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To get rid of Jesse. It's my speculation, i think Gus is not able to kill Jesse directly because of Walt. But he can create situation where he can get killed by his own. So killing Thomas is good way to make Jesse to create trouble for his own self. It was Walt's involvement which saved Jesse in the end otherwise Jesse might died that day.


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Given that Tomas was involved in the street level dealing of the Blue Meth and that as a child doesn't have much time to establish his or her reputation of honor; it is fair enough to assume Gus considered him a threat to company security. Dead men talk no tales.


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It's like deciding limits. Everybody has different boundaries, a thief can justify that he doesn't kill anybody so he is better than a killer. Similarly everybody sees different crimes differently. For someone tax fraud is nothing but gambling is OK or vise versa. Similarly Ted is also a person which has double standards, he justified tax fraud for saying ...


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Agreeing that there was a lot of ambiguity in what was actually shown, the interpretation I prefer is this: Tomas and his employers weren't able to end their association peacefully because they didn't trust him to walk away and not cause them trouble in the future. Maybe they tried to "fire" him and he didn't want to go, and the disagreement escalated ...


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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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