Some fan theories are so convincing, that the creators take notice. For example, J.K. Rowling often confirms or denies Harry Potter theories. However, this one claims that Breaking Bad is a prequel to The Walking Dead. It’s so convincing that even Netflix have made a video about it.
But what exactly is it all about?
Watch this video, or read below for the explanation…
The theory itself is split into four parts. Some are more convincing than others, but when you put it all together, it’s hard to argue with.
1) Blue Meth
In episode two of The Walking Dead, we see Merle’s hidden stash of drugs. Did you notice that it looks EXACTLY like blue sky meth? Aka, the very unique strain of meth that is credited to Walter White, and turns him into Heisenberg. Is this an Easter egg or something more?
2) The Dodge
In Breaking Bad, season four, episode two, Heisenberg buys a red Dodge for Walt Jr. Although, it does show up again – in The Walking Dead. It’s the second episode when Glenn steals it.
You might think the connection ends there. It doesn’t. When Heisenberg returns the car after having a fight with Skylar, he only goes and returns it to an employee named Glenn. Then, rather than paying the $700 ‘restocking fee’, he blows up the car. Could the employee from Breaking Bad have 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 car of his dreams.
3) The B*tch 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, b*tch!’. Who springs to mind straight away when you hear that description? Yup, Jesse Pinkman? Plus, referring back to earlier, 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?
Are you convinced? I am.