breaking bad one of those displays that has layers of meaning hidden just below the surface. Visual fans are rewarded with tiny clues and Easter eggs throughout the five seasons of the award-winning AMC drama, from subtle previews to commentaries from the past.
This is part of the reason why real fans love to watch and re-watch breaking bad – every time, new details are found. Even Walter White’s house is like a chock full of little special compliments into the White family and the bigger series story.
Walter White begins to feel inferior while buying his house
You could argue that Walter White became a power drug supplier because he needed money. But his true motivations go much deeper than that. Thanks in part to being cut out of the multi-billion dollar company he helped create, Walt suffered a damaging inferiority problem.
And that’s an example of when he and Skyler buy their first home at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico in the early days of their marriage. The couple go for a walk around the 3-bedroom central runway and decide to buy it even though he says it’s not “big enough.” This interaction is captured in flashback view in “Full Dimension.”
Like everything else in his life, Walt feels overwhelmed by the lack of grandeur in his home. He wants something bigger and better.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ home has rot – just like Heisenberg’s heart
Fans will find out more about White’s house in the first season of breaking bad. When the water heater breaks down, Walt’s wife, Skyler and his son Walt Jr. convincing him to take his place. But then Walt buys a new one instead.
While replacing the water heater, Walt found a hidden rot under his home. This is certainly a metaphor for the true character who lies beneath the person of Walt’s high school chemistry teacher. Before long, the audience discovers the decay in Walt’s character, too.
This scene also follows Walt finding a place to stash the heaps of drug money. As well as just in the crawls space under the water heater, the drug kingpin hides his money in the baby’s room, behind insulation in the garage, in space-saving bags in the main bedroom, and in washing machine.
Skyler White kicks Walt out of the house
Walt can never keep his criminal activities a secret. Finally, he has to tell Skyler that he actually sells drugs that are linked to dangerous criminals. She kicks him out of the house even though Walt still denies that his family is falling apart.
In one of the most famous scenes of the series, Walt brings pizza to his house for dinner as a peace offering. But Skyler refuses to admit it. In frustration, Walt throws the pizza into the air and lies on the roof of the house.
Today, breaking bad fans visit the real setting and toss pizzas at home, even though presenter Vince Gilligan persuaded them to put it off.
Heisenberg House damaged and criticized for ‘Breaking Bad’
After Heisenberg’s true identity is revealed, Walter White is forced to go into hiding and Skyler takes their two children and leaves the house. Eventually, unidentified locals invade and destroy the home with graffiti and acts of vandalism.
Ed the Vacuum Repairman gives Walt his new identity and tells him that his previous house has been a “tourist attraction” – but not in a good way. Walt returns to his old home to embrace the full extent of the destruction, which is clearly a metaphor for all the disorder he caused in his life as well.
When Walt walks around heaps of broken glass and sees “Heisenberg” painted by spray on the living room wall, he has to face the full extent of what he has done.
White’s house may be invalid. However, it is a very accurate picture of how Walter White became evil when he took over the inner Heisenberg.