Better Call Saul finale brings back major Breaking Bad character

You should call Saul finale spoilers follow.

You should call Saul brought back an unexpected character who Breaking Bad fans may recognize themselves in the recently released series finale.

In ‘Saul Gone’, Jimmy McGill’s alter ego Gene Takavic (Bob Odenkirk) is arrested and turns to former rival Bill Oakley (Peter Diseth) as his “advisor”.

They then meet with the FBI, although they are being watched by none other than Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt) from the original show – who you’ll recall was the wife of the late Hank (Dean Norris).

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While being told that he faces major charges for his crimes, Gene is then offered 30 years with a guilty plea and Marie tells him how much damage he has caused. However, Gene plays the victim card.

Continuing to be a man who has lost everything, the prosecutor asks if a jury would believe him, Gene quipping that he only needs to convince one – to Marie’s horror.

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In addition to Marie, we also get another flashback to Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Saul towards the end of the events of Breaking Bad when they go to “disappear” themselves.

As they discuss what they would do with a time machine, Walt laments how rich he could have been if he had stayed at Gray Matter Technologies, while Saul looks back on being 22 and a slip-and-fall plan gone wrong, and left the knee. permanently damaged.

“My knee has never been the same,” he admits, as Walt says, “So you were always like this.”

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Talking to Rolling stoneco-creator of the show Peter Gould admitted that there were more cameos that he would have liked to have seen in the finale.

“I would love to have Patrick Fabian [Howard Hamlin] back, to get Dean Norris back,” he said. “Anna Gunn [Skyler White] would have been great if it fit into the story. I love our entire cast.

“Giancarlo Esposito [Gus Fring] is one of the best, funnest actors to work with around. So I would have wanted them all. I am greedy. We didn’t want to make some kind of overstuffed epic, and I hope we didn’t. We wanted it to feel like a drama, and not a collection of scenes.

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“I would certainly have taken them back,” he added. “And of course Michael Mando, Nacho’s shadow hangs over the entire season.

“The feeling I had about this episode was that it was kind of like that A Christmas carol. Gene becomes Saul, and he is visited by three ghosts. And every time he gets visited by one of these ghosts, you realize that this guy is trapped in the cycle.”

He continued, “It’s not an exact analogy, but hopefully these flashbacks help illuminate the change he makes in this episode. He makes a change, and that’s a tough thing to do.”

You should call Saul aired on AMC in the US and on Netflix in the UK.

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