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

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Why does Hank throw Tuco's 'grill' into the river?

At the end of S2E5 of Breaking Bad ("Breakage"), Hank throws Tuco's 'grill' he claimed as a trophy upon killing him, into a river. What motivated him to do this? This episode shows Hank: get a ...
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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.
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What is the significance of the statue given to Hank?

Hank is given a little statue in one episode, which looks like a railway employee from his cloths, with the phrase 'know your enemy'. Which he hands over to his partner later. So what is the ...
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Why was Ted Beneke hiding revenue in Beneke Fabricators?

Understood that Ted was hiding revenue or misrepresenting how much the company earned annually, but I couldn't figure out why he was doing this. To what end would hiding annual income be? Also as a ...
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Why is Jesse's car's trunk going up and down in Breaking Bad?

In the first season of Breaking Bad, we can see Jesse's car's trunk going up and down a few times. Although one of those cases is when Walt and Jesse are locked in the trunk, another time it seems to ...
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Where did the ricin go in Season 4?

At the end of Breaking Bad Season 4, we learn that But if this was the case, where did the ricin go? Walt had already convinced Jesse that he could not have taken the ricin as Jesse had it with him ...
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Why were the villagers and the axe-wielding hitman brothers crawling towards a shrine?

At the start of Season 3 Breaking Bad, we see a bunch of villagers and Tuco's cousins crawling on their bellies towards some shrine where they put a drawing of Walter White as some kind of "offering". ...
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What are some examples of Walt and Jesse taking on attributes of the foils that they kill?

For instance: After Walt kills Crazy 8, he starts cutting the crust off of sandwiches. After Walt kills Gus, he starts greeting people from the drug underworld who visit him in his place of ...
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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Season 4 episode 6 Cornered, at one point, we see Skyler go the the border of four states and flip a coin. Upon seeing the coin land in one quadrant and looking frustrated, she then slides the ...
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Is the recipient of the ricin doomed after ingestion?

Does Lydia still have any chance to recover after being poisoned by a cup of tea with ricin in it? Is there no way she can survive this? I'm not sure, but I think Brock was able to recover from it ...
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Which episode marks the first appearance of Walt's hat in Breaking Bad?

I found an article that said that the first appearance was in season 3, but Walt wore it in season 1 when he and Jesse met up with Tuco in the parking lot. I don't remember this being the first ...
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What are the analogies/homages to Western Cinema in Breaking Bad?

Critics have drawn comparisons of scenes in Breaking Bad to classic Western Cinema. Vince Gilligan himself has spoken of such influences, and I was just wondering if there are any specific ...
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How does Jesse connect the dots in S05E11?

I'm struggling to understand the ending of Breaking Bad S05E11. At the end of the episode Jesse realizes that Huell stole the cigarettes and confronts Saul about it. At one point, Jesse flat out ...
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Why does Walt use tracer bullets for his machine gun?

As it can be clearly seen in the first and the last episodes of the fifth season, the ammo boxes in Walt's car say that there are tracer bullets in them. Why is that? It wasn't explained in the ...
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What does the wooden box scene signify?

In the final episode of Breaking Bad (S5E16), titled "Felina," there is scene depicting Jesse making a wooden box of some kind. There are shots of him whittling, sanding and staining the box. What ...
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What is the theme music of Breaking Bad?

Where does the theme of Breaking Bad (intros and sometimes during the episodes) come from? Is it a song or a short piece written specifically for this show? Also can it be found on any official CD ...
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Why is Walter Jr. being called “Flynn”?

Why is "Junior" in Breaking Bad all of a sudden now called Flynn? I thought he was dubbed Junior as he is also Walter White (Jr.). Is Flynn a middle name or second given name?
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Why did Walt destroy the Meth Lab?

At the end of season 4, Walt destroyed super Meth Lab of Gus. Walt already killed Gus, so what's the necessity of destroying the Meth Lab. It brought more DEA attention and some evidence collected ...
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What are the two “one frame” pictures in EP 7, Season 5 of Breaking Bad?

Just noticed that there's a one-frame scene after Jesse watching Skyler walked away in her car-washing warehouse. Just like the stuff in the movie "Fight Club". Is there anyone taken a screen shot of ...
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Why the episode Granite State has intro music at the end?

In the second last episode Granite State of Breaking Bad, something is very unusual, something which has happened for the first time in the Series. The intro music is played at the end of the ...
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Why is the connection between Hank and Marie and the colour purple?

In Breaking Bad, it is seen in a mass sense that Marie has the entire home decorated in as much purple as possible: (Best image I could find) What is the significance with this colour in ...
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How much money did Walt earn?

In S5E8 of Breaking Bad, Skyler takes Walt to a storage locker and shows him the enormous pile of money he has earned. I spent some time trying to calculate the total amount. By my math, the pile is ...
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How did Jesse know that Walt has killed Mike?

In Breaking Bad Final Season when Walt meets Jesse with Saul and asks Jesse to leave town, Jesse breaks into tears and says to Walt that why doesn't he tell him straight away what he wants or he will ...
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How did Jesse end up with the cigarettes in his pocket?

I watched the season 4 ending and the story is that Huell underhandedly replaced Jesse's cigarettes with an other pack. Jesse desperately looks for the ricin cigarette at the hospital and thus empties ...
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What do people think what Walt does now?

In Breaking Bad season 4-5, people are told that Walt has won a lot of money in gambling and hence they have bought a Car Wash and clearly Walt doesn't need to work anymore. But Car Wash is run by ...
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Relationship between Walt, Jesse and Gus

In season 4 of Breaking Bad, the relationship between Gus (and subsequently Mike) and the pair of Walt & Jesse is complex. Gus sets them up with a fully equipped laboratory to cook Meth, but ...
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What grade was the best batch of meth?

What was the quality (I believe it was percentage of pure product) of the best batch made by Walt in Breaking Bad?
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Breaking Bad: What's with Puerto Rico and Marie?

In Episode 3 of Season 4 ("Open House"), Marie is wandering around a house looking at spoons. The realtor spots her and then the following conversation happens: REALTOR: Hi. Can I answer any ...
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Is Breaking Bad inspired by Spec Ops: The Line? (or vice versa)

I've recently watched the season 4 finale of Breaking Bad and although it was hinted before, now the series took a sharp turn towards portraying Walt as a bad guy. I think it's great, as it is ...
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What happend to Walt's Aztek at the end of Breaking Bad season 4?

I think one of the lesser praised characters in Breaking Bad was the Aztek walt drove the first 4 seasons. It seemed like a very purposeful bit of 'casting'. That said, what happened to it? The ...
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Why choose an Aztek?

In Breaking Bad, one of the iconic items is Walt's original car, the Pontiac Aztek. It is featured a lot in the series and can be argued as a slight companion to Walt, accompanying him on his journey ...
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Where did this guy's body go?

In "...And the bag's in the river" (episode 3 of the first season): But we're not shown what happens to the body? Did Walt use the acid trick again?
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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. Whatever the case, there was the same book ...
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Question about Walter and the cigarette in Season 4 of Breaking Bad

What was Walter's reason for changing the poison cigarette with a mild substance and making Jesse's girlfriend's kid get sick? I think it is about psychological manipulation over Jesse, but it is too ...