Breaking Bad

AMC (ended 2013)



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  • Season 3 Episode 7: One Minute

  • Gus is revealed to be from South America. Gus has been active for at least 20 years as Tio (Don Salamanca) has had contact with him for about this long as per the flashback in this episode.

    However, in reality, it's very unlikely that Gus is from anywhere from Latin America, since his Spanish, although fluent, is not grammatically correct and most of the times what he says is a literal translation of the English phrase rather than a proper Spanish sentence. Moreover, his accent is the one of a English-speaking person, not one of any of the South American countries. Young Don Salamanca also seems not to be a native Spanish speaking person, although his Spanish not as awkward as Gus'.
    This is very noticeable when you compare what Gus or Tio says with the cousins sayings (truly Mexican).

  • The cousins are revealed to be cousins of Tuco. Their names are Marco and Leonel.

  • Season 3 Episode 5: Mas

  • This episode was nominated for two technical Emmys: Outstanding Cinematography for a One Hour Series (Michael Slovis, Director of Photography). Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (Skip MacDonald, Editor).

  • Season 3 Episode 2: Caballo Sin Nombre

  • According to Bryan Cranston in an interview, throwing the pizza (which was very real and very heavy) onto the roof took one take. And there's a split second where Bryan actually does a double-take, surprised at the result.

  • Season 3 Episode 1: No Mas

  • While filming the scene where the truck explodes, Bryan really only had one chance to pull it off due to the expensive nature of the shot. Bryan placed a line in the ground and told the brothers Luis and Daniel Moncada that once they crossed this line, the explosion would be triggered and to not flinch. They were a safe distance away, but with the long distance camera lens, they appeared closer.

  • Bryan Cranston stated that Luis Moncada turned his own life around from one of crime. Luis has visible tattoos that had to be covered up during filming. One on each eyelid, with "F***" and "You" had to be carefully covered. When Bryan asked if these eyelid tattoos hurt, Luis stated that it wasn't the needle that hurt, but the metal spoon that they had to place over the eyeball in order to actually do the procedure.

  • Daniel Moncada had never acted before starting his recurring role on Breaking Bad.

  • The two Mexican men are assumed to be relatives of Tuco, but it's not explicitly stated. One additional clue seen in this episode were the boots one of the relative's wears. They are the same skull-and-bones boots as Tuco wore.

  • As stated in an interview, Bryan Cranston usually includes a clause in his contracts that has him direct episodes. He has previously directed episodes for Malcom in the Middle and the episode "Seven Thirty-Seven" from Season 2 of Breaking Bad.

  • Goof: When Walt is playing with the pink teddy bear's eye he drops it and it rolls under the bed. Walt reaches down under the bed to get it and the camera shot looks back towards Walt from under the bed behind the eye as Walt is reaching in, and shows the pupil and iris of the eye facing to Walt's right (the viewer's left). Walt is interrupted by Skyler knocking on the door, and the camera follows Walt (this time from behind him looking back under the bed), and as he pulls his hand away the pupil and iris of the eye have now turned to face him. As he gets up to answer the door the pupil and iris have turned back to how they were first seen.

  • Season 2 Episode 13: ABQ

  • The painting on Jane's wall has a pink teddy bear falling in the sky, just like the one that falls into Walt's pool.

  • The four episodes in the second season that opened with a black-and-white flashforward actually spell out the ultimate scene of this final episode with their titles. Together they read: Seven Thirty-Seven Down Over ABQ.

  • Season 2 Episode 12: Phoenix

  • Towards the end of the episode, when Walter knocks on Jesse's door, you can see that Jesse's door no. is 323 while Jane's is 325 even though they are living next to each other.

  • The name of the episode is a reference to the Phoenix Lander which discovered water in Mars. There's a image of it in the television, in the bar, between the dialogue with Walter and Jane's dad. 

  • Bryan Cranston mentions in an interview that the scene with Jane at the end of the episode was one of several versions. The original version was that Walter is filled with disgust when he sees Jesse and Jane on the bed. In a paternal way – like a 'this is somebody's child' way - Walter pushes Jane on her back. The version shown was in the middle of the original and Bryan's suggested third version. Bryan's suggestion was that he tries to wake up Jesse, Jane flops on her back and in disgust Walter walks out and when he's down the hallway he can hear her choking, but it doesn't really register. When he gets to the front door he realizes what he's actually hearing and runs back to the room and she's dead.

  • In "ABQ", Donald explains that Jane was born in Phoenix, a connection to this episode's title.

  • Season 2 Episode 8: Better Call Saul

  • Bob Odenkirk and Bryan Cranston have both guest-starred on How I Met Your Mother. Both of them appeared as bosses to one of the main cast members.

  • At the beginning of this episode, Badger waits for a buyer on a bench. That bench features Saul and the "Better Call Saul" logo. Saul Goodman, Attorney at Law, (505) 164-CALL. Since there is no hint of what the future holds in this episode like many we have seen, this might be the only clue offered of what's to come.

  • The song that plays during the exchange and bust at the end of the episode is "El Picador" by Calexico. It's from their 2000 album "Hot Rail".

  • Season 2 Episode 7: Negro Y Azul

  • Negro Y Azul is Spanish for Black and Blue.

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Drama, Suspense


coping with death, parents and children, quest for hope, Medical, Crime