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I always thought it was a pride thing. That, coupled with him wanting to live beyond his means. Throw in a dash of irresponsibility (or immaturity) into his character as well. When he thought the money came from his rich aunt that he never knew, he did the first thing people new to money do; he spent irrationally and bought a nice car. Just read any ...


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It is never stated exactly why Tomas died or who pulled the trigger/gave the order. All we can do is speculate on what led to his death. In my opinion, Gus gave the order as a way to say, "I make the rules, not you."


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True drug dealers or any business man know the power and influence of consuming one's own products, and good drug dealers and manufacturers "never get high over their own supply." Walter knew the influence drugs could have and as a chemist and synthesist, he knew it was too dangerous to consume even for enjoyment. Walter wanted to be someone big, famous, ...


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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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Walter is "in the business of building empires." There is a clear cultural separation where if you want to be in the business and earn the respect of people like Gus, you need to be firmly above the product. I think talking about the effects of meth, etc. dilutes this point. Walter isn't tempted at all; that would violate his vision of himself, and his ...


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I agree with the above stated answers that Walt didn't want to become addicted, needed to stay focused, etc. But I feel the biggest reason was his pride. I think he felt he was always better than those crank addicted junkies. This is evidenced on how he talked down to Jessie. Walt was a scientist "for chrissake!" and he wanted everyone to know this was ...


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I always took this to be about Mike. One of the biggest reasons Walt is upset at this moment are the "legacy costs" that you mention and Mike's insistence on paying them. This money is cutting into what Walt thinks that they should be making. Also, Mike says something along the lines of "I'll run the business side and the two you will just cook," which ...


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Maybe the its not the bullet as there is no bullet hole on his jacket and i am pretty sure the jacket is lying low. Maybe its the fragment that bounced of ground and hit near his appendix and further ruptured it. As taking bullet to the abdomen hurts bad and he can't really stay up that long. And as @alessandro.francesconi pointed out the 10 number maybe ...


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There is a little frame during the machine gun scene showing a "10-object" being hit by one of the bullets. In the very next frame, Walt has a jump while on the floor with Jessie. I believe he had been hit by such object. Now the question is... why the number 10? :)


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Walter never wanted to be addicted to the stuff he was making. He was already sick because of cancer and doing drugs could worsen his health and as Johnny has said in the answer above that being Chemistry wiz he knew the ill effects. He wanted to be alive and awake all the time so that he could take clever decisions and complete his job no matter how ...


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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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The following has already been brought up in a comment, though from a user who already vanished, and might just be a little addition to the other interesting answers, but it definitely deserves its own answer. There is actually this excellent article about analysing the clothing colors of many of the major characters in Breaking Bad, which also presents a ...


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My Personal Interpretation: Walt cares for Jesse Walt cares for Jesse, I mean, in the previous episodes when Tuco beats Jesse badly, Walt gets so worked up and goes to Tuco with full rage and destroys the place and gets the money (may be he wouldn't have gone to a place full of gangsters if it's just for the money especially a guy who cares about his ...


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HUGE SPOILERS, DONT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE SERIES TILL FELINA Breaking Bad is about 'Breaking Bad'. A Chemistry teacher who doesn't earn much but is perfect at what he does, loves his family and has cancer and is about to die. So, he kind of goes on a journey, a quest where he will do what he does best to earn for the people he love the most who will ...


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The existing answers have already provided some very interesting examples and I'd like to add a few small things, even if they're not directly referencing particular movies or not too obvious or relevant. Of course there's all the more general Western themes probably discussed in your links already, the whole New Mexico setting and the many scenes shot in ...


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Just another thought, which probably is nothing more than an interesting connection:


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As we know, Gus is an extremely careful and intelligent man and he is in fact always ahead of Walt and everyone else. And I think it was exactly the fact that Brock was poisoned (which we know Gus didn't do) that made him doubt the situation, which is told to him by Jesse during their meeting right before. Jesse: He's not sick, he was poisoned. Gus: ...


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I would first and foremost agree with the other answers that it was mainly his analytical thinking and careful consideration of all possibilities that made him recheck everything including that plate, once reminded of it by the trash. But I would also add another aspect. Walt probably also wished, if not looked, for a "valid" reason to kill Domingo. He knew ...


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No details were ever given in the show, but the implication was that Gus was part of the Pinochet government in Chile. See for confirmation this interview with the actor who played Gus: http://seriable.com/breaking-bad-giancarlo-esposito-reveals-gus-backstory-that-might-still-come-to-light/ which includes this: Gus was probably a guy who was a General ...


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I know this is a kind of old topic but here is a link that you might like! Walking Dead is a Breaking Bad sequel Basically, it is a research made by HitFlix that has gone viral recently. It shows that AMC's has been deliberatly putting signs that both shows are in the same universe, some fans going has far as saying that the blue meth is the cause of the ...


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This happens in the episode Ozymandias. Jack left Walt alive and left him some money because of taking pity on him, but specifically because of Todd. I remember him saying something like this, in that episode right after Hank is killed My nephew here, respects you. So on Todd's request Jack left him alive and left him one barrel.


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Think about it. Why are the trunks of cars checked at the gate anyway? Maybe because you might have something suspicious in the trunk which you might take out secretly, once you are through the gate and inside the parking where no one is watching you. But this was clearly not the case as Walt was supposed to be escorted right away by Jack's men into the ...


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Because, really, who builds a remote-controlled machine gun turret and installs it in the trunk of their car? There have been countless "meets" between good guy and bad guy in cinema and TV, usually in a remote location where cars are driven. Have you ever, once, seen one of those guys check a trunk? It was an original idea by the writers, so just give ...


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Because Kenny (who met him at the gate) was lazy and stupid and more interested in mouthing off about (his knowledge of) the car (which he might have been intending to soon own) than checking the guy they were about to (casually) murder. ..knowing Walter White is very smart I think Jack and Todd knew that, but it is arguable that Kenny felt he was ...


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The conversation between Skyler and Walter in Ozymandias about Hank goes like this: Walt is raving at Skyler, knowing full-well the police are listening: Walter: ..Tow the line, or you will wind up just like Hank. Skyler Walt. Tell me what happened. Where is Hank? Please. We need to know. Walter: You're never gonna see Hank again. He crossed ...


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This conversation took place on phone when Waly calls Skylar after Hank's death. I don't think Walt ever said that he killed Hank. If I correctly remember the exact dialogue he just said "You are never going to see Hank again", after which everyone bursts into tears, including Walt. Everyone knows that Hank was about to arrest Walt but Walt was still ...


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If this is about the phone call after he took Holly, the reason for the call was that he knew the police would be listening and he wanted to make them believe that Skyler was not a willing participant in any of his criminal activities. It was all fake, and she understood that. Some of the things he said were inconsistent with the facts Skyler already knew. ...



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