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Questions tagged [breaking-bad]

For questions about the AMC TV show Breaking Bad, its plot, characters or other references

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Is there any meaning behind the shot of the poster of flies in Season 5 'Gliding All Over'?

At around 2 minutes into the season 5 episode 'Gliding All Over' of Breaking Bad, Walt stares at a fly on the desk lamp at the 'office' supposedly a little while after... Todd walks in and says "...
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Why didn't Hank arrest Walt as soon as he found out?

In Breaking bad, at the very end of season 5, Hank finds a book (Leaves of Grass) in Walter's bathroom. This book has a handwritten note reading "To my other favourite W.W., it's an honour working ...
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How can Skyler buy a $800k car wash

I don't get how an unemployed teacher can buy a car wash? I know it's just a plot, but do the writers ever refer to loaning the amount or justify buying Bogdan's car wash? Any money laundering ...
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Who rang up Mike to find out where he was after Dan Waxberg flipped?

In Breaking Bad, season 5, Mike's nine guys' lawyer Dan Waxberg is caught red handed by the DEA while transferring Mike's cash to his nine men's safe deposits. Right after that, we learn from a ...
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Why was Hank tagging trees in the college?

In S5E8, Hank talks about the job he had when he was on college and implies how simple, but easy the life was back then to Walt. Why that job is selected as the college job of Hank by the writers? Why ...
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Was Gus ready to have Walter White killed if he refused to cook after he shows him the lab for the first time?

I finished watching Better Call Saul. No spoilers -- but in light of the methods Gus employs to ensure the secrecy of the lab... can we retrospectively suggest that Gus would have had Walt killed if ...
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How does Walt know that Gus intends to kill him?

In Breaking Bad, season 3, after Walt kills the two dealers who murdered Tomas, he drives out into the desert where he meets Mike who then escorts him back to Gus's car. He suggests to Gus that he has ...
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Who portrays Walter White in the scene where he and Gretchen establish the composition of the human body?

In Breaking Bad, season 1, in relation to the dissolution of Emilio and Krazy-8's corpses, Walter and Gretchen are shown enumerating the various chemicals composing the human body. Supposedly it takes ...
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What did Walt mean to tell Jesse

In Breaking Bad, Season 2, later on after giving the 480K to Jesse, Walt goes round to his house once more and finds Jesse high, asleep next to Jane, then witnesses her throwing up and choking to ...
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Why didn't Walt use a sniper rifle to assassinate Gus in S4E12?

Rewatching the episode, the rooftop spot seems like the perfect place to set it up. Walt could have used it himself or just hired somebody. Why not?
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Why did Skyler mess up her desk at Beneke's in season 2?

One evening in Breaking Bad season 2, as Ted is about to leave from work, he stops by in front of Skyler's office to say goodbye. Ted appears to be attracted to her, just as one might say he did when ...
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Why does Gus drive a 10 year old Volvo?

In Breaking Bad, Gustavo Fring drives a 10 year old Volvo. Why? I get the whole narrative about him being in some sort of ultra disguise but ... the man's publically known as the owner of a massive ...
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How did Tuco know where to pick up Jesse?

In episode "Seven thirty seven" (S02E01) of Breaking Bad, while talking to Skyler who is taking a bath, Walt gets a phone call from Jesse which he dismisses due to Skyler's company. He looks out ...
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Why would Walter leave that book in the bathroom?

He was so careful about everything, why would he leave the book in the bathroom? Was it anything more than the writers just not knowing how to make Hank figure it out, so they came up with that ...
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Breaking Bad Czech references?

In Breaking Bad there seems to be a disproportionate number of references to all things Czech. In one episode Saul refers to "Thai and Czech women", in another Walt mentions travel to "Manhattan or ...
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How did they film the scene that showed Leonel Salamanca's amputated legs in S03E08?

In Breaking Bad S03E08 I see you, Leonel Salamanca, portrayed by Daniel Moncada, is shown sitting up, with amputated legs, on a hospital bed. The image is clear and seemingly full of honesty, leaving ...
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Is it really so cold in Albuquerque?

While watching the series I was wondering if it's really so cold in New Mexico that all the main characters almost all the time wear long sleeves. I checked the climate data for Albuquerque and it ...
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Why does Jesse try to burn down Walt's house despite the tox screen revealing no ricin poisoning

In Breaking Bad, Brock is poisoned by some substance contained in the lily of the valley, as the detectives admit to Jesse as they release him from custody. First of all, although Walt did indeed get ...
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Did Vince Gilligan or other major Breaking Bad participants acknowledge the Wire as an inspiration? Did any Wire people comment on Breaking Bad?

The two shows are often compared, and it's easy to see why. They have some common themes. They're both about the drug trade. They both deal with failing institutions: law enforcement on one BB side, ...
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How was Breaking Bad's “Intro” so short?

The intro to Breaking Bad is very short - how was this negotiated? Usually, and especially for more popular shows (in the later seasons), shows have relatively long intros. Breaking Bad's is about ...
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Would Hank have been able to let Walter Jr. off for attempting to buy alcohol so easily?

I can’t help but notice the scene in season 2, where Walter Jr. attempts to buy alcohol. His friends ask him to approach a man, outside of a gas station, and ask if he would mind buying them some ...
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Did Walter’s cancer really relapse at the end of Breaking Bad — or is it possibly his lie, to justify his behavior?

When Walter first got cancer at the beginning of Breaking Bad, we see medical evidence, and also have no reason to question this being true. Same when the cancer goes away: Walter’s anger — caused by ...
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What caused Jesse Pinkman to go spiralling down after killing somebody?

In Breaking Bad S01, Jesse and Walter were fresh in criminal world and had never killed anyone, so it was quite understandable that both of them would chose to avoid doing the job of murdering Crazy-8....
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Did Gus Fring really intended to replace Walter White with Gale when he asked Gale if he could cook Walter's formula Or was this Walter's fear?

Gus Fring initially hired Walter for 3 months for his service, which he later extended it to 1 year. Of course, he wanted Gale to learn Walter's formula and replicate it eventually since Walter was ...
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Jesse's real bad luck!

Why Jesse always coincidentally comes in contact with those people who are related to drug business or drug addicts. Even Jane who seemed like a real nice girl was a Heroin addict. If Jane would have ...
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Did Walter White's poor choices lead to his downfall?

Walter and Skyler were about to get divorced. But Skyler being calculating and manipulative knew that without money she would not be able to survive, so reconciled with Walter. He happily obliged in ...
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What is up with Jesse and kids?

Jesse from Breaking Bad had trouble with his parents (his parents looked kind and caring towards him, seemed like he screwed big time to annoy them) but he had some kind of soft corner for kids like ...
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What did Walter do that would make Gus want to kill him?

I don't understand what Walter did wrong so Gus wanted to kill him. Yes, I got the idea that Walter's behavior was unreliable and Pinkman was easily manipulated, so Gus decided to choose Pinkman. But: ...
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Why does Mike call Jimmy “Saul”?

In Breaking Bad, Mike clearly calls Jimmy by his alternate name "Saul" multiple times. In Better Call Saul, we see that their paths are crossed quite considerably before Jimmy even starts using his ...
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How did Walter White poison that character?

I've seen Breaking Bad complete series 2-3 times, but I never found out how I mean did he himself directly or did he let do the work? I can't figure it out.
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How did they film the final shootout scene from Felina?

The final shootout scene in the last episode of Breaking Bad is quite impressive. Since watching it, I've wondered how it was filmed. When stepped through frame-by-frame, the rounds appear to be ...
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What did exactly happen to Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad?

I've watched the super hit TV series - Breaking Bad & I've a question regarding one of the important characters in this series Saul Goodman. How did this lawyer die in the series? Did they show ...
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Why Jesse did not kill Gus in Salud episode?

Mike was injured, and Gus was unconscious. It was a perfect chance to kill them both. I thought Jesse wanted to kill Gus, so why he didn't do it then?
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How much money would Jack and his crew earn with the rest of methylamine?

Walt earned 74 million dollars with the methylamine. In Felina, Walt theorizes that Jack's crew is running out of methylamine. So by this time, how much money would Jack have earned with the ...
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What was Jack's motivation in Felina?

Somewhat related to Why does Jack let Walt go?; why does Jack want to kill Walt in the last episode of Breaking Bad? Walt shows up under the pretense of wanting to make a deal to teach Todd a new ...
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How did the emergency vehicles get there so quickly?

In the very first episode of Breaking Bad (S1E1 Pilot), Walt and Jesse drive the RV out into the middle of nowhere, New Mexico. They are many miles from civilization. The closest sign of human life is ...
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What does it actually mean to “break bad”?

What does "breaking bad" actually mean, and in which context has the creator used the term for the title of the TV series Breaking Bad (2008-2013).
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Breaking Bad S4E10 “Salud” Walter Jr's jacket [closed]

At the beginning of episode 10 of season 4 Walter Jr was shown a surprise birthday present. He was wearing an orange jacket. Is it an Aperture Science Jacket from the game Portal/Portal 2? Image of ...
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When Walter and Jesse get stranded in the desert, could they have made the walk?

In Breaking Bad S02E09, Walt and Jesse go to the desert to cook meth and they drive approximately 15 miles/24 km down a dirt road. Midways cooking, they realize the car battery is dead, and manage to ...
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Why does Zootopia have an intentional Breaking Bad reference?

When Judy is looking up on the case she finds, along with Nick, that there's a laboratory in a vehicle which processes a blue chemical to be sold in the market. While the chemist is making the ...
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Why did Walter White decide to become a teacher after Gray Matter? [duplicate]

If anything that I have learned from Walter White's character in Breaking Bad, it is his love for lab and chemistry. After leaving Gray Matter, why didn't he continue his research, or decide to start ...
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Why does Saul Goodman have to go into hiding?

I haven't quite catched the reason why Saul Goodman has to go into hiding at the end of Breaking Bad. He has commited crimes, yes, but I don't know how somebody could prove them. He's a lawyer, he ...
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Why was Walt so careless in this situation?

Why was Walt not concerned about getting dirt in the methylamine? Throughout Breaking Bad we are shown how pedantic Walt is with contamination. But in the train heist in season 5, we see copious ...
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What happened to Victor's car?

In Breaking Bad S04E01, Box Cutter- What happened to Victor's car? He left it at the crime scene, when he jumped in Jesse's car. Doubtful that anyone drove him, as he dashed over there at top speed. ...
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Why did Walt kill the drug dealers?

In Breaking Bad, Season 3 Episode 12 (Half Measures), Jesse is incensed with the rival drug dealers for using children (in particular Tomás) to do their killing and selling. Gus orders the dealers "No ...
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How could you explain that Hank Schrader did know about altercation between Mike Ehrmantraut and Tuco?

In Breaking Bad season 2 episode 2, Hank lists criminal records of Tuco but does not tell about the altercation between Mike and Tuco on the season 2 of Better Call Saul. How can this be possible?
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In Breaking Bad season one, A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal, why don't they roll the barrels?

In S1:E7 of Breaking Bad, Walter and Jesse steal a barrel of methylamine. When they take them from the warehouse, they choose to carry the barrel between the two of them, which looks grueling. Is ...
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When sending the picture, how did Jesse know Walt put his money in a black barrel?

In the last season of Breaking Bad, Jesse has an idea on how to fool Walt and find where he hides his money, to help out Hank catches him. Jesse sends a picture to Walt showing money in the exact same ...
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Origin of Saul Goodman's Name

In season one of Better Call Saul, we hear James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill, Esq. say "'s all good, man" to another person as a joke. While this seems to be the origin, is it ever hinted at on Breaking Bad ...
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How old is Mike's granddaughter?

Mike's granddaughter seems to be younger in Breaking Bad than she is in Better Call Saul. Is this just one of those things that gets changed in order to make the story line work?