What if two of AMC’s biggest TV shows are actually linked? What if “Breaking Bad” is actually a prequel to “The Walking Dead”? It may sound outlandish at first, but there are some clues that give this theory some credence.
Netflix uploaded a fan theory video on its YouTube channel that explains this emerging fan theory. According to the video, “Breaking Bad” may have been more than the story of a chemistry teacher turned megalomaniac drug lord. “What if ‘Breaking Bad’ was about more than Walter White starting as a bumbling chemistry teacher and turning himself into a full-fledged monster?” the video postulates. “What if he turned everyone into full-fledged monsters?”
The video says that Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) blue meth may be the reason everyone in “The Walking Dead” turned into zombies. There are four points that support this theory.
The first evidence is White’s blue meth. In Season 1, episode 2 of “The Walking Dead,” the series shows Merle’s hidden stash of drugs. One of his drugs is a package filled with blue meth.
The second evidence is The Dodge – a flashing red car that White bought his son Walter White Jr. (RJ Mitte) for his birthday. In Season 1, episode 2 of “The Walking Dead” Glenn (Steven Yeun) steals the same car. In “Breaking Bad,” when White returns the car after an argument with his wife Skylar (Anna Gunn), he goes back to the place he bought it where an employee named Glenn told him there would be a restocking fee of $700.
The third evidence to support this theory is Daryl (Norman Reedus) talking about Merle’s (Michael Rooker) old drug supplier. He describes him as a “janky little white guy” who Daryl quotes as saying “I’m going to kill you, b---h.” It certainly sounds a lot like Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).
The fourth evidence is a bit of a stretch. It explains that Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) was the first zombie.
Of course, Glenn never worked at a car shop. He was a pizza delivery boy so this theory certainly has some holes in it.
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