That Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman sometime in the final season of “Better Call Saul’ occur, those responsible for the series revealed early on. Then it became apparent in which episode it will happen: Because the upcoming 11th episode is titled “Breaking Bad”, thus refers to the main series and thus to the two returnees. And there once at “Breaking Bad’ the very first episode featuring an appearance by Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) entitled ‘Better Call Saul“, there is actually no longer any need for official confirmation of the surprise. But there were nonetheless.
A statue of Jesse and Walt was recently unveiled in Albuquerque, the main setting for both series. and while present series creator Vince Gilligan revealed: If you watch Monday Night AMC, you will see these two (pointing to the characters of Walt and Jesse) in the next episode “Better Call Saul“. With that, of course, he was referring to the airing of the episode titled “Breaking Bad“, which will be available in Germany following the US TV broadcast on Netflix. You can watch them on the streaming service starting tomorrow, August 2nd.
The big question is how will Walt and Jesse’s comeback come about. As is well known, “Better Call Saul’ on two levels of time. The main story, told in color, has since grown to the events of “Breaking Bad” open minded. It would be very easy narratively to have Walt and Jesse perform there. However, one would possibly only show already known events from a new perspective. Is that really exciting? In addition, fans would of course compare the look of Walt and Jesse with the 13-year-old scenes from back then, which already caused a lot of criticism with the film “El Camino” (and the time difference was smaller there).
Perhaps it’s more exciting to show Walt and Jesse in that mostly black-and-white part of the story where we see Saul in disguise under the name Gene Takavic as the manager of a small Cinnabon convenience store in an Omaha mall. After the entire tenth episode took place in this timeline and revealed to us that Saul just can’t get out of his skin and hinted that his cover is about to be blown, it has already been confirmed that the next episode will also play at least part of this time. Adding Walt and especially Jesse to the narrative here would be more difficult. Walt could theoretically be revealed to have stopped in Omaha on his way back to Albuqerque from his New Hampshire hideout. But what about Jesse? Perhaps both figures confront Saul only as a vision, and all questions of chronological order are moot.
At the moment we can only speculate diligently – and we might still be surprised. Gilligan’s co-creator Peter Gould at least revealed that he had read many theories, but none came close to the truth.
Maybe that’s because it’s not one answers the question of how Walt and Jesse return. At least in one interview, Bryan Cranston divulged that a total of three comeback scenes were filmed. There is a scene with him and Aaron Paul together and a single scene for each of them. So let’s see them together in a reversal of an already “Breaking Bad“ well-known scene, but then stop by Gene in Omaha individually? Walt returning to Albuqerque, Jesse en route to Alaska following his liberation and the events of the movie “El Camino”?