Breaking Bad, Season 1

Breaking Bad (2008-2013) is a critically acclaimed American AMC drama about a 50-year-old high school chemistry teacher, Walter White, (played by Bryan Cranston) who discovers that he has terminal lung cancer. Walter decides to use his extensive knowledge of chemistry to enter the drug trade and produce crystal methamphetamine, using the profits to provide for his family after his death. The term to "break bad" is American Southeast slang meaning to turn against one's previously lawful lifestyle for one of criminal acts, usually at the cost of someone else's life or well-being.

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[Walter puts a pound of meth on Tuco's desk]

Tuco:
What's your name?

Walter:
Heisenberg.

Tuco:
Heisenberg. OK, have a seat, Heisenberg.

Walter:
I don't imagine I'll be here very long.

Tuco:
No? Alright, be that way. It's your meeting. Why don't you start talking and tell me what you want?

Walter:
$50,000.

Tuco:
[laughs] Oh man! 50 G's? How you figure that?

Walter:
35 for the pound of meth you stole and another 15 for my partner's pain and suffering.

Tuco:
Partner? [puts a cigarette out on his tongue] Oh yeah, I remember that little bitch! So you must be daddy. Let me get this straight...I steal your dope, hmm? I... BEAT THE PISS out of your mule boy, and then you walk in here, and you bring me more meth? [laughs] That's a brilliant plan, ese. Brilliant.

Walter:
You got one part of that wrong. [reaches out and picks up the crystal Tuco had examined] This... is not meth.

[Walter throws the piece to the floor. The impact causes a tremendous explosion which knocks everyone off their feet and blows out all the windows in Tuco's office. Walter grabs the bag in the midst of the smoke.]

Tuco:
Are you nuts?!

Walter:
[threatening to drop entire bag] You want to find out?

[Tuco's men get to their feet and draw their guns]

Tuco:
No-Doze, Gonzo, calma! Calma. Calma. You got balls, I'll give you that. Alright...alright. I'll give you your money. [Tuco opens his safe and hands Walter a sack filled with $50,000] That crystal your partner brought me, it sold faster than $10 ass in TJ. What you say you bring me another pound next week?

Walter:
Money up front.

Tuco:
Alright. Money up front. Sometimes you got to rob to keep your riches, just as long as we got an understanding.

Walter:
One pound is not going to cut it. You have to take two.

Tuco:
Orale. [points to Walter's bag] Hey, what is that shit?

Walter:
Fulminate of mercury. A little tweak of chemistry.

[Walter and Jesse meet Tuco and his men at the junkyard with their new meth]

Tuco:
What is this shit? This is blue.

Walter:
We used a different chemical process, but it is every bit as pure.

Jesse:
It may be blue, but it's the bomb.

Tuco:
[snorts meth] TIGHT! Tight, tight, YEAH! Oh, blue, yellow, pink. Whatever, man. Just keep bringing me that.

No-Doze:
[weighing the bag of meth] Four point six.

Tuco:
Uh! Come on. [Gonzo hands the money to Walter and Jesse] What did I say, man? This guy can cook! You're alright, man. You're alright. We're going to make a lot of money together.

No-Doze:
Just remember who you're working for.

Tuco:
What did you say?

No-Doze:
I'm just saying they got to know that they're working for you.

Tuco:
Like they don't already know that? Are you saying they're stupid?

No-Doze:
No, I'm just...I'm just saying.

Tuco:
Oh yeah, so you're not saying they're stupid. So I don't understand. Are you saying that I'm stupid?

No-Doze:
No, come on, Tuco. I'm just...I'm just saying.

Tuco:
No, you're just speaking for me! Like I ain't got the Goddamn sense to speak for myself! Is that it? Is that what you're doing?

Walter:
Tuco. Tuco, hey, why don't we just all relax, huh?

Tuco:
[laughs] Heisenberg says "relax". Orale, holmes. I'm relaxed. I'm relaxed. I'm relaxed.

[Tuco punches No-Doze in the face. Tuco proceeds to punch him over and over while he is on the ground, leaving him bloody and possibly dead]

Tuco:
[showing off his bloody knuckles] Damn, man! Look at that! Look! Yeah, that's messed up! Okay, Heisenberg! Next week. [chuckles]

[Tuco and Gonzo drive off with No-Doze's bloody body. Walter and Jesse look at each other in horror]

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