History WhatAnIdiot / BreakingBad

19th Apr '16 1:27:15 PM hamza678
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'''Instead:''' They follow her into the house and continue to try to get money from her, with one of them calling her a "bizznatch". [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMommas For this, Tuco beats them up and]] [[DisproportionateRetribution comes close to using brutal methods of murder/torture on them]] and Jimmy has to talk Tuco into breaking only one leg on each brother.

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'''Instead:''' They follow her into the house and continue to try to get money from her, with one of them calling her a "bizznatch". [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMommas [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas For this, Tuco beats them up and]] [[DisproportionateRetribution comes close to using brutal methods of murder/torture on them]] and Jimmy has to talk Tuco into breaking only one leg on each brother.
2nd Apr '16 11:08:58 AM SilverSupernova
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'''Instead:''' He derides [[spoiler:Gale]] as an amateur who couldn't possibly have been smart enough to be Heisenberg. Now, to be fair, Walt was inebriated, and Walt deriding Gale isn't out-of-character for him, as Walt's pride won't let anyone else get credit for what he sees as ''his'', but still, saying it to Hank's face was enough to prompt Hank to reopen his investigation.

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'''Instead:''' He derides [[spoiler:Gale]] as an amateur who couldn't possibly have been smart enough to be Heisenberg. Now, to be fair, Walt was inebriated, and Walt deriding Gale isn't out-of-character for him, as Walt's pride won't let anyone else get credit for what he sees as ''his'', but still, saying it to Hank's face was enough to prompt Hank to reopen his investigation. Though later on, it's implied that, subconsciously, Walt is trying to get Hank to catch him out of the belief that he would be safe from Gus in prison and could drag Gus down with him.
29th Jan '16 10:31:08 AM dmcreif
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!!''Series/BreakingBad''


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!!''Series/BetterCallSaul''

* In the first episode, Jimmy hires two skaters to jump in front of Betsy Kettleman's car as part of his scheme to get back into her good graces. He gives them information about the car and the route that Betsy takes. He even tells the skaters important information to memorize, like the license plate and the specific shade of brown on the car:\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That the skaters would maybe write this down and maybe even take a picture of the car.\\
'''Instead:''' They target a stationwagon that's a similar model and similar in color to the Kettlemans' car, which happens to be driven by Tuco's grandmother.

* From the above, the car hits one brother and they start their act. But suddenly the car takes off.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' The brothers to just call the police, since even though they were scamming the driver, the driver has committed hit-and-run. There are also lots of witnesses who saw the hit so can provide a license plate. Or alternately, that they wait for Jimmy to show up.\\
'''Instead:''' They follow the stationwagon to another house and end up in Tuco's captivity.

* Add to that, when the stationwagon arrives at the house, the driver, an elderly Hispanic woman, climbs out:\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That the brothers would immediately realize that there's no way this non-English speaking granny could be "Betsy Kettleman" and just go on their way.\\
'''Instead:''' They follow her into the house and continue to try to get money from her, with one of them calling her a "bizznatch". [[EvenBadMenLoveTheirMommas For this, Tuco beats them up and]] [[DisproportionateRetribution comes close to using brutal methods of murder/torture on them]] and Jimmy has to talk Tuco into breaking only one leg on each brother.
25th Nov '15 7:02:56 PM dmcreif
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'''Instead:''' He derides [[spoiler:Gale]] as an amateur who couldn't possibly have been smart enough to be Heisenberg. Now, to be fair, it could be justified that Walt might deride Gale, as Walt's pride won't let anyone else get credit for what he sees as ''his'', but still, saying it to Hank's face was enough to prompt Hank to reopen his investigation.

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'''Instead:''' He derides [[spoiler:Gale]] as an amateur who couldn't possibly have been smart enough to be Heisenberg. Now, to be fair, it could be justified that Walt might deride Gale, was inebriated, and Walt deriding Gale isn't out-of-character for him, as Walt's pride won't let anyone else get credit for what he sees as ''his'', but still, saying it to Hank's face was enough to prompt Hank to reopen his investigation.



'''Instead:''' He doesn't tell Skyler about the indictment until the day before his meeting with the IRS.
** Skyler narrowly helps Ted avoid criminal charges, but he still owes the back taxes. Then he receives from Saul Goodman an inheritance check for the exact amount he owes from a relative he didn't know he had.\\
'''You'd Now Expect:''' That Ted use the check to pay the IRS because that was obviously the intent of whoever sent it.\\
'''Instead:''' Ted buys a Mercedes, figuring he'll eventually get a better offer. This forces Saul to send Huell and Kuby to force him to sign the check.

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'''Instead:''' He doesn't tell Skyler about the indictment until the day before his meeting with the IRS.
IRS. And, to be fair, Skyler does seem kinda annoyed that Ted didn't notify her earlier about the audit, but it's still poor planning on Ted's behalf....
** Skyler narrowly helps Ted avoid criminal charges, charges by making it seem like the missing money is the result of ignorance, but he still owes the back taxes. Then he receives from Saul Goodman an inheritance check for the exact amount he owes from a relative he didn't know he had. Money that...\\
'''You'd Now Expect:''' That Ted Expect:''' ...he use the check to pay the IRS because that was obviously the intent of whoever sent it.\\
'''Instead:''' Ted buys '''Instead:''' ...he uses to buy a Mercedes, figuring he'll eventually get a better offer. This forces Saul to send Huell and Kuby to force him to sign the check.



'''Even Worse:''' It gets even more idiotic if you remember how in "Dead Freight," Hank chewed out another agent for planting tracking devices on the methylamine barrels at the Madrigal warehouse that weren't hidden well enough.

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'''Even Worse:''' It gets even more idiotic if you remember how in "Dead Freight," Hank chewed out another agent for planting tracking devices on the methylamine barrels at the Madrigal warehouse that weren't hidden well enough. \n To Hank's credit, though, it was several days before Walt found out about the tracker, meaning he can't remove it at own leisure like Gus did (Gus knew he was being bugged before the fact; by the time Walt found out about his tracker, he'd already visited Saul and Jesse); still, it was a bit of oversight on Hank's behalf where he was putting the tracker.
1st Nov '15 3:11:01 PM dmcreif
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'''Even Worse:''' It's more questionable because Hank had very recently chewed out another agent over a tracking device that wasn't hidden well enough.

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'''Even Worse:''' It's It gets even more questionable because idiotic if you remember how in "Dead Freight," Hank had very recently chewed out another agent over a for planting tracking device devices on the methylamine barrels at the Madrigal warehouse that wasn't weren't hidden well enough. enough.



'''Additionally:''' It's a strange decision since Jack clearly has no loyalties to anyone but himself and his fellow Neo-Nazi crew, so it's all the stranger when he leaves alive a witness who now has a million reasons to want him dead. It's partially handwaved in that Jack says that Todd respects Walt and would be angry with Jack if he were killed. There's also the possibility that Jack left Walt alive to keep the heat on Walt (since killing him would just lead the police to look for Jack's crew), but still, it's enough to qualify for this page.

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'''Additionally:''' It's a strange decision since Jack clearly has no loyalties to anyone but himself and his fellow Neo-Nazi crew, so it's all the stranger when he leaves alive a witness who now has a million reasons to want him dead. It's partially handwaved in that Jack says that Todd respects Walt and would be angry with Jack if he were killed. There's also the possibility Some fans even argue that [[PragmaticVillainy Jack left Walt alive to keep the heat on Walt Walt]] (since killing him would just lead the police to look for Jack's crew), but still, it's enough to qualify for this page.
11th Oct '15 8:04:35 PM dmcreif
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* In "Blood Money," Hank has figured out that Walt was Heisenberg and puts a tracking device on Walt's car.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' That Hank would remember how he showed a tracking device to Walt when he asked him to put on Gus's car in season 4, and put on a tracker in a location that Walt won't think to look.\\
'''Instead:''' Hank uses the exact same kind of tracking device that he had Walt put on Gus's car, which ensures that Walt knows exactly where to find it.\\
'''Even Worse:''' It's more questionable because Hank had very recently chewed out another agent over a tracking device that wasn't hidden well enough.
3rd Oct '15 12:58:18 PM dmcreif
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'''Instead:''' Hank never suspects a thing... until Walt's own what an idiot moment.

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'''Instead:''' Hank never suspects a thing... until Walt's own what an idiot moment. However, Hank also generally writes Walt off as book-smart but dumb at everything else, considering him to be a mild-mannered underachiever who "who wouldn't know a criminal if he was close enough to check you for a hernia," meaning his biases are obviously going to factor into the investigation. These biases might attribute to why Hank doesn't think Walt is Heisenberg until Season 5B.
3rd Oct '15 12:49:34 PM dmcreif
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* In "Better Call Saul", Badger realizes he's being set up as part of a drug sting when he notices what clearly look like surveillance vans parked nearby.\\

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* In "Better Call Saul", Badger realizes he's being probably getting set up as part of a drug sting when he notices what clearly look like surveillance vans vehicles parked nearby.nearby, and the customer he's selling to is a little confident in himself.\\



'''Instead:''' He falls for the old "undercover cops can't deny that they are cops when asked directly" urban legend, goes through with the deal, and is promptly busted by the undercover cop.

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'''Instead:''' He falls Badger being [[TooDumbToLive Badger]], the undercover cop manages to get him to fall for the old "undercover cops can't deny that they are cops when asked directly" urban legend, legend. So Badger goes through with the deal, and is promptly busted by the undercover cop.
arrested.
3rd Oct '15 12:46:46 PM dmcreif
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* In "One Minute," the Cousins ambush Hank in a parking lot. Hank disables Leonel, and then there's a brief exchange of gunfire between him and Marco, which ends with Marco shooting Hank twice in the chest, wounding him. Marco then steps up to Hank, pistol drawn:\\
'''You'd Expect:''' Marco just put a bullet between Hank's eyes, since Hank is now incapacitated and clearly not in a position to fight back.\\
'''Instead:''' Marco decides, "No, too easy," and walks back to his car to grab his axe. In the time it takes him to return with axe in hand, Hank manages to load the spare "Black Death" bullet that Marco dropped while reloading into Leonel's gun, and is able to shoot Marco in the head right when Marco prepares to swing the axe. To be fair to Marco, it's possible that he didn't notice that he'd dropped the "Black Death" bullet, but it still fits this....



'''You'd Expect:''' He and Skyler would meet together and work to get their stories straight, and maybe even hire an attorney.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' He and Skyler would meet together and work to get their stories straight, and maybe even hire an attorney.a couple of good attorneys.\\



'''Additionally:''' It's a strange decision since Jack clearly has no loyalties to anyone but himself, so it's all the stranger when he leaves a witness with a grudge alive. It's partially handwaved in that Jack says that Todd respects Walt and would be angry with Jack if he were killed. There's also the possibility that Jack left Walt alive to keep the heat on Walt (since killing him would just lead the police to look for Jack's crew), but still, it's enough to qualify for this page.

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'''Additionally:''' It's a strange decision since Jack clearly has no loyalties to anyone but himself, himself and his fellow Neo-Nazi crew, so it's all the stranger when he leaves alive a witness with who now has a grudge alive.million reasons to want him dead. It's partially handwaved in that Jack says that Todd respects Walt and would be angry with Jack if he were killed. There's also the possibility that Jack left Walt alive to keep the heat on Walt (since killing him would just lead the police to look for Jack's crew), but still, it's enough to qualify for this page.
25th Sep '15 6:36:53 AM dmcreif
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'''Instead:''' He derides [[spoiler:Gale]] as an amateur who couldn't possibly have been smart enough to be Heisenberg.
* Ted has been cooking his accounting firm's books with Skyler's help since Season 2, and the IRS begins to investigate them in late season 4 for embezzlement.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He and Skyler would get their stories straight, and maybe even hire an attorney.\\
'''Instead:''' He doesn't tell Skyler about the indictment until the day before he meets with the IRS.
* After Skyler helps him avoid criminal charges, Ted still owes the back taxes, when he receives, from Saul, an inheritance check for the exact amount he owes from a relative he didn't know he had.\\
'''You'd Then Expect:''' He'd use the check to pay the IRS because that was obviously the intent of whoever sent it.\\
'''Instead:''' He buys a Mercedes, figuring he'll eventually get a better offer.

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'''Instead:''' He derides [[spoiler:Gale]] as an amateur who couldn't possibly have been smart enough to be Heisenberg.
Heisenberg. Now, to be fair, it could be justified that Walt might deride Gale, as Walt's pride won't let anyone else get credit for what he sees as ''his'', but still, saying it to Hank's face was enough to prompt Hank to reopen his investigation.
* Ted Beneke has been cooking his accounting firm's books with Skyler's help since Season 2, and the IRS begins to investigate them him in late season 4 for embezzlement.\\
'''You'd Expect:''' He and Skyler would meet together and work to get their stories straight, and maybe even hire an attorney.\\
'''Instead:''' He doesn't tell Skyler about the indictment until the day before he meets his meeting with the IRS.
* After Skyler **Skyler narrowly helps him Ted avoid criminal charges, Ted but he still owes the back taxes, when taxes. Then he receives, receives from Saul, Saul Goodman an inheritance check for the exact amount he owes from a relative he didn't know he had.\\
'''You'd Then Now Expect:''' He'd That Ted use the check to pay the IRS because that was obviously the intent of whoever sent it.\\
'''Instead:''' He Ted buys a Mercedes, figuring he'll eventually get a better offer.offer. This forces Saul to send Huell and Kuby to force him to sign the check.



'''You'd Expect:''' Hank to immediately call for backup and bring the full force of the DEA down on Walt, complete with choppers and squadrons of agents in full riot gear, or at the very least, phone his findings in to other men at his office so that if the worst should happen, someone else can bring Walt down.\\

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'''You'd Expect:''' Hank to immediately call for backup and bring the full force of the DEA down on Walt, complete with choppers and squadrons of agents and cops in full riot SWAT gear, or at the very least, phone his findings in to other men at his office so that if the worst should happen, his investigation won't die with him and someone else can bring takes Walt down.\\
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