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It’s hard to believe that Breaking Bad has been off the air for almost three years now. Luckily for us, Better Call Saul has effectively filled that void with an amazing origin story for Jimmy McGill a.k.a Saul Goodman. Still, there’s one character from Breaking Bad who never fully got the closure he deserved, and that’s Jesse Pinkman. Luckily for fans of both series, actor Aaron Paul seems to think that Jesse could very well show up on Better Call Saul in the near future.
Aaron Paul recently participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with his fans, and playfully answered the burning question as to whether or not he might appear on Better Call Saul:
Yeah of course! I'm such a huge fan of Better Call Saul, and of course everyone behind the show. So, who knows?... maybe I already shot it? ... it might be airing this season? I don't know. Well, actually, I do know, but you'll have to watch and see. But yeah, I'd absolutely be opened to it and we have discussed the possibility.
He can play coy all damn day but that sounds like we will be seeing some good old fashioned Jesse Pinkman on Better Call Saul at some point in the near future. Odds are that such an appearance would likely not occur during the central narrative of the series – which takes place almost a full decade in the past. Anyone who has seen Breaking Bad all the way through to its conclusion knows that Saul Goodman and Jesse Pinkman are two of the only people to survive Walter White’s reign of terror. Jesse wasn’t exactly in the best place when we saw him drive off into the night during the Breaking Bad finale, so chances are he may need to track Saul down in order to rebuild his life.
Saul doesn’t seem to be taking too well to managing a Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska, so he just might be the man to help Jesse when the shit finally hits the fan. Of course, I’m just guessing here. Having Jesse appear during the flashbacks of Better Call Saul would really harm the series anyway. The show has done an impeccable job of allowing Jimmy McGill’s story to stand on its own merit with very few callbacks to Breaking Bad at all. Sure there are familiar characters and settings, but ultimately Better Call Saul could almost exist even if Breaking Bad had never aired in the first place – not that we would ever wish for that.
I don’t know about you, but I am dying to see what happened to Jesse after Walter White freed him at the end of Breaking Bad. For him to show up on Saul’s doorstep in Nebraska looking for help would be exactly the type of plot device the black and white segments of Better Call Saul need to match the intensity of the flashbacks. Either way, all I know is this: Better Call Saul is absolutely nailing its second season, so whatever Vince Gilligan has in store for these characters, chances are we will love it.