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The Surprising Link Between Breaking Bad's Biggest Deaths

Throughout the five seasons of "Breaking Bad," fans saw several gruesome deaths in the series. This kind of thing is expected when you're running a high-profile meth lab in New Mexico. Most of the time, these deaths are justified, such as that of Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), while others seem entirely unnecessary, like that of No-Doze (Cesar Garcia). Since most of these murders occur in the middle of the desert, no one is around to witness them.

While death seems to be the common denominator for all of these scenes, there is another element that some fans have noticed links the most significant casualties together. It's not the manner in which they died or who killed them, but something a bit more unsuspecting. Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) both seem to have no problems dealing with their dirty laundry in a specific manner.

Check out the surprising link between the biggest deaths on "Breaking Bad."

Nothing worse than dying in the sweltering daytime heat

When someone gets killed on "Breaking Bad," it usually happens in broad daylight. Although in real life, most murders take place at night where no one can see the crime, AMC decided it would be best for these brutal scenes to be shot at a time when any character could potentially see them. This enhanced the sense of danger even further in the series, creating the idea that no one is safe at any time. Unfortunately, this point was proven again when Todd Alquist (Jesse Plemons) murdered young Drew Sharp (Samuel Webb) for witnessing the group's train heist in Season 5. Once again, Todd killed the young boy in broad daylight and even kept his tarantula as a pet, the latter of which was seen in "El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie."

Once fans start to look at all 62 episodes, they will notice that some of the most notable deaths took place in the daytime. These include Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), Combo (Rodney Rush), and Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). There's no direct reason for this other than that the series takes place in the middle of a desert where shade is scarce. It's also possible Walter White and his counterparts just so happen to enjoy inflicting as much pain as possible to his enemies — what better way to do that than by leaving them under the sun to rot?