Before Breaking Bad left us years ago, it wrapped up most of its lingering plotlines and mysteries.
One thing that was never explained though was why Walter White suddenly ditched his girlfriend Gretchen and sold his shares in the company he had created, Gray Matter, to his friend Elliot for $5000. As we know, the company went on to make millions and it was sort of the catalyst for his whole becoming a drug kingpin thing.
I always kind of assumed that Gretchen left Walter for Elliot and he just sold him the shares cheap to get it over and done with and get the hell out of there to become a chemistry teacher. This wasn’t ever explicitly stated though and it turns out it isn’t right at all, as series creator Vince Gilligan chose to reveal yesterday for some reason:
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I think it was kind of situation where he didn’t realize the girl he was about to marry was so very wealthy and came from such a prominent family, and it kind of blew his mind and made him feel inferior and he overreacted. He just kind of checked out.
I think there is that whole other side to the story, and it can be gleaned. This isn’t really the CliffsNotes version so much.
These facts can be gleaned if you watch some of these scenes really closely enough, and you watch them without too much of an overriding bias toward Walt and against Gretchen and Elliott.
Great, thanks for clearing that up years after the show ended Vince. Cheers.
For more Breaking Bad revelations, find out what happened to Jesse Pinkman after the series ended here.