ByJeffrey Ryan Porter, writer at Creators.co
Jeffrey Ryan Porter

Many of us know the stories of Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, but are the two connected by a series of unfortunate events? In this we will explore the possibilities of how one Daryl Dixon and Jesse Pinkman may be more connected then we believe. We will start with the brilliant, amazing, indescribable series finale of Breaking Bad. Uniquely named Felina. Where we may have been left with a bit of a cliff hanger. Or were we? With Walt's unfortunate death, we're left to focus our wonder on what became of a Mr. Pinkman; as he drove away with the pedal to the floor. I am led to believe he fled from New Mexico to another state we may recognize; Georgia. Georgia is were we first encounter the land of walking dead. Did the events of Breaking Bad take place before, or even create the world that Rick Grimes wakes up to?

Jesse Pinkman escaping in the last seconds.
Jesse Pinkman escaping in the last seconds.

The last time we saw Jesse he had just escaped hell. Proud to be alive, and wanting to keep it that way, he knew he had to leave and not be found. Did he run to Georgia? If so, did he relapse into his old habits like we had seen time and time again? I believe Jesse set up shop, needing cash to adapt into his new life. He began cooking, just like he had learned from Mr. White. With the drugs came the customers. This is where we meet Daryl, or rather Merle first. Merle was always looking for the next high. We've learned that not just through The Walking Dead, but through Daryl himself. Describing how destructive Merle could be and the drug addictions. Did Daryl himself ever delve into the drug life? Maybe through his brother, but not to the same level. Merle thrived off it, lived from it. Daryl grew up rough with his father and brother, but I don't believe he looked to drugs for an escape. Through his character development in the show he puts up a rough, tough front, and it definitely shows. But under that tough exterior we all know the kind of sentimental man he really is. He was his brothers savior. He watched over him. Merle believes himself to be the bigger man; the bigger brother. He doesn't know better though. He goes through life dragging his little brother through the mud. Daryl never flails. We get to hear a certain event recalled by Daryl to Beth. In the event he describes his brothers dealer, a janky little white guy. In the story Daryl gives the dealer some crud about watching a cartoon about a talking dog. Feeling guilty about his kid he never sees, the dealer pulls a gun on him and says, "I'll kill you bi***.". Bi***, a word we associate with Jesse. An argument breaks out between the three and in response the dealer punches Daryl in the gut. Daryl vomits; the dealer and Merle began laughing and making fun of him forgetting about the whole situation. To me this describes Jesse to the tee. Especially if he relapsed and began using his own supply again. Could his "son" be Brock? He was left orphaned after Andrea was killed in retribution; having been associated with Jesse. Did Brock's favorite show feature a talking dog? Was it Science Dog? An homage to Robert Kirkman, creator of the The Walking Dead? If it is, it's no wonder he would feel guilty. Being the inadvertent cause of his mother's death and leaving Brock by himself. All of these descriptions paint the image of none other then Jesse in my mind.

Jesse playing games with Brock.
Jesse playing games with Brock.

Now getting back to Daryl. I've established the huge possibility of the drug dealer being Jesse. Merle has bought meth from him, absolutely, no doubt in my mind. The blue meth can clearly be seen as Daryl grabs prescription drugs from his brothers secret stash in season two.

Daryl reaching into his brother's stash.
Daryl reaching into his brother's stash.

So is this what could have caused the worldwide epidemic in The Walking Dead? A confrontation between Merle and Jesse? They may not have been aware to it at the time, although it could have caused adverse side effects. Remember in Breaking Bad when Walter creates the small chemical reaction that causes the explosion in the R.V?

Walter creating a chemical explosion to escape.
Walter creating a chemical explosion to escape.

They later discovered Krazy 8 had not been killed, he was still alive. Could this smaller explosion of elements some how exposed his body to a undead state? No, he did not come back begging for flesh but that's because he wasn't exposed to enough of the gas created. It did however allow his body to live through whatever was effecting him. Imagine this on a much larger scale. Imagine all of Jesse's organization literally went up in a cloud of smoke. Exposing numerous people to the gas created and turning them into the undead we've experienced in The Walking Dead. Could Jesse have been one of the very first to become infected? Merle could have went to Jesse seeking a barter, but ended up in disgust. Daryl, Jesse, and Merle could have gotten into it just like we've been led to believe before. Could Merle or even Daryl have shot something with his now legendary crossbow or released a valve to slowly create a ticking time bomb, even without knowing it? It could have happened days, or weeks later. An explosion of blue meth, created by Jesse that allowed the escape of gas fumes throughout Georgia. Creating an undead being, feeding off the living. Could Walter White, in an attempt to save his and Jesse's life created a fume; a disease that would have been recreated mere years later in a larger, more catastrophic event. Daryl and Merle have no idea what they've recreated. Now, years into this apocalypse could Daryl find out what he may of inadvertently caused? Could the world of The Walking Dead been averted by the loss of two individuals. Could countless lives be spared? Was this world, harbored in by none other then Jesse Pinkman and a Walter White and unknowingly projected by Daryl Dixon? We would hate to know, and see Mr. Dixon be undoubtedly held accountable for this, but this is the truth. When will the world know, the Dixon brothers are the reason for The Walking Dead?


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