Two highly acclaimed television series, The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, captivated audiences over the past decade with their distinct genres and tones. Both shows initially aired on AMC and have sparked a theory suggesting a potential connection between them. This theory gained attention when even Netflix, on their official YouTube channel, shared the speculation. So, let’s delve into the details and explore what all the excitement is about.
The first notable connection occurs in the very first season of The Walking Dead. In the second episode, when Daryl searches through his brother Merle’s belongings, a significant reference to Heisenberg’s notorious product, blue meth, emerges. Among various pill bottles, a glimpse of blue crystal meth is unmistakable at the bottom of the bag.
Another interesting connection arises when Glenn, a character from The Walking Dead, escapes from a town driving a red Dodge Challenger, which happens to be the same model that Walter purchases in Breaking Bad. The theory suggests that Glenn might have been a salesman who sold the car to Walter.
In the fourth season, the group in The Walking Dead becomes divided, leaving Daryl and Beth together. During one of their conversations, Daryl mentions Merle’s dealer, describing someone who closely resembles none other than Jesse Pinkman, especially when he quotes Jesse’s signature phrase, “B*tch,” which he often used.
Furthermore, another link is discovered in Fear The Walking Dead. One episode of Breaking Bad begins with a Spanish song about Heisenberg. Interestingly, the same song, “Negro Y Azul” by Los Cuates de Sinaloa, can be heard in the third season of Fear The Walking Dead during a scene at the bazaar.
While this theory is undeniably intriguing, it is important to approach it with skepticism. These connections primarily consist of cleverly placed easter eggs, some of which have been confirmed as intentional nods to the other series.
Nevertheless, it is always enjoyable to speculate about such connections, and the idea that these two shows are somehow linked undoubtedly holds a certain allure.
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