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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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When Jesse was imprisoned, it does not look like he considered using the dangerous chemicals he had access to as a weapon

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: It was my understanding that ...
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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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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 act so strange after Jimmy was 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 this and goes with the flow. ...
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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 advises Jesse to buy the spa/salon to help him launder money. The idea can probably work, but Jesse will still have to explain how he bought a spa that cost a ...
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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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