The science of Breaking Bad: To’hajiilee

September 11, 2013

Breaking Bad | Season 5 | Episode 13 | “To’hajiilee”

Don't drink and drive. But if you do, better call Saul!

Don’t drink and drive. But if you do, better call Saul!

Bluffing, confrontations and desperation in tonight’s episode, with the only really certain thing being that there are several episodes left with which Breaking Bad can continue to surprise us.

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

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The science of Breaking Bad: Salud

September 21, 2011

Breaking Bad | Season 4 | Episode 10 | “Salud”

Mike, Gus and Jesse head off to show the Cartel how it's done.

Mike, Gus and Jesse head off to show the Cartel how it's done.

Jesse’s Adventures in Mexico take a decidedly assertive turn, as he wows the Cartel with his cooking skills and then assists in their demise. Back in the USA, Saul’s instincts about Skylar’s use of the drug money prove correct. In this post, I’ll be talking briefly about the methods we see the Cartel’s cooks using.

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

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The science of Breaking Bad: Box Cutter

July 20, 2011

Breaking Bad | Season 4 | Episode 1 | “Box Cutter”

Gus sets Walt and Jesse straight. Photo: Ursula Coyote/AMC

Gus sets Walt and Jesse straight. Photo: Ursula Coyote/AMC

Breaking Bad returns after what feels like several years, bludgeoning aside any speculation about a slow, gentle opening to season four. Walt and Jesse get to go back to work, but not until Gus makes it clear just what kind of business they are in. In this post, I’ll be talking about gas chromatography and Walt’s pop quiz.

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

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