TV show portraying a chemistry teacher who contracts cancer and attempts to provide for his family by producing meth.

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Why did Gus kill Victor in Breaking Bad?

In Season 4 episode 1 "Box cutter", Gus kills Victor. Why does he do this? What does he gain from it other than scaring Walt and Jessie? Or is making them fear him his only motive?
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Why does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Season 3 Episode 05 - Mas, there is a scene in Ted's house, in the bathroom, where Skyler puts down a towel under her feet. In earlier episode Ted speaks about how the contractor talked him into ...
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Why does Walt go by Heisenberg?

In Breaking Bad, Walter White chooses to go by Heisenberg. I know that there has to be some significance behind both why Walt chose the name and why the writers chose that name as opposed to any other ...
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Is Walter White dead?

In the last episode, they don't actually show Walter White dying. They only show him lying on the floor. Is it possible for them to continue the story from there?
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What happens to the money used to buy the car wash?

During the end when Walt is found out to be Heisenberg, the DEA and feds went and seized all his assets (like his and Skyler's home) but what would happen to the car wash? Since this was purchased ...
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Did Mike's granddaughter get Mike's money?

When Mike died, did the DEA confiscate his money, or did his granddaughter inherit it?
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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...
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Why didn't Hank or Gomez call for help?

In the Season 5B episodes "To'hajiilee" and "Ozymandias", Hank and Gomez are cornered by Jack and his men in the desert. Once it's clear that they're both outnumbered and outgunned, why doesn't Hank ...
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Why Walter White can't use a TV in New Hampshire?

When Walter White is in New Hampshire, he was not supposed to have phone, internet, or TV connections. Why can't he use these provided he doesn't do something foolish with internet or phone? And how ...
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Why did Mike get out of the car after being shot?

Didn't he stand a better chance of fighting back, given he has a gun, and was good with it? Instead, he wasted the little energy he had left so he can sit at a river...
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Why the police do not keep an eye on Jesse after Hank is attacked?

In Breaking Bad season 3, Hank gets shot after encounter with two Mexicans. A few days earlier, he was summoned for his actions against Jesse and his badge and gun were taken. Following the attack ...
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Ho Chi Minh reference in Breaking Bad

In Breaking Bad season 5 episode 6, "Buyout", a reference is made to Ho Chi Minh. Can someone explain the meaning of the reference? Well, gentlemen, we're here to discuss your illegal harassment ...
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Can you explain the crawling ritual in Breaking Bad season 3 episode 1 [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the crawling ritual in Breaking Bad season 3 episode 1. It takes place right at the beginning of episode 1. Several farmers in a Mexican village are crawling towards some kind ...
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who was phoning in reports of Walt being back in town?

In the last episode of breaking bad, Skyler gets a call from Marie with warnings of reports that Walt has been sighted in town and is concerned he will come after one of them. She stated all sorts of ...
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How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In Season 5, Episode 1, Walt and Jesse meet Mike on a one-lane dirt track in the middle of nowhere, after Mike has learned from the doctor that Gus is dead. How did they know when and where Mike would ...
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Why did Walter tell Lydia that he poisoned her with ricin?

At the end of the very last episode, Walter picks up Todd's phone and answers Lydia's call. He tells her that he poisoned her with ricin. Why did he do that? Knowing that she'd been poisoned, Lydia ...
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Why does Walt want to retain Jessie as his partner?

In Breaking Bad series 3, Gus organises a whole high-tech lab so Walt can make large volumes of his high quality crystal meth. The lab comes with a competent and reliable assistant. But Walt ...
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What does Walt mean by 'Inertia'?

Towards the end of 508 Gliding Over All. Walt and Jesse are awkwardly reminiscing about their times cooking in the RV. At one point, Jesse brings up the point of how much money they had made at that ...
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How did they film the gun spinning scene?

In "End Times" (Season 4 Episode 12) of Breaking Bad, there is a scene of Walt sitting near the pool. He places his gun on a table and spins it. The gun ends up pointing at him. He spins it again, and ...
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How was the electromagnet scene filmed?

In the first episode of season 5 of Breaking Bad, a large electromagnet is rigged up in a truck, and placed next to a building. The camera shows the contents of the building flying across the room ...
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Why was Combo shot by a small child when the enemy guys could have killed him themselves easily?

Breaking Bad S02E11 started with the scene when a small child is wandering around Combo (the drug dealer). Then some bullies stopped by him in a car and stared at him, he got scared and called his ...
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How did Jane start suffocating after smoking heroin?

In Breaking Bad S02E12 I couldn't understand the last scene when Walter came back to Jesse and, while trying to wake him up, Jane just starts vomiting and suffocating. Was it because of heroin ? If so ...
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Loophole in Breaking Bad - Mercury fulminate scene

In Breaking Bad when Walter White brought that bag of Mercury(II) Fulminate to that drug dealer it was relatively a big amount of that substance but as it says on wikipedia it can even explode ...
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Explanation of the ending of the episode “Kafkaesque” (S03E09)

At the end of the episode Skyler says to Walt when talking about Hank (who is in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wounds at the hands of the cartel hit men), "Somehow, something tells me that ...
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Why does Walt leave the Bar after calling the Cops in Granite State?

In the second last episode - "Granite State", After talking to his son, Walt calls the cops and indicates his location. After that we see him having a drink just when he watches his old friends on TV ...
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Why didn't Jesse shoot Walt?

During the last few minutes of Felina, after Walt has killed the Nazis, he gives gun to Jesse and asks him to shoot, but Jesse doesn't shoot him. What could be the reason/reasons behind this ? It was ...
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What is the symbolism of the remote controlled toy car?

In Breaking Bad, there are various occasions where there is a boy playing with toy car. Noticed mostly when Walter and Hank talk (about meth or Hank's cases). In Breaking Bad everything appears to ...
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Why exactly did Walt leave Grey Matter?

Early on in the series Breaking Bad, it is revealed that Walt and Gretchen had a history together with Elliot in the construction of their company "Grey Matter". However, one day while on vacation ...
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Did Saul poison Brock?

Saul has been shown at Andrea's new house, where he delivers Jesse's money directly to Andrea. Both her and Brock are familiar with him, we even see him conversing with Brock. Also later in the 5th ...
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What is the deal with Walt's hat?

Walt seems to always put on his hat when he gets into the Heisenberg mind set/character. Is this the hat's sole purpose or is there a deeper meaning/connection to something else?
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What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?

In Season 5, Episode 14, there is a flashback scene at the start of the episode that shows Walt and Jesse during their first time cooking. When Jesse asks how much longer, Walt begins to explain that ...
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Why is there an umbrella man in this Breaking Bad song?

I'm curious why there is a guy holding an umbrella during the song "Los cuates del Sinaloa". The only explanation I can imagine is that it's a reference to the Umbrella Man. The "Umbrella Man" ...
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Is Walt really sorry for poisoning Brock?

In Breaking bad, perhaps one of the most dreadful things that Walt has done is poisoning the little kid. Ever since the incident happened it has surfaced up many times, but it's still not clear how ...
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Why did Mike shoot through Chow's right hand?

When Mike rescued Chow, who was being held hostage by cartel's hitmen, he asked if the lady to whom Chow spoke in Chinese can drive. When Chow replied that she can drive, Mike shot him through his ...
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Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?

Because Mike works for Gus Fring, presumably he should be all set financially. Also Mike is apparently loyal to Gus. Why would he need a part time job as a PI for Saul Goodman on top of his multiple ...
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Had they decided how Breaking Bad ends before they started shooting the series?

I just watched the ending of Breaking Bad, and it made me wonder, had they decided how many seasons, how the story unfolds, and how it ends, before starting to shoot the series, or did they decide ...
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The Walking Dead & Breaking Bad: Numbers VS Influence

The Walking Dead is a show that got 16.1 Million Viewers while Breaking Bad "only" got 10.3 Million Viewers at its highest. My question here is: how is it possible that one show, (Breaking Bad) which ...
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Why did Walt call the police?

He was supposed to be in hiding, and it was just a matter of luck that he wasn't caught... the police didn't check the inside of the cars, and 'his' was covered in snow.
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What does “they are holding” mean?

In season 3, episode 3, Hank and Gomez are in a low class bar where all the other patrons look criminal. Hank comments that two patrons "are holding", and maybe the bar owner is holding too. Does he ...
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Do Breaking Bad and Firefly have the same intro music?

I know that the intro for Breaking Bad only has a few notes in it but they are remarkably similar to those in "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly. If it is the case that they are connected, is there ...
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What happened to Saul's right hand man Huell?

In the last season of Breaking Bad, Hank and Gomez put Saul's right-hand man Huell in their custody and instructed him not to leave until they said so. A few episodes later Hank and Gomez are killed ...
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What is the meaning of the “fly scene” in Breaking Bad?

One of the Breaking Bad episodes involves a scene with a fly. Walter is obsessed by a fly in the lab and tries to kill it in order to keep the room clean. I was told there's a special meaning but I ...
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Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate?

Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate? What made him suspicious, sort through the garbage, and put together all the broken pieces of the plate he'd dropped?
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Why was Steve Gomez not promoted and did not move to El Paso?

Since Hank turns down the offer to return to El Paso, Steve Gomez is promoted instead of him. However, later in the series, in seasons 4 and 5, Steve Gomez is still in ABQ, working with Hank. Why is ...
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What was Walt doing between leaving Grey Matter and becoming a school teacher?

There is a flashback scene in which young Walt and Skyler are buying their house. Walt sounds very optimistic about his career opportunities, suggesting that they should not buy a starter house, ...
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How much time has passed in Breaking Bad?

Unlike some shows that generally keep similar pace with real life—where a season is a year—Breaking Bad doesn't seem to. Currently (part-way though season 5), the characters were ...
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How was Walt unharmed after throwing the mercury fulminate on the floor in Tucos office?

In season 1 of Breaking Bad, Jesse visits Tuco in order to make a drug deal. Tuco takes Jesse's meth, beats him pretty severely, and doesn't pay him. Later, Walt visits Tuco to make a deal and get ...
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Why did Walt leave his gun on the couch when Jesse came to confront him?

This question is about "End Times", the twelfth episode of the fourth season. When Jesse learned that Brock had been poisoned, he came over to Walt's house to confront him. Walt opened the door ...
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Why would Gus do business with Walter knowing his brother in-law was a DEA agent?

The first time Walt sold Gus meth was toward the end of season 2 after they met in Los Pollos Hermanos. Guss trait as a careful man is highlighted several times. One example was his straight up ...
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What time frame is shown in Breaking Bad?

In Breaking Bad Mexico looks very rural and the US also look rural sometimes. So I am curious to know what time frame Breaking Bad is taking place at.