Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|After Badger's arrest, Walt hires a shady lawyer to help with the situation. What is this crooked lawyer's name?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Saul Goodman. Saul proves to be a valuable ally to Walter and Jesse. After helping out with the Badger situation, he hooks Walter up with a new distributor. He also helps Jesse out when his girlfriend overdoses in his apartment.
|After another unfortunate incident with their second distributor, Walt's partner puts together a small crew to sell the drugs. Who is NOT a member of the crew?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Shifty. The crew doesn't last very long. Badger is arrested when he tries to sell drugs to an undercover cop. Combo is shot and killed by rival drug dealers. After Combo's death, Skinny Pete stops dealing because he doesn't want to end up dead too.
|Walt doesn't want to use his real name when conducting drug-related business. He decides to use a street name, or pseudonym. What scientific name does he go by?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Heisenberg. Walt uses the name Heisenberg in reference to the German physicist Werner Heisenberg. I don't know anything about him so here's some information from Wikipedia: "Heisenberg was a German theoretical physicist who made foundational contributions to quantum mechanics and is best known for asserting the uncertainty principle of quantum theory."
|After an unfortunate experience with their original distributors, who do Walt and his partner start doing business with next?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Tuco. After his original distributors, Krazy-8 and Emilio, accuse Walt of being a DEA agent, Walt must defend himself. Krazy-8 and Emilio end up dead after it is all said and done, forcing Walt and Jesse to do business elsewhere. What kind of name is Krazy-8 anyway?
|Walt needs a quiet, private place to actually manufacture the drugs. It's not like he can just cook them up in his backyard. After receiving advice from his new partner, where do they first decide to make the product?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
In an RV in the desert. Jesse says an RV is the best idea because they can drive to a secluded spot in the desert where nobody will bother them.
|Walt decides he needs some help because he knows very little about the drug culture. Sure he can make the drugs with his knowledge of chemistry, but he doesn't know the first thing about selling it. Who does he first recruit to help distribute the drugs?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Jesse Pinkman. Jesse Pinkman, played by Aaron Paul, is one of Walt's former students. He knows the ins and outs of the drug culture, so he is quite helpful to Walt's business.
|Walt's brother-in-law's job promises to provide the show with some drama. Which government agency does Hank work for?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
DEA. Hank works for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Dean Norris is the actor who plays Hank on the show.
|Walt's son, Walter Junior, has cerebral palsy. Walt's wife, Skyler, is pregnant. After learning of his grim prognosis, Walt is concerned about his family's financial future. What drug does he decide to manufacture and sell in hopes of providing for his family?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Crystal Meth. Crystal Meth, crank, and ice are all slang terms for methamphetamine. Walt decides to venture into the drug business after learning how profitable it can be from his brother-in-law, who happens to be a DEA agent.
|Walter White is the main character in the show. What is the name of the actor who portrays him?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
Bryan Cranston. Bryan Cranston won an Emmy Award in 2008 and 2009 for his work on this show. He also is known from playing the role of Hal on "Malcolm in the Middle".
|Walter White led a pretty normal life in the south-western part of the United States. All this changed after receiving a cancer diagnoses. Which state does the show take place in?||'Breaking Bad' Basics
New Mexico. The show takes place in and around Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Yes. Walt goes to Jesse's apartment to find he and Jane in bed strung out on heroine. Jane starts to cough and vomit. Instead of helping her, Walt watches as she chokes to death on her own vomit and dies. He stands there stoically and cries once she is dead. Walt knows that Jane has not been a good influence on Jesse. In Walt's mind, this is the only way to eliminate Jane from the picture.
Gustavo. Walt and Jesse are told to go to Los Pollos Hermanos to wait for the guy, that knows the guy, that Saul knows to help them. They sit in the restaurant for a long time, and "the guy" is a no show. However, Walt goes back to the restaurant and figures out that the manager is "the guy." He asks for a few minutes of Gustavo's time and pleads his case. Gustavo reluctantly agrees to work with Walt because he's wary of Jesse being a drug addict. In Season 3, the relationship that Walt and Jesse have with Gustavo gets deeper, more interesting, and ultimately more complicated.
Better Call Saul. Jesse finds Saul Goodman from his commercial ad. Saul Goodman becomes an asset to Walt and Jesse throughout this season. There's nothing better when you need help with your drug business than an unscrupulous lawyer!
Schraderbrau. Hank's man cave is in his home garage. This is where he "cooks" his home brew.
Jackson. Jane sarcastically asks Jesse, "Your name is Jesse Jackson?" When Walt comes to visit Jesse he claims to be Jesse's father, she says, "You must be Mr. Jackson?" Walt looks confused and bemused for a second. Then, Jesse opens his apartment door and says, "Come on in, DAD..."
Spooge. Skinny P gets robbed by Spooge and his tweeker wife. Jesse says to Skinny P, "Let me get this straight, you got jacked by a man named Spooge?" Spooge's wife kills him by pushing a stolen ATM machine over crushing Spooge's head. Jesse witnesses this murder, and tells everyone that he killed Spooge. This lie gives Jesse "street cred" for a while...until the truth is discovered.
Heisenberg. Heisenberg is Walt's street/drug lord name. Walt invented this name after the Werner Heisenberg who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1932.
Porta potty. In this episode, Jesse is having a string of bad luck. He gets arrested. His parents kick him out of his Aunt's house. Walt will not talk to him or take his calls, and when he does will not listen long enough to help him. Jesse breaks into the junkyard where the RV is being kept by Badger's cousin. When scaling the junkyard fence, he falls into the porta potty. We see him burst through the door covered in the blue dye and waste. He crawls to the RV, puts on a respirator, and falls asleep on the floor on the RV. The next morning Badger's cousin follows the trail of sludge to find Jesse asleep in the RV.
|In Episode 3 of Season 2, Walt fakes a fugue state by walking into a grocery store, taking off all of his clothes, and wandering around the store naked. Does he ever tell anyone that he faked the fugue state?||"Breaking Bad"/Breaking Brain Season 2
Yes. Walt has been evaluated in the hospital for a few days. The doctors are having a hard time understanding, based on test results, why Walt had this "fugue" attack. The hospital shrink pays a visit to Walt to stress the psychological seriousness of the situation. Walt tells the shrink the truth in order to get out of the hospital more quickly. He's assured by the shrink that doctor/patient privilege is in effect.
|In the first episode of Season 2, Walt and Jesse witness Tuco beating his henchman No-Doz to death. They are both rattled by witnessing this murder. In the aftermath, Walt and Jesse sit in Jesse's car dazed. Walt quickly figures out how much more money he needs to make sure his family is taken care of after his death. He tells Jesse the amount. What is the amount?||"Breaking Bad"/Breaking Brain Season 2
$737, 000. Vince Gilligan, the creator, writer, and director of "Breaking Bad" used this amount as the title of the first episode of the season. He cleverly placed a hidden message in all of the titles of Season 2. This message indicates what happens in the season finale: 737 Down Over ABQ.
Tries to commit suicide. Poor Walter has an unconscious partner and two dead drug dealers in the back of an RV full of methamphetamine as he hears sirens fast approaching. He stands in the middle of the road and unsuccessfully tries to shoot himself in the head. Moments later he realizes the sirens are from a fire truck and not the police. Back at home after his first day in the illegal drug business, Walter makes an uncharacteristic sexual advance to Skyler, to which she replies, "Walter, is that you?"
Gases them. After Walter and Jesse make a batch of methamphetamine, Jesse delivers a sample to drug dealer Krazy-8 who is a cousin to Emilio, Jesse's partner that was busted in the meth lab raid. Emilio believes that Jesse informed on him to the police, so he, Jesse and Krazy-8 drive out to meet Walter at the RV in the desert. Emilio recognizes Walter and a scuffle ensues and Jesse is knocked unconscious. Walter agrees to show the two drug dealers how he makes such a high quality product. Instead, he mixes up a deadly gas and holds the RV door closed with the drug dealers inside.
Meth. After observing Jesse escape while Jesse's partner is arrested in a meth lab drug bust, Walter confronts his former student and advises him that they can either become partners or Walter will turn him in to the police. "You know the business, I know chemistry," Walter tells Jesse. They commence to make meth in an RV parked in the New Mexico desert.
At a drug bust. Walter arranges to accompany his brother-in-law Hank on a drug bust as an observer. While law enforcement agents surround and break into a house, Walter notices a man climbing out of a nearby second story window while a naked lady watches from the window. He recognizes the young man as a slacker former chemistry student.
|Walter collapses while working at his second job, and is rushed by ambulance to the hospital. What does he discover is his medical problem?||"Breaking Bad" - "Pilot"
Cancer. The financially strapped, non-smoking Walter is advised that he has inoperable lung cancer and, with chemo treatment, he has another two years to live.
|Walter has a brother-in-law named Hank who is in law enforcement. What agency is Hank's employer?||"Breaking Bad" - "Pilot"
DEA. The gregarious loud-mouth Hank is portrayed by actor Dean Norris. Hank is enjoying minor television celebrity status following a large methamphetamine lab bust. While chatting, Walter inquires as to how much money was seized at the crime scene, and Hank replies that $700,000 in cash was recovered.
Car wash. A frustrated Walter tries his best to teach chemistry to indifferent high school students. Adding to the frustrations of his 50th birthday, he is working at his second job as the cashier at a car wash, when he is called on by the owner to towel-dry recently washed automobiles and is spotted and photographed by some of his students.
50. The story flashes back three weeks when Walter is being served breakfast by his wife Skyler, played by the beautiful actress Anna Gunn. Skyler serves her husband a plate of scrambled eggs with the figure "50" spelled out in veggie bacon.
4. Walter White, portrayed by Emmy-winning actor Bryan Cranston is driving the RV, while a younger man in a gas mask is unconscious in the passenger seat. Two other unconscious men slide around in the back of the wildly racing recreational vehicle.
Recreational vehicle. It is indeed a strange series pilot that opens with a man clad only in underwear and a gas mask racing a Winnebago down a desolate desert road. Of course this all becomes perfectly clear as the story unwinds.