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Why does Mike call Jimmy "Saul"?

I disagree that Mike isn't the sort of person who would entertain a name change like this. Mike is exactly the sort of person who would hear "I've changed my name to Saul" and shrug it off with a ...
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Why does Zootopia have an intentional Breaking Bad reference?

The directors addressed this scene and their motivation directly, indicating that it was both a cultural homage and just a really good joke: The gag works. During copious test screenings, Moore and ...
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Would Hank have been able to let Walter Jr. off for attempting to buy alcohol so easily?

My interpretation of this scene is not that Hank has the power to do this, but that he is able to talk "one law enforcement officer to another". Hank is in the DEA, not the local police force, so ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

I'd go for "willing suspension of disbelief". They definitely made Jimmy/Saul look younger for the flashback scenes when he's running con-tricks as Slippin' Jimmy, and they distincly aged him for the ...
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Why did Walter say "God help me" after Jesse says "cow house"?

Walt, a teacher, was questioning his choice to go into an illegal business enterprise with someone who didn't know the proper term for "barn". You could say at this point that Walt was ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

Besides what Tetsujin points out about willing suspension of disbelief, it also seems like de-aging is what they were going for with some of the hairstyles. Here's Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad: And ...
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Is it plausible that Walt was hit without feeling it?

TV Tropes covers this under Belated Injury Realization with a note that it falls under Truth in Television as being somewhat plausible in real life. Quite often, when The Hero has been in some ...
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How did Walter White poison that character?

Not everything needs to be shown, otherwise there's no suspense. However: At the 2013 Comic-Con Vince Gilligan explained exactly how he and the writers imagined Walt got the poison to Brock, and ...
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How did Gus Fring know Hank killed Tuco?

Two likely sources: Rumors Yes, there were only 3 witnesses, but people talk and in the end the whole department did know that Hank was the shooter - he even received the Tuco's gold teeth grill as a ...
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What caused Jesse Pinkman to go spiralling down after killing somebody?

Walt's progression of killing was very different from Jesse's. Walt managed to kill Emilio with phosphine gas, then strangled Crazy 8 with a bike lock. He tried to poison Tuco but failed, and he then ...
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Why was Hank tagging trees in the college?

Hank said: Oh, yeah? Back in college, I'd spend my days marking trees in the woods with this-- this orange spray can. ...... Crews would come in later and find the trees I tagged and cut them down. ...
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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?

The inner thoughts of Gus are difficult to know, as such this can’t be definitive, but It’s doubtful a drug lord would want video/photo evidence of a multi million dollar drug lab laying around......
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How did Gus Fring know Hank killed Tuco?

No, there were four people who witnessed the killing. You're forgetting Hank. Presumably, Hank filled out a bunch of paperwork after killing someone. He would have had to inform his superiors at the ...
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Why is Heisenberg shown dead in Negro y Azul?

That is just a music video of a narcocorrido song explaining that Heisenberg now has a reputation in Mexico and to show how the cartel feels about Heisenberg. If you look closely, the Heisenberg shown ...
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Why did Walt kill the drug dealers?

Is it simply because Jesse would likely have been killed during the showdown That's probably a factor. However, the way I see it, Walt is trying to save Jesse - but mainly from Gus. Because even if ...
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What did exactly happen to Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad?

He didn't die. As we see in the prequel series Better Call Saul, Saul left Albuquerque at the end of Breaking Bad, and is a fast food manager under the name "Gene".
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Why does Saul Goodman have to go into hiding?

Saul decides to go into hiding in episode Granite State, right after Heisenberg's identity is revealed in the previous episode and Walt goes on the run. At this point everyone that you listed, apart ...
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How did they film the gun spinning scene?

Look at the gun. Look at how: It is spinning while staying at the exact same place of the table. Even in the third spin, when Walter doesn't even look at it, it does not skip, it does not slide ...
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Is it plausible that Walt was hit without feeling it?

Yes but I think he did feel it. He's laying on Jesse and a distinct "OH" is heard from him and he jolts.
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How realistic was Gus Fring's demise scene?

While no one can deny the artistic aspect, I did call my brother and ask him as he spent time in direct combat multiple times in two wars. He saw the results first hand and experienced a mortar round ...
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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?

To be useful, a video recorder must have a clear line of sight to a significant portion of a room. This means that, in general, it must be clearly visible from a significant portion of the room. ...
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Why didn't Hank arrest Walt as soon as he found out?

He did not have enough evidence. If by "as soon as he found out" you mean within minutes of finding the book; he didn't even know for sure at that point. He had a lot of new information to ...
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What caused Jesse Pinkman to go spiralling down after killing somebody?

What caused Jesse Pinkman to go spiralling down after killing Gale? As you said yourself: "Jesse had contemplated killing so many people, of course he did not actually murder anyone himself, but he ...
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How can Skyler buy a $800k car wash

Basically, they claim that Walt won the money gambling and Saul arranges for casinos to provide fake confirmation. This is covered in the Season 3, Episode 11 Abiquiu where the conversation goes ...
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Why exactly did Walt leave Gray Matter?

According to show creator Vince Gilligan and co-showrunner Peter Gould in a new interview with The Huffington Post: The real reason White left Gray Matter, which serves as part of the motivation ...
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Did Walter White's poor choices lead to his downfall?

It shows what Walter is always all about : Pride Throughout the entire show (at least past season 1) Walter has more than enough money to provide for his family. His deals with Gus makes him a ...
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Why would Walter leave that book in the bathroom?

I disagree that it was out of character. Walt is arrogant, and while cautious he's also an amateur criminal as pointed out many times through out the series. This is why Saul was able to easily find ...
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Origin of Saul Goodman's Name

Saul Goodman character made his appearance in Breaking Bad's Episode 8 of Season 2 named "Better Call Saul". In the "Insider Podcast" of the episode, Vince Gilligan explains that he came up with the ...
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In Breaking Bad season one, A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal, why don't they roll the barrels?

Their carrying the barrel rather than rolling it is to highlight their naïveté at this. It shows they have never done this before and have no idea if the logistics involved. There is a callback to ...
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What does it actually mean to "break bad"?

Breaking bad is a slang phrase meaning to defy authority or to challenge conventions. Source Urban Dictionary I have just started watching initial 4-5 episodes and story starts with protagonist ...
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