Netflix has stoked the fire of a fan theory that Breaking Bad is a prequel to The Walking Dead.
I know what you're thinking, 'what the hell?!'. Yeah, I get you. It's almost like trying to cram together any two incredibly popular TV shows in a vain attempt to make them fit so we can all pretend that producers are all in on something together.
In fact, here's some television and movies I believe are connected:
- Game of Thrones and Friends
Monica and Ross had a bit of incest once when they kissed/Cersei and Jaime Lannister had sex A LOT. Maybe they're the great-great-great grandparents of Ross and Monica? WHO KNOWS?!
- The Big Bang Theory and World War Z
Both equally terrible - coincidence?! Hmm, okay. Well, how about Sheldon having sex with Amy and causing his mind to deteriorate to a point where he wasn't smart anymore. He was distracted, not quite himself. Eventually, he was helping Amy with her monkey studies but inadvertently mixed two different chemicals together which turned into a virus. The monkeys escaped, infecting the world with zombies and Brad Pitt had to save the world
- Two Broke Girls and Dexter -
After watching both of these, I cried. For different reasons.
The thing is, it's kind of weirdly convincing. Maybe I'm just swayed by the beautiful design of this video, I don't know.
Don't worry if you don't have time to watch it, I did it for you. Because I love you.
So, the theory is split into four parts.
1) Blue Meth
In episode two of The Walking Dead, we see Merle's hidden stash of drugs, which just so happens to look exactly like blue sky meth. As fans of Breaking Bad will know, this is the unique drug that turned Walter White into Heisenberg.
2) The Dodge
So when you think of the red Dodge with black racing stripes, you probably think of Breaking Bad (specifically season four, episode two) when Heisenberg buys it for Walt Jr. due to its distinctive nature. Get this, it's also in The Walking Dead in the second episode when Glenn steals it.
However, that's not the only connection. When Heisenberg returns the car after having a fight with Skylar... he returns it to an employee named Glenn.
Rather than paying the $700 'restocking fee', he blows up the car. Well, maybe the employee from Breaking Bad managed to survive the zombie outbreak and become Glenn from The Walking Dead?
The video goes on to suggest that maybe he never got over the look of defeat on Walt's face. And when we see Glenn celebrating in the Dodge in The Walking Dead, maybe he's not just celebrating escaping zombies, maybe he's also loving that he has come full-circle from his days as a salesman to actually driving the motor of his dreams.
3) The Bitch Connection
Daryl discusses Merle's ex-drug dealer. He describes him as 'this janky little white guy' and then quotes him by saying 'I'm going to kill you, bitch!'. Wait, is that Jesse Pinkman? That would explain how Merle got his hands on a bag of blue sky meth...
4) Gus Fring
This one is not so convincing. But stay with me. He literally exits the show by 'walking dead'... Yeah, this is a bit of a stretch but wait. Walter's production got more risky as he hung out with Gus. Could he have taken some zombie-inducing blue sky meth just before his death? Was he the first zombie?
Okay, so it's not the most convincing thing in the world. However, there's no smoke without fire. The whole 'blue sky meth' thing is particularly interesting, and the fact Daryl seems to be describing Jesse. Maybe the director decided to fuck with people's heads a bit? Why not?
What do you reckon?
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