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Breaking Bad - S05E14 - 09/15/2013

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by GoPackGo, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Indeed, it's already way more money than he could launder even if he was the A1 Car Wash King of New Mexico.

    Knowing someone that runs a shockingly similar car wash (over in Arizona), total annual revenue is around half a million (he does ~140 cars a day, six days a week, averaging $12/car). So they've got 160 times the annual revenue of their car wash to launder. At best, they can launder a few million through there.

    That, and from what we've seen with the money, it's almost all in fresh, crisp $100 bills. Go ahead, try spending a lot of those without questions getting asked and rumors starting. Or even try depositing a bunch of those at the bank, even if you nominally have a plausible revenue source that could generate that much cash: car washes don't generate lots of crisp new $100 bills all banded up, and depositing a mere $5000 this way more than once is likely to generate Suspicious Activity Reports from the bank to law enforcement
  2. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    $80 million in cash? The town's gentlemen's clubs would be empty because all the strippers would be at my house.
  3. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    I see what you did there! :)

    Others above appear to have taken you way too seriously :D
  4. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Wouldn't the wife complain?
  5. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    She'd be in the other room with her $100 bills looking for her own Magic Mike.
  6. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    Yeah, but one is family. The other is some girl I used to know.

    Though in this situation Jesse will probably care just about as much.
  7. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
  8. BitbyBlit

    BitbyBlit .

    Aug 25, 2001
    To the police? I doubt it.

    Note how shortly after Walt Jr lies to the police to protect Skyler, what does Walt do? He lies to the police to protect Skyler. Obviously Walt's lie is much more grandiose, but nonetheless, there are echoes of "like father, like son" here.

    This doesn't mean that Walt Jr is on the path to becoming an evil drug lord, but a big theme of the series is that the path to darkness is paved with small, seemingly insignificant compromises.

    The show began with Walt lying to Skyler over the phone about where he was, and it quickly jumped forward in time to where everything ultimately led: the shootout. The Walt of the past never could have imagined that things could have even remotely gotten that far.

    The money is actually primarily 10s, 20s, and 50s. That's why it was hard for them to easily come to a good estimate. (Although apparently Walt took the time at some point later on.)

    One thought I had about the ricin: What if it's for Jesse? What if Todd threatens harm to Andrea and Brock if Jesse kills himself, so Jesse needs a way to die that looks natural?

    Perhaps Jesse tells Walt, "I know you want me dead. But please, let me die my way." And so they get one final bout of teamwork in order to bring down the Brotherhoood. Jesse takes the ricin and dies a painful death. The Brotherhood has now lost their cook, but knows that Walt is back in town because he hasn't been hiding himself. So they go after him, not realizing that he is leading them into a trap.
  9. DavidTigerFan

    DavidTigerFan No, not Detroit. TCF Club

    Aug 18, 2001
    Charleston, SC
    So if Walt had $80M wouldn't jesse have that much? AFAIK I just saw him with the one bag. Where's the rest?
  10. dswallow

    dswallow Save the Moderatоr TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Walt paid Jesse what he had been owed from the sale of "his third" of the precursor chemical.
  11. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    After which he tossed it out the window.
  12. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Actually, it's 20s, 50s, and 100s if you look at the straps.
  13. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Yeah, watching the Huell scene, the stack is *mostly* 50s, with a scattering of 20s and 100s. I thought that it was mostly hundreds since several other money closeups were 100s (like the stash Mike left for Kaylee, and the the stack he had for the truck)

    Which is actually pretty consistent with volume: a stack of 50s the size of the pile in the storage locker would be around $60 million. Add in some $100s and that $80 million figure seems plausible.
  14. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    So how much did Walt pay for that truck in the last episode?
  15. Anubys

    Anubys All About Footwork

    Jul 16, 2004
    and the rest got confiscated by the police, I'm sure.

    Jesse had his $5 million and that was it. Now it's all gone and he's cooking for free.
  16. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    Well, he's cooking for his life.
  17. kaszeta

    kaszeta Ceci n'est pas une conserve TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    It looked like either one or two stacks of $100s, so either $10k or $20k. I think the former.
  18. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
  19. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

    Jan 17, 2002
    Really? It looked like the cops had the phone sorta on speakerphone as they recorded it, but in that case Walt would have heard Marie gasp.
  20. Bribo

    Bribo New Member

    Feb 17, 2003
    Me Too! I thought that he was trying to implicate her, out of spite, the same way he told Jesse about Jane out of spite. Heisenberg would do that. It was only after reading some of the posts here I realized he was giving her an out, and after rewatching, I realized I had it wrong.

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