Walter White Overview
Officially, it has been fifteen years since Bryan Cranston first graced our television screens as down-and-out chemistry teacher Walter White in Breaking Bad . Breaking Bad premiered on January 20, 2008, introducing viewers to showrunner Vince Gilligan’s take on the American Southwest’s drug underworld. It was not long before the series was one of the most popular shows on television and had earned a massive cult following to match. Walter White, as a villain in Breaking Bad, has been metamorphosing into meth kingpin Heisenberg over five epic seasons still has not left our minds.
Refused An Great Offer
In Breaking Bad Season 1, Episode 5, titled Gray Matter , while attending the birthday party of his former business partner Elliott Schwartz , Walter White was given an easy out for financing his lung cancer treatment. But, he was way too prideful to accept the offer. Even when Elliott’s wife Gretchen and also his ex-girlfriend, calls to practically beg him to take their money, Walter Walt refuses to give in. The episode ends with Walter White showing up outside Jesse’s home to ask one simple question, want to cook?
Facing His Girlfriend’s Death
In Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 12, titled Phoenix , was shown the exact moment when Walter White truly broke bad. Intent on convincing Jesse to get clean, he shows up unannounced at his apartment only to find both him and his girlfriend, Jane, passed out in a heroin-fueled stupor. He shakes Jesse to try to wake him, inadvertently causing Jane to roll over onto her back. It was then that she began to gag and choke on her own vomit. Walter White rushes over to help her but hesitates and pulls back, watching Jane’s overdose and choke to death, and could have saved her but he did not.
Having Two Sides
In Breaking Bad Season 3, Episode 12, titled Half Measures, after Mike attempts to convince Walter White to deal with Jesse’s insistence on taking out the dealers who murdered Combo. Walter White was torn between remaining loyal to his partner and staying on the good side of his new boss, Gus Fring. Refusing to toe Gus Fring’s line, Walter White rescues Jesse by gruesomely running over the rival dealers with his trusty old Pontiac Aztek.
Showing The Real Villain
In Breaking Bad Season 4, Episode 13, titled Face Off, was given many fans all the evidence they needed that Walter White had completely lost his moral compass. Walter White entreats Hector Salamanca into setting off a bomb in a retirement home to outsmart the Los Pollos Hermanos kingpin to get rid of Gus, after his plan to blow up Gus’s car in a hospital parking garage does not pan out. At the end, when Walter White drives away from the scene of the crime, the sequence cuts to his backyard before zooming in on a potted plant labeled Lily of the Valley and explaining that he was the one who poisoned Brock for turn Jesse against Gus and bring him back to his corner.