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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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According to this source, It is then heavily implied by Jesse that he was dissolved in hydrofluoric acid like his cousin Emilio. Jesse says in Season 1 Episode 7: "I got two dudes that turned into raspberry slushie then flushed down my toilet. I can't even take a proper dump in there. I mean, the whole damn house has got to be haunted by now." I ...


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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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Gale kept a diary of items related to the construction of the meth lab operation he performed for Gus. I didn't know this, but the Breaking Bad blog says the lab was originally for Gale alone to provide meth for Gus, possibly also for the Croatians, where the quality was expected to be low (Lydia's explanation to Walt about Gus' plans for Europe). Walt's ...


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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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I think it's about little things escalating to big things. The episode starts with Walt noticing .14% of each batch coming up short. He's detected Jesse's skimming but doesn't know it yet. The fly represents nagging doubt. A little minor annoying thing, which leads to a bigger thing (losing his shoe) which leads to a bigger thing (falling off the ...


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The exact reasons surrounding Walter leaving Grey Matter were never covered during show's run. The only in-show information to go on is from the Breaking Bad Wikia page for Grey Matter: ...he [Walter] was dating his female lab assistant, Gretchen ("...and the Bag's in the River"). For reasons not yet explained, Walter suddenly left Gretchen during a ...


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An article in the New York Times gives quite a few details from creator Vince Gilligan. In short: No, they didn't move a big electromagnet around. The real one weighed 3.5 tons, so they made a foam model. The jumping objects were attached to cables pulled by crew members. The cables were then digitally erased. It's also doubtful that such a scheme ...


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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 ...


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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.


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You are indeed right that Marie appears to have an obsession with purple, which is very clear in the earlier seasons (she's always wearing something purple) and as you've shown in your screencap her home is very much covered in purple furnishings. The origins of this obsession are covered in an interview with Betsy Brandt (the actress who plays Marie) by ...


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They are similar, since the intro and show music for Breaking Bad has a heavy southwest influence (according to the composer), and the music for Firefly... well, it's made for a western in space so there's going to be that heavy southwest influence as well. However... The Intro to Breaking Bad was written by Dave Porter and doesn't really have a title. ...


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Does it really matter? The police is probably going to find it and confiscate if it's on the meth lab compound. Anyway, these guys must have sold some meth by then and they have more than the amount they stole from Walt. But now that nobody from the crew is alive to tell anyone where they hid the money, it doesn't really matter. It might even be buried ...


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Pink Teddy Bear is an homage to the film Schindler's List, in which the color red is used to distinguish a little girl in a coat. Television critic Myles McNutt has called it "a symbol of the damage [Walter] feels responsible for. (source:Wikipedia) So the Pink Teddy Bear is always kept for open interpretation similar to Girl in red in ...



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