We have a full-blown addiction to Breaking Bad, AMC's show about a high school chemistry teacher (Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston) who's diagnosed with cancer and begins cooking crystal meth with a former student (Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul) to provide for his family. We're not the only ones high on the dramatic dark comedy, though. Your favorite Houston rapper, Slim Thug, a.k.a. The Big Boss of the Nawth, loves Breaking Bad so much that he's doing a weekly column on it for Complex.
Each week, Slim gives you the highlights of that week's episode and provides the exclusive Slim Thugga Breaking Bad Thuggin' Index detailing how realistic the dealings on the episode were. If you don't know, catch up with our season three primer, then check Slim's breakdown and Thuggin' Index after the jump...
• Walt actually got in the lab and started working [drug kingpin and local businessman Gus Fring built a state-of-the-art setup for him] . He and Jesse stopped bein' potnas but Walt met his new potna [lab assistant Gale], who's into chemistry almost as much as he is.
• Walt's wife Skyler got the divorce papers but they argued about it because he say he's gon' pay for everything and she don't want nothin' with no drug money.
• Walt found out that his DEA agent brother-in-law Hank was watching Jesse's house and lookin' for his RV [rolling meth lab], so he went to have it destroyed. Jesse and his meth head potnas didn't know that, so when Jesse hears that Walt is trying to destroy his RV, he leads Hank to it. Jesse and Walt get trapped inside it while Hank tries to get in. The dude who owns the lot says he's violating rights by looking around with no warrant, though, so Hank has to wait. Then Walt got one of his lawyer's employees to call Hank and say his wife been in a major car accident and is being flown to the hospital, so he burns out to check on his wife, and they got out and got the truck destroyed.
• The Cousins, the two dudes from Mexico from the cartel, want to kill Walt because he betrayed their cousin Tuco, the Mexican dude he was selling meth to. In the USA, Gus calls all the shots, so he told 'em, "Look, y'all can't kill Walt, he gotta work for me, but you can kill the DEA agent [Walt's brother-in-law, Hank] 'cause he's the one who pulled the trigger."
THE SLIM THUGGA BREAKING BAD THUGGIN' INDEX:
COULD A RECOVERING METH ADDICT CONTINUE TO COOK AND BE AROUND PEOPLE WHO USE?
Honestly, with meth, I don't know. Niggas in the hood don't do meth, so I don't really know nobody who do meth. I doubt if a muthafucka who actually does that shit can sell it, though. I done seen people who smoke weed sell weed, but I never seen no crack head who smokes crack sell crack.
WOULD A REAL DEALER EMPLOY ANYONE THEY KNEW WERE ADDICTS?
That's a dumb move. No dude who would think smart would do that. It don't happen. That's like givin' a crack head some crack to sell. They gonna smoke it. They ain't focused. A high muthafucka who high don't got sense enough to sell somethin'. They'll put themselves in all kinds of danger, in the way of the police and all kinda shit.
COULD YOU REALLY USE THE LAW TO STOP A LAWMAN?
Honestly, you can, if you know your laws. I know a few cats who get the right lawyer, and they can be dead-ass wrong, but if a lawman violate one muthafuckin' law, did one thing wrong, made one wrong statement in the report, it can get they whole case dropped. It definitely is loopholes. If they don't do their job to the fullest, and the lawyer can prove they didn't, you can definitely beat the case. I don't know how good it'd be at actually stopping them on the scene, but if you bring it to their attention that they're violating your rights, that'll stop 'em because they know they'll have a broken case and they won't get what they want.
WOULD A LAWMAN EVER WALK INTO AN UNKNOWN SITUATION WITHOUT BACKUP?
I really doubt it. That's TV. I don't know no policemen that would do it, unless maybe they don't believe you that dangerous.
WOULD A LAWYER BREAK THE LAW TO HELP A CLIENT?
I never witnessed nothin' like that, but if the price is right I'm sure rules can be bent. I'm sure there's lawyers out there that would get down.
WOULD ONE MAN EVER DEFY A CARTEL AND GREEN LIGHT THE MURDER OF A DEA AGENT?
Gus is a boss for real. [The cartel] got Mexico on lock, he got the U.S. on lock. From what it look like to me, he on the same business level as the cartel. He definitely over The Cousins to call that shot. And if you think about it, he'd be doing himself a favor if he got rid of Hank, so his cook, Walt, ain't gotta worry about him on his ass all the time. Now would Walt still do it after seeing his brother-in-law get killed? I dunno.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR NEXT WEEK:
I want to know what's the twins' next move on Hank. And I wanna know if Hank is puttin' it together, like, "How the fuck did these dudes get my number and know that that was my wife to throw me off like that?" I think Hank is gonna find out that Walt had somethin' to do with it and before he can say somethin' the twins gon' kill him.