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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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What happened to Walt's money when he fired Saul?

In Breaking Bad S3, Walt fires Saul who in revenge pulls the plug on the online money laundering to SaveWalterWhite.com. At the time, I think we'd seen about $20-30k funneled into the system which is ...
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Did Walt do anything illegal when he was pulled over?

In S3:E2 Walt is pulled over for a broken windshield. He refuses to stay in his car and is irate with the police officer, claiming he is within his rights... And is subsequently pepper sprayed and (it'...
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Would Skyler White be legally obligated to report her husband?

In season 3 of Breaking Bad, Skyler finds out Walter is a cook, but she doesn't want to report him. Is she bound by law to report him? If she stays, she would be considered an accessory "after ...
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How did Gus Fring know Hank killed Tuco?

In Breaking Bad Gus Fring told the Salamanca twins, The agent's name is Hank Schrader. May his death satisfy you. How did he know Hank killed their cousin, Tuco ...
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Why did Walter say “God help me” after Jesse says “cow house”?

In the pilot episode of Breaking Bad, when Jesse and Walter White are in the desert they have the following dialogue: Jesse is looking if there is nobody around. Jesse: Yeah, nothing but cows and a ...
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Did Gus have a family? [duplicate]

When Gus invited Walt to his house for dinner, there was a short glimpse of his - probably - living room where we can see a toy car and a toy table. Was Gus’ family ever mentioned in the show? I think ...
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Who is the dead Heisenberg

In episode S4E04 of Breaking Bad, Hank is helping another detective when he says something about a "dead Heisenberg" which messed his investigation. So, who is this dead Heisenberg?
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After being rescued from captivity by Walt, why doesn't Jesse immediately surrender to the police?

In the final episodes of "Breaking Bad," Jesse had been collaborating with Hank and Gomez to "nail" Walt. Though Hank and Gomez are now (after the shoot-out in the desert between ...
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Why does Skyler White leave home early and come back in the evening?

I recently finished the second season of Breaking Bad and was left with a question: After Walter White lies to Skyler and the problems begin in the marriage, she starts to leave home early morning ...
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Breaking Bad script and actual episode are totally similar, is that usual?

I was reading the script of the excellent Breaking Bad episode 14 "Ozymandias" (S5 E14) and was amazed how everything from the script is rendered exactly the same in the actual episode. The script ...
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Why did Kim appear so strange after Jimmy went so happy that he had impressed the panel at his appeal?

In front of the panel at his appeal for getting back his law license, he starts with reading the letter Chuck had given to Jimmy in his will but stops midway and goes off on this with the flow. After ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

Technically, everyone in Better Call Saul is supposed to look younger than they do in Breaking Bad. But everyone is older and wrinklier. It doesn't seem like they've focused on making up their ...
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Why didn't Walter White suspect there might be video cameras in Gus' meth lab, while he suspected that there could be sound recorders?

In Breaking Bad: S03, when Walter White suspects that Jesse may be stealing meth from the lab, he didn't say it in the lab itself, but outside the factory as he suspects there could be sound recorders ...
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Why did Walter White choose the name Heisenberg? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad Walter White uses the name Heisenberg in the meth business. Why Heisenberg and not some made up name? Was it because the real Heisenberg was a scientific genius who used his knowledge ...
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How many people did Walter White kill or cause to be killed? [closed]

By the end of season 5, Walter White has racked up quite the kill count. How many people did he kill directly? How many people were killed because of his actions?
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Why did Walter White insist that Jack's hitmen kill all of Mike's men in just 2 minutes?

In Breaking Bad Walter White hired Jack Welker to kill all of Mike's men along with their lawyer, Dan Wachsberger. Jack said he could have them all killed, but not within a 2 minute interval. Walter ...
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What is that ritual performed by the two Mexican assassins? [duplicate]

In S03E01 of Breaking Bad, Tuco's two cousins crawl into a temple where they put a sketch of Heisenberg onto a shrine. There are others doing this ritual too, what is it?
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Do I need to have watched Better Call Saul before El Camino?

Is there any plot structure in Better Call Saul that is vital -- or even just highly recommended -- to comprehension of El Camino, or is just a good working knowledge of Breaking Bad good enough? I'm ...
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How did Jane die? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad, season 2, ep 12 ~ ep 13, Jesse's girl friend / landlord Jane died. She started vomiting during sleep, and died shortly after. I would imagine vomiting violently like she was would ...
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Walt's Final Assurance to Skyler

In the finale, Walt tells Skyler that after that night, Jack's gang will no longer be a threat to her or the rest of the family. However, Walt's final plan at the end is a Hail Mary. He probably ...
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What is meaning of 'nanny state' conversation in S05E11

In S05E11 of Breaking Bad, a scene made me think of something. In the restroom a guy complained: Nanny state. When I see a kid with his bicycle helmet on, I want to smack the shit out of him, ...
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Skylars white's reflection in microwave oven in her last scene in the finale of Breaking Bad?

In the last scene of Breaking Bad between Walt and Skylar, her reflection is seen in the window of the microwave oven. (It looks to me like it was added as an effect.) Did any of the writers ...
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Who poisoned Brock in Breaking Bad? [duplicate]

It's very un-certain in S04E12 (End Time) who poisoned Brock. Was it Walt or Gus who poisoned him? How was he even poisoned? If Gus poisoned Brock then he'd get Jesse to kill Walt. If Walt poisoned ...
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Before El Camino, has it been established that Jesse Pinkman graduated high school?

I'm asking in the context of this dialogue in El Camino between Walt and Jesse: Walt: First step, get your GED, that's no problem. Jesse: What do I need a GED for? I got my diploma. Walt: Oh. ...
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Why didn't Jesse kill this character

Spoilers alert. When Todd takes Jesse out from his cage to 'help' him dispose the dead body of his cleaning lady out in the desert, Jesse gets a golden opportunity to kill Todd when he gets hold of ...
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Why is it not revealed what Jesse wrote in the letter addressed to Brock?

After landing in Alaska in El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie, Jesse hands over a letter to the vaccum cleaner guy which was addressed to Brock. Why is it not revealed what he wrote in that letter? ...
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What does the scene where Walter and Jesse meet in a cafe mean?

What does the scene where Walter White and Jesse Pinkman meet in a cafe mean in El Camino: A Breaking Bad movie? In that scene Walter White and Jesse Pinkman are having a discussion where Walt asks ...
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With the Spa laundering money idea, how would Jesse explain the Spa buying in first place?

In the episode Kafkaesque (S03E09), Saul gives advice to Jesse to buy the Spa saloon to help him laundering money. The idea can probably work, but Jesse will still have to explain how he bought a Spa ...
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“Face Off” ending of season 4 of Breaking Bad explained

It has been a while since I watched Breaking Bad so there's a detail that I don't recall concerning the bomb that Walt planted in the nursing home... weren't there any surveillance cameras in the ...
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What did Jesse Pinkman mix into Walt's coffee?

In the Season 03 Episode 10 ("Fly"), at 25:00 to 25:40 Jesse makes coffee for Mr. White, and mixes something into it. He's clearly seen afraid of being caught in the act, trying to hide from Mr. ...
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Does the little boy Brock know who poisoned him?

During Breaking Bad Walt poisoned the little boy Brock using Lily Of The Valley. But while it's not clarified how and when he did that, I was particularly wondering about Brock's behaviour around Mr. ...
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Why does Walt punch the towel dispenser in S2E09?

In 4 Days Out, 9th episode of the 2nd season of Breaking Bad, Walt and his family are told by his doctor that his cancer is in remission, which is obviously a very happy moment for his family. Walt is ...
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Why does Walt split his $3 million with Jesse? [duplicate]

In Breaking Bad Walt is hired by Gus on a simple deal $3m for 3 months, and paired to work with Gale initially. Gale presumably is well paid separately but when Walt has him replaced with Jesse, Jesse ...
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Why is Heisenberg shown dead in Negro y Azul?

We see Heisenberg dead at the end of the music video playing at the start of Breaking Bad S2:E7. Is this an incongruity? Maybe a plotline that was ruled out? Or just a bit of fun? I love it but the ...
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How was the “Fly” episode directed?

With the advent of CGI, this may come off as foolish, but I really want to know how the episode "Fly" (S03E10) in Breaking Bad was directed, particularly regarding how the fly itself was so ...
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Why were only 12 people on Gus's payroll at the beginning of Season 5?

In Breaking Bad S05E02, "Madrigal", Lydia shows Mike a list of 11 people who are on Gus's payroll. Including Mike, this would make 12 people on Gus's payroll. Only, wouldn't it actually be 15? In ...
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Why was Jesse angry with Walter in the last few episodes when he was getting picked to be relocated in Alaska? [duplicate]

Why was Jesse angry with Walter in the last few episodes of Breaking Bad when he was getting picked to be relocated in Alaska? He already knows that Brock was poisoned with lily (from doc report), ...
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Why does Walt drive recklessly after Gus' offer of $15 million / year to keep cooking in Kafkaesque?

In the Breaking Bad episode Kafkaesque, after Walt meets with Gus and is offered an open-ended $15 million / year deal, we see Walt driving away, speeding up, and even closing his eyes on the highway ...
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Is it correct to assume Gustavo Fring is not Gus' real name?

Though it's never explicitly stated, the fact that Gus appears so flustered when Hank asks him "Is Gustavo Fring your real name?" combined with the fact that Hank is shown to have the right instincts ...
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Is the rowboat painting in more than 2 episodes and does it have multiple meanings?

I know the rowboat painting first appears in Breaking Bad in the fugue state episode and shows a man rowing away from his family, and then appears again when Walt is hiring Jack for the prison hit. ...
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Why does Walt become less strict about Walter Jr.'s driving style in Half Measures?

It's not entirely clear why Walt has a completely different attitude about Walter Jr's driving style in the episode Half Measures, in which he basically says "as long it gets you from point A to point ...
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Why did Skyler return to Beneke Fabricators right after saying she couldn't be a part of the accounting fraud there?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Mandala" it's not really clear what may have changed Skyler's mind about continuing to work at Beneke Fabricators. Between the scene when Skyler tells Ted she couldn't be ...

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