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Why didn't Walter go with Skyler to Hank's house for safety?

In Breaking Bad S04E12 "End Times", Walter doesn't go to Hank's house for safety together with Skyler. In the previous episode, after he brought Walt to the desert, Gus threatens to kill ...
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Why is Hank shocked when he discovers the origin of the money for the treatment?

In Breaking Bad season 5, episode "Confessions," Hank discovers that his treatment was paid for by Walt's drug money instead of his insurance. Why does he have to be so shocked? What's the ...
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Why didn't Gus kill Walt in the desert in "Crawl Space"?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Crawl Space" (S04E11), why didn't Gus kill Walt in the desert? Just kill Walt and force Jesse to cook by threatening Andrea, Brock, or someone else. Many people ...
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Why did The Cartel try to steal Gus's chemical supply?

I'm only on season 4, episode 6 but they've done it three times now, once in the warehouse in S3E13 Full-Measure, one in S4E4 Bullet Points and now again. What do they gain by sabotaging Gus's ...
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Why did the cousins decide to attack Hank

Why did the cousins decide to attack Hank ? Yes , I know Hank killed Tuco but don't they know that attacking him will cause the Mexican government to go after the cartel ? Or do they know that fact ...
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Were the air traffic controller’s actions intentional?

In Breaking Bad season 2's ending, Jane’s father, Donald, returns to work as an air traffic controller.  In the Breaking Bad wiki, it states that he’s distracted by Jane’s death.  However, every time ...
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Why did Jessie get mad at Walter for destroying the RV

In Breaking Bad S3EP6, Walter knows Hank is looking for the RV so he reaches for the car first. Badger and his cousin were there when Walt explained his reason for wanting the car to be destroyed. ...
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Did Mike Ehrmantraut ever laugh? Or even come close to it?

Guessing that interacting with his niece Kaylee might be the only time he lets down his guard, I found a Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul mashup on YouTube where Ehrmantraut smiles seemingly to himself. ...
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Is there any significance in the major characters of Breaking Bad having colors in their surnames?

Walter White (and his family)'s surname is a color. Jesse Pinkman's surname has a color in it. Is there any significance in this?
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Who was watching Walt outside his house in season 2?

In this video from Breaking Bad Walt starts off with: "How would he know where I live?" (referring to someone in a car outside his house earlier) Is it ever ...
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Why does Gus Fring speak bad Spanish but good English?

Why does Gus Fring speak bad Spanish (with the accent of a stereotypical bad beginning American student) but good (perfectly American accented) English? The out-of-universe explanation would be that ...
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At what point in Better Call Saul does the first scene of Breaking Bad take place in?

At what point in Better Call Saul does the first scene of Breaking Bad take place? I am not talking about the flash-forward scene that the first episode (pilot?) starts with, which is Walter White in ...
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How much of a role did cancer/chemo have in Walt's behavior?

It seems to me that Walt could have worked at a very high salary for Gus, solving his financial problems without too much risk to Walt and after all, he begged the reluctant Gus for this arrangement. ...
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Did Walt's final victory over Gus reflect luck or Walt actually outsmarting Gus?

(Spoilers in a general way) Walt was well aware of Gus' world-class intelligence and beyond that, almost supernatural intuition -- somehow Gus, for no reason a normal person would have access to, knew ...
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Why did Mike use a bank to pay his people?

Why did Mike use a bank to pay his people in Better Call Saul? Was not this his undoing, using a lawyer using a legit institution? Why not have someone else use multiple dead drops which was the ...
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Did Walt know the neo-nazis would kill him and if so, what was the reason?

If the reason is really obvious, then the neo-nazis would not have let him in the gate -- they must have thought that Walt thought they might do business. So then, what was the motivation of the ...
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Why did the twins shoot the arms dealer?

My sense is, at the very least, they resented the superfluous chit-chat about the hooker the dealer planned to meet or perhaps the prurient details. This might have been satisfying to the viewer who ...
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In Better Call Saul, Jimmy first has some idea of the existence of Gus Fring -- how does he get to actually know of him?

In Season 6, Episode 8 of Better Call Saul, Lalo sends (it turns out) Kim to shoot Fring -- at this point, Jimmy has no idea who Fring is, I believe. The killing of course does not occur. But it is ...
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When Gale says, a month and Victor says, in front of Fring, 2 weeks, was that the beginning of the end for Victor? [duplicate]

This is major spoilers for season 4, episode 1. The exchange in question occurs at the beginning of Boxcutter. Fring asks Gale when he thinks he will be ready to start production and when Gale says a ...
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Did Jesse ever use Walter's first name?

IIRC, even when very angry at White or referring to him in the third person (as when he was discussing him with Hank and Gomez) he called him always "Mr. White." If I am correct, I think at ...
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Why did the staff at Hector's nursing home continue to admit Fring?

Superficially, the idea seems to be that here is the helpless invalid who in addition to all of his health issues is made to periodically endure visits from Fring, his worst enemy. But Hector not only ...
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How important was the train heist in Walt's survival at the hands of Jack's gang in the desert?

I have been puzzled the crazy generosity of the out-and-out criminal Jack when the gang had murdered the agents and were taking the barrels of money. There was a good reason to kill Walt (he was a ...
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Did Star Trek: Lower Decks just make a reference to Breaking Bad?

In Star Trek: Lower Decks S3E9 "Trusted Sources", there are repeated and frequent references to a pie eating contest about to be held. Mariner is covered in blueberry pie filling and keeps ...
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Why didn't the Cousins attack Hank at the same time?

In Breaking Bad, cousins were experienced hitmen and had been planning this attack for some time. It seems extremely sloppy that they didn't coordinate before the attack. I know it had to happen this ...
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The Box Jesse Made in Breaking Bad

In Breaking Bad, Jesse attends an addiction circle for drug addicts where they share their experiences and things and in the episode “Kafkaesque“ Jesse talked about a box he made. At first, he says he ...
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How did Gus fulfil his promise that Hector et al wouldn't return?

I already forgot this particular storyline. In Better Call Saul S03E04, Gus assures Lyle and the other Los Pollos Hermanos employees that Hector Salamanca, Ignacio Varga, et al wouldn't return: "...
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Why don't we see Lyle from BCS in BB? [closed]

There's this character in Better Call Saul named Lyle, who is a Los Pollos Hermanos employee, and who is not in Breaking Bad. Last I checked, I think we'd expect Lyle to still be alive and continue ...
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Was Walt protected or caught sooner due to his relationship with Hank?

In a way, it seems so contrived that Walt would become involved with meth with a DEA agent as a brother-in-law except of course that was how he found out about Jesse. But the big question in my mind ...
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Is it plausible that Walt was hit without feeling it?

In the final episode, he notices the blood and this seems to be the first time he knows he has been hit. Is there a way a huge round like that could hit a person anywhere without them feeling some ...
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Why would Gus get involved with Walt?

Spoiler for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul (up to Season 6 Episode 11) In Breaking Bad Season 2, Walt has produced a lot of Blue Meth in the desert together with Jesse. They get via Saul and Mike ...
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Were Gale and Pryce meant to be similar characters?

Both Gale and Pryce were people involved in the legitimate world of "chemistry" who both without any pressure became involved in criminal activities. They had, I think, similar personalities ...
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Is it a coincidence that Gale and the engineers who made the underground lab were all Germans?

I see no indication that Gale knew the Germans. Perhaps it is Madrigal that connected Gus with both Gale and the engineers? Maybe Lydia in particular?
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When did Gus start taunting Hector?

In Better Call Saul it seems like Gus started taunting Hector even before Hector could communicate and if so, did he not tip his hand? In On the other hand, if Gus started to taunt Hector early, his ...
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How does Victor get away with saying "Two weeks..." to Gale in front of Gus?

In S4E1 ("Boxcutter")and Gus asks when things will be up and running, Gale says, In a month and Victor says, Two weeks. Gale then reluctantly agrees. Gus says nothing. This seems like fairly ...
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Is Tuco in over his head within the cartel?

It seems like everyone at the higher levels of the cartel in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul is pretty intelligent; in particular, they are smart enough to avoid doing impulsive things that endanger ...
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Why did Mike hit Walt when he asked for Mike's help in killing Fring?

I am referring to the bar scene where Walt asks just to be given access to Fring and Walt would do the actual shooting (or whatever). I initially thought Mike was trying to show Walt just how ...
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Is a disappearer original to Breaking Bad?

I am not asking if such people really exist although there are certainly people who will provide false documents -- I am asking if this profession was invented by the writers of Breaking Bad (which of ...
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White supremacists -- is there any indication of ideology or are they just a criminal gang?

The gang that Walt has in employed Breaking Bad season 5 show a strange moral code -- leaving him 10 million dollars is extremely unusual behavior for criminals but might be consistent with actual ...
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Why didn't Jesse consider using the dangerous chemicals around him to escape?

When Jesse was imprisoned in Breaking Bad, it does not look like he considered using the dangerous chemicals he had access to as a weapon or to assist in his escape: for example, he could have simply ...
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Could Hank really have pulled footage of Jesse's RV from the ATM?

In Season 3 Episode 4 ("Green Light") of Breaking Bad, Hank is able to determine what Jesse's RV looks like by pulling footage from a gas station ATM camera: Click for original size It was ...
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Why wouldn't Hank or Gomez show their IDs to Uncle Jack's gang?

When Jack and his crew comes to desert and pull their guns at Hank And Gomie, Hank says we are police, and Jack asks multiple times to show some ID so that they won't fire. But Hank and Gomie never ...
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Significance of Hank and Marie not having kid in Breaking Bad? [duplicate]

Hank and Marie are happily married, except for small issues like when Marie was klepto. There is no hint in the show and I can't think of any reason why Hank and Marie have no kids. Is there a certain ...
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Why does the character Max Arciniega share the same name with the actor of "Krazy-8"?

In Breaking Bad, there is a character Max Arciniega who was the best friend of Gus. On the other hand, there is another character in this movie called "Krazy-8". The thing is, Krazy-8's ...
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Is this a real Star Trek episode?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Blood Money", there is a reference to an episode of Star Trek in which Chekhov is killed because his stomach is in space. Is this a real episode of Star Trek?
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Why does Kim Wexler love Jimmy so much?

In Better Call Saul season 5 episode 6 ("Wexler vs Goodman"), Jimmy totally surprised Kim in a meeting at which they had verbally agreed on a reasonable settlement of a case. Instead, Jimmy ...
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Why did Marie start wearing black?

In Breaking Bad, the last 5-6 episodes of season 5, Marie who wore purple throughout the entire series, starts wearing black. This happened after she learns the reality of Walter White. Why this ...
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Why did Walter White order the death of all Mike's men in prison?

In Breaking Bad Walter White ordered the death of all Mike's men (and his lawyer) in prison. Gus was already exposed, Mike was already dead and his men in prison never saw or dealt with Walter or ...
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Rule to never rat to the DEA in Breaking Bad

Why is the code to "never rat" to the DEA, or Police always respected by members of drug cartels? I know that members who snitched would get killed and their family members. In some cases, ...
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Walter H. White's drive from New Hampshire to New Mexico

What would be a plausible explanation of Heisenberg being able to drive from his last known location by the police in New Hampshire to New Mexico, in a stolen car, without getting caught?
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Saul Goodman's Second Wife

In Breaking Bad season 3 episode "Green Light", Saul mentions: "I caught my second wife screwing my stepdad, okay? It's a cruel world, Walt." In Better Call Saul, I have not seen ...
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