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I've always assumed it's because Gus knows that Victor was seen at the house (the house where Gale Boetticher was murdered by Jesse Pinkman) -- remember that Victor and Mike had a conversation about the fact that he'd been seen (Mike was upset at it, and Victor didn't think it was that big of a deal). Gus isn't one to leave any possibility that he could be ...


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They were already moving forward (not necessarily literally, even though they were in an RV) with making the drugs in their current lab. Getting a new RV would have meant stopping that progress, taking a good chunk of money and spending it on something new, and starting over with a new lab in the new RV. Starting with a new lab would mean losing time in ...


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From this source: "Walt was right when he said that Gus is always 10 moves ahead. Gus didn't need to be right about his car being sabotaged; he was just smart enough to know that he was walking into what would be a perfect trap, and one he’d happily spring if the tables were turned. So he walked away." Basically Gus wasn't sure if his car had been ...


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The question is answered very well here in an AMC blog posting an interview with the actress who played Gretchen: Q: What’s it like have Bryan Cranston curse at you? A: Oh man, he’s a good actor. But it was easy because Vince Gilligan told us exactly what went down between the characters off screen: We were very much in love and we were to get ...


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He's a Science teacher. He understands the effects of Meth and knows how addictive it is. Besides, he was in it to make money. Never combine business with pleasure if you want to be successful. Just as Frank Lopez warns Tony Montana in Scarface, "Don't get high on your own supply".


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According to a review in the Wall Street Journal: The fly has become a symbol of the loss of control in Walt’s life, so its defeat is all that’s important to him right now.


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Walter Jr. starts calling himself "Flynn" in the Season 2 episode "Down". He does it to distance himself from his father. From Wikipedia: He grows apart from Walt due to his father's absences and bizarre behavior, being taught to drive by his friends and wanting to be called "Flynn." From a 2009 interview with RJ Mitte (Walter Jr.): Q: Walter Jr. ...


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It's a deliberate directorial device. We're experiencing the world through Walt and Jessie's eyes, so it allows us to appreciate their confusion, suspicion and fear through the powerlessness they feel when events are unfolding around them - with little understanding and consequent lack of control. We're left to interpret the body language (of which 70% of ...


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One could say that his hat is Heisenberg. The actual hat is known as a Pork-Pie Hat which grew into style around the 30's and 40's. Not exactly associated with major meth empires. The relation of his hat and Heisenberg can be rather simple, or it can be rather complex, depending upon how much you want to read into it and how much analysis you associate ...


27

Bon Gart's answer is correct. The viewer is supposed to be overwhelmed by the size of the pile. By not revealing the amount it's left to the viewer's over-active imagination to guess. Even Skyler doesn't know how much is there, when asked by Walt she replies: "I have no earthly idea. I truly don't. I just stack it up, keep it dry, spray it for silverfish. ...


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On talking bad aired directly after the finale Vince Gilligan stated it was down to a continuity error. When they shot the flash forward scene in the first episode of season 5 Walt wasn't wearing a watch. Therefore they had to have it removed. He also said there was an "artsy fartsy" which was that Walt didn’t need the watch anymore as he was about to ...


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Jesse has seen first hand how ruthless Walt can be to anyone he perceives as a danger. Mike and Walt had never been on good terms but Mike had always cooperated with Walt's schemes after some persuasion. The only glaring exception was handing over the names of Mike's associates residing in prison. Jesse knew how paranoid Walt felt about leaving those men ...


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This happens in the episode "One minute": Hank has a meltdown and beats the crap out of Jesse. Jesse ends up in the hospital and is majorly pissed. He wants to destroy Hank through a lawsuit and he also threatens to rat out Walt if he ever gets arrested by the police. Walt tries to make amends and offers Jesse a job partnership that is worth $1.5 ...


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They are visiting a shrine of Santa Muerte (Saint Death). In Mexico, she is a popular folk saint/deity who is the patron saint of (among other things) drug dealers and smugglers, and is often invoked to protect against violent death. Traditionally, a worshiper would crawl on his knees on his way to visit the shrine.


22

Yes they are all connected. Despite Hank's outward appearance of nonchalance, the incident with Tuco shook him a lot. It was probably Hank's first really violent fire fight and that left him suffering from a form of post traumatic stress disorder. He becomes more fearful and more fearful of further violence. Tuco's grill was a grisly reminder of all the fear ...


21

Exactly two years, by the end of the 5th season. Season 1 starts off with Walt's 50th birthday. When Walt comes back to Albuquerque in the end of Season 5, he starts of the day by celebrating his 52nd birthday: The show ends on the same in-universe day.


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The series was not really so much about drug use, and if Walter had been a tweaker then it presumably would have had to have been more so. Also, it would have overshadowed some of the ambiguities and nuances of his character; getting high would in fact have been a good explanation for some of his behaviour but having such an easy explanation would have made ...


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Yes. In the second-to-last episode of Breaking Bad, Saul stated: "From here on out, I'm Mr. Low Profile -- just another douchebag with a job and three pairs of Dockers. If I'm lucky, a month from now, best-case scenario, I'm managing a Cinnabon in Omaha." The first scene in Better Call Saul is that prediction come true.


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AMC's own description of the episode explains that at first Skyler basks in the luxury of Ted's heated bathroom floor but later Skyler stands in Ted's bathroom, fixing her make up post-tryst... Suddenly aware of and uncomfortable with the luxurious surroundings, she looks down at the warm floor, grabs a towel and stands on it. Personally, I took ...


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The Pontiac Aztek has something of a reputation. A bad one. It was Pontiac's failed attempt at making a crossover model: a midway model between a minivan, a pickup truck, and a full SUV. The public hated it, and it sold poorly. To add insult to injury, it consistently finds itself included in lists of the world's ugliest cars. So it was the perfect car to ...


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Did ‘The Walking Dead’ Cook Up a ‘Breaking Bad’ Reference? Robert Kirkman, a creator of the “Walking Dead” comics and a producer of the television series, said that the inclusion of the blue meth was indeed "a little Easter egg we were doing for AMC fans" (The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are both AMC shows)


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I can only guess at the answer, but here goes. You've already noted the episode titled Gilding Over All is a reference to Walt Whitman, and has the line many deaths I'll sing. It is no coincidence that both Walter White and Walt Whitman share the same first name. Even their surnames are basically the same: White and Whitman (White man). Walt Whitman was ...


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If you remember, Walt drove Hank to the "Industrial Laundry" that Hank had sussed out as consuming way-y-y too much energy and had these industrial air filtration systems from Germany. So he had a suspicion it was housing the meth lab - WHICH IT WAS. Walt insinuated himself into driving him, using his Aztek to get them there, and getting more and more ...


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This is because Jesse is a lot smarter than the viewers give him credit for. Initially, Jesse only helped Walt because of Walt's speech about Gus poisoning Brock with the ricin in order to manipulate him into not only giving permission to kill Walt, but to do it himself. Jesse, realizing these pieces fit believes him and helps Walt get the information he ...


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That story arc seemed like it was abandoned, but it did a lot to establish character relationships early in the series. When Skyler confronts Marie about her stealing, we see that Skyler is strongly against breaking the law, and that she encourages her sister to do the right thing by returning a stolen gift. We also see that Skyler can see through a lie when ...


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I'm sure it is deliberate. The realtor comments that there is at least one commemorative spoon for each of the 50 states. Marie's response is not out of the blue, but instead indicates that she noticed one of the spoons was from Puerto Rico rather than from a state. Rather than just say, "hey, that one isn't from a state like you said they were," she is a ...


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Everyone just assumes Walt is working constantly at the car wash. If you notice, it is very rare for Hank, Marie, and Jr (make that almost never) to even be at the car wash and with them being busy enough in their own lives there is no reason to suspect otherwise.


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I don't think he didn't shoot him because he forgave him. I think the main reason he didn't shoot him was because he has finally escaped Walts control. Throughout the majority of the show Walt had Jesse under his control. Walt manipulated Jesse in many situations in order to benefit himself. An example was when he poisoned Brock to turn Jesse against Gus. ...


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I'm guessing it's a mixture of respect and mercy with a good dose of honor among thieves thrown in. Jack's crew started out as underlings working for Walt. In exchange for their services (usually kill someone) Walt would pay them. Their last outstanding job that Walt had commissioned them to do was to find Jessie and kill him. This was a task that they ...



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