The science of Breaking Bad: Problem Dog

Breaking Bad | Season 4 | Episode 7 | “Problem Dog”

Walt and Jesse make plans - or do they?

Walt and Jesse make plans - or do they?

We start to get a better sense of where this season is going this week – or think we do, at any rate. Walt’s investment banker-level salary threatens to overwhelm the car wash, Jesse starts to crack a little and Hank is suddenly hot on the trail of Gus. Once again, science takes a back seat to well-crafted drama.

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

Random thoughts

Turns out that MI-MB042266-GER is a serial number for a piece of air filtration equipment, and not some dastardly puzzle for the fans to solve. However, Gale has written it down wrong – the model number on the leaflet that Hank has is MT-MB042266-GER.

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
JonAthan Banks Astatine
David Costabile Cobalt
Steven MicHael Quezada Hydrogen
JeRe Burns Rhenium
Michael ShAmus Wiles Americium
Maurice Compte Cobalt
Skip MAcdonald Actinium
Mark FreeboRn Radon
MiChael Slovis Carbon
Dave Porter Polonium
Sharon Bialy Sulfur
Sherry Thomas Thorium
BrYan Cranston Yttrium
Diane MerCer Cerium
Moira Walley-Beckett Molybdenum
Thomas SchnAuz Gold
George Mastras Germanium
PeTer Gould Tellurium
Sam Catlin Calcium
Melissa Bernstein Beryllium
MicHelle MacLaren Helium
Mark JOhnson Oxygen
StewArt A. Lyons Argon
Peter Gould Phosphorous
Vince Gilligan Vanadium

One Response to The science of Breaking Bad: Problem Dog

  1. Gus Fring says:

    That is my handwriting. Gale’s handwriting is a thing of beauty–just look at his notebook.

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