Breaking Bad has long served as inspiration for some of the craziest and most random fan theories out there. Some have claimed that the whole show was the dream of Hal from Malcolm in the Middle, and there are those that still believe Walter White is alive and kicking.
The latest theory, however, has been roundly applauded for actually having some substance to it. Posting on Reddit, fan ‘426763’ suggests that Walt’s lung cancer – the very thing that kick starts the whole show – is caused by Skyler’s smoking habit.
“The one thing that sets everything in to motion was Walt’s cancer right? Well, what I’m theorizing goes deeper. Everything that happened in the show was caused by Skyler, or to be more specific, her smoking habit. When Walt was diagnozed, there was an off hand comment that Skyler said that it might have been the chemicals that Walt has been exposed to in his long career as a chemist. For me, that just doesnt sound right. Walt is a professional and a stickler for the rules, I’m willing to bet that he is never fully exposed to the harmful materials in lab. Walt’s lung cancer was caused by secondhand smoke from Skyler and Walt’s not the only victim. Walt Junior’s cerebral palsy might have been caused by Skyler smoking while she was pregnant with him and we see further evidence of this in an episode where she smoked while she was pregnant with Holly. So in conclusion, as much as it is a cliche already to hate on Skyler, she is the cause of all of Walt’s problems.”
TL;DR Skyler gave Walt lung cancer with secondhand smoke
So what do you think? Is Skyler the catalyst? Or is this Walter White fan just looking to put the blame at someone else’s door?