running the entire cartel or who was he in general? I assume if he ...
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Why did Hector kill Gustavo's partner?

In the flashback scene in Breaking Bad, where Gustavo comes to Don Eladio's mansion to offer business with his partner, why did Hector kill the young chemist?
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Deeper meaning to Hank's affection with minerals

I've always wondered what was the true meaning of the drastic shift in Hank's interests when he gets obsessed with minerals in Breaking Bad. There are answers floating around the web saying "minerals ...
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How did Gale Boetticher end up working for Gus?

In Breaking Bad, Walter needed money to support his family at any cost, however, how would a highly intelligent and independent man like Gale Boetticher end up working for Gus Fring? I know it was a ...
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Why did Jesse Pinkman end the 3rd season this way?

In final episode of Breaking Bad season 3 we saw Jesse Pinkman killing Gale. Why did he kill him and was killing the only option left?
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Why did Walter White refuse to help in S02E12?

In season 2 episode 12 of Breaking Bad, Phoenix, Walter let Jane die. He could have saved her but inspite stood there and watched Jane die. What was the reason behind it?
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Why does Walt refuse to ask his mother for money, or even tell her he has cancer?

In Breaking Bad, Walt always refused to take help from his mother and tell her about his cancer. Why did he behave this way, was there some problem between them?
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What is the meaning of text on Jesse's shoes in S03E12 in Breaking Bad?

In S03E12, when Jesse is walking to kill two of Gus's enforcers, the camera shows the back of Jesse's shoes and there is a text there. Right this scene. I think it says "PAID". I think this is yet ...
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How did Walt know where Lydia was going to sit?

Near the end of Breaking Bad the sinister ex-chemistry teacher was lurking in wait of Lydia as she walked in for a cup of coffee, and had placed the Stevia sweetener at an empty table that she just so ...
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Why did Walt have to teach high school chemistry?

We are given some explanation as to why Walt quit Gray Matter and thereby forfeited his opportunity to make billions (tl; dw --- personal issues with the co-founders). But is it ever explained why ...
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Why did Jesse Pinkman leave Walter White?

Walter White saved Pinkman many times on Breaking Bad and in the end Jesse only got free because of Walter. Then why didn't Jesse help him and left him there to die in the last episode?
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Did Mike ever kill an unarmed man?

Mike in Breaking Bad has a decent body count. But I can't recall him ever shooting anybody that wasn't a threat to him. Jessie, Walt, and Gus have all killed defenseless people. Has Mike ever killed ...
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What was Gustavo (Gus) Fring's back story?

Hank and the DEA managed to find documents to show that Gus was from Chile, spent some years in Mexico, then moved to the US. However it seems that we are never really told what Gus's back story ...
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Season 2: Why did Skyler stop being angry at Walt?

[Breaking Bad: Season 2] For a few episodes in the first half of the season, Skyler is going out everyday and giving Walt the cold shoulder. The reason is that she knows Walt is bullshitting her and ...
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Does Saul Goodman know Hank Schrader is a DEA agent when he comes to meet Badger at APD interrogation room?

I was watching the episode 'Better Call Saul' in Breaking Bad. It has the scene where Brandon Mayhew is sitting in the interrogation room of the APD and Saul Goodman comes in and the scene goes on. ...
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Does Better Call Saul contain Breaking Bad spoilers?

I'm one of those people who has a Breaking Bad box set they've not yet got around to watching... although I intend to soon. Somehow, I've managed to avoid all Breaking Bad spoilers beyond "the main ...
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Explanation about Hank Schrader's character as a brave law enforcement officer

I am from India and in our country, the law enforcement department (Police Department) starts the new recruits with same training. But later on based on the recruits inclinations and skills, they are ...
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Who tips Hank off about his imminent assassination by The Cousins?

In the episode "One Minute" of Breaking Bad, Hank gets a phone call from a digitally modified voice, telling him that he would be killed in a minute's time. Who initiated this phone call? Some ...
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Is the Los Pollos Hermanos eatery a real place or a movie set?

In overall Breaking Bad series, only 2 of the eateries of Los Pollos Hermanos eateries were shown. One in which the main events happen and another one is within mall or commercial complex which is ...
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How does the coffee machine work? [closed]

Can somebody explain how this absolute amazing coffee machine works in the lab of Walter White in Breaking Bad?
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Time taken assembling the meth cooking unit and again dismembering it in Breaking Bad

In season 5 of Breaking Bad, it is shown that Walter and Jesse collaborate with a pest control company. They would cover the house with plastic and while Walter and Jesse would cook within it. But ...
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How did Heisenberg know that Gustavo would himself come to kill Hector Salamanca?

In The Breaking Bad episode 'Face-Off', Walter White attaches a bomb to Hector's wheelchair with the bell acting as trigger. But how was he so sure that Gus himself would come to kill Hector? The ...
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Why was Heisenberg addressed as the King on many posters and images?

I watched Breaking Bad much later after its main telecast on AMC. But while it was fresh on TV, I used to see various posters or scenes being posted on various Internet portals and Social Networking ...
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Hank and Gomez getting footage of robbery at warehouse

BY the end of first season of Breaking Bad, we see that Walter and Jesse steal a barrel of methaphamine from a secured warehouse. At this point, Hank knows that there is some new player in town ...
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Walter White cutting crust off the bread

I am re-watching Breaking Bad for 2nd time and I observed that the first time in whole series when Walter makes sandwich is to feed Krazy-8 in basement. At this instance, he gives sandwich with breads ...
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How does Walt deduce that he was the prime target of the Cousins?

On Season 3 Episode 9 of Breaking Bad, Walt, after analysing the whole situation with Hank getting shot by the Cousins and Gus' intervention in the whole matter, goes to speak with Gus and says ...
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Breaking Bad Confusion

In the Breaking Bad episode where Walt plants the bomb on Gus's car, Gus stops dead in his tracks. After rewatching I noticed that Walter goes home and calls for his neighbor to go inside and check ...
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Has Gomez' goatee something to do with Walter in season 4?

In season 4 of Breaking Bad Gomez has grown a goatee. Is there some sort of link to Walter or something? It is after all his "trademark". So I thought they wouldn't just give anybody one, or am I just ...
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Why does Walter White wear the hat everytime when he acts like Heisenberg? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, why does Walter White wear the hat everytime when he acts like Heisenberg? Does it symbolize his attitude or something else?
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What did Skyler mean by “I wish” when Jessie said “Vamonos”?

In S05E07 of Breaking Bad, Jessie is at the car wash to retrieve the methylamine tanker, and he talks with Skyler saying "VĂ¡monos" -- The name of the pest control company they use as face for their ...
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How did Hank know about the bullet holes before removing the duct tape?

This question was never answered in Breaking Bad. Hank spent a lot of time (nearly 2 episodes) looking for an RV. And when he sees it in the junk yard for the first time, he knew in advance that the ...
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Why are most mobile phones set to vibrate in a TV series?

Is it a real thing or something made up? In Breaking Bad, most of the mobile phones vibrate instead of ringing. Do people really prefer to silence their mobile phones? Do they do it out of courtesy ...
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Was the name of the car wash A1 or A1A?

In Breaking Bad, why did Skyler and Walt say: "Have an A1 day"? Shouldn't they say: "Have an A1A day"? The car wash signs clearly reads: A1A, not A1?
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Did Gus greenlight the killing of the young boy? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, right after Walt and Jessie agree to work together for Gus, and later find out that the 2 men who killed Combo were using a little boy. That lead to a confrontation, and we learn ...
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Who knew that Walter White was the figure known as Heisenberg?

The episode Say My Name contains one of the most iconic scenes in Breaking Bad, wherein Walter demands that the gangster "say [his] name" upon realizing who he is. This is significant because ...
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What ever happens to Walt's job in Sandia Laboratories?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 13, we see a flashback scene where Walt and Skyler check out the house they plan to buy. The flat broker asks him about Sandia Laboratories and mentions to Walt ...
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Why does Walt “try to take credit” for his crime?

In Season 4 of Breaking Bad (Episode 4 or 5): Walt and Hank (with their families) are at Hank's place having dinner. At some point, Walt goes to the kitchen for another bottle of wine. He drinks a ...
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Where did Jesse get the ricin from?

In season 3 of Breaking Bad, towards the end of the season, Jesse learns that Combo was killed by two guys that are working for Gus. He tries to convince Walt to give/make the ricin so that he would ...
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How is Walter able to threaten Hank?

I mean, exactly what is preventing Hank in Breaking Bad to tell the DEA the whole story after he learns that Walter is Heisenberg? Also, when Marie tells Hank that Walter has paid for Hank's physical ...
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Is Chuck McGill mentioned at all in Breaking Bad?

Is Chuck McGill, brother of Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman), mentioned at all in Breaking Bad? Chuck is an important figure in the life of Jimmy McGill in the first season of Better Call Saul, but I ...
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Why did walt give up 1.5 million to work with Jesse?

In Breaking Bad, Walt had the opportunity to work with Gale and earn 3 million dollars. Instead he insisted on working with Jesse and split the money with him. He claimed it was because he didn't ...
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Why did the Pollos Hermanos attacks not bring more suspicion?

In season 4 episode 6 of Breaking Bad we see a Pollos Hermanos delivery truck attacked by cartel members. They leave the truck a shot up mess with no survivors. This event would have brought a lot ...
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What is the symbolism of the blue meth?

I know it's a plot device, making it Walt's trademark but why blue and not pink(man) or yellow. One user added, in relation to Marie's love of purple, that purple means widow and mourning in Thailand ...
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Why doesn't Walt tell Walt Jr the truth about Hank? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, Walt wouldn't want his son to know he was a killer at all but especially not to think he killed his uncle. Why didn't Walt say in Ozymandias (S5/14) the Nazi gang killed Hank ...
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Who was “The guy” Mike was talking about?

In Season 4, episode 5, Mike and Jesse are out checking drop points. At one point in the episode Jesse mentions he could be "The guy", Mike then pulls over and rants to him about how this isn't in the ...