Disclaimer: This post contains minor spoilers for Better Call Saul’s most recent episode…if you call cameos spoilers, that is.
Better Call Saul is such a fantastic show, and that’s almost in spite of its connection with Breaking Bad. While many other showrunners would be tempted to throw in cameos and callbacks galore, Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan are content to let the show stand on its own and let the cameos roll in in a more natural way. It’s how the likes of Gus Fring and the Salamancas were woven into the story, and it’s also how this week’s most recent cameo came about.
We’re talking about Gale, perhaps one of the most likable characters in the Breaking Bad-verse. If you’ll recall, he was assigned as Walter’s lab assistant in Breaking Bad before Walt basically torpedoed their relationship in favor of Jesse. One thing led to another, and Jesse eventually had to kill the poor chemist. Now, this character has made his way back into the narrative, and it was apparently a long time coming.
As actor David Constable revealed to TVLine, he was first told about making a return when they were shooting Better Call Saul’s first season.
“…And [show creator Peter Gould] was like, ‘We should have you back on the show.’ I thought he was just being nice. ‘You were on that other show that was such a big hit for us, and we shot you in the face, so you might as well come on back and be alive!’”
But what will the future for this character hold…apart from a bullet to the face, that is? Constable thinks we’ll definitely get to see the start of the character’s arc in Breaking Bad, which involved his desire to become a master of his craft, and to avert “shoddy craftsmanship.” Sadly, the actor’s lips are sealed on the matter.
What do you want to see from Gale in Better Call Saul? Let us know down below!
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