‘Better Call Saul’: Here’s how Walt and Jesse returned from ‘Breaking Bad’

It’s been six seasons in the making, but the incident breaking bad Fans have hoped that happened. After Series Producer Vince Gilligan teased his appearanceWalter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) have finally appeared better call Saul, As with practically all elements in this show, a throwaway episode emerges as a masterclass in how to satisfactorily use guest stars in storytelling.

It is true that the episode that will see Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) return will be titled “Breaking Bad”. Back in 2009, a Season 2 episode introduced the world to Saul Goodman, nicknamed “Better Call Saul,” for the first time. as jokingly predicted Decider’s Alex ZalbenThis better call Saul The episode is largely a retelling of Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) first moments. breaking bad, While “Gene” devises a plan with his new cab friend in the future, Jimmy reflects on how he first met Walt and Jesse.

What could have been a stale idea is left over from the sharp focus of writer and director Thomas Schnauz. Every time we go back to the days of Heisenberg, better call Saul is careful to show us a different breaking bad moment we have never experienced. Sure, we all remember how Walt and Jesse tried to bully Saul into saving Badger (Matt Jones) by showing him his grave. But we didn’t see the moments of blind terror when Jimmy Meth was behind the mobile. We certainly never saw what the ride back from the desert was like.

that scene in particular managed to reconcile one of these better call SaulBig secrets. After fumbling with Walt as she has been married to the man for four decades, Jesse turns her attention to Jimmy and asks him who Lalo is. When Jimmy pretends to be ignorant, Jesse represses him, remembering how scared Jimmy looked when he thought someone named Lalo was taking him. That’s when Jimmy successfully dismisses her, saying, “It’s a nobody.” Ever since Jimmy first shouted that name ‘Breaking Bad’In season two, fans are thinking about Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). Now that we’ve seen the full circle of their relationship, Jimmy’s fear and the way he dismisses the name gets even tougher.

Jesse (Aaron Paul) and Walt (Bryan Cranston) in Better Call Saul
Photo: AMC

The episode also shows what happened in Jimmy’s personal investigation into Walt. Unsurprisingly, Mike (Jonathan Banks) is involved in the process. But perhaps more surprisingly, he is also responsible for the best Walter White burn of the entire episode, and possibly this entire universe. When Mike gives his report to Jimmy, he repeatedly emphasizes that Walt and Jesse are sloppy amateurs who should be left alone. Jimmy fights back. He sees them as criminals he can fabricate, a previously undiscovered passion of the lawyer that has the potential to rewrite all breaking bad As for Jimmy’s another plan. Then Mike goes to kill him.

“You know, years ago I bought Betamax. Nice product, top of the line, experts said it was better than VHS,” Mike tells Jimmy. “It was a complete waste of time and money. Let it go.” Way to own your future killer, Mike.

What’s remarkable about these flashbacks isn’t just the return of Walt and Jesse. How skillfully they work to advance Jimmy’s story. Almost any other show would use cameos from fan-favorite characters to score some cheap points with audiences. better call Saul Never satisfied with this simple approach. Instead, it juxtaposes Jimmy’s back story about Walt and Jesse with his current anger towards Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and his latest scandal using cab-driver Jeff and his friend. Even as the series has been giving fans the wanted cameos since Episode 1, the legal drama of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould expertly makes sure the focus remains on Jimmy.

While we don’t know how the saga will end for Jimmy, we do know how it ended for Walt and Jesse. 2008 drama famous ending When police arrived on the scene and Badfinger’s “Baby Blue” was playing, Walt was bleeding from a gunshot wound. is then el camino, a spinoff film from AMC and Netflix. That installment chases Jesse as he escapes from the Aryan Brotherhood’s compound. The episode “Breaking Bad” also has a line about the police finding Jesse’s car at the border, implying that he managed to escape. While “Jean” was in Nebraska, Walt has been in a grave, and Jesse has been in Alaska.

After this long-awaited appearance, there are only two more episodes in better call Saul, “Waterworks” premieres next Monday, August 8. This will be followed by “Saul Gone” on Monday, August 15th. Here’s hoping we get the answers we want, and that Kim and Jimmy get some semblance of a happy ending before “Saul Over.”

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