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The pilot is about 10 minutes longer than all other episodes, at least in the original version. However, it was shortened for the international broadcasts to have the same length as the other episodes, as was the case with The Walking Dead, for example. These cuts concerned the plot of the episode. Additionally, there is also a lot of alternative or completely new footage. This altered version could be seen e.g. on the UK channel FX. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.There is also an altered version of the original cut, which features a few censorings like blurred breasts and muted swearings. This version was shown on AMC, where the episodes always can be seen first. However, only one month later IFC showed the same episode "Uncut & Uncensored" to the US audience. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
There are two likely reasons:First, Victor was seen by witnesses at Gale Boetticher's crime scene. Gus being an extremely cautious man, thought it best to dispose of Victor to avoid him getting picked up by the police. A second reason which ties into the first; Gus killed Victor in front of Walt and Jesse to show that he was willing to kill a loyal member of his organization for a minor screw-up, what chance do Walt and Jesse have after their betrayal?Alternatively,
In season 5, Walt theorizes that Gus killed Victor because he "Flew too close to the sun and got his throat slit.", meaning that Victor started learning the process or cooking meth on his own by watching Walt and Jesse and in a sense, stealing the secret recipe. However, this was more Walt's wishful thinking as he was angry with Mike's attitude towards him. Lastly, it's possible that Gus suspected that Victor had been stealing the meth Jesse had been skimming from their shipments and giving to Badger and Skinny Pete.It is also possible that after the death of Max, Gale became Gus's new lover and Gus was mad at Victor for failing to save him.
Saul poisoned Brock on Walt's orders. Walter, creates the poison from a Lilly Of The Valley plant he had in his back yard. Walt then gives the poison to Saul and tells him to administer it to Brock next time he goes to Andrea's house to check on them. Prior to this, Saul calls Jesse to his office. Upon Jesse entering the office, Huell attempts to frisk him and pickpockets Jesse and takes the pack of cigarettes that has the vial of ricin. The idea being that Jesse will assume Walt poisoned Brock, but then Walt would convince him that it was Gus trying to turn him against Walt. A risky gamble, that pays off for Walt.
Walt didn't care about Todd. He simply took him under his wing after Jesse quit. Walt only ever cared about Jesse and his family. Walt actually went to the compound with the intention of killing Jesse along with the Nazis. After seeing how Todd and the rest of the Neo-Nazis had treated Jesse, and feeling partly responsible for Jesse's capture; decided to save him instead. Given Todd's previously killing an innocent young boy, Andrea, torturing Jesse and forcing him into slave labour is what sealed Todd's fate. So Walt felt Jesse deserved to be the one to kill Todd.
"El Paso" Marty Robbins"Faust, I. Les Nubiennes: Allegretto" Charles-Francois Gouno"Love is Running Through Me" Javaroo"Midtown" Bobby Summerfield & Matt McGuire"Siempre Amore" Bobby Summerfield & Matt McGuire"Lydia The Tattooed Lady" Groucho Marx"Baby Blue" BadfingerThe complete list of songs from the entire series can be found here with scene descriptions.
No he didn't. The code of 'Omerta' prevents anyone who willingly enters organized crime from talking to the authorities no matter what happens to them or their families. In the Pilot Walt threatens to turn Jesse in to the DEA if Jesse doesn't help him distribute meth but since at that point Walt hadn't officially entered the meth business the code did not apply to him. Jesse however did violate the code in the 'Rabid Dog' episode when he spilled his guts to Hank, it all goes back to the saying "snitches get stitches".
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