Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad (2008)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: At the very end of the episode, right after he tells Jesse how he used the red phosphorus to kill the gunmen, Walt leans down to vomit. You can see his microphone transmitter under his shirt.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Towards the end, Walter throws up on the ground. Long shot shows no vomit anywhere.

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...and the Bag's in the River - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Walter drops the plate, it shatters into four pieces, with one piece sliding to the edge of the frame, where it stops without splitting further. The other three are in clear view and are in three intact parts. We cut away and back, and now the piece on the right is suddenly shattered into several smaller pieces. Also, the fourth piece that slid out of frame is still there when Walt wakes up, and he picks it up with the rest. The piece that Krazy-8 grabbed was too small to be one of the original four pieces the plate split into, and the piece closest to him didn't shatter further. In addition, when Walter reassembles the plate, the pieces don't match up with what they were in the basement. After the mysterious second shattering, there should be 8 total pieces of plate. If the piece Krazy-8 grabbed broke off from another part, that would mean 9 pieces. Yet Walt's reconstructed plate has only 6 parts plus the gap for Krazy-8's piece. Also, the final plate has smaller pieces at opposite ends, which wouldn't be possible given where the quadrants broke. Walter reassembles the plate upside down, so the part on top to the left of the gap (combined with the piece that is missing) is likely the piece that slid toward Krazy-8. So the large solid piece to the right of the gap would have been the piece that shattered into 5 pieces, but it is intact here. There is also a smaller piece between the piece Krazy-8 could have broken his piece from and the piece next to it, but this piece couldn't have come from either piece when the plate broke or if Krazy-8 broke his piece off the other piece. When Walter picked the pieces up, the piece closest to Krazy-8 was a single piece.

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Cancer Man - S1-E4

Character mistake: When Walt is in the bathroom using hydrogen peroxide to clean his leg wound he received from killing Crazy 8, he notices blood on his pants. He tries to clean the bloodstain off with a toothbrush. I think that any and EVERY chemist would know that hydrogen peroxide almost instantly removes blood stains from clothing. But, instead of using this somewhat common knowledge, Walt scrubs the stain with a toothbrush under the sink. Even if he had never heard of this 'trick', given the nature of H2O2 and Walt's understanding of chemistry, he would have realized this chemical solution immediately... Especially since he used the peroxide seconds before discovering the blood stain.

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...and the Bag's in the River - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Walt is sitting on the overpass it is clear that his car is parked on the part that straddles the median between the lanes, but when the shot is inside his car the view appears as if he is parked directly over the right lanes of traffic.

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Cat's in the Bag... - S1-E2

Character mistake: When Walt steals the bottles of "hydrofluoric acid," they are misspelled on the labels as "hydroflouric." This misspelling is corrected when hydrofluoric acid reappears in season 4.

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Cat's in the Bag... - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Just as Walt is saying the line about checking to see if the other one is dead in the RV, the edge of the set comes into view very briefly on the right hand side.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Other mistake: Walter's pants flying in the air defy the laws of physics. The RV is racing forward and the pants somehow find themselves in front of the RV floating through the air. One could say that the pants perhaps flew forward when the RV 'hit a bump' perhaps. However the RV would have to hit a considerable sudden stop to get the pants to fly forward. The RV then runs over the pants which have fallen to the ground from in front of the RV. This could be ignored as somehow possible due to some strange anomaly. Except near the end of the episode. We see the same pants fly off the mirror of the RV flying backwards. Making it impossible for those same pants to be run over from in front of the RV especially due to the speed at which they are flying backwards straight into the camera shot.

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Gray Matter - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Jesse gets out the car at the start, the red furry dice are uneven in height. Camera changes angle and now they are level.

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...and the Bag's in the River - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Marie is first looking at the shoe in the shop she picks it up and examines it. Camera cuts and now the shoe is in a completely different position.

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...and the Bag's in the River - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Walt and Jessie are arguing in the bathroom, something gets broken and the pieces are covering the floor. A few moment later when Walt is trying to pull Jessie off the toilet all the broken pieces haves disappeared.

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...and the Bag's in the River - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Walter is emptying the bucket in the basement, he holds the bucket by the rim at an angle. Camera cuts and now he is holding it by the handle and level.

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Cat's in the Bag... - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the end when the girl puts the mask on there is a bit of hair hanging over the front of the mask. Camera changes and the hair has disappeared.

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Cat's in the Bag... - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Skyler tells Jessie not to touch her. When she does she has her hands on her belly in the front shot and one raised in the over the shoulder shot.

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Cat's in the Bag... - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: We see Jessie with the torch to his pipe. Camera cuts and the torch has disappeared.

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A No-Rough-Stuff Type Deal - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: While Walt and Jesse are talking with Tuco at the junk yard for first time, the sun changes between shots.

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A No-Rough-Stuff Type Deal - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Tuco is beating the other thug to death, the camera pans first on Walter, then Jesse. When it is on Jesse, the entire crew can be seen in the reflection of his sunglasses.

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A No-Rough-Stuff Type Deal - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: At the end, Tuco hands the meth to a friend while holding the top of the bag. Camera cuts and he is holding the bottom.

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Crazy Handful of Nothin' - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When we see the red liquid being injected into Walt, there is a lot of liquid in the syringe. Camera cuts and there is suddenly much less.

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Crazy Handful of Nothin' - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Jesse discovers Walt has cancer, Walt's suit is open wide. Camera cuts and it's more closed.

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Walter White: Who are you talking to right now? Who is it you think you see? Do you know how much I make a year? I mean, even if I told you, you wouldn't believe it. Do you know what would happen if I suddenly decided to stop going into work? A business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ goes belly up. Disappears. It ceases to exist, without me. No, you don't know who you're talking to, so let me clue you in. I am not in danger, Skyler. I AM the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!

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The trousers that Walt lost in the desert during the first episode appear briefly when he is rolling the barrel with money.

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