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Who tips Hank off about his imminent assassination by The Cousins?

In the episode "One Minute" of Breaking Bad, Hank gets a phone call from a digitally modified voice, telling him that he would be killed in a minute's time. Who initiated this phone call? Some ...
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Why no children?

In Breaking Bad it seemed that the Schraders loved White's kids very much and enjoyed having them in their place. Is there in-series explanation why they didn't have their own? Same question about the ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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Are the shows Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in the same universe?

Rewatching The Walking Dead, I noticed a scene where Daryl goes through Merles drugs and in the bag was Walt aka Heisenberg's blue meth. From my quick google research, pure meth is never blue an ...
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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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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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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 Victor die?

In Breaking Bad season 4 episode 1 "Box cutter", Gus kills Victor. Why does he do this? What does he gain from it other than scaring Walt and Jessie? Or is making them fear him his only motive?
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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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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 is Walt obsessed with Jesse?

As the question asks, why can Walt just not do without Jesse in Breaking Bad? At the beginning, he needed him to get into the business and stuff but later, Jesse only proved to be nothing but trouble. ...
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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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Does Saul Goodman know Hank Schrader is a DEA agent when he comes to meet Badger at APD interrogation room?

I was watching the episode 'Better Call Saul' in Breaking Bad. It has the scene where Brandon Mayhew is sitting in the interrogation room of the APD and Saul Goodman comes in and the scene goes on. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How realistic was Gus Fring's demise scene?

I have always wondered about this one scene in Breaking Bad where Hector blows up the hospital and then we see Gustavo Fring walking out of the room while fixing his tie. It is then revealed that half ...
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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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How is Walter able to threaten Hank?

I mean, exactly what is preventing Hank in Breaking Bad to tell the DEA the whole story after he learns that Walter is Heisenberg? Also, when Marie tells Hank that Walter has paid for Hank's physical ...
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What are the two “one frame” pictures in EP 7, Season 5 of Breaking Bad?

Just noticed that there's a one-frame scene in the Breaking Bad episode S05E07, after Jesse watching Skyler walked away in her car-washing warehouse. Just like the stuff in the movie "Fight Club". Is ...
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How does Walter know that Gus is the guy he was supposed to meet at the restaurant?

In Breaking Bad season 2 we have seen that Walter goes to meet Gus Fring in Los Pollos Hermanos, but exactly how did Walter White identify that Gus Fring who is the Restaurant manager is the guy whom ...
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Was Gus planning to kill Walt from the start?

Obviously, when Walt shot two of Gus' trustworthy men in Breaking Bad, Gus wanted to kill Walt and have Gale replace him after learning his formula. However, around the time Gus offers Walt '3 ...
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Does it make sense to watch Better Call Saul before Breaking Bad?

For someone who hasn't seen either of the two shows, in order to get the most clear and continuous plot experience, does it make sense to watch Better Call Saul before Breaking Bad?
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Does Better Call Saul contain Breaking Bad spoilers?

I'm one of those people who has a Breaking Bad box set they've not yet got around to watching... although I intend to soon. Somehow, I've managed to avoid all Breaking Bad spoilers beyond "the main ...
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S04E08 (Hermanos): Why is Gus allowed to live?

I was rewatching the Breaking Bad episode S04E08 (Hermanos) and I didn't quite understand why exactly Don Eladio killed Gus's partner, but he let Gus live. He says: The only reason you're alive and ...
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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 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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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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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 start suffocating after smoking heroin?

In Breaking Bad S02E12 I couldn't understand the last scene when Walter came back to Jesse and, while trying to wake him up, Jane just starts vomiting and suffocating. Was it because of heroin? If so ...
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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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Why was Walter White acting so strangely with the tequila during his remission party?

For the most part the motivations behind Walter's many bad choices and irrational actions make sense to me, with the one big exception of the "tequilla scene" in season 2. Giving Walter Jr one cup of ...

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