Better Call Saul‘s EP teasing possible Breaking Bad appearances in the final season for Jesse and Walt. However, only if the story they are writing will allow for it. Read on for more details.
Better Call Saul and its predecessor Breaking Bad are two of the most outstanding TV shows ever made. Better Call Saul is definitely ending after the next season of the show, and the team are hard at work on the wiring process. Of course, as Better Call Saul gets closer to the timeline of Breaking Bad, fans have wondered whether the likes of Walter White, or Jesse could appear? Well, according to BCS‘s executive producer, and co-creator Peter Gould, that’s something that they would like to do. However, only if the story naturally allows for such an appearance.
Gould recently spoke with Collider and here is what he said about the final season of Better Call Saul.
“Right now we’re pretty close to finishing Episode 4, and we have an idea for everything that you asked about. We have an idea for where we think this is going, we have an idea for what ends all this, we have an idea for characters who may or may not return like Walt and Jesse. But you don’t want to commit to anything too much because things change, and if the story zigs or zags in a way that makes it impossible for us to have even beloved characters back, we won’t have them back. Our goal is to have a story that makes sense on its own and is not dependent on those references or that.”
I trust these guys when it comes to script writing. Every single episode of Better Call Saul or Breaking Bad seems like it was written with care and attention to detail. The beauty of both these shows is how they consistently show rather than tell. The audience gets to be in the head of the characters as they face decisions and the plots revolve around those characters. The characters never service the plot like you tend to find in most movies and shows.
A great example of the fluidity of the writing process is the way Jimmy’s story was changed. Fans are currently awaiting Season 6, and Jimmy has only been Saul for around one season. The original plan was for Saul to happen around Season 2 or 3. However, the story, and the characters they had created just kept going in a different direction and so they ran with that.
As Gould says, they have a rough plan for how this is all supposed to end, they’re just not sure how they get there yet. I can honestly say that even though we know the fate of Jimmy, Walt, Jesse, Gus, Mike etc, it doesn’t matter to me. What we do not know is how things ended up for Jimmy McGill. Yes we have flash-forwards that show Jimmy in a new life, one he clearly hates because of the constant fear. However, is it as simple as all that? How does Jimmy’s wife Kim play into all this? Kim is a character I never thought would make it to the final season. Yet her character has grown in some really unexpected ways. Where is Kim during Breaking Bad? That’s a question that definitely needs to be answered one way or another in the final season.
I can’t wait to see how Better Call Saul ends, and for me, it’s right up there with Breaking Bad. Two of the best TV shows ever made, and some of the best character drama ever written. If that’s not good enough for you, then I don’t know what you want. What do you think of Better Call Saul‘s EP teasing possible Breaking Bad appearances? Should they include Walt and Jesse, or finish the story in another way? Leave your thoughts below.
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