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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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What personality traits did Walt pick up from his enemies?

I've noticed that, throughout Breaking Bad, Walt picks up certain attributes from everyone that he kills, e.g. Gus' ruthlessness and one-step-ahead approach, Krazy-8's ability to manipulate people, ...
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Where is Walt's money?

So, Breaking Bad has finished. But where is Walt's money, which Jack has stolen?
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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 Walter White was able to poison Brock. I mean did he himself directly feed the Valley of the Lilly berries to Brock or did ...
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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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Why does Jack let Walt go?

In Breaking Bad S5 E14, Jack not only lets Walt go, but also leaves a barrel of money to him after killing Hank. I don't understand why he would do this. Jack says that, with 7 barrels of money, he ...
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“I did it for me. I liked it” - Is this a lie to convince Skyler?

In the final season of Breaking Bad, Walter says: I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really - I was alive. But I don't think he ever did it for himself. At every point of ...
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What is the significance of Walt Whitman to a broader understanding of Breaking Bad?

Beware: spoilers for Breaking Bad season 5 below. These are the facts as I understand them: Leaves of Grass is a compendium of poems by Walt Whitman, an American influenced by Transcendentalism ...
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Why exactly did Walt leave Gray Matter?

Early on in Breaking Bad, it is revealed that Walt and Gretchen had a history together with Elliot in the construction of their company "Gray Matter". However, one day while on vacation with ...
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What is the symbolism of the remote controlled toy car?

In Breaking Bad, there are various occasions where there is a boy playing with toy car. Noticed mostly when Walter and Hank talk (about meth or Hank's cases). In Breaking Bad everything appears to ...
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What is the deal with Walt's hat?

In Breaking Bad Walt seems to always put on his hat when he gets into the Heisenberg mind set/character. Is this the hat's sole purpose or is there a deeper meaning/connection to something else?
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Why did Walt have to teach high school chemistry?

We are given some explanation as to why Walt quit Gray Matter and thereby forfeited his opportunity to make billions (tl; dw --- personal issues with the co-founders). But is it ever explained why ...
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Why did Walt tell Skyler he did that?

Why did Walt tell Skyler he killed Hank in Breaking Bad? Was Walt trying to send a message? Was he trying to protect Jack's men?
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What is the meaning of the “fly scene” in Breaking Bad?

One of the Breaking Bad episodes involves a scene with a fly. Walter is obsessed by a fly in the lab and tries to kill it in order to keep the room clean. I was told there's a special meaning but I ...
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How much time has passed in Breaking Bad?

Unlike some shows that generally keep similar pace with real life—where a season is a year—Breaking Bad doesn't seem to. Currently (part-way though season 5), the characters were ...
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Why does Jesse try to burn down Walt's house despite the tox screen revealing no ricin poisoning [duplicate]

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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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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Does producing blue meth make Walter a chemistry genius?

In Breaking Bad, a high school teacher, Walter White produced 99.9% purity blue crystal methamphetamine. Now is that something only a true genius is capable of doing or is any talented/average high ...
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Why didn't Walter White consume his own product?

Why didn't Walter White ever consume his own product in Breaking Bad? I mean he did once consume cannabis, is this because of work ethics or any alternate views?
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Any indication that Gustavo Fring might have had a family of his own?

In Breaking Bad, as far as I understood, Gustavo Fring never really had a family of his own. It is logical from one perspective not to have anyone valuable to you when doing business of the sort. ...
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What does the pink teddy bear represent in Breaking Bad?

After the plane crash in season 2 of breaking bad a pink teddy bear falls into Walts pool. We see the bear in several scenes before the plane crash in previous episodes of the season. In these ...
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Why were the villagers and the axe-wielding hitman brothers crawling towards a shrine?

At the start of Season 3 Breaking Bad, we see a bunch of villagers and Tuco's cousins crawling on their bellies towards some shrine where they put a drawing of Walter White as some kind of "offering". ...
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How much money did Walt earn?

In S5E8 of Breaking Bad, Skyler takes Walt to a storage locker and shows him the enormous pile of money he has earned. I spent some time trying to calculate the total amount. By my math, the pile is ...
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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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What did Hank find under Walt's car in S2E2 (Grilled) and why was it there?

I missed it the first time I watched the series but on a second watching I just noticed after Walt goes missing (taken by Tuco), Hank goes to Walt's house with the APD detective to ask Skyler some ...
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Why Does Mike Dislike Walt, But Not Gus?

Mike clearly doesn't like Walt. He's upset that Walt was unwilling to just 'know his place', cook meth, and make as much money as he wanted. Is it ever explained why Mike doesn't feel the same way ...
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What ever happens to Walt's job in Sandia Laboratories?

In Breaking Bad Season 3 Episode 13, we see a flashback scene where Walt and Skyler check out the house they plan to buy. The flat broker asks him about Sandia Laboratories and mentions to Walt that ...
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Do Breaking Bad and Firefly have the same intro music?

I know that the intro for Breaking Bad only has a few notes in it but they are remarkably similar to those in "The Ballad of Serenity" from Firefly. If it is the case that they are connected, is there ...
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Which is the first sign that indicates that Walt is not doing it for the family anymore?

In Breaking Bad, Walt turns into a dangerous, egotistical, manipulative and most-wanted Man from a mild mannered, docile, family man. He did start the whole thing for his family, but soon lost his ...
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Why exactly did Walt visit Jack's gang?

I want to know what was the primary reason for Walt eliminating Jack's gang at the end of Breaking Bad. The primary reason that he returned to ABQ because he wanted to give his money to Gretchen and ...
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Why is the connection between Hank and Marie and the colour purple?

In Breaking Bad, it is seen in a mass sense that Marie has the entire home decorated in as much purple as possible: What is the significance with this colour in connection to her behaviour or even in ...
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Why does Walt leave the bar after calling the cops in Granite State?

In the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, "Granite State", after talking to his son, Walt calls the cops and indicates his location. After that we see him having a drink as he watches his old ...
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How was Walt unharmed after throwing the mercury fulminate on the floor in Tucos office?

In season 1 of Breaking Bad, Jesse visits Tuco in order to make a drug deal. Tuco takes Jesse's meth, beats him pretty severely, and doesn't pay him. Later, Walt visits Tuco to make a deal and get ...
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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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Why does Walt use tracer bullets for his machine gun?

As it can be clearly seen in the first and the last episodes of the fifth season of Breaking Bad, the ammo boxes in Walt's car say that there are tracer bullets in them. Why is that? It wasn't ...
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Why did Tomas have to die?

In the Breaking Bad episode "Half Measure" (S03E12) Jesse tries to kill the two dealers who killed Combo using Andrea's little brother Tomas. But as soon as Gus gets behind this he intervenes and ...
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How did Jesse end up with the cigarettes in his pocket?

I watched the season 4 ending of Breaking Bad and the story is that Huell underhandedly replaced Jesse's cigarettes with an other pack. Jesse desperately looks for the ricin cigarette at the hospital ...
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Did the cousins intend to return for their Mercedes?

As The Cousins were making their way into the US to kill Heisenberg (Breaking Bad, Season 3, Episode 1), they turn their Mercedes in at a humble farm and take clothes from the line to swap for their ...
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The last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale

Hank's epiphany in the last scene of the Breaking Bad mid-season 5 finale spawns a flashback from season 3 (I think) where he and Walt talk about a book that Gale owned(?); maybe Gale owned it. ...
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Is Walt really sorry for poisoning Brock?

In Breaking bad, perhaps one of the most dreadful things that Walt has done is poisoning the little kid. Ever since the incident happened it has surfaced up many times, but it's still not clear how ...
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Why was Ted Beneke hiding revenue in Beneke Fabricators?

I understood that Ted was hiding revenue or misrepresenting how much the company earned annually in Breaking Bad, but I couldn't figure out why he was doing this. To what end would hiding annual ...
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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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Why the episode Granite State has intro music at the end?

In the second last episode Granite State of Breaking Bad, something is very unusual, something which has happened for the first time in the Series. The intro music is played at the end of the ...
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Why does Walt sell the Aztek for a mere $50?

In Breaking Bad episode Fifty-One (Season 5, Episode 4) Walt takes out a lease on a pair of cars for himself and Junior and sells the Pontiac Aztek for $50. I don't understand Walt's motivation to ...
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Where did the ricin go in Season 4?

At the end of Breaking Bad Season 4, we learn that But if this was the case, where did the ricin go? Walt had already convinced Jesse that he could not have taken the ricin as Jesse had it with him ...
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What is the theme music of Breaking Bad?

Where does the theme of Breaking Bad (intros and sometimes during the episodes) come from? Is it a song or a short piece written specifically for this show? Also can it be found on any official CD ...
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Why did Skyler lose the house?

In the last two episodes of Breaking Bad, we learn that Skyler has lost the house. The bank has to put up a fence to keep kids out and it was soon to be auctioned. Why? She lost the car wash because ...
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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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Why did Hank not associate THE CAPN with 'Captain Cook'?

In one of the opening Breaking Bad episodes, Walt rides along with Hank and Steve as they raid a meth lab with information that they will discover 'Captain Cook'. Hank and Steve are having a wager on ...