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What is the meaning of text on Jesse's shoes in S03E12 in Breaking Bad?

In S03E12, when Jesse is walking to kill two of Gus's enforcers, the camera shows the back of Jesse's shoes and there is a text there. Right this scene. I think it says "PAID". I think this is yet ...
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How does Walter know that Gus is the guy he was supposed to meet at the restaurant?

In Breaking Bad season 2 we have seen that Walter goes to meet Gus Fring in Los Pollos Hermanos, but exactly how did Walter White identify that Gus Fring who is the Restaurant manager is the guy whom ...
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Is it really possible to produce 99.9% crystal meth?

In Breaking Bad Walter White is known to be the master chef of blue meth, while yielding unheard of 99.9% purity. Is this possible or it is a big myth from the beginning?
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What is the prop meth made of?

I'm going to guess using the illegal drug would not be an option. So exactly which substance did they used as a prop for the crystal meth in Breaking Bad?
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Positive outcomes of Walter's actions

After watching Breaking Bad series twice, I feel that the net effect of Walter's actions is not so obvious (negative). I understand that a lot of innocent people died and there have been consequences. ...
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What is the meaning of the toy eye that Walter keeps?

There are a few episodes on Breaking Bad where a toy eye that Walter removes from his pool appears. It seems to be having some sort of judgmental meaning as if it sees everything that Walter does. ...
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Does Jesse go to jail?

This one hunts me down every time I watch the last episode of Breaking Bad. There are two points I argue in my head: Jesse is shown doing woodwork as if he is reborn and his life changes taking the ...
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Time taken assembling the meth cooking unit and again dismembering it in Breaking Bad

In season 5 of Breaking Bad, it is shown that Walter and Jesse collaborate with a pest control company. They would cover the house with plastic and while Walter and Jesse would cook within it. But ...
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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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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 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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Did Walter have intentions of staying alive after he started making millions?

At the beginning of Breaking Bad we observe Walt refusing to fight for his life and deciding to slowly wait for his last day. However, when he starts making "real" money, I think everything changes. ...
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Why does Walt leave the bar after calling the cops in Granite State?

In the penultimate 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 as he watches his old ...
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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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How realistic was the air traffic control mistake by Jane's father?

I still do not understand this part of Breaking Bad and really hope it was exaggerated. When Jane's father, heavily disturbed by loss of his daughter makes a deadly mistake while guiding air traffic, ...
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Why is Walt obsessed with Jesse?

As the question asks, why can Walt just not do without Jesse in Breaking Bad? At the beginning, he needed him to get into the business and stuff but later, Jesse only proved to be nothing but trouble. ...
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Hank and Gomez getting footage of robbery at warehouse

BY the end of first season of Breaking Bad, we see that Walter and Jesse steal a barrel of methaphamine from a secured warehouse. At this point, Hank knows that there is some new player in town ...
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Does Saul Goodman know Hank Schrader is a DEA agent when he comes to meet Badger at APD interrogation room?

I was watching the episode 'Better Call Saul' in Breaking Bad. It has the scene where Brandon Mayhew is sitting in the interrogation room of the APD and Saul Goodman comes in and the scene goes on. ...
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Why is Walter White such an effective negotiator?

There are several heated scenes in Breaking Bad where Walter literally buys his life out by convincing his enemies using precise words. But why is he so good at it, he clearly does not have 20 years ...
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How realistic was Gus Fring's last scene?

Always wondered about this one scene in Breaking Bad, when Hector blows up the hospital and we see Gustavo Fring walking out of the room while fixing his tie. We are then revealed that half of his ...
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Why are most mobile phones set to vibrate in a TV series?

Is it a real thing or something made up? In Breaking Bad, most of the mobile phones vibrate instead of ringing. Do people really prefer to silence their mobile phones? Do they do it out of courtesy ...
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Why did Mike Ehrmantraut give up his life so easy?

Since very beginning, Gustavo's personal bodyguard and executor Mike Ehrmantraut is shown as a smart and an always aware man. Consider that Mike is a former policeman and a walking lie detector; not ...
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What exactly happened between Walt and Gretchen?

As we saw in Breaking-Bad there was something happening between Walt and Gretchen. Were they in love? If yes, then why did they get separated from each other?
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Any indication that Gustavo Fring might have had a family of his own?

In Breaking Bad, as far as I understood, Gustavo Fring never really had a family of his own. It is logical from one perspective not to have anyone valuable to you when doing business of the sort. ...
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How did Michael “Mike” Ehrmantraut end up working with Gus?

We know that Michael "Mike" Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad was a former Philadelphia police officer who worked as the Head of Corporate Security at Los Pollos Hermanos. How did he end up working with ...
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Deeper meaning to Hank's affection with minerals

I've always wondered what was the true meaning of the drastic shift in Hank's interests when he gets obsessed with minerals in Breaking Bad. There are answers floating around the web saying "minerals ...
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Why did Hector kill Gustavo's partner?

In the flashback scene in Breaking Bad, where Gustavo comes to Don Eladio's mansion to offer business with his partner, why did Hector kill the young chemist?
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Who exactly was Don Eladio within cartel?

Gustavo's revenge on Don Eladio in Breaking-Bad must have meant more than just personal satisfaction for Gustavo. Was Don Eladio running the entire cartel or who was he in general? I assume if he ...
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Why did Walt take a second job at the A1A Car Wash?

In Breaking-Bad Walter White leaves Grey Matter and becomes a chemistry teacher. What compelled him to take up a second job? Is there any significance of his second job?
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Season 2: Why did Skyler stop being angry at Walt?

[Breaking Bad: Season 2] For a few episodes in the first half of the season, Skyler is going out everyday and giving Walt the cold shoulder. The reason is that she knows Walt is bullshitting her and ...
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Why did Walter White refuse to help in S02E12?

In season 2 episode 12 of Breaking Bad, Phoenix, Walter let Jane die. He could have saved her but inspite stood there and watched Jane die. What was the reason behind it?
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How did Gale Boetticher end up working for Gus?

In Breaking Bad, Walter needed money to support his family at any cost, however, how would a highly intelligent and independent man like Gale Boetticher end up working for Gus Fring? I know it was a ...
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Why did Jesse Pinkman end the 3rd season this way?

In final episode of Breaking Bad season 3 we saw Jesse Pinkman killing Gale. Why did he kill him and was killing the only option left?
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Why does Walt refuse to ask his mother for money, or even tell her he has cancer?

In Breaking Bad, Walt always refused to take help from his mother and tell her about his cancer. Why did he behave this way, was there some problem between them?
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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...
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Why did Walt have to teach high school chemistry?

We are given some explanation as to why Walt quit Gray Matter and thereby forfeited his opportunity to make billions (tl; dw --- personal issues with the co-founders). But is it ever explained why ...
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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 did Jesse Pinkman leave Walter White?

Walter White saved Pinkman many times on Breaking Bad and in the end Jesse only got free because of Walter. Then why didn't Jesse help him and left him there to die in the last episode?
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How did Walt know where Lydia was going to sit?

Near the end of Breaking Bad the sinister ex-chemistry teacher was lurking in wait of Lydia as she walked in for a cup of coffee, and had placed the Stevia sweetener at an empty table that she just so ...
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How does Walt deduce that he was the prime target of the Cousins?

On Season 3 Episode 9 of Breaking Bad, Walt, after analysing the whole situation with Hank getting shot by the Cousins and Gus' intervention in the whole matter, goes to speak with Gus and says ...
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Did Mike ever kill an unarmed man?

Mike in Breaking Bad has a decent body count. But I can't recall him ever shooting anybody that wasn't a threat to him. Jessie, Walt, and Gus have all killed defenseless people. Has Mike ever killed ...
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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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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 fine ...
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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 was Gustavo (Gus) Fring's back story?

Hank and the DEA managed to find documents to show that Gus was from Chile, spent some years in Mexico, then moved to the US. However it seems that we are never really told what Gus's back story ...
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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 “they are holding” mean?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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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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Walter White cutting crust off the bread

I am re-watching Breaking Bad for 2nd time and I observed that the first time in whole series when Walter makes sandwich is to feed Krazy-8 in basement. At this instance, he gives sandwich with breads ...
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Does Better Call Saul contain Breaking Bad spoilers?

I'm one of those people who has a Breaking Bad box set they've not yet got around to watching... although I intend to soon. Somehow, I've managed to avoid all Breaking Bad spoilers beyond "the main ...