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This is a domicile, a residence, and thus protected by the Fourth Amendment from unlawful search and seizure. Did you see this drive in here? How do you know it runs? Did you actually witness any wrongdoing? It seems to me you're just out here fishing. Don't see that holding up in a court of law.
― Old Joe to Hank Schrader[src]

Old Joe is the savvy owner of Rocker Salvage who helps Walter White and Jesse Pinkman out of several scenarios.


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Season 3[]

Clovis contacts Old Joe about destroying Walt & Jesse's RV when Hank Schrader starts searching for it. Walt pays Old Joe $10,000 to have the RV destroyed and is reassured that its remains will be shipped overseas to be recycled as patio furniture. After leaving to call a taxi for Walt, Old Joe returns to the RV and finds Hank trying to break open the door. He challenges Hank as to whether the RV should legally be considered a vehicle or a domicile. If it is the latter, its residents would be constitutionally protected against unlawful search and seizure.

After Hank is lured to a hospital by a fake phone call from Francesca Liddy, Old Joe has the RV immediately crushed. ("Sunset")

Season 5[]

Walt, Jesse, and Mike Ehrmantraut visited Old Joe to borrow a giant magnet from his junkyard to destroy Gustavo Fring's laptop inside the police evidence locker. He sells them the magnet, 42 car batteries and an old truck to transport the magnet. ("Live Free or Die") Old Joe later admits that he didn't think the plan would actually work and was amazed when it did. ("El Camino")

Joe builds some of the equipment for Walt and Jesse's new portable lab. ("Hazard Pay")

Walt and Todd Alquist mentioned Joe later while disposing of Mike Ehrmantraut's body after Walt killed him. Todd says he delivered Mike's car to Joe to perform an "RV job" and Joe got it. ("Gliding Over All")

El Camino[]

While watching the news about the ongoing manhunt for Jesse Pinkman, Joe receives a call from an unknown person asking if he knows who this is. Joe recognizes that it's Jesse and comments that everyone knows who Jesse is now.

Joe comes to Skinny Pete's house to dispose of Todd Alquist's El Camino, promising to do it for free and reminiscing on old times. However, the El Camino's Lo-Jack is activated and Joe takes off before the police can arrive and suggests that Jesse do the same. ("El Camino")


Breaking Bad[]

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Season 1
Season 2
Season 3
Season 4
Season 5A
Season 5B


  • Joe is very knowledgeable in the law and used it against Hank in ostensibly wrongfully searching the RV. ("Sunset").
    • Another example of his knowledge of the law is the usage of a Clarence Darrow quote “True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else” in one of his commercials.
  • He also appears to have a working knowledge of engineering, as he is able to set-up the large electromagnet that Walt, Jesse and Mike use to erase Gus' computer from outside the Albuquerque Police evidence room. ("Live Free or Die").
  • The commercial for his junkyard states that it is “Veteran-owned”, indicating that he may be a veteran.