Better Call Saul Just Completed a Story 13 Years in the Making – IGN

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Warning: Full Better Call Saul spoilers follow up to Season 6, Episode 11, “Breaking Bad.”

Going back to Walter White, we’ve done it, we’re finally getting in the wrong Better call Saul. The clue is in the name of the last episode: “Breaking Bad.” But after six seasons of Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman at the helm, we finally got those long-awaited cameos from Breaking Bad alumni. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

The action in the episode switches between the Better Call Saul timeline and the “future” of what happens to Jimmy McGill/Saul after his deal with Ed, aka the Disappearer. The black and white scenes of Saul’s alias Gene Takavic in Omaha have always fascinated fans, and as we head towards the endgame of Better Call Saul (only two episodes left now!), Cinnabon Gene is proving be as important as the titular Saul.

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Better Call Saul finally breaks bad

Better Call Saul saying his own story away from the series is a prequel to Breaking Bad, everything changed with the arrival of the villain Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) in season 3. The seemingly mild-mannered owner of Los Pollos Hermanos was already the big bad in Breaking Bad, but in Better Call Saul, we see how he amasses his own meth empire. .

By the time we get to Better Call Saul season 6, creator Vince Gilligan has embraced the Bad-Verse and brought the two shows together for a story that has been 13 years in the making. Going back to that fateful night we first met Saul in the desert in Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 8, the worlds of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad come together completely. The phrase “dancing through the raindrops” has been coined by co-creator Peter Gould as a way to blend Jimmy’s current world, his Saul period, and his future as Gene.

The phrase “dancing through the raindrops” was coined by co-creator Peter Gould as a way to blend Jimmy’s current world, his Saul period, and his future as Gene.


The latest season of Better Call Saul has already brought in Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) and Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), and there’s another layer here. It was during Saul’s debut in Breaking Bad that the two villains were first mentioned, despite never physically appearing in the series. Since Better Call Saul has never been about Jesse and Walt, it makes sense that their cameos are just that. Similar to Restaurant scene from El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, where Walter White appeared in a flashback, the pair are only there to connect the dots between the two shows. There are arguably much bigger stories at play here thanks to the second half of the episode.

tie up those loose ends

In addition to the return of Cranston and Paul, another Breaking Bad character had a much larger role to play. In the 2010 Cinnabon Gene timeline, Saul risked everything for a phone call with former assistant Francesca (Tina Parker). Although Breaking Bad’s “Felina” completed Walter White’s story, she left plenty of cliffhangers for the fringe characters. Fortunately, Francesca gives us a brief tour of what happened to everyone else.

First, there’s good news for Saul’s long-suffering henchman, Huell Babineaux (Lavell Crawford). The last we saw of Huell was that he was waiting in a DEA safe house for the return of Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada). Hank and his partner would never return, and Jack, the neo-Nazi, brutally shot them to death. It’s a running joke among the show’s community that Huell is still there, but according to Francesca, he got his happy ending. “I guess at his house in New Orleans,” she says. “The DEA held him under false pretenses or something. Last I heard, he was gone.”

When Gene asks for updates on Lazer Base’s owner, Danny Wormald (Mark Proksch), and Vamonos Pest’s Ira (Franc Ross), Francesca replies, “Do they have internet where you are?” She also wants to know what happened to Huell’s best friend, Patrick Kuby (Bill Burr), but she said that she “has no idea” after he was hired to track down Jesse in Breaking Bad. This 101 of Breaking Bad characters is more than just closure, as it shows that we are truly heading to the end of the Saul Goodman story.

For those wondering what happened to Skyler White (Anna Gunn), Francesca confirms that she honored the get out of jail card Walt left her. As part of Walt’s redemptive arc, she gave his ex-wife the GPS coordinates of Hank and Gomez’s bodies, as well as where she hid her fortune of blue meth. Francesca simply says, “Skyler White got the deal from her,” and then adds, “The only ones left to chase are you and Pinkman.”

Solving the mystery of Kim Wexler

Finding out about Walt’s wife and low-level grunts is all well and good, but the big reveal comes from the confirmation that Kim Wexler is alive and well in the Cinnabon Gene timeline. Up there with Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn is one of the show’s biggest assets, and with Kim gone from Breaking Bad, many feared she was going the way of Nacho and Lalo before the Better Call Saul end credits rolled.

Francesca notices that all the heat from the Breaking Bad saga is now in Gene’s head. The shell companies used to hide illicit funds from him are Saul Goneman, one of which is an Easter egg for Kim. Jimmy’s Tigerfish Corporation is a nod to the USS Tigerfish of Ice Station Zebra, which happens to be Kim’s favorite movie. This shows that despite her differences, Kim has never been far from her thoughts. So does this mean a reunion is in the cards?

Rhea Seehorn's Kim Wexler and Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman

Rhea Seehorn’s Kim Wexler and Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman

Jimmy learns that in the wake of the Heisenberg case, Kim called her on the phone to check on her. An upbeat Jimmy then calls Kim’s workplace at Palm Coast Sprinklers in Florida and has a heated exchange with someone there. Some conveniently passing trucks make it impossible to hear what is being said, but things end with an enraged Gene smashing the phone. Kim’s mystery continues in the final two episodes, and with Jimmy clearly upset about the exchange, she’s not out of the woods yet.

There’s a lot to theorize here, but let’s remember that we don’t know who’s on the other end of the phone. Whether someone delivers tragic news or Kim herself says she never wants to hear from Jimmy again, Seehorn is sure to have a part to play in Better Call Saul’s swan song. The penultimate episode, which is called “Waters,” sounds like a convenient tie-in to Kim’s workplace, meaning a trip to Florida is looking more and more likely. Either way, a black-and-white promo for Gene proves that the writers aren’t done with Saul’s miserable future just yet.

Making the two star-crossed lovers put aside their differences and walk off into the sunset doesn’t seem like much of a call for Saul, leading some fans to think that Kim is ready to turn Jimmy over to the authorities for the final case. that revenge is a dish. best served cold. Even if killing off Kim in the last two episodes would be a very Gilligan thing to do, here’s hoping she and Saul get a happy ending. If not, there’s still the potential for a Huell spinoff, or how about a miniseries for Skyler? With only two episodes of Better Call Saul remaining, place your bets on what’s cooking in the lab.

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