The iconic characters return to show us why Saul teamed up with them to begin with
Back when Better Call Saul got announced in 2013, shortly after the finale of the beloved Breaking Bad, fans wondered if they will be able to see meth cooks Walter White and Jesse Pinkman again. However, without these characters, the show went on to become one of the best series in television to exist, and Bob Odenkirk perfectly exhibited how Jimmy McGill slowly transitioned into Saul Goodman. But let’s discuss White and Pinkman’s return.
Better Call Saul Episode 8: Breaking Bad
Aptly titled “Breaking Bad”, episode 8 of Better Call Saul was something fans have been waiting for. Written and directed by Thomas Schnauz, it showed Walter White and Jesse Pinkman and their first meeting with Saul. The two characters’ fates were sealed with the end of Breaking Bad and El Camino, and this episode does not interfere with that.
The episode starts with Saul with a bag over his head in the desert. Walt and Jesse have taken him there to intimidate him so that he can prevent Badger (Matt Jones) from ratting out their meth business. Saul is then taken to the famous RV that the duo used. While the scene is just over three minutes long, one will marvel at how easily Cranston and Paul slip back into their characters and portray a version of themselves that we saw in season two of Breaking Bad over a decade ago.
The Beauty of the Scene
The scene was pretty insignificant in BB, but after seeing Saul’s journey in Better Call Saul, we can understand the weight. Saul had enough ventures going on and didn’t need to associate himself with Heisenberg, but he did it anyway. It cost him his career and forced him to flee town.
The final shot focuses on the grave Walt and Jesse dug to intimidate Saul, and it cuts off to the scene of Gene (Saul’s new alter ego) lying in his bed, signifying that he ended up in that grave.
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