Better Call Saul Creator Teases Walt And Jesse's Return, Says It'll Be Unexpected

"I think the way you see them and when you see them won't necessarily be what you'd expect."


Better Call Saul is wrapping up its sixth and final season in July, and the final run of episodes will not only end the show but fans will be treated to the appearance of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are returning to play their characters again, and now Better Call Saul's showrunner and co-creator, Peter Gould, has shared more details about what to expect.

Gould teased to Entertainment Weekly, "I think the way you see them and when you see them won't necessarily be what you'd expect."

Gould didn't provide any concrete details on the nature of how Walter and Jesse will appear, but one possibility is this will happen in a flash-forward scene that shows what happens after the events of Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul Season 4 contained scenes that showed Saul (Bob Odenkirk) working as a Cinnabon manager after the events of Breaking Bad. Walter died at the end of Breaking Bad and Jesse escaped to Alaska, so if Walter shows up, it would seemingly be before he died. Whatever the case, Gould hasn't seen any theories online so far that have accurately predicted how Walter and Jesse appear.

"I've heard a lot of few theories about what's going to happen, and I'm happy to report I haven't heard a theory that comes quite close to the actual fact," Gould said.

Gould went on to say he is very proud of how the Better Call Saul writers waited until it was "right for this story" to bring back Walter and Jesse instead of forcing them into a storyline before it was natural. Gould said it would have been "low-hanging fruit" to reveal Walter and Jesse in Season 1 to juice up the show and get more people to watch, but the writers went a different direction.

"I think the way that they do appear is all about the story of Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). I hope you agree when you see it," Gould said.

Better Call Saul returns July 11 on AMC for seven more episodes to close out the series, which will wrap up on August 15.

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