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

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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 ...
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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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“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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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 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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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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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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Did the cousins intend to return for their Mercedes?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Season 3, Episode 1), they turn their Mercedes in at a humble farm and take clothes from the line to swap for their suits, as the ...
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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 (Season 3, Episode 1), they are at one point riding in the back of a truck (concealed within walls made from bales of hay). A young ...
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Why didn't Hank connect the locations the blue meth had been found with Gus?

At the end of 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 south west, but ...
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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. 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 ruthless at this ...
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Was Gus planning to kill Walt from the start?

Obviously, when Walt shot two of Gus' trustworthy men, Gus wanted to kill Walt and have Gale replace him after learning his formula. However, around the time Gus offers Walt '3 million dollars for 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 the series, 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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Why does Walter try to poison Brock with Lily Of The Valley when he could with ricin?

He wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure that Jesse believes Gus did ...
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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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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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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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Why does Walt leave his watch at the gas station?

In the Series 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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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 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 shot of a big ...
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What is the significance of Walt Whitman to a broader understanding of Breaking Bad?

Beware: spoilers for 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 and ...
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Why would Jesse and his junkie friends wear knitted caps?

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 a knitted cap, ...
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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. 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 for suspected ...
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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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Where is Walt's money?

So, the series has finished. But where is Walt's money, which Jack has stolen?
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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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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 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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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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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 does Jack let Walt go?

In Breaking Bad S5 E14, Jack not only lets Walt go, but also leaves a barrel of money to him after killing Hank. I don't understand why he would do this. Jack says that, with 7 barrels of money, he ...
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What happens to the money used to buy the car wash?

During the end when Walt is found out to be Heisenberg, the DEA and feds went and seized all his assets (like his and Skyler's home) but what would happen to the car wash? Since this was purchased ...
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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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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 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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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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Why did Mike get out of the car after being shot?

Didn't he stand a better chance of fighting back, given he has a gun, and was good with it? Instead, he wasted the little energy he had left so he can sit at a river...
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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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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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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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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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How did Walt and Jesse know where to intercept Mike?

In 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 where Mike would ...
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Why did Walter tell Lydia that he poisoned her with ricin?

At the end of the very last episode, 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 poisoned, Lydia ...
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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 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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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 ...