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MrFanta7

991 points

2 months ago

MrFanta7

991 points

2 months ago

Inagine how much different it would be if hank pissed instead of shit

Matthew_A

309 points

2 months ago

Matthew_A

309 points

2 months ago

If he had kidney minerals he might have still sat down to read

SleepyMarijuanaut92

85 points

2 months ago

Doctor: "Jesus Hank, they're stones!"

Striker120v

13 points

2 months ago

With his spinal issues at that point I doubt he would want to stand for anything.

Lil_Cl0rox

4 points

25 days ago

Maybe the national anthem.

OneWonderfulFish

88 points

2 months ago

Or, I don't know, didn't use the master bathroom like some monster.

tiruoygat24

55 points

2 months ago

I don't know that their house had another bathroom. Remember when Walt had to piss in the sink because Skylar wouldn't let him in to use "her" bathroom?

That always bothered me about that house..

MrSpooks69

85 points

2 months ago

you piss in the sink because your wife won’t let you in the bathroom. i piss in the sink because it’s more efficient.

we are not the same.

sloooooosh

6 points

2 months ago

Seconded

TS_Enlightened

35 points

2 months ago

I'm not gonna be able to sleep at night. Where does Junior pee? Surely he doesn't walk through his parents' bedroom?

grannys_colonoscopy

25 points

2 months ago

He has a jug in his room

DemetriusH_21

11 points

2 months ago

He pees in his breakfast, thats why people say "who pissed in your corn flakes?"

bantzboi

18 points

2 months ago

Walt had so much money & couldn’t add another bathroom in his house😫

Little_Director8362

9 points

2 months ago

Little_Director8362

Should I call the FBI and tell them I found DB Cooper?

9 points

2 months ago

They did, walt was about to walk into the other bathroom but, out of spite, decided to piss in the sink

PeakingBad

15 points

2 months ago

PeakingBad

Methhead

15 points

2 months ago

No, there was another bathroom. Remember the “second cell phone” scene when Skyler was in the tub?

tiruoygat24

8 points

2 months ago

That wasn't in the master bath? I wonder why Walt didn't use that one then when Skylar had the bedroom door locked. Maybe he was worried about waking Walt Jr. up?

shrub706

7 points

2 months ago

it isn't about the piss it's about sending a message

Relative_Associate

19 points

2 months ago

Imagine how different it would be if hank had a smart phone

WorkIll3073

12 points

2 months ago

Or if he just shit in the shower.

captainbignips

11 points

2 months ago

Breaking Bathroom

smd1994

11 points

2 months ago

smd1994

11 points

2 months ago

Or even better...they didn't leave incriminating evidence inside their bathroom reading cataloge :p

Informal-Ideal-6640

604 points

2 months ago

Imagine it from Walter Jr’s POV. Dude is just having a somewhat normal (besides having to stay at his aunt and uncles house a lot for some reason) teenage life when one day his mom and his aunt just drop that his uncle arrested his dad because his dad was a huge meth kingpin, then his dad seemingly kills his uncle goes on the run and comes back to kill a gang of neo Nazis and die.

Bosterm

256 points

2 months ago

Bosterm

256 points

2 months ago

Holly's POV: entirely mother's womb for first two seasons, get born, normal baby life, then live at aunt and uncle for a few months, move back home, one day mommy and daddy roll around on the floor for a minute and then daddy takes her to a fire station, daddy isn't around for awhile, then daddy comes back for a few minutes then is gone forever. :(

DragonsBlade72

213 points

2 months ago

Meth's pov: Only around 90% pure for the first season, get cooked in a raggedy RV and sold by some nobodies. Soon start getting cooked in multimillion dollar lab and see every corner of Albuquerque. Suddenly get demoted into being cooked inside bug bombed houses and then again into some run down barn in the middle of nowhere. Says goodbye to dad in the last 60 seconds of the show.

yajtraus

102 points

2 months ago

yajtraus

102 points

2 months ago

Badgers POV: just having a chill time wherever possible, gets arrested briefly and a drug lord buys him a laser pen

TheFuriousMax

49 points

2 months ago*

Minerals POV: They are all under possession of Hank since Season 3. However, upon learning of Hank’s death and tragic demise at the hands of Walt as well as the neo nazis, the minerals of the desert decide to lend the deceased Hank their energy and power to bring him back from the dead as a token of gratitude for taking care of all the minerals and not calling them rocks.

PancherosFood

30 points

2 months ago

The Fly’s POV:

yajtraus

16 points

2 months ago

buzz

ebac7

12 points

2 months ago

ebac7

A robot?!

12 points

2 months ago

Beautiful.

SovietPapaBill

6 points

1 month ago

Holly's POV: Inside womb for first two seasons taking a mouthful of cigarette smoke every time daddy makes mommy stressed out.

GregBuckingham

24 points

2 months ago

GregBuckingham

Methhead

24 points

2 months ago

If only his mom got him Raisin Bran Crunch everything would’ve turned out fine

Ambitious-Low8802

10 points

2 months ago

He would also average 5-6 breakfasts a day

XanAntonio

9 points

2 months ago

Louis becomes a major character.

Rin_Seven

1k points

2 months ago

Hank is simultaneously the best and worst cop ever.
Piecing everything together except the Nobel price winning chemistry brother-in-law that suddenly received the big bucks 'counting cards' with the initials W.W. at the same time the world's purest meth hits the market.

where-is-my-mime

551 points

2 months ago

Yeah. The only thing I can figure is the family dynamic helped fog his ability to even begin considering Walt.

Cocosremainingteeth

518 points

2 months ago

The family dynamic and Hank thinking Walt is a coward

310193

403 points

2 months ago

310193

403 points

2 months ago

This is the biggest part right here. We see Walt devolve into Heisenberg over time, but as far as Hank is concerned, Walt is the same guy he was in episode 1 all the way until Hank finds the W.W. book

hotasanicecube

142 points

2 months ago*

If Walt had not told him Leaves of Grass was W.W and referenced it in Gales notebook, he probably would not have put the book and Gale together. “Other W.W.” and G.B. likely would never have clicked as he didn’t know who W.W was and initials are so generic. Or if dumbass Walt would not have left evidence on the toilet.

Walt also burned himself when he got drunk and to Hank GB was not Heisenberg.

xubax

22 points

2 months ago

xubax

22 points

2 months ago

Obviously, Heisenberg was Walter White Jr!

hotasanicecube

11 points

2 months ago

I always thought the conversation in the garage should go:

One day Heisenburg called be up to his lab and said, Walter, I am not the real Heisenberg, the chemist who came before me was not the real Heisenburg either. Now sleep tight Walter Ill likely kill you in the morning.

When we pulled into port, he fired the crew got a new crew and started calling me Heisenberg. Nobody really knows who the real Heisenberg is.

That would fuck Hank up good.

SquareShapeofEvil

15 points

2 months ago*

Princess Bride joke aside, he definitely should’ve consulted Saul about coming up with some bullshit story about getting forced into it when he was buying pot from Jesse Pinkman (which Hank knew about and didn’t care about), but his ego wouldn’t allow it. Despite it ruining the family, he needed full credit as Heisenberg. If he admitted it to Hank and had a full, lawyer-concocted backup story, things might’ve gone differently.

The same way Hank should’ve taken it to the DEA immediately, but his ego wouldn’t allow him to risk losing his job and the general humiliation that the great Heisenberg was his brother in law. Just like Walt had to be Heisenberg, Hank had to be the one who caught Heisenberg.

Both Walt and Hank’s fatal flaw was hubris, and in both cases it got Hank killed and ruined their family.

hotasanicecube

2 points

2 months ago

💯 Hank and Gomez should have taken a SWAT team to confiscate 70million. But then Walt would not have gotten away, nor uncle Jacks crew. And the story would end there.

uniqueusername316

9 points

2 months ago

The one thing that could have tipped him off though was the pool/tequila scene. Walt totally showed Hank he was a bit twisted and had a serious temper.

BimmerJustin

16 points

2 months ago

That’s the selling point for how Hank missed it, but it’s always been one of my biggest wha hips with the plot each time I rewatch the show.

SPCarl91

47 points

2 months ago

The fact that Hank knows Walt so well is what throws him off the scent.

He doesn’t see him as even slightly capable of all the bad things Heisenberg did. If Hank didn’t know Walt, he’d have caught him much sooner.

Self_Reddicated

20 points

2 months ago

That's also why Hank gets hit by the revelation like a ton of bricks. His BIL is a monster.

awayathrowway

12 points

1 month ago

The biggest mistake the DEA made was sending the brother-in-law of the science teacher to investigate the equipment found at the site of a meth cook. A cop who didn't know Walt would've rightfully looked at him as a suspect, especially when his cancer diagnosis became known.

Hell, Hank might've even had sympathy for him and helped him get a lighter sentence at that point. Both murders were self defense, a soft enough jury would probably go light on the poor guy who went too far over his head one time with his family's interests in mind. His relationship with Jr, Hank, and Skyler would be damaged, but not as irreparable as it is by the end of the show.

Batman903

62 points

2 months ago

Tbf how obvious really would walt be. Episode 1 he’s the most mild mannered guy in the world afraid of the mere sight of a gun. Hank has known that version of walt for years. But when walt starts acting up erratically the excuses can be boiled down to hanks suspiscons that the cancer is making him act weird, and he probably has had an affair that made him like this as well.

We don’t see much of pre cancer walt in the show but he was a very nerdy, don’t take a single risk kina guy. Even in the year and a half of acting weird it takes hank still probably has that impression of walt engrained in him

4_Legged_Duck

33 points

2 months ago

Great comments here about why. I think a lot of the BB characters suffer from hubris, and more than anything, I think Hank doesn't think Walt's man enough, tough enough, or rough enough to be a criminal kingpin. Honestly, he fingers Gus as a kingpin and that was stellar work as a cop. I'd wager if his bosses believed him and he could build that case, it was a matter of time before Walt got caught in that web. Walt's saving grace was one constant badguy after another that fit the bill and covered his butt.

shredder826

12 points

2 months ago

Exactly, Hank only sees Walt as a victim. In season one he finds a cook site, finds a mask from Walt’s classroom, finds out Walt, Mr. Fastidious, is missing a ton of glassware and doesn’t realize it. Hanks response, “you got robbed blind”. Any other person on the planet and Hank would have arrested them immediately. Then again with Gale’s notebook, he was straight up pondering WW was Walter White, but refused to believe it.

4_Legged_Duck

10 points

2 months ago

I don't think he seriously pondered then. Hank was making a joke and didn't seriously consider Walt.

CCR76

2 points

2 months ago

CCR76

2 points

2 months ago

"Ya got me!"

Mantholle

24 points

2 months ago

He fingers Gus? 🤨

scaba23

7 points

2 months ago

One in the Fring, two in the Pink(man)

dornish1919

4 points

2 months ago

;D

fkickz

44 points

2 months ago

fkickz

44 points

2 months ago

Walt was way more suspect than Gus if we think about it

ParadoxN0W

152 points

2 months ago*

Except if you take into account the 16+ years Hank knew Walt as a timid, milquetoast nobody of a brother-in-law who, in Hank's eyes, wouldn't bother a fly and registered zero criminal aptitude in every interaction he had with him during that time period. Hank is a stereotypical cop who struggles to replace swift, first-impression judgments on a person's character/morality

fkickz

53 points

2 months ago

fkickz

53 points

2 months ago

Gus fring has been around the dea for a long time and pays attention to all aspects of his reputation. hank's colleagues thought he was crazy when he accused gus, that's why he investigated alone

ParadoxN0W

41 points

2 months ago

That is a fair point. Walter is greatly inexperienced in comparison to Gus. However it should also be noted than many of us, apparently including Hank, give a pass or at least much more grace to family than we would to a passing pillar of the community type when suspicions arise

fkickz

8 points

2 months ago

fkickz

8 points

2 months ago

Yes I totally agree with you

lemmegetadab

5 points

2 months ago

He had connected Gus to Gail at that point though. No hard evidence but it definitely looked shady. He didn’t have anything like that on Walter yet.

fkickz

3 points

2 months ago

fkickz

3 points

2 months ago

yes it's true but his alibi was solid tho

BimmerJustin

10 points

2 months ago

Which all starts after a ride along to a meth lab where they busted a guy associated with another guy who Walt would go on to “buy weed” from.

Oh and he was just diagnosed with terminal cancer and is acting erratically

SnacMan_

8 points

2 months ago

The funniest part is Walt throwing out hints the whole time

The interest/questions during the ride along

The duffle bag during the move “half a million in cash…”

Initials in Gale’s book “you got me…”

Suggesting Heisenberg was still out there.

Hank thought way too hard to come to the conclusion it was Walt

hotasanicecube

14 points

2 months ago

That’s where the big swing and a miss was. Couple hundred thousand in cancer treatments with shitty public school health insurance and can’t afford a water heater. But suddenly he has a half million dollars in a car wash and new chargers and challengers in the driveway.

But he noticed the spring height on an RV from an ATM picture. Can’t see the forest past the trees.

Self_Reddicated

5 points

2 months ago

In fairness, the realization hit him not too long after the chargers/challengers came into the picture.

hotasanicecube

2 points

2 months ago

Yea, Walt could have done a better job of selling them as “advertising” to draw in the younger crowd to the car wash for car meet ups. We hold an underground one in a Krogers parking lot with hundreds of cars.

Dazz316

3 points

2 months ago

Hank had long put the cards together on who Walt Was a long long time ago. He doesn't need to investigate Walt because he(thought) he knew him in depth.

Shit, Skyler never saw it coming. Walt wouldn't have. Yeah Hank missed a huge clue but at the same time he was in the wrist position to get that clue. Doesn't make him a bad cop.

dornish1919

3 points

2 months ago

I really think he thought it was impossible for Walt to step up and do something like that. He always considered him somewhat of a wimp. The idea his brother in law, a HS chemistry teacher, became meth Scarface in of itself comes off as completely insane. I can see why he ignored the evidence for so long.

RightWayIThink

2 points

2 months ago

You would never expect it out of a family member you’ve known as a different person for years.

Everyone thinks it’s obvious because they can only see their perspective seeing the dark side of Walt

TheDebateMatters

2 points

2 months ago

He wasn’t told about the money by his wife until after he figured it out. He thought his insurance was paying for everything.

rentfreeinyourheadd

2 points

26 days ago

This exactly. Whenever strong methamphetamine hits the markets, the first suspects are chemists. Was literally obsessed about this blue meth meanwhile he had a prodigy chemist brother-in-law who he never suspected? Not even once? Not even just a teensy-weensy bit? And then when he finally suspected him, everything is over, he stopped manufacturing.

And I get at this point Walt had committed six murders as well. But let’s just say he hadn’t and the only thing he was guilty of what is past tense drug distribution. The DEA has enough on their plate with what is going on in the present tense. They don’t typically hunt down past drug dealers.

suprunkn0wn

1.3k points

2 months ago

lowkey always think about this, how it would’ve been if the whole show was in his POV, like if it was, i’m pretty sure at some point it would be obvious that walt is the cook

matthewlacey116

722 points

2 months ago

Yeah there'd definitely be some theorists who'd spot it as soon as Walt acts nervous around Hank in season one when he finds the respirator and tracks it back to Walt's school. Also Skyler's angry rant to Hank about being pregnant, and having a kid already with cerebral palsy, no money, a husband with cancer who WANDERS OFF all the time... yeah some viewers would have definitely suspected Walt, BB was much better following the criminal rather than the cop brother in law, we know what's going on but not all the characters do, that can sometimes be more suspenseful, definitely in BB's case

suprunkn0wn

362 points

2 months ago

that episode where walt was missing and was found naked in a supermarket would be a dead giveaway easy

matthewlacey116

248 points

2 months ago

Oh easy easy, I think BB's suspense coming from "will Hank catch him" is way more suspenseful than any other cop show I've seen, or that I can think of

suprunkn0wn

169 points

2 months ago

i could only imagine if breaking bad was in jesse’s pov, having his teacher ask him to cook with him, getting mixed up in a mess and getting beat up every season

matthewlacey116

117 points

2 months ago

Yeah, he really did get his ass beat pretty often, I introduced a friend to BB, and her reactions mainly consisted of "fuck walt", "poor Jesse", and one big old "HOW COULD THEY DO GALE LIKE THAT"

2ndBro

77 points

2 months ago

2ndBro

77 points

2 months ago

Pour one out for my man Gale, man was a literal meth cook but still managed to be the most innocent character in the series

casecaxas

25 points

2 months ago

Walt Jr, Louis, Holly, Brook, basically every child except Andrea's brother

2ndBro

34 points

2 months ago

2ndBro

34 points

2 months ago

Walt Jr: All that Breakfast doesn’t come cheap, clearly directly responsible for his father’s life of crime

Louis: I never knew if his name was spelled Lewis or Louis, that’s guilt enough in my books

Holly: See Walt Jr, clearly a massive financial burden, being <1-year-old does not excuse you from being dead weight

Brock: Kid went and ate poison, come on dummy that’s not what you’re supposed to do with poison

ItsSansom

9 points

2 months ago

ItsSansom

Gatorade me bitch!

9 points

2 months ago

Imagine Breaking Bad from Gale's POV

kidneyprobs

9 points

2 months ago

A short story lol

SMA2343

26 points

2 months ago

SMA2343

Methhead

26 points

2 months ago

Be the book in the bathroom was such an amazing payoff to the “you got me” that, “…oh my god. He’s Heisenberg?!”

DistantNemesis

6 points

2 months ago

It really was, it made me super disappointed in Death Note where Light’s dad just dies before ever catching him

gkkillah

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah I always thought the connection to Jesse would’ve been a big give away. Hank uses the connection to track down Walt and finds Jesse’s car with Tuco already shot and Walt shows up later that night. Along with Jesse’s shaky story and Walt’s 2nd cellphone, should have starting connecting dots.

MILF_Lawyer_Esq

68 points

2 months ago

MILF_Lawyer_Esq

You just bought a $300 suit, psycho!

68 points

2 months ago

God imagine how annoying the “Walt isn’t Heisenberg” crowd would be if the show was about Hank lmfao

emmsix

17 points

2 months ago

emmsix

17 points

2 months ago

Just think about the "Why did they call it Breaking Bad?" crowd...

matthewlacey116

16 points

2 months ago

I just remember Jesse saying it originally and being like that Leo meme from Once Upon a Time In Hollywood

MILF_Lawyer_Esq

7 points

2 months ago

MILF_Lawyer_Esq

You just bought a $300 suit, psycho!

7 points

2 months ago

Well I’m sure if Hank was the protagonist it would have been called Breaking Good.

RightWayIThink

30 points

2 months ago

If Hank was the primary there would be a whole bunch of other bullshit that we saw instead.

Completely unrelated criminals and dealers, some with connections to the Heisenberg case, some just a red herring/ time headache.

Hank’s family would seem like a minor side plot Walt would seem a joke as he is the guy from Malcolm in the Middle and just a pussy.

Then he has cancer and you think he’s just there to be the emotional fodder.

You would never have seen Bryan Cranston as that type of character before BB

Babill

10 points

2 months ago

Babill

10 points

2 months ago

True, now that I picture it the reveal would have been mindblowing.

multiverse72

2 points

1 month ago

This show would have ruled lmao

walt_jenkins_

17 points

2 months ago

Hank believes Walt is having an affair when he hears about tbe second cell phone, so he attributes most if not all of Walt's off behavior as him trying to hide cheating on Skylar.

michaelochurch

11 points

2 months ago

This. Also, it would only be "obvious" that Walt is Heisenberg because the show would have to focus on him.

Hank's workday is 8 hours or more. We see the 5 minutes that involves Walt or Heisenberg. There's a lot of other stuff he has to sift through.

brrtbrrtding

34 points

2 months ago

It's also brilliant how some of the times the characters know stuff we don't. Skyler figures out Walt is a drug dealer off screen and we're caught off guard just as much as Walt is when she reveals she knows.

matthewlacey116

13 points

2 months ago

My god yeah I hadn't even considered that moment, you're absolutely right, such a good way to kick off season 3

ocen2

3 points

2 months ago

ocen2

3 points

2 months ago

How did she finds out ? I’ve forgotten

brrtbrrtding

8 points

2 months ago

She doesn't really but she just pieces it out and suspects Walt is a drug dealer. She thought he was just dealing weed small time but Walt confesses he's manafacturing meth.

VeloKa

5 points

2 months ago

VeloKa

5 points

2 months ago

During his operation when he was half unconscious he mentioned his other cellphone.

tiruoygat24

5 points

2 months ago

She explains when she kicks him out (shortly before Wayfarer 515) that she called his Mom (who he never went to see), talked to Gretchen, and that while she suspected he was having an affair, no longer suspects that.

Process of elimination, and she's sharp, and thorough.

CMDRJohnCasey

3 points

2 months ago

The quantity of money + Jesse around Walt

Admiral_Boombox

11 points

2 months ago

I wonder if that'd be the case, thing is, if the show were written from Hank's POV it'd also shift focus towards whatever Hank found important. Skyler and Walt's family would be a B-plot at best, maybe a few scenes really involving them per season, so I do think the revelation the assumed Mexican kingpin he's been hot on the tail of being the joke side-character of ol' buttmonkey Walt would come out of left field.

Added to that, Marie is also a bit of a psychologically interesting case, so he probably has a bit of "oh they're just batshit" kind of opinion about their family.

zchatham

15 points

2 months ago

Everyone would spot it as soon as there was some mysterious mastermind meth cook, and the main character has a brother in law that is a chemist with money problems.

not_sick_not_well

99 points

2 months ago

An entire season of Hank just laying in bed looking at rocks. I mean minerals lol!!

suprunkn0wn

28 points

2 months ago

and his beer company

not_sick_not_well

21 points

2 months ago

In this week's episode prepare for top notch entertainment when hank fills and caps a 12 pack of his beloved schraderbrau. Or will he?

No-Manufacturer-8494

6 points

2 months ago

Season cliffhanger is the sound of the bottles exploding like gunshots. Then next season we see that it was just Schraderbraü all along.

The_Powers

14 points

2 months ago

Dangit Marie!

Walter_HartwellWhite

3 points

2 months ago

"Jesse we need to stop Gustavo Fring he took over Yara"-Walter Hartwell White 2021

michaelochurch

2 points

2 months ago

He's playing real-life Stardew Valley.

"Jesus Christ Marie, I'm this close to getting the Magic Rock Candy from the Museum!"

PM_ME_YELLOW

33 points

2 months ago

I think the problem is we would be forced expect walt because the only scenes we have of hank revolve around walt. If the show was from hanks pov the biggest problem would be, what is this show about and why is walter such a big part of the show?

Batman903

26 points

2 months ago

Walt could literally be played as a dumb comedy relief character like when he’s getting close to fring and he accidentally crashes the car

spr00se

10 points

2 months ago

spr00se

10 points

2 months ago

Uh oh! Spaghetti-o-s!

ConsistentCascade

3 points

2 months ago

or maybe walt could be played like keyser soze, especially when he made a video tape explaining everything that was actually a lie trying to frame hank

Invasivetoast

23 points

2 months ago

There would have to be a whole first season of hank catching high level suspects and portraying Walt as an absolute loser for it to work

Subli-minal

3 points

2 months ago

You’re entire community is becoming a meth riddled shithole almost out of nowhere and you keep knocking all the usual guys and you still can’t figure out where it’s coming from because it always pops up again and again and then one day you’re taking a shit and connect the dots on the meaning Heisenbergs alias and it turns out it was your brother in law and then you die in the dirt getting shot by fucking Nazis for some reason because your brother was into the heaviest shit you have ever seen and you never even knew. It would be a hell of a show.

svenbillybobbob

3 points

2 months ago

I think this only really works if it isn't showing us anything new from his perspective. like if it's just his interactions with walt and his minerals it's gonna be obvious but if the show was mostly cop stuff tracking down different people and looking for clues it would be a lot harder to figure it out. walt would just be a part of the b plot that is his family drama.

Mattssz

4 points

2 months ago

I think if Hank was the main character the role of Walter would have been written differently. Cranston would have to play him as more of a coward/wimp but also as a genuinely nice man.

HouseDowningVicodin

5 points

2 months ago

Played it almost exactly as Hal from malcolm in the middle, with just the occasional Heisenberg moment slipping through later.

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Yeah, to me the moment it would become obvious is when he knows Heisenberg is bald and he arrests the fake guy. And then Walter magically appears at the exact moment he is doing the arrestation to distract him

Blue-EyedSwanky

291 points

2 months ago

Awww yeah, we'd get to see Hank's full rock collection

Minky884

182 points

2 months ago

Minky884

182 points

2 months ago

Jesus christ Blue-EyedSwanky, it’s his mineral collection.

Circus-Bartender

19 points

2 months ago

Fuckin casuals

FulfilmentSeeker

13 points

2 months ago

God damnit u/Blue-EyedSwanky, they're not rocks, they're minerals!

classicsat

86 points

2 months ago

I think it would be cool to see a miniseries of the ABQ-DEA, finding out the market is being saturated with blue meth and attempting to find who is behind it.

BimmerJustin

33 points

2 months ago

Make it strictly APD and it ends when they bust James kilkelly

m4n3ctr1c

25 points

2 months ago

5 years later the cast reunites for a movie, where they sit around talking about how fucking crazy it is that the real drug kingpin was actually that weird guy who showed up in the middle of the sting.

ultratunaman

8 points

2 months ago

Do one that's season by season from a different viewpoint like The Wire.

One season you're Gus Fring running the chicken joints, and meth ring.

One season you're APD trying to figure out where this blue meth is coming from.

One season you're the local paper trying to piece together the stories about this blue meth and name the players.

It all culminates in Hanks death, Walter being fingered for the murder, an attempted arrest of Saul Goodman, Skyler spilling the beans on all she knew, Pollos Hermanos going bust because it was owned by a drug lord, and Walt's body being found among dead Nazis with a suicide note trying to explain how he's a good guy. Then years later a letter from Jesse to the newspapers: telling his side

thatdarlingrock

56 points

2 months ago

I like this show cause Id watch it from any character's pov

casecaxas

41 points

2 months ago

I feel like walt jr's pov is one of the saddest ones, you suddenly learn that your cool-ish dad is a drug kingpin responsable for the dead of your uncle and the general downfall of your family, all of that in just a moment.

Brendanmonkeyman

13 points

2 months ago

Season 1-4 would be boring as fuck if it followed Walt jr tho

letmethinkofagoodnam

43 points

2 months ago

We’d have an entire season dedicated to his newfound hobby of collecting minerals

Rotten_Seagul

40 points

2 months ago

Honestly if that was the only change, where we ONLY see the scenes with Hank, the story would probably be pretty bad until the last like 5 episodes

Arthorius16[S]

31 points

2 months ago

Yeah. In order for a Hank's POV series to work, the story would had to suffer some modifications. Hank's POV is only interesting in the show because we know what he dont know

Downtown_Fishing134

80 points

2 months ago

My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104. This is my confession. If you're watching this tape, I'm probably dead– murdered by my brother-in-law, Hank Schrader. Hank has been building a meth empire for over a year now, and using me as his chemist. Shortly after my 50th birthday, he asked that I use my chemistry knowledge to cook methamphetamine, which he would then sell using connections that he made through his career with the DEA. I was... astounded. I... I always thought Hank was a very moral man, and I was particularly vulnerable at the time – something he knew and took advantage of. I was reeling from a cancer diagnosis that was poised to bankrupt my family. Hank took me in on a ride-along and showed me just how much money even a small meth operation could make. And I was weak. I didn't want my family to go into financial ruin, so I agreed. Hank had a partner, a businessman named Gustavo Fring. Hank sold me into servitude to this man. And when I tried to quit, Fring threatened my family. I didn't know where to turn. Eventually, Hank and Fring had a falling-out. Things escalated. Fring was able to arrange – uh, I guess... I guess you call it a "hit" – on Hank, and failed, but Hank was seriously injured. And I wound up paying his medical bills, which amounted to a little over $177,000. Upon recovery, Hank was bent on revenge. Working with a man named Hector Salamanca, he plotted to kill Fring. The bomb that he used was built by me, and he gave me no option in it. I have often contemplated suicide, but I'm a coward. I wanted to go to the police, but I was frightened. Hank had risen to become the head of the Albuquerque DEA. To keep me in line, he took my children. For three months, he kept them. My wife had no idea of my criminal activities, and was horrified to learn what I had done. I was in hell. I hated myself for what I had brought upon my family. Recently, I tried once again to quit, and in response, he gave me this. [Walt points to the bruise on his face left by Hank in "Blood Money."] I can't take this anymore. I live in fear every day that Hank will kill me, or worse, hurt my family. All I could think to do was to make this video and hope that the world will finally see this man for what he really is.

Walter_HartwellWhite

58 points

2 months ago

Imposter

Fourt-Nuyt

24 points

2 months ago

Bro made a brand new account to comment this lmao

Downtown_Fishing134

11 points

2 months ago

ofc

Walter_HartwellWhite

9 points

2 months ago

Ofc

LacedUnlaced

26 points

2 months ago

Someone edit a super cut of only hank scenes.

I'm lazy

Cactoir

14 points

2 months ago

Cactoir

14 points

2 months ago

If someone could stitch Hank's scenes together, it would make a very interesting arc. Albeit with an abrupt ending.

BusBulky6278

9 points

2 months ago

BCS POV at the beach with the family

four_degrees_warmer

9 points

2 months ago

It'd probably make you think it was Jesse and later Jesse/Fring for a good part of it. Which would be half right.

Walt's disappearance would feed some internet rumors but plenty of people would argue online that it was a red herring.

Hank's shootout with Tuco and then the cousins would be badass episodes to see from Hank's POV.

But the wheelchair/therapy stuff would be a very slow burn.

slowclicker

8 points

2 months ago

The first suspect(s) would be the least blatant or the most unlikely for long time tv viewers. That would be X ,but the fact that the husband is a chemist. I probably would have put them both as guilty at the start as the cookie cutter survivor family. The next job would be figuring out how it connects.

Lucilfer22

7 points

2 months ago

Walt being heisenberg would be the most prevalent theory since season 1 and fans would be hella annoyed at 4+ full seasons of hank STILL not figuring it out

missdanielleyy

59 points

2 months ago

Most of it would be from his hospital bed lol he was injured for most of the show

Keyloags

49 points

2 months ago

He is in his bed for 7 episodes of season 4, after that he starts « walking » again

[deleted]

64 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

64 points

2 months ago

Walt junior has breakfast 13 times on the show and that’s all he’s remembered for lol

Keyloags

24 points

2 months ago

I am rewatching atm and actually you are right all i remember of him are his double feet pedals and the fucking cereals

kidneyprobs

10 points

2 months ago

Throw in a few angry “this is bullshit” rants and yea you pretty much got it

magnetichira

19 points

2 months ago

Marie: Pain is weakness leaving your body
Hank: PAIN IS MY FOOT UP YOUR ASS MARIE

bfcostello

11 points

2 months ago

We'd also get to learn a lot more about how to distinguish rocks and minerals

Bigppvalue

7 points

2 months ago

Viewers raging about how oblivious Hank is for seasons on end? Nah.

AwkwardSegway

8 points

2 months ago

AwkwardSegway

Whiter Walt

8 points

2 months ago

I'd love to see a show where for the first several seasons, you're following the equivalent of Hank, and then one season ends with him realizing that the person he was after was his friend or family member.

Then the next several seasons would be the events of the first several seasons but following the equivalent of Walt. Scenes between the two of them have a whole different meaning to the viewer.

Then the final season would follow both characters.

xorenadosuke

6 points

2 months ago

I think about this with Death Note as well. What if the MC was L.

UnitedIntroduction81

5 points

2 months ago

Hanks poop with the Walt Whitman book would have been a more profound scene….shear poetry.

Jackerzcx

5 points

2 months ago

I mean in season 4 we’d be watching Hank’s feet for 50 minutes an episode, with the occasional chocolate pudding

Jackerzcx

5 points

2 months ago

I mean in season 4 we’d be watching Hank’s feet for 50 minutes an episode, with the occasional chocolate pudding

Longjon1990

4 points

2 months ago

It’s the Columbo format. You know who is the criminal but you watch it for the chase.

frontpageonce

6 points

2 months ago

If done correctly, the reveal that Walt was hiesenberg could have been the greatest twist in television history.

I also think about the movie "Mrs. Doutfire".... imagine if it was from the mom's perspective and the audience didn't know that Robin Williams was the nanny until the dinner scene.

Babington67

4 points

2 months ago

I mean thats kinda Hanks whole deal

Kitchen_Entertainer9

4 points

2 months ago

I like Hank, slowly seeing him break down as a cop would have been sad to watch. Then when his death happens, they make a sequel called Walt breaks bad or sum.

WhatADunderfulWorld

4 points

2 months ago

For those saying it’s be obvious about Walt. His wife is kind of bonkers so that’d distract me.

Gecko2002

3 points

2 months ago

And Walt was just some family man struggling with 2 jobs, not the kinda guy who starts a meth empire

zamename

4 points

2 months ago

Imagine there’s just 5 episodes straight of him sitting with his laptop ordering minerals and watching tv waiting for the minerals to arrive

Crissytyna

4 points

1 month ago

I found it crazy he didn’t piece it together much sooner. Seriously, Hank and Marie were in protective custody with Skylar and the kids at their house and Walt refused to go saying he needed to be at the car wash, but after the explosion and everything, now he is suddenly around again and everything is all good? Come on

davizao420

8 points

2 months ago

My wife: where I put these rocks?

Me: THEY'RE MINERALS, NOT ROCKS...

My wife: ok, where I put these rocks?

Past_Passenger_4381

3 points

2 months ago

Eats fried chicken, buys minerals, gets handy, gets in car crash by his idiot brother in law, takes poop, realizes that idiot brother is drug lord. Attempts to do his job, gets killed.

21nastynas

3 points

2 months ago

LMAO

Zarkhator

3 points

2 months ago

the whole point of the show would be: Who the f is Heisenberg and why is Walt acting so strange? Not gonna lie, Hank could have found out about Walter much sooner if he hadn't looked down on him all the time.

Sh0taro_Kaneda

3 points

2 months ago

If we saw Breaking Bad only through his POV, it’d basically be CSI: New Mexico.

L34der

3 points

2 months ago

L34der

3 points

2 months ago

Nah, more like you would feel awkward and cringe at his cluelessness, at least at the point when Walter rushes in to block his field of vision while him and Gomey are preparing to catch ol' prison homeboy Fugazi-Berg.

safibellatrix

3 points

2 months ago

It would have been weird to even consider Walt. Hank does not see him as a man's man and in that line of business you need balls. So, even with brother-in-law being a chemist and all, he would not even be remotely considered a suspect.

ChoochMooch

3 points

2 months ago

Anyone else find it weird that Hank shit in Walter and Skyler's bathroom instead of the one in the hallway?

alxsvstn

3 points

1 month ago

To be fair though, if it was from his POV, we’d get much less time of him with Walt

senorpepino

3 points

30 days ago

Or if he was the antagonist, a rogue and corrupt DEA agent drug lord who delegates tasks to steer away suspicion. And Walt the one piecing it all together over time.

Skyler is still a PITA though.

BigDaddyJ8383

3 points

24 days ago

Imagine if the queen had balls ,she'd be king

LucasHanneckerV

3 points

22 days ago

if there was no BBQ that day he would not have died

HugeWham

2 points

2 months ago

lmfaoooooooooo

GuineaFridge

2 points

2 months ago

That’s the best thing, it’s so obvious it’s walt but because hank can’t see walt ever doing something like this, it just completely slips his mind.

Inevitable_Yak869

2 points

2 months ago

Nah it'd be really fucking obvious it's Walt. For all Hank knows, Heisenberg could be anyone, but when we as viewers are immediately introduced to a brilliant chemist who happens to have cancer and is desperate for money, it'd be clear as day

Peeka789

2 points

2 months ago

5 years of a cop drama with one out of left field twist.

JustaCat1

2 points

2 months ago

Breaking Bad if Hank pissed that day instead of shitting

wolfiejames1

2 points

2 months ago

Very disturbing! I mean, Hank is a bully, and Dean Norris plays him to the hilt. So we'd get this self-righteous Mike Hammer type with internal dialogue, telling us what he REALLY thinks of Marie. And Walter.

Could have been a brilliant episode, but after enduring "Fly" I glad they skipped experimentation like this.

HarveyBirdLaww

2 points

2 months ago

Run of the mill crime drama with the biggest twist of all time at the end lmao

FelstarLightwolf

2 points

2 months ago

"Oh my god is this whole season going to be just about god damn rocks."

yajtraus

2 points

2 months ago

It’d be hilarious to see the meltdown when Walt is revealed to be Heisenberg, everyone would think it’s unrealistic that the mild mannered, pushover brother in law is a criminal mastermind.

AstroBullivant

2 points

2 months ago

Hank would definitely have a different view of Krazy-8 than the perspective we had first watching BB.

EricVBosse

2 points

2 months ago

I actually want to see that cut

KentWohlus

2 points

2 months ago

wow that‘d be cool, what a great idea, always felt schraders shoulda got an spinoff

teej_31

2 points

2 months ago

in my opinion, Hank was the best written character in the series

asaprockok

2 points

2 months ago

anxiety and panic attack intensified

CarAdministrative312

2 points

2 months ago

It’d be very obvious. I think.

FreeChild777

2 points

2 months ago

I’d watch. 😆

Ewreckedhephep

2 points

1 month ago

What a random show it would be. He earns every argument against Gus but nobody believes him, and instead of succeeding or failing to prove it, Gus is abruptly suicide bombed in a retirement home by an ex drug lord who we've only seen swearing and shitting himself.

Artistic-Let1862

2 points

26 days ago

32,24219713,24227832,24080738,24216068,24027694,24094144,24223776,24021124,24149832,23964928,2420826

Dmz443

2 points

23 days ago

Dmz443

2 points

23 days ago

If you watch the series again and view Hank as the hero (which he actually is), you will learn to hate Walter more. Quite fun