Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
"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" Badfinger
No he didn't. The code of Omertà prevents anyone who willingly enters the organized crime business from talking to the authorities no matter what happens to them or their families. In the Pilot Walt threatened to turn Jesse into the DEA if Jesse didn't help him distribute meth but since Walt hadn't officially entered the drug business at that time 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 about Walt which was the reason why Todd was so hard on him. It all goes back to the saying "snitches get stitches". No matter what happens "never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut."
Season 1: Emilio, Crazy-8, Tuco Salamanca
Season 2: Tuco Salamanca, Hector Salamanca, Jane Margolis, Skyler White
Season 3: Skyler White, Ted Beneke, Hector Salamanca, Marco/Leonel Salamanca, Gus Fring, Mike Ehrmantraut
Season 4: Gus Fring, Mike Ehrmantraut, Tyrus
Season 5A: Hank Shrader, Mike Ehrmantraut, Todd Alquist
Season 5B: Hank Shrader, Jesse Pinkman, Marie Shrader, Todd Alquist, Jack Welker, Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
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.
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 his family and Jesse. 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 enslavement; 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.
When first captured and put to work by the Nazis, they put a photo of Andrea and Brock in his work station, as a reminder of what would happen if he didn't co-operate. Jesse, not thinking ahead, tries to escape the compound before properly assessing his surroundings and can't make it over a fence before being re-captured. He is then taken to Andrea's house and forced to watch as Todd executes her for Jesse's transgression. Warning that if he tried to escape again, Brock would be next.
Because Walt had achieved his objective. Ever since the start of the series all Walt wanted was to make sure his family was safe and that they had the money they needed when he was gone. Jack, Todd and the Nazis were the final threat to Walt's family and now that they were eliminated and Elliot and Gretchen were going to give Junior 9 million dollars on his 18th birthday Walt was free of his burden. Throughout the season Walt has proven time and time again that he is Jesse's guardian angel, he saved Jesse from Emilio and Crazy-8, saved him from Tuco, paid for his rehab, made him a 50-50 partner, saved him from those two drug dealers, saved him from Gus Fring and now had saved him from being Todd's meth slave. Because of all that Jesse owed it to Walt to let him go out the way he wanted which was as a hero. If Jesse had tried to save Walt then Walt most certainly would have been arrested and his entire name would have been disgraced.
It was more than likely because they were ordered to by Gus. While it is never stated why Gus had a child murdered there are some possibilities:
1) Gus never approved of Jesse working in the lab and only agreed to it because he was trying to keep Walt happy. After Gus saw how much Jesse cared about children he figured that if he had Tomas murdered Jesse would try to take his revenge on the drug dealers, would be killed in retaliation and he would then have Jesse out of the way. Since Jesse would have been the one who instigated the incident Gus would have not have to worry about Walt refusing to cook since Jesse's death would have been his own fault. However unfortunately for Gus, Walt intervened.
2) Gus was not aware that those two drug dealers were using a child which presented a huge problem. It was very likely that Tomas could have been picked up by the cops as he not only was collecting money but also was being used to murder people. If Tomas was interrogated Gus could not trust him to keep his mouth shut meaning the police would be one step closer to those two drug dealers which would bring the police one step closer to Gus. Since Gus was such a cautious businessman he had Tomas eliminated as a precautionary measure.
3) While it is very unlikely it is possible that the drug dealers killed Tomas out of revenge for Jesse attempting to poison them.