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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching this episode and I didn't quite understand why exactly Juan Cartel killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive and he's not, is because I know ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Why don't they show subtitles for the Spanish dialogues?

I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad and I am currently watching season -3. One thing that I have noticed is that there are several scenes where characters talk in Spanish and some of these scenes are ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In 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 sell the car. Why ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...