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When popular TV shows have their series finale and end for good, there is one hope that the loyal viewers hold onto: a spinoff. And while spinoffs can be either great (Frasier, Angel) or downright awful (Joey, The Cleveland Show), fans of both shows usually hope for crossover events to occur, where their favorite characters make appearances in the spinoff. This has surely been the case with AMC's Better Call Saul, as fans are eagerly anticipating cameos from popular Breaking Bad characters like Jesse and Walter.
The incomparable Bryan Cranston, who won a whopping four Emmy Awards for his portrayal of chemistry teacher turned drug lord Walter White, recently opened up to Vulture regarding a possible role in Better Call Saul. He had the following to say.
I owe Vince Gilligan so much. He was my champion to get this role. I was the guy coming off Malcolm in the Middle. If they were to call me and say, 'We have this idea, we'd like ... ,' I would say, 'Yes, you don't have to finish the pitch. I'm there, what do you want me to do?'
This statement is pretty cut and dry. If Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan ever asked Bryan Cranston to don the tighty Watler whities for the spinoff, he wouldn't need to be asked twice.
Bryan Cranston's dedication to eventually appearing on Better Call Saul is sure to have fans of both shows cheering with joy. Because while the likes of Tuco Salamanca and Tio have joined lead characters Mike and Jimmy, we haven't seen any of the Whites or Schraders appear in the Albuquerque set drama.
Although Aaron Paul has been heavily hinting that he might be making an appearance on Better Call Saul, it seems more likely that Walter White would show up in the show at some point. Sure, Walter was a lame ass chem teacher who didn't have much of a connection to the underworld at the time Better Call Saul is set, but at least he's an adult, whereas a High School aged Jesse Pinkman seems a bit young to be interacting with the lawyers at Hamlin & McGill. If Walter makes an appearance, it would likely be a very small cameo. Perhaps he ran into Jimmy at some point in the past, although they wouldn't remember this once Saul became his Lawyer and accomplice in the Meth empire. Alternatively, we could be shown previously unseen scenes between the two men which can be shown via memory when Saul is in the present day.
Although Breaking Bad fans are hoping for more characters to appear in the spinoff, one such cameo was recently nixed. It was originally planned for the purple-clad Marie Schrader to appear in Saul's Season 2 finale, although it was ultimately scrapped. When Chuck was in the hospital getting at CAT scan, Marie was originally going to be the technician performing the test, as she was an X-Ray tech in Breaking Bad. Unfortunately, they thought this cameo would be too distracting for viewers, and it didn't happen.
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