Breaking Bad – Easter Eggs and Hidden Secrets

Breaking Bad – Easter Eggs and Hidden Secrets

Hi I’m Alex from ATM, Sean and I are currently
rewatching Breaking Bad and we noticed a tonne of things we didn’t see the first time round
so naturally we decided to make a video on it. This is Breaking Bad Easter Eggs You Never
Noticed. Obviously spoilers for all of Breaking Bad
– it’s been on for ages guys, so I’m not even sorry. Okay so Julie Andrews says, let’s start
at the very beginning. In episode one, Walter White loses his trousers but if you rewatch
episode 14, season 5, Ozymandias, you’ll spot them lying in the dessert here. Season ended with a climatic aeroplane collision
involving a Boeing 737. But if anyone was paying particular attention to the episodes
earlier on in the series this might not have been much of a surprise. The 1st episode of
season 2 is titled Seven Thirty Seven, Episode 4 is ‘Down’, Episode 10 is ‘Over’
and the season finale is ‘ABQ’ which is a common phrase to refer to Alberquerque – put
them all together and you get the clue, 737 Down Over Albuquerque. Additional fun fact, in 1986, an aeromexico
flight collided in midair with a private plane killing all 67 on board both flights and 15
people on the ground. The air traffic controller who was guiding the plane into LAX was called
Walter White. The one is a bit obvious, but I love it so
we’re including it. This scene where Jesse is pointing a gun at Walt directly parallels
this scene in Reservoir Dogs where Mr White and Mr Pink adopt a very similar position.
This is even cooler when you consider the names in Breaking Bad – Jesse Pinkman and
Walter White. And Reservoir Dogs might not be the only classic
movie referenced in the classic show. Oranges make several appearances in Breaking Bad which
reference The Godfather where oranges are used to signal upcoming violence. In the final episode, there’s one shot of
a New Hampshire license plate which includes the state motto, ‘Live Free or Die’. It’s
the same title as the season 5 premier and it also refers to the fates of Jesse who gets
to live free, and Walter White, who dies at the end of the show. The license plate isn’t the only indication
that Walt doesn’t make it out of Breaking Bad alive. In the episode, Ozymandias, there’s
a shot of a chessboard. It shows a white King in a very poorly defended position suggesting
Walt’s downfall is imminent. The title of the final episode has a few hidden
meanings as well. First of all, it’s an anagram of finale. In Felina, Walt listens
to the song, ‘El Paso’ about a man who is returning to town to find the woman who
he loves – her name is Felina. And perhaps maybe the coolest easter egg, if you split
Felina up into chemical symbols you get Fe, Li, Na or Iron, Lithium and Sodium. Iron is
the dominant chemical in blood, lithium is the most commonly used mental in the manufacture
of meth and sodium is a major element in tears which nicely sums up the show, I think. Clothes have a real significance in Breaking
Bad and if you chart a character’s wardrobe you’ll see that what they’re wearing on
the outside often mirrors their development. You chart Walter White’s costume throughout
the series, you’ll notice that he starts out wearing light colours but when wears darker
colours when he goes through a negative experience. Colours also link to power; Walt tends to
wear dark colours when he’s in a position of power like this scene but when he’s in
a weaker position, like when he removes himself from the drugs business, he reverts back to
a more neutral coloured wardrobe. And that’s not the most interesting thing
about Walt. After killing his enemies, he often takes on their traits. Crazy 8 cuts
the crusts off his sandwiches, and after Walt kills him, he also starts to eat his sandwiches
without the crusts on. Gus, had a specific pre-vomiting ritual of putting a towel under
his knees which Walt also adopts. Gus also used to drive a volvo and at the beginning
of season 5, we see that Walt has invested in a similarly boxy vehicle. And after killing Mike, Walt takes on his
own partner’s phrases, and drinking preferences. l
After Walt murders Tuco, the drug enforcement agency shows Walt his grill. In this shot,
the grill passes directly in front of Walt’s face, and because of the perspective, it’s
a perfect fit. And while it might seem cool, it’s meant to show how Walt is set to fill
Tuco’s shoes – or grill – as the main villain of the show. In Season 4, episode 11, Crawl Space, Walt
lies on the floor and laughs maniacally and this looks eerily like very final scene of
the show showing Walt lying on the floor with a very similar expression on his face. This
demonstrates the two deaths suffered by Breaking Bad’s protagonist: the first is the death
of Walter White and the second is the death of Heisenberg. Music’s always played an important part
in Breaking Bad and the show’s finale was no different. As Walt finally dies, Badfinger’s
1972 song, Baby Blue is playing which references White’s baby, his blue meth. The creators of the show always knew there
was only going to be 62 episodes of the show. And while it might seem like an odd number
to pick, it’s actually a hidden chemistry reference. The 62nd element on the periodic
table is Samarium, which is used to treat lung cancer. In season 2, Walt Jr. complains to his mom
about her cereal purchasing choices. Luckily, just 3 short seasons later, in season 5, there’s
this kitchen scene – which shows the right cereal was finally put on the shopping list. After Jesse murders Gale, his name crops up
several times in the series to show how his killer is struggling with his actions. When
Jesse is playing a video game, his character turns a corner and we see this bit of grafitti
for a little while. Of course it doesn’t look like anything right now, but if you reverse
it, it spells out Gale. And this isn’t the only time we see a subliminal Gale – in Lydia’s
office, it also appears in giant letters on the windows. One of the worst moments in the series was
when Walt let Jane choke on her own vomit and then watched her die. It might have shocked
viewers at the time, but if you rewatch season 2, there are a tonne of hints that foreshadow
her death. Earlier in the season, there’s this scene where Jesse makes Jane breakfast
and there’s one line in particular that the writers’ room must have been pretty
proud of… But again, that’s not the only kick in the
teeth for poor old Jane, earlier on in her death episode, she even rolls Jesse onto his
side so he won’t choke on his sick. There’s this scene… And there’s one last one, just in case you
haven’t had enough. In a flashback after her death, Jane has this line. In season 1, Walt strangles Krazy 8 – who
was brought into the business by Jesse. But in season 5, this entire situation is inverted.
Jesse who has to murder Todd who was brought in by Walt. Also by strangulation. Now I don’t know how well you know noughties
American politicians, but some of you might recall Howard Dean. He ran for democratic
presidential nomination but his campaign stalled after he did a crazy scream during one of
his speeches. Clearly though, the creators of Breaking Bad loved it so much that they
included it in this scene from season 1, which could mean that Dean actually met a pretty
sticky end in the Breaking Bad universe. Even the logo of Breaking Bad pops up in the
series throughout – you might have noticed it showing up in the hospital here! After Hank dies, Walt breaks down and sobs
on the floor. But this touching scene is actually not that original – it’s exactly the same
reaction that Gus has to Max being killed. The pink teddy is a pretty familiar symbol
to any BB fans and in season 2, it crops up everywhere. The bear initially pops up in
the flashforwards of the ‘seven thirty seven down over abq’ linked episodes of the second
series. The bear is the only part of the flashforwards in colour which is an homage to the girl in
the red coat in Schindler’s list. In the second season finale, we see Walt – who
has pretty much stayed in a beige costume – is seen wearing a pink sweater. The teddy bear motif also continues into season
3, with Walt finding its missing eyeball in the pool filter. According to creator Vince
Gilligan, the eye represents some form of higher power who’s watching and judging
Walt. Potentially, the eye of the universe, the eye of God or the eye of morality. Obviously the bear has some direct parallels;
there’s this pinky/orangey object in Gale’s apartment which harks back to the one eyed
teddy bear. And then we get the various acts of violence that also bear an uncanny resemblance
to the bear: Gale is shot just below his eye, Jesse loses the use of his eye in season 3.
Gus’s gruesome demise does seem eerily similar to the bear, and later in season 5, Jesse’s
face gets pretty cut up and again he loses the use of one of his eyes… But what do you think? What does the pink
teddy really mean and do you have any more Breaking Bad Easter Eggs for me? Chuck them
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