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The Jesse Error That Has Breaking Bad Fans Rewatching This Season 5 Episode

After watching a few episodes of Breaking Bad, it's easy to understand why it's considered one of the best TV shows of all time. Everything from the acting to the cinematography was always on point, to the extent that you can go back and watch the entire series today and still find new things to appreciate. When you go back and rewatch old episodes, you'll come across meta references as well as a newfound appreciation for why certain characters wear certain colors. You quickly remember why people became obsessed with this show when it was on the air, because you always feel like there's something new to uncover if you just look at the right place at the right time. 

However, as it turns out, you may also come across a continuity error or two, as you go through your rewatch. As with any other work of art, Breaking Bad isn't perfect, and you may encounter some of these mistakes if you really over-analyze every last detail. One such Redditor by the name of enterprise1 discovered one of these errors, and once you see it, you'll never be able to unsee it. 

In season 5, episode 13 of Breaking Bad, Jesse loses his hoodie between takes

The scene in question is just over a minute in length from season 5, episode 13, "To'hajiilee," and while you watch it, you need to pay close attention to Jesse (Aaron Paul). When the scene starts, he's hanging out by Hank Schrader's (Dean Norris) kitchen. At first, he's very clearly wearing a black and red hoodie. When Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada) enters the scene, Hank walks over to him. Jesse can still be seen in the backdrop, but this time, the hoodie is gone. When it cuts again, Jesse has returned to wearing the hoodie. It cuts back and forth between the two angles several more times with the hoodie appearing and disappearing just as quickly. 

Based on comments from the Reddit thread, it seems as though not too many people have caught on to this particular detail beforehand, with Redditor hudsonriver978 writing, "Amazing find. I don't think I've seen anyone else comment on that scene. Makes me chuckle to see [Jesse's] hoodie come on and off between cuts."

Other Breaking Bad fans humorously try to find a way to explain the discrepancy, such as stankymatty stating, "Here we see jesse unable to decide if he's hot or cold, shown through his indecision of if he should keep his jacket on or off. If we look at this deeper it really represents the inner turmoil he has here after turning to the police." 

Ultimately, it's just a fun little mistake that doesn't impact one's enjoyment of the scene one way or the other. There are plenty of other Jesse details on Breaking Bad that offer greater insight into his character: this is just a light moment for fans to poke a little fun at.