The science of Breaking Bad: Mas

Breaking Bad : Season 3 : Episode 5 : “Mas”

Saul attempts to back the winner.

Saul attempts to back the winner.

Finally, Walt is on the verge of getting back to the laboratory – in his very own top secret Chemistrycave, no less! Aside from a quick tour of the new facility this episode contains nothing of note. Check back soon!

You can read more about this episode at AMC, IMDb and the A.V. Club.

Random thoughts

The equipment in Walt’s new lab is mostly boxed up and thus unidentifiable, but I anticipate an unpacking montage next week. He does discover some thorium oxide (ThO2), the radioactive catalyst mentioned in A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal (although Walt and Jesse were trying to buy thorium nitrate).

Elements in the credits

Breaking Bromine
Bad Barium
Created Chromium
Bryan Cranston Bromine
AnNa Gunn Sodium
AAron Paul Argon
DeaN Norris Nitrogen
Betsy Brandt Beryllium
RJ MitTe Tellurium
BOb Odenkirk Oxygen
Giancarlo Esposito Einsteinium
Christopher Cousins Cobalt
Steven MicHael Quezada Hydrogen
JUlie Dretzin Uranium
Carole GutiErrez Erbium
Skip MAcdonald Actinium
Mark FreeboRn Radon
MiChael Slovis Carbon
Dave Porter Polonium
Sharon Bialy Sulfur
SherrY Thomas Yttrium
Diane MerCer Cerium
Moira Walley-Beckett Molybdenum
Thomas SchnAuz Gold
George Mastras Germanium
PeTer Gould Tellurium
Sam Catlin Calcium
John ShiBan Barium
Melissa Bernstein Beryllium
MicHelle MacLaren Helium
Mark JOhnson Oxygen
Vince Gilligan Vanadium
StewArt A. Lyons Argon
Moira Wallet-Beckett Tungsten
John Renck Rhenium
Gwyn SavAge Silver
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