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Why is Walter White riding on “A Horse with No Name”?

At the beginning of the Breaking Bad episode "Caballo Sin Nombre" (S03E02) Walt drives his Aztek through the desert singing along to America's "A Horse with No Name" on the radio, before getting ...
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Why did Tomas have to die?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Half Measure" (S03E12) Jesse tries to kill the two dealers who killed Combo using Andrea's little brother Tomas. But as soon as Gus gets behind this he intervenes and ...
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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 did Walt get shot?

In the Breaking Bad finale when Walt turns on the automatic machine gun in his car's trunk everyone gets shot who is standing or sitting in a chair because the gun was pointed at a certain height. But ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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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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Why did Walt tell Skyler he did that?

Why did Walt tell Skyler he killed Hank in Breaking Bad? Was Walt trying to send a message? Was he trying to protect Jack's men?
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Why does Walt leave his watch at the gas station?

In the Breaking Bad finale, 'Felina' Walt goes to this gas station where he uses a pay phone to obtain the address of Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz. After this he takes out his watch and places it on the pay ...
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Why did not the gang check the trunk of Walter's car on the last episode?

Why did not the gang check the trunk of Walter's car on the last episode of Breaking Bad? Well, they should have been cautious, knowing Walter White is very smart. They only checked what's in his ...
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What is the main theme in Breaking bad?

Like millions others I am also a huge fan of Breaking Bad. Recently I was telling someone about this show who has not watched it and I was asked "What is the theme?" This question puzzled me and I got ...
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What is the significance of Walt Whitman to a broader understanding of Breaking Bad?

Beware: spoilers for Breaking Bad season 5 below. These are the facts as I understand them: Leaves of Grass is a compendium of poems by Walt Whitman, an American influenced by Transcendentalism ...
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What are some examples of Walt and Jesse taking on attributes of the foils that they kill? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad Walt seems to take on attributes of the foils that he kills. For instance: After Walt kills Crazy 8, he starts cutting the crust off of sandwiches. After Walt kills Gus, he starts ...
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What personality traits did Walt pick up from his enemies?

I've noticed that, throughout Breaking Bad, Walt picks up certain attributes from everyone that he kills, e.g. Gus' ruthlessness and one-step-ahead approach, Krazy-8's ability to manipulate people, ...
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Why did Walter tell Lydia what he did to her?

At the end of the very last episode of Breaking Bad, 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 ...
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Why didn't Jesse shoot Walt?

During the last few minutes of Felina, the last episode of Breaking Bad, 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 ...
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Why did Walt call the police?

Why did Walt call the police at the end of Breaking Bad S05E15? 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 ...
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What happened to rest of 6 barrels of money? [duplicate]

In the finale of Breaking Bad, Walt killed Uncle Jack and his companions who took 6 barrels of Walt's money. After that what happened to that 6 barrel? Who got that money?
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Is the recipient of the ricin doomed after ingestion?

In Breaking Bad, 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 ...
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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 of Breaking Bad, the ammo boxes in Walt's car say that there are tracer bullets in them. Why is that? It wasn't ...
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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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What did Jesse Pinkman mumble in the flashback scene of Breaking Bad S05E14?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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In Breaking Bad how did the masked men break into Skyler's home?

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 ...
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Did Saul poison Brock?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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What is the meaning/symbolism behind the spider, when Jesse and Saul are waiting for Walt?

In the middle of the Breaking Bad episode entitled "Confessions", Jesse and Saul are waiting to meet Walt somewhere in the desert. As they are standing next to their car, the camera brings up a close ...
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Why does Jesse act this way in the Final Season?

I'm at season 5, episode 9 of Breaking Bad. Jesse knows that Walt killed Mike, and just told Walt that. Walt just lied to his face. He can see that Walt is completely transformed and just nuts and ...
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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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How did Jesse end up with the cigarettes in his pocket?

I watched the season 4 ending of Breaking Bad 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 ...
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Why does Walter use Lily Of The Valley instead of ricin?

In Breaking Bad Walter wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning of Brock. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure ...
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Would Mike's guys have gone to jail bar the bomb?

I can recall thinking something was a little off in the conversation in which Mike is discussing the hazard pay he sets aside for his guys, after Fring is dead and Gus, Lydia, Walter & Jesse were ...
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Question about Walter and the cigarette in Season 4 of Breaking Bad

In 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 ...
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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 the Car Wash is run by ...
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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. ...
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Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?

In Breaking Bad, 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 ...
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How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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Why would Lydia engage in Gus's criminal activities at all?

In Breaking Bad Lydia strikes me as a very risk-averse person. Besides, she is apparently a mother of a little daughter. Since she holds a position in the management of a large multinational ...
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What was Dan Wachsberger charged with (charge and evidence)?

What was Daniel "Dan" Wachsberger charged with in Breaking Bad, and what was the evidence? In Say My Name we see Dan in the middle of an 'awkward moment', with Steve Gomez and two other DEA agents ...
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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 in the Breaking Bad episode S05E07, after Jesse watching Skyler walked away in her car-washing warehouse. Just like the stuff in the movie "Fight Club". Is ...
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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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Why does Gus walk away from his car?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 End Times, at the end Gus walks towards his car at the hospital parking with his two bodyguards, with Walt watching from an adjacent rooftop. As Gus is approaching the car he ...
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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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Why didn't Hank connect the locations the blue meth had been found with Gus?

At the end of Breaking Bad season 2, Hank Schrader is showing a map to his crew. It contains pins for the locations that the blue meth had been seen. He noted that it was appearing all across the ...
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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 of Breaking Bad. When Jesse learned that Brock had been poisoned, he came over to Walt's house to confront him. Walt ...
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Why did Walt destroy the Meth Lab?

At the end of Breaking Bad 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 ...
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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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Why wasn't the HEPA Air Cleaner installed inside the lab?

The Industrial HEPA Air Cleaner built by Madrigal Electromotive GmbH was used to filter the chemicals from the air coming from the meth lab in Breaking Bad. It was obviously not a common item for ...
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Why did Victor die?

In Breaking Bad 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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Was Mike 'the Guy'?

In Breaking Bad, was Mike Ehrmantraut 'the guy' that Saul knew could get Walt and Jesse in contact with a meth distributor (Gus)? To refresh the memories, from the Mandala (season 2, episode 11) ...
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What was Walt doing between leaving Grey Matter and becoming a school teacher?

There is a flashback scene in Breaking Bad 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 ...
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Explanation of the ending of the episode “Kafkaesque” (S03E09)

At the end of the Breaking Bad episode "Kafkaesque" (S03E09) 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), ...
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What is the significance of the statue given to Hank?

Hank is given a little statue in one episode of Breaking Bad, 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 ...