Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad (2008)

49 mistakes in season 1

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

New this month Continuity mistake: At the school meeting where they are talking about the investigation and a man is asking about the Janitor, Walt has his mouth open and looks down at his wife's hands. In the next shot from the side, his mouth is closed, but when it cuts to a close up again, his mouth is open once more.

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Cancer Man - S1-E4

New this month Continuity mistake: As Walter is telling the story of how he met his wife with the crossword puzzles, there is a cut between two shots when he's saying eventually "I caught her looking over at me." He's first looking straight ahead across the table at his brother in law, but after the cut he's suddenly glancing over towards his wife.

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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. (00:54:20)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Towards the end, Walter throws up on the ground. Long shot shows no vomit anywhere. (00:52:15)

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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. (00:45:35)

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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. (00:15:55 - 00:17:10)

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Suggested correction: Walter just killed a person for the first time. This took a traumatic tool on him and has clouded his thinking, which would affect his thinking process.

This scene takes place a couple of days later. Enough time for the adrenaline to leave his system.

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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. (00:23:50 - 00:36:50)

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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. (00:00:15)

...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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Cancer Man - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When we see a close up of Jesse stamping on the spliff you can see an orange marker on the floor where Jake is stood. (00:42:20)

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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. (00:11:20)

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

Continuity mistake: Just as the camera shows Jessie lighting his crack pipe, there is a TV playing and the screen shows a man with a razor to his hairline. Camera does an instant cut and now said razor is by his cheek. (00:37:20)

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

Continuity mistake: When Jesse looks out the window at the RV, the door is wide open. When he gets outside, the door isn't open as wide. (00:11:50)

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

Continuity mistake: When Walt and Jesse are talking in the RV at the start, the bandages on Jesse keep changing depending on the shot. Note the skin gap at the bottom. (00:05:00)

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Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Walt is throwing matches into the pool we see him strike one and the flame becomes small. Camera cuts to a close up and the flame is a lot bigger. (00:21:45)

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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. (00:15:10)

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

Continuity mistake: Walt picks up the first sandwich and the plate he dropped. He doesn't quite get everything. The camera angle changes and the floor is a lot cleaner now.

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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. (00:03:45)

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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. (00:12:50)

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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. (00:10:40)

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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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Ozymandias - S5-E14

Trivia: 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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