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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 of Breaking Bad after they met in Los Pollos Hermanos. Guss trait as a careful man is highlighted several times. One example was his ...
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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 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 ...
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Why was Ted Beneke hiding revenue in Beneke Fabricators?

I understood that Ted was hiding revenue or misrepresenting how much the company earned annually in Breaking Bad, but I couldn't figure out why he was doing this. To what end would hiding annual ...
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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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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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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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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 does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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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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Why did Walt suspect Krazy 8 of hiding a shard of the broken plate?

In S01E03 of Breaking Bad, 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 ...
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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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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 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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Where is Walt's money?

So, Breaking Bad has finished. But where is Walt's money, which Jack has stolen?
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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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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 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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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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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 of Breaking Bad - "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 ...
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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 the Breaking Bad episode S04E08 (Hermanos) and I didn't quite understand why exactly Don Eladio killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive ...
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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 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 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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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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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?

In Breaking Bad 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 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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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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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 ...