Breaking Bad is widely considered to be one of television’s greatest series ever made. It followed the journey of one man from pushover high school teacher to drug lord villain, all the way back to sympathetic anti-hero. It was an amazing five seasons of storytelling, and while many would look back at it as nearly perfect, there is one thing the show’s creator would change.
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Speaking with Screen Rant, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan discussed the small throwaway line he’d change — not because he thought it cheapened the show in any way, but because of its effect on Better Call Saul.
“I’ll tell you a tricky one. Off the top of my head, there was some casual reference Saul Goodman made way back in Breaking Bad about being married twice or three times or something like that. That one has bedeviled us for sure. It was just a goofy throwaway line in an episode of BB where Saul Goodman talked about his second wife or some such and that has bedeviled us. We’re trying to figure that one out. When did he a wife? And who was the second wife? Who was his first wife? Blah blah blah. That was a tricky one.”
“Prequels are really damned hard to write. I thought they were going to be easy. I thought – Peter Gould and I – ah hell, it’s a prequel, we know where it’ll all winds up, this will be easy. There’s so much we don’t have to make up. And we were just deluding ourselves. Prequels are actually harder because the sky is not the limit. You can’t do anything and everything with the storytelling because there’s so much set in stone later.”
Honestly, if he hadn’t mentioned it, I likely would never have noticed the inconsistency there. Such a shame that this whole ex-wife deal is such a contradiction to the character they ended up making in Better Call Saul. Here’s hoping they’re able to incorporate that in a way that’s both believable and rewarding.
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SOURCE: Screen Rant