Another sad tragedy in Vince Gilligan’s legendary show.
You would be hard pressed to find a TV show as celebrated and loved as Breaking Bad. The AMC series, which debuted in 2008, became a true cultural phenomenon that arguably helped usher in a new golden age for modern television. For those of you who’ve arrived here, you’re probably curious about one thing: What happened to Kaylee in Breaking Bad? With that in mind, let’s dive in.
What happened to Kaylee Ehrmantraut (Mike’s granddaughter) in Breaking Bad? Explained
First things first, just a quick recap. Kaylee is the granddaughter of Mike Ermantraut (portrayed on-screen by four different actresses in the five seasons of Breaking Bad and in the six seasons of Better Call Saul), and she appears at different ages at different points in the two respective shows ( 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, and 12 year old).
Of course, it’s important to note that Mike Ermantraut, a former cop who became involved in corrupt activities with his son (who was both Kaylee’s father and an arm of the law), would sadly lead directly to his son’s murder. The blame for Mike’s potential involvement in his son’s untimely death, whether direct or indirect, is definitely something that weighs heavily on Mike as a character.
Largely for this reason, Mike has a very important emotional and familial connection with Kaylee and feels guilty for her father’s absence. In a way, for that reason alone, Mike re-enters the criminal underworld as a cleaner and hitman for Gus Fring, not only to support Kaylee and her mother Stacey financially, but to be there to help with their upbringing, like his Hours are more flexible (being a criminal has its perks I guess?).
The problem is that the money Mike ends up making from all his illegitimate hard work ($2.5 million), which Jesse Pinkman insists should go to Kaylee, actually ends up with the FBI (or “Uncle Sam’s Pocket,” eh Saul Goodman puts it). In other words, the sad reality is that Mike’s whole motivation for getting involved in all of the illegal law-breaking activities on the show has been rendered useless as the money tragically never finds its way to his granddaughter, Kaylee. That means Kaylee will probably for the rest of her life think that her grandfather either left her or died before saying goodbye.
So there you have it. Hopefully this helped explain what happened to Kaylee in Breaking Bad. To learn more about the show, we have guides discussing whether there will be more spinoffs and how to watch Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul in chronological order.
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