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The seven deadly sins of 'Breaking Bad's' Walter White

  • Article by: NEAL JUSTIN
  • Star Tribune
  • August 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM

The antihero of “Breaking Bad” will never qualify for the priesthood due to these, um, minor indiscretions.

Sloth: White sleepwalks through his mundane job of teaching high school chemistry, deeply regretting selling his shares in a business that took off after his departure. (Season 1)

Envy: Concerned that his business partner Jesse is getting too close to his girlfriend, White does nothing as she dies from choking on her own vomit. (Season 2)

Greed: White is so eager to close a $1.2 million meth deal with drug lord Gustavo that he misses the birth of his daughter. (Season 2)

Lust: After learning his wife, Skylar, has had an affair, White tries to make out with the assistant principal, a move that triggers an indefinite suspension. (Season 3)

Pride: After arranging the death of Gustavo, White calls Skylar with a simple, deadpan message: “I won.” (Season 4)

Gluttony: To celebrate his growing fortune, he goes on a reckless spending spree, which includes leasing sports cars for himself and son Walt Jr. (Season 5)

Wrath: Before mobster Mike is arrested by the FBI, White loses his cool and shoots his on-again, off-again ally. (Season 5)

Neal Justin

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