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“Breaking Bad”: The Evolution of Walter White

For five seasons, AMC has kept audiences hooked on the evolution of Walter White and the dark world he embraced in “Breaking Bad.” As a chemistry professor turned drug kingpin, Bryan Cranston and the rest of the show’s cast earned their share of Emmys while the show set record ratings.

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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) teaches a chemistry lesson in the pilot episode of “Breaking Bad.”

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) launders money in the
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) launders money in the pilot episode of “Breaking Bad.”

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) next to the Winnebago
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) next to the Winnebago he uses as a mobile meth lab in the pilot episode of “Breaking Bad”.

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) his wife Skyler White
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) his wife Skyler White (Anna Gunn) Walt’s chemotherapy treatment during the first season of ‘Breaking Bad’.

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) wears a 1940s Bollman
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) wears a 1940s Bollman pork pie hat in a scene from the second season of “Breaking Bad.”

Drug dealer Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz), left, stares
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Drug dealer Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz), left, stares at Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as Walter White (Bryan Cranston) watches during the second season of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Jane Margolis (Krysten Ritter) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron
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Jane Margolis (Krysten Ritter) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in a scene from season 2 of “Breaking Bad”.

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) holds his daughter Holly during
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) holds his daughter Holly while hiding money behind insulation in a scene from Season 2 of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Tio Salamanca (Mark Margolis), left to right, Daniel Moncada
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Tio Salamanca (Mark Margolis), from left, Daniel Moncada (Marco Salamanca) and Luis Moncada (Marco Salamanca) in a scene from the third season of “Breaking Bad”.

Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), top, and Jesse Pinkman
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Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), top, and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in a scene from the third season of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Walter White (Bryan Cranston), left, and drug kingpin
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston), left, and drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) in a scene from the third season of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Left to right, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Mike Ehrmantraut
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From left, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) during season four of “Breaking Bad.”

Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), left, and Walter White
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Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), left, and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) cook meth during the fifth season of “Breaking Bad.”

Todd Alquist (Jesse Plemons), left, and Jesse Pinkman
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Todd Alquist (Jesse Plemons), left, and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) during a meth heist on a freight train in a scene from the fifth season of “Breaking Bad.”

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) points a gun at
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) points a gun at Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Bank) in a scene from the fifth season of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Skyler White (Anna Gunn) looking over a hiding place
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Skyler White (Anna Gunn) looks at a stash of cash with her husband Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in season five of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) plans several murders with
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) plans multiple kills with Uncle Jack (Michael Bowen) in a scene from season five of “Breaking Bad.”

Declan (Louis Ferreira) is about to get shot
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Declan (Louis Ferreira) is about to be shot by Uncle Jack (Michael Bowen) in a scene from the fifth season of ‘Breaking Bad’.

Uncle Jack's henchmen dig up barrels
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Uncle Jack’s henchmen dig up barrels of cash in a scene from season five of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) foreground and Steven Gomez
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Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) in the foreground and Steven Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada) in a scene from season 5 of “Breaking Bad”.

Skyler White (Anna Gunn) reacts to her daughter
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Skyler White (Anna Gunn) reacts after her daughter Holly was abducted by her husband Walter White in a scene from the fifth season of ‘Breaking Bad.’

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) after removing his
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) after kidnapping his daughter Holly in a scene from Season 5 of ‘Breaking Bad’.

Ed, a repairman played by Robert Forster, administers
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Ed, a repairman played by Robert Forster, administers drugs to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a scene from the fifth season of “Breaking Bad.”

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) hides in the
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) hides in the woods of New Hampshire in a scene from season 5 of “Breaking Bad”.

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a scene from
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Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in a scene from the latest episode of “Breaking Bad”.