10 Unresolved Breaking Bad Questions
9. Will Lydia actually die?
Let’s get scientific. National Geographic and the CDC released some crucial info about ricin poisoning in advance of last night’s finale, and the verdict on Lydia is a little cloudy. Symptoms of ricin poisoning, when ingested, occur six to 12 hours after the initial dosing, which means Lydia was right on track. But Walt spilled the beans on the phone, meaning she can now head to the doctor and try for some desperation treatment (one thing they try, apparently, is to flush the stomach with charcoal). There’s no antidote for ricin, but death isn’t a sure thing; sometimes the body can recover. And if Lydia does survive, that can only mean thing: REVENGE KILLING ON JESSE PINKMAN.
(Side question—her full name is Lydia Rodarte-Quayle, and I’m wondering…does this make her the second-most famous Quayle in history, after Dan? Or is she MORE famous than Dan Quayle now? Who is Dan Quayle, anyway?)