Breaking Bad

Title: Breaking Bad
Year: 2008–2013
Actors: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Steven Michael Quezada, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito
Genre: Criminal, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Viewing method: Selected episodes

Why in Database: In this series, the turtles elements were found in three episodes – they are all related to each other.

Season 2, Episode 7 – Negro Y Azul – This episode features an DEA collaborator named Tortuga. There is also a dialogue in which he explains why he calls himself that, because although it may take some time, he always wins. The episode, however, shows that not always, because we see his severed head “sent” to a meeting with DEA. Due to the nickname, it is placed on a turtle’s shell, on which greetings are also written. Unfortunately, the turtle died shortly after, when one of the agents wanted to lift head from the shell, it turned out to be equipped with explosives.

– Hey, white boy. My name’s Tortuga. You know what that means?
– Well, if I had to guess, I’d say that’s Spanish for “asshole.”
– Tortuga means “turtle.” That’s me. I take my time, but I always win.

Season 2, Episode 10 – Over – In this episode, the above-described turtle scene is mentioned, one of the heroes asks another, who was present at the explosion, why the “others” used the turtle, for which the other one in a long and tangled statements cite the pseudonym of their snitch, its meaning and the fact that this form of “settling the matter” was probably considered poetic.

– Yeah, but why a turtle?
– Oh, that’s the best part. It was a …. It was a …. What the hell’s the word I’m looking for? Not a metaphor, not an analogy, it’s a …. Walt, what’s the word I’m looking for? Anyway … … Tortuga. Okay? That was the name of our snitch. Bean-speak for tortoise. Okay? Tortoise, turtle, what have you. I never knew the difference myself. Hey, top me off there, will you, buddy? Anyway. Poetic. And guess, yeah. Poetic. It was poetic. That’s the word.

Season 3, Episode 3 – I.F.T. – At the very beginning of the episode, there is a scene that takes place during the first episode described here, taking place between the audience’s introduction to Tortuga and scene with his head on a turtle. We can see how he “gets” the turtle and the handover writes anti-drug greetings on its shell. Tortuga then realizes what fate awaits him, and he dies soon.

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