Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad (2008)

15 mistakes in season 5

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Madrigal - S5-E2

Factual error: In the opening scene for the episode, a character commits suicide by electrocuting themselves with a defibrillator. The device used was an AED (automated external defibrillator) which analyses the electrical rhythm of the heart and only delivers a shock when the heart rhythm is ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. In this case, the device would not have delivered a shock as the person did not have both ECG electrodes attached and therefore would not have detected a cardiac rhythm. The person would also have had a normal heart rhythm.

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Fifty-One - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Walter White buys his new car and pulls up the parkway at their house, the wheels are turned when he stops, but in the next close up shot, the wheels are straight forward.

00:02:00

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Felina - S5-E16

Continuity mistake: When Walter White is with the Neo-Nazis waiting for Jesse to appear, one of the thugs throws Walter's car keys and wallet on the pool table. Their position changes between shots, sometimes being parallel to each other, other times very far apart.

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Ozymandias - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the shootout starts in the previous episode, Walter is handcuffed in the back of the SUV and trying to get to the floorboard to avoid the gunfire, and his glasses eventually fall off. After the gunfight when he is yelling at Jack from the back of the SUV, his glasses are back on his face, which would be hard to do handcuffed.

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Dead Freight - S5-E5

Plot hole: Preparing to steal methylamine from the train, Walt, Jesse and Mike measure off a predetermined distance from the railroad crossing, which happens to coincide with a handy arroyo, where they bury their tanks. Problem is that they couldn't have known that distance (calculated by knowing the position of the methylamine tanker car in the train) until Lydia told them. But she didn't call that info in until the night after they'd already buried the tanks.

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Ozymandias - S5-E14

Visible crew/equipment: Skyler pulls up in her car at the home, talking to Walter Jr. about the truck in the driveway. During this scene the camera comes down to her side of the car. Its reflection is visible in the glass of the driver's side window.

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Buried - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When we see Lydia take her blindfold off, the windscreen has a layer of dust over it just outside the wipers reach. Camera cuts to a different angle and the windscreen is spotless.

00:33:50

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Buyout - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: Mike wrote 'Fuck You' horizontally on the paper but when Gomey read that, it is at an angle.

00:10:30 - 00:11:40

Rabid Dog - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: In the flashback scene where Jesse breaks into the Whites' house and starts pouring gasoline everywhere before Hank stops him from burning the house down, you can see the outline of a crew member exiting the right side of the dark living room at the beginning of the shot.

00:21:35

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Gliding Over All - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: After Pinkman opens the bags filled with money he throws his gun along the floor. When it stops it points in a 3 o'clock position. When the angle changes it points in a 1 o'clock position.

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Madrigal - S5-E2

Other mistake: There is no P-trap beneath the red sink in the Madrigal offices.

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Live Free or Die - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mike and Walt and Jesse are driving toward each other in the desert and they both spin out to avoid a wreck, Mike can be seen leaving his Cadillac, which is in the middle of the road/tire tracks, and the front wheels are in the tire tracks. In the middle of the scene, the Cadillac has moved to the right slightly, but is still in the road. At the end of the scene when the three drive off together, the Cadillac is seen off the road, having moved significantly to the right without a driver present.

00:15:15 - 00:16:45

Rachael Plotts

Buried - S5-E10

Continuity mistake: When Todd is walking Lydia through the bodies, in one shot they are next to one body. Camera cuts to an aerial view and they are a good 1-2m further back.

00:39:20

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Gliding Over All - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: In Season 4 we see Mike gets shot in the ear and and has a flap of flesh hanging off. In this episode, there are no marks or deformities on his ear.

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Buried - S5-E10

Revealing mistake: When Marie is trying to take the baby, it is clear the baby is not actually crying and is not in one shot.

00:24:10

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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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