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

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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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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Why didn't Walter White consume his own product?

Why didn't Walter White ever consume his own product in Breaking Bad? I mean he did once consume cannabis, is this because of work ethics or any alternate views?
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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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What is the meaning of the Four Corners scene?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 does Skyler put down a towel underneath her feet in Ted's house?

In Breaking Bad 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 ...
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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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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 Walt unharmed after throwing the mercury fulminate on the floor in Tucos office?

In season 1 of Breaking Bad, Jesse visits Tuco in order to make a drug deal. Tuco takes Jesse's meth, beats him pretty severely, and doesn't pay him. Later, Walt visits Tuco to make a deal and get ...
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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 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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What's with Puerto Rico and Marie?

In Episode 3 of Breaking Bad 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 ...
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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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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 does Walter use Lily Of The Valley instead of ricin?

In Breaking Bad Walter wanted Jesse to believe that Gus was behind the poisoning of Brock. Then why would he use Lily Of The Valey, at the risk of it being traced back to him? Won't using Ricin ensure ...
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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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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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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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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. ...
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The Walking Dead & Breaking Bad: Numbers VS Influence

The Walking Dead is a show that got 16.1 Million Viewers while Breaking Bad "only" got 10.3 Million Viewers at its highest. My question here is: how is it possible that one show, (Breaking Bad) which ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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), ...