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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 6, Episode 11 of Better Call Saul, “Breaking Bad.”]
It’s been a while since fans spent time with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) at their Winnebago meth lab, but now is the time to see him again in You better call Saul.
In the show’s aptly titled installment, “Breaking Bad,” the drug-making duo resurfaced in flashbacks of their first joint encounter with the Albuquerque Premier. criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). As fans of breaking Bad will recall, Saul was featured in an episode called “Better Call Saul,” and so it’s only fitting that this You better call Saul episode would be linked to his introduction to the breaking Bad universe.
Picking up moments before Walt and Jesse threatened him while wearing ski masks in breaking Bad, viewers can see Saul’s journey through the desert from the rear of the Winnebago. Nostalgia takes over as we hear the clink of cups on the counter and see Walt and Jesse’s lawn chairs tied to the wall, and see the bullet holes covered in duct tape on the vehicle door.
As Walt and Jesse drag Saul out of the Winnebago, we don’t see much of their exchange other than Saul saying, “It wasn’t me, it was Ignacio.” There’s no real need for recreate the moment first seen in the eighth episode of season 2. When the episode returns in this timeline, it picks up in the Winnebago, moments after Jesse and Walt make sure Saul will make his legal bid when it comes to running their dealership Badger (matt jones).
Inside, Saul takes stock of what their setup entails, recognizing the meth lab in front of him, and although Walter is aloof, Jesse is more willing to answer questions, leading to light-hearted bickering than fans. learned to love between the chemistry teacher and his former student.
As much as we revisit this in-universe time and space, it feels like it’s being seen through Saul’s eyes, which is exactly what it’s meant to be. It’s Saul’s show, and Walt and Jesse aren’t the main characters, but their impact is certainly felt in this episode which uses parallels of Saul’s early encounters with the duo to reflect the experiences he has in as Gene in the “present”. Especially when he meets a man with cancer.
The episode also brings viewers the initial perspective that Mike (Jonathan Banks) has on Walt and Jesse when he visits Saul in his office. He advises the lawyer to stay away from the couple, suggesting their inexperience will lead to potential death, but that doesn’t seem to deter Saul from the business opportunity he sees before him.
Considering the direction the series is heading at the end of this episode, it feels like there’s more to Saul’s story with Walt and Jesse. But until we have a chance to check out any additional encounters, we ask readers to let us know what they thought of Walt and Jesse’s return. Vote in the reader poll and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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