Aaron Paul’s "Breaking Bad" Scavenger Hunt Was Insane

Today, the actor had fans running all over Hollywood. I was one of them.

1. Five days ago, Aaron Paul announced he would hold a scavenger hunt in L.A. on the day of the Emmys, as a tribute to Breaking Bad fans.

There were going to be prizes! Signed scripts!

2. And today, the game went down. Aaron actually started the hunt at about 10 a.m., an hour earlier than he originally said. The first prize was to be found at the West Hollywood IHOP.


3. Surprisingly, there were few people there. I was not the first, so I didn’t win the prize, but I got a pic with RJ Mitte aka Walt Jr. aka Flynn.

He was nice.

4. These are the people who won. It would appear the prize was a box of Raisin Bran.

5. A historic moment at the IHOP.

6. I stand around in the IHOP parking lot for a bit, then decide to go back inside because it is hot. RJ Mitte is being interviewed by camera crews as this happens:

It is possible I was captured on some TMZ footage trying to push the ihop door clearly marked "pull." @aaronpaul_8 #yeahbitch

— Leonora Epstein (@leonoraepstein)

7. Aaron says he’ll have a clue soon.

Nicely done people! That was fast. Next location will be coming to you shortly. Thank you everyone for playing. #BreakingBad

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8)

8. So I wait.

Waiting in the Gelson's parking lot for next clue. I'm sweaty.

— Leonora Epstein (@leonoraepstein)

9. Ohhh how I wait.

My Twitter/Insta refreshing is getting intense. And I have to pee. @aaronpaul_8 #yeahbitch

— Leonora Epstein (@leonoraepstein)

10. This is taking forever. Meanwhile, Aaron Paul is enjoying delicious champagne.

11. And calling out some stalkers who showed up outside his house:

12. Finally! The next clue comes and I drive over to the taco place…

Go meet one of the scary cousins @LuisMoncada77 at pinches tacos on Sunset. He will be inside holding some stuffed Jesse and Walt dolls.

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8)

13. Luis Moncada is indeed there! But by now Breaking Bad fans are blocking up the streets and parking illegally to see him.

Leonora Epstein/BuzzFeed

14. Just a little over 10 minutes later, Aaron posts ANOTHER clue. Oh sheesh. I’m running back to the car now. EVERYONE IS RUNNING.

Meet Badger AKA @mattjonesisdead at the guitar center and get yourself a pilot script of BB. Signed by everyone! Good luck Bitches!!

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8)

15. I zip over to Guitar Center but the masses have beat me. Here, Matt Jones, aka Badger, signs autographs in a sea of fans. THIS IS GETTING CRAZY.

Leonora Epstein/BuzzFeed

16. I tried to get close enough to ask for a pic, but this was as good as I can manage.

Leonora Epstein/BuzzFeed

It is hot. The fans are everywhere. The news crews are chasing the story. My iPhone is dying. #thestruggleisreal

17. Hey! Wait! So I didn’t get to Badger fast enough to get the prize, but I found the guy who did. Here is his magnificent Breaking Bad script, signed by the cast:

Leonora Epstein/BuzzFeed

18. Ahh holy shit! Another clue. It takes me a while to figure out that “rock n roll Ralph’s” is not a sushi place (which I weirdly assumed), but is just RALPH’s, the grocery store down the street. GO GO GO GO!

Go meet Krazy 8 AKA @MaxArciniega at rock n roll Ralph's. Next door to guitar center. He will be in the sandwich section. #NoCrust

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8)

19. Once again, I cannot get in for my own pic. So here is someone else with Krazy 8:

Here is another person who is not me taking a picture with @MaxArciniega in Ralph's

— Leonora Epstein (@leonoraepstein)

20. The next clue comes when I’m driving around the area — a tactic I tried to employ, figuring that instead of staying still, I might get a head start when the clue is announced.

Find my signed Pinkman license plate from the show. It's at the car wash at 431 N La Cienga under this cushion.

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8)

21. That is a bad tactic. By the time I get to the car wash, people are walking away, their heads held low in disappointment.

Leonora Epstein/BuzzFeed

22. The final clue comes just as I’m passing the car wash. OH SNAP. Aaron Paul is going to be in a park just around the corner. Pedal to the metal! Vroom vroom!

Tag! Your it. Come find me in my yellow cooking suit. First person to tag me in it wins it. I'm at the west Hollywood park. #YeahBitch

— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8)

23. OMG I CANNOT FIND PARKING. PEOPLE ARE STOPPING IN THE STREET AND RUNNING OUT OF THEIR CARS. I tweet at Aaron Paul telling him I cannot find parking, but he doesn’t help out AT ALL.

@aaronpaul_8 ok there is NO parking.

— Leonora Epstein (@leonoraepstein)

24. Sadly I would not get to see Aaron Paul in the flesh. “He was only there for like a second,” a group of sad looking girls tell me as I got out of my car.

So I got back in the car.

25. And it is over. I mean, I don’t know that I would go so far to say that Aaron Paul is my “family” but that’s nice.

26. Still. A fun time had by all!

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