The science of Breaking Bad: Abiquiu

Breaking Bad : Season 3 : Episode 11 : “Abiquiu”

Walt reflects on laser tag.

Walt reflects on laser tag.

Jesse’s skimming plan falls flat on both ends, and Skyler brings herself significantly closer to criminal enterprises. There are no new insights into the cooking process, so 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

It’s interesting that Walt and Jesse package their meth by breaking up an ice-like slab – bashing away at a crystalline solid with a scraper is a good way to get dust in the air, which anyone in the lab will breathe in.

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
Krysten Ritter Krypton
MAtt Jones Astatine
JeRe Burns Rhenium
Emily RiOs Osmium
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
StewArt A. Lyons Argon
John Shiban Sulfur
Thomas Schnauz Scandium
Michelle MacLaRen Rhenium
Vince Gilligan Vanadium
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