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Why did Jack leave some money for Walt? [duplicate]

Why did Jack leave a barrel of money for Walt? This happened towards the end of Season 5! Did Jack take pity on Walt because he was dying of cancer again? Or did he try to make sure Walt didn't come ...
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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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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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Did crushing the “crystal ship” really destroy all the evidence?

In Breaking Bad, when Hank is tricked away from Walt and Jesse's RV by a fake phone call from the hospital, the RV is crushed. Hank acts as if nothing useful for him could be found among the pieces of ...
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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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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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Garage in Breaking Bad

Why Walt always parked the car outside the garage? because he had a huge garage! Is this normal in USA?
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Back-story of the “crawling worshippers” in S3 of Breaking Bad? [duplicate]

One of the early S3 episodes opens with men and women crawling across a town. Crawling up a road. The car with Tuco's cousins pulls up, they both get out and start crawling too. Towards what ...
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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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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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How did Walt earn 70 M+ USD?

I have just finished watching Breaking Bad, and I am wondering how Walt earned 70 M usd (8 barrels) since most he earned was 7 M per year with Gustavo (I remember his wife calculated it per year, he ...
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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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Which is the first sign that indicates that Walt is not doing it for the family anymore?

In Breaking Bad, Walt turns into a dangerous, egotistical, manipulative and most-wanted Man from a mild mannered, docile, family man. He did start the whole thing for his family, but soon lost his ...
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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 Hank not associate THE CAPN with 'Captain Cook'?

In one of the opening Breaking Bad episodes, Walt rides along with Hank and Steve as they raid a meth lab with information that they will discover 'Captain Cook'. Hank and Steve are having a wager on ...
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Why was Breaking Bad put in 6 seasons (on DVD, in Australia)?

I became a fan of Breaking Bad after it had ended (I detest watching series with a continuity that is ruined by being cancelled). So at that time, I went and ordered the boxed set of all 6 seasons. ...
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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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How did Saul find Walt?

This moment from S2E8 ("Better Call Saul") has been nagging me for a while. Saul enters Walt's classroom: Walt: How did you find me? Saul: We should talk about that. It should be much, much ...
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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 did Hank find under Walt's car in S2E2 (Grilled) and why was it there?

I missed it the first time I watched the series but on a second watching I just noticed after Walt goes missing (taken by Tuco), Hank goes to Walt's house with the APD detective to ask Skyler some ...
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What did the Meth Head think he was digging for?

In Cornered (Season 4. Ep. 6) of Breaking Bad, Jesse has been assigned to help Mike. They are covering a house with a pair of heavy meth users who happen to have 3 pounds of the blue meth, but did ...
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What mass is a 'teenth?

What is the mass of a 'teenth? Many characters in Breaking Bad use this term when referring to a small bag of crystal meth (which at one point, when Jesse is buying from the guys that arranged for ...
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Why did the cousins murder the other people in the smuggling truck?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they are at one point riding in the back of a truck (concealed within walls made from bales of ...
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Did the cousins intend to return for their Mercedes?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they turn their Mercedes in at a humble farm and take clothes from the line to swap for their ...
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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 was Tuco willing to buy from Walt & Jesse?

Why was Tuco Salamanca willing to buy crystal meth. from Walter 'Heisenberg' White & Jesse Pinkman? I mean, obviously he was a distributor of crystal meth. and they were manufacturers of some ...
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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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Was Gus planning to kill Walt from the start?

Obviously, when Walt shot two of Gus' trustworthy men in Breaking Bad, Gus wanted to kill Walt and have Gale replace him after learning his formula. However, around the time Gus offers Walt '3 ...
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Breaking Bad special episodes

I got all five seasons of Breaking Bad. I use Series Guide to see what to watch next. The special episodes are missing, I want to get them but first I have few question about them. Special 1 Good ...
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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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What's the original use of the “meth cooking tent”? [closed]

In Breaking Bad a tent made of plastic wrap(?) with rigid rods is used for meth cooking: Since it's definitely not sold for that purpose in hardware stores, what's the original purpose of it? Can ...
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“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In Breaking Bad, Walter says in the final season I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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Does Jack Welker's hairstyle convey any meaning?

Jack Welker's hairstyle is different from his gang members', and probably different from anyone else's in Breaking Bad serial. Does his hairstyle have any specific meaning, like his status as a gang ...
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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 would Jesse and his junkie friends wear knitted caps?

In Breaking Bad Jesse and his junkie friends always wear knitted caps, even when it is really warm and nobody else wears anything like that. Also when Jesse returns from the rehab, he no longer wears ...
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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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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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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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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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Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...