‘Better Call Saul’ season 2: Could we see Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul?

Better Call Saul season 1From almost the very beginning of “Better Call Saul” season 1, showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould made it very clear that there were no plans to throw Walter White or Jesse Pinkman into the story. It was not because of a lack of fondness for the characters; instead, it was more about a desire to entire that this should stood on its own, and did not just have fans waiting to see Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul on the show. For the most part, they’ve succeeded in that. We’ve already gone on the record saying that we were disappointed in the finale, but it was not because of a lack of cameos. Instead, we felt like it didn’t really pay off much from season 1 and took a roundabout way to Jimmy realizing that being an idealist is no longer high on his priority list.

As for if this philosophy on “Breaking Bad” cameos could change in season 2, it does not seem like it is an explicity priority. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Gould had the following to say

“Like everyone else, I would love to see Walt and Jesse again. But it delights me that I hear just as many questions about what is going to happen to Chuck and are we going to see the Kettlemans again, and what is Jimmy going to do next? I hear that as much as I hear about the Breaking Bad characters. That makes me feel like we’ve accomplished something, and that the show for better or for worse is standing on its own two feet. As for when it’s going to intersect with Breaking Bad, you have to wonder. The thing to look at is how close is Jimmy McGill to being the guy we met on Breaking Bad? The Saul Goodman we met on Breaking Bad recommends murder as a business strategy. Do you think Jimmy McGill would do that? The Mike we knew on Breaking Bad was ready to shoot someone in the head for money. Is that where Mike is now? I think the answer is — at least to my eye — is we have a ways to go.”

We don’t necessarily see it as a given that Walt and Jesse will be omitted from season 2, but we’d personally prefer to either see someone like Gus Fring or even Skinny Pete first. There are many beloved characters in this universe we would love to know more about, and this show is an opportunity to do just that.

Whoever they bring on, let’s just hope that it is just as surprising as when we saw Tuco appear at the end of the pilot. That to us, along with the billboard stunt and the Mike-centric episode, will go down as one of the best season 1 moments.

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