The science of Breaking Bad: Buried

Breaking Bad | Season 5 | Episode 10 | “Buried”

Walt surveys the location for his buried treasure.

Walt surveys the location for his buried treasure.

It’s time to choose loyalties this week, with everyone save Jesse scrambling to set themselves up for the final confrontation(s). I’m not expecting a lot of science in the latter half of this season – Walt will most likely be too busy.

This episode is reviewed at Emilia Jordan and the A.V. Club, and you can read more about it at AMC and IMDb.

Random thoughts

The coordinates where Walt buries his millions – N34 °59′ 20″ W106° 36′ 52″ – are actually those of Albuquerque Studios, where some of Breaking Bad is filmed.

When Lydia was hiding in Declan’s underground lab, I thought for a moment that we were seeing a flash-forward and it was Walt who had come down to machine-gun these substandard meth cooks. Alas, it was merely Todd and his violent relatives.

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
Laura Fraser Francium
JEsse Plemons Einsteinium
Steven MicHael Quezada Hydrogen
Bill Burr Bismuth
Lavell Crawford Chromium
Louis Ferreira Iron
Michael Bowen Boron
Kevin Rankin Radium
Gonzalo MeneNdez Neodymium
Skip MAcDonald Actinium
Sharidan WilliAms-Sotelo Americium
Mark FreeboRn Radon
ArthUr Albert Uranium
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
Vince Gilligan Vanadium
StewArt A. Lyons Argon
THomas Schnauz Holmium
Michelle MacLaRen Rhenium

5 Responses to The science of Breaking Bad: Buried

  1. Emilia Jordan says:

    Hey! SO glad to see the site back up!! What happened?

    Things are right in the world again.


    • John says:

      I got caught up in an automated spam filter! WP were very apologetic, but it’s really my fault for not reading the T&Cs more closely.

      • Emilia Jordan says:

        Wow, that’s crazy! I’m glad they were apologetic. And so glad your site is back!


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