36 Facts That Prove “Breaking Bad” Is The Cleverest TV Show
Many people consider Breaking Bad the best TV show of all time. And they might be right. Over the five years, Vince Gilligan and his friends have constructed a very detailed world with a very flawed but charismatic genius who works as a teacher and changes into ruthless drug lord. Check out these 36 facts about Breaking Bad that prove it is the cleverest tv show ever.
Warning. This article contains spoilers.
1. The time Vince Gilligan tried his best to let us know what the reveal at the end of Season 2 would be.
The first, fourth, 10th and 13th episodes of Season 2 all have black and white teaser intros. When you combine the titles of these four episodes you get Seven Thirty-Seven / Down / Over / ABQ. Guess we should have seen that plane crash coming.
2. When Jesse predicts how the whole thing will end in Season 2. Sort of.
In the iconic Season 2 episode “4 Days Out,” Jesse asks if they’re going to build a robot to save them — in the final episode, “Felina,” that’s pretty much what happens.
3. The coordinates of the spot that Walt buries the money are actually those of Q Studios in Albuquerque, N.M., where the show was filmed.
4. How a song forecasted the plot of the final episode.
As Walt drives back to New Mexico in the final episode, he listens to a song called “El Paso” by Marty Robbins. It tells of a man who returns to the town where he is a wanted man to find the woman he loves: Felina, from whom the episode gets its name.
5. But there were so many more layers to the finale’s title.
As well as being an anagram of the word “finale”, some have pointed out that “Felina” can be split up into Fe Li Na — the chemical symbols for Iron, Lithium, and Sodium. Or in other words: Blood, meth, and tears. Awesome, isn’t?
6. When you finally noticed the ‘Reservoir Dogs’ link.
7. The fact that the clothes Walter wears throughout the show get darker as his character does the same.
8. Foreshadowing was a common occurrence on the show. Such as the time Walt picked up the grill of deceased meth kingpin Tuco.
9. Or this carefully placed bullet hole.
10. Or when Saul’s plates suggested what was going to happen next.
Usually Saul Goodman’s plates read “LWYRUP”, or “lawyer up”. But in Season 5 Episode 11, with Walt stood there like the badass he is, it seems to read “WYRUP”, or perhaps “wire up”. And what happened next, well? Funny you should ask…
11. And the time there was more to this shot that you realised.
According to the Breaking Bad Insider Podcast, the white king in this shot from “Ozymandias” is just a few moves away from checkmate. GET IT???