When chemistry teacher Walter White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given only two years to live, he decides he has nothing to lose. He lives with his teenage son, who has cerebral palsy, and his wife, in New Mexico. Determined to ensure that his family will have a secure future, White embarks on a career of drugs and crime. He proves to be remarkably proficient in this new world as he begins manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with one of his former students. The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular, hard working man, and explores how a fatal diagnosis affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade. Written by
On March 8, All Becomes Crystal Clear. (season 2)
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Did You Know?
According to Giancarlo Esposito
, he based his performance as Gus Fring on Edward James Olmos
's performance as Lt. Martin Castillo in Miami Vice
(1984). He noticed that Olmos was very quiet and still but suggested an inner turmoil. Esposito guest starred on that series three times. See more
In the opening credits, the "Br" and "Ba" in "Breaking Bad" are presented as if they are entries from a periodic table of elements. The additional pieces of information included are atomic number, atomic mass, oxidation states, and electron shell configuration. Each of these is depicted accurately for both Br (bromine) and Ba (barium), except the electron shell configuration for Ba is copied verbatim from Br. Oddly, the periodic table that the entry for Ba is visually extracted from contains the correct information. However, the creators were most likely aware of this, but thought the opening had enough merit to warrant this disregard for correctness under artistic license. See more
Nah, come on man. Some straight like you, giant stick up his ass at like what, sixty, he's just gonna break bad?
Written by Sam Catlin
, Vince Gilligan
, and Dave Porter
Performed by Twaughthammer See more