"Breaking Bad" fan theory circulating — does Walt kill his wife?

Does Walter White kill Skyler in the final set of "Breaking Bad" episodes? Time will tell!

Published August 9, 2013 9:10PM (EDT)

Take this theory being circulated by "Breaking Bad" fans with a grain of salt -- after all, on "Mad Men," the theory that Megan would end up murdered like Sharon Tate ended up flat-out wrong.

But BuzzFeed has pulled from a fan forum a wild theory about Walt's next act as the series moves towards its conclusion (the final set of episodes begins airing on Sunday).

I read this somewhere, maybe Reddit, and it's quite an intriguing theory.

In Breaking Bad, Walt has a habit of taking on some little traits of the people he has killed.When Walt killed Crazy 8, he started cutting off the crusts of his sandwiches — just as Crazy 8 had done.

Gus drives a Volvo. After Walt kills Gus, at the beginning of Season 5 (at the Denny's), Walt is driving a Volvo (w/ NH plates).

When Mike and Walt meet at a bar in an earlier season, Walt orders his drink neat while Mike has his on the rocks. After Mike is killed, and Hank offers Walt a drink in his office — he asks for it on the rocks.

At that same scene at Denny's, Walt arranges his bacon into his new age. Someone else used to do that. On top of that, he's using Skyler's maiden name on his fake ID.

Based on his history of picking up traits from his victims — I believe Walt is going to murder Skyler before the series is over, and it probably had already happened before he showed up at the Denny's in the Season 5 cold open.

Television criticism site Previously.TV has speculated that Skyler's imminent doom is "Hugely possible! A huge, largely misogynist swath of the internet already hates the woman (not that Vince Gilligan and co. would let that sway their decisions), so you've got that working against her." And further elucidation of the episodes ahead by the show's cinematographer is available at BuzzFeed. Again, this could mean nothing -- or everything!

By Daniel D'Addario

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