“I’ll send you to Belize.” It’s a statement that every Breaking Bad fan now recognizes as vaguely threatening after last week’s episode, when “going to Belize” became a euphemism for murder. Now, however, the country in question is taking a stand against this potentially negative representation in a most unusual way.
“Despite what Saul meant when he suggested that Walt send Hank ‘on a trip to Belize,’ we were flattered to be included on your program last Sunday,” the Belize Tourism Board wrote in a letter to the team behind Breaking Bad, which was obtained by the New York Times. “While we hope that some of our favorite characters don’t get ‘sent on a trip to Belize’ in the show, we do hope you will take us up on the following offer—we’d like to send all of you on an ACTUAL trip to our country after the season is over.”
The tongue-in-cheek letter asks series creator Vince Gilligan and numerous cast members to come visit the country, promising various opportunities for entertainment. “We have the Blue Hole for Walt, purple fish for Marie, geology for Hank, great music and friendly people for Jesse, delicious breakfast cuisine for Walt Jr., several nice locations to swim for Skyler, colorful clothing for Saul, and the list goes on.”
Breaking Bad’s final season airs Sundays at 9 PM on AMC.