‘Better Call Saul’ season 2: Is Aaron Paul still open to Jesse reprisal?
Jesse Pinkman is one of the most memorable characters on TV over the past ten years, and it’s crazy to think that despite this, he’s still probably one the second-most-memorable person on “Breaking Bad.” That’s just a testament to everything that Bryan Cranston did as Walter White, and also everything that Vince Gilligan did in creating and writing such a show that could be considered an almost-instant masterpiece.
Paul has moved on since the show, doing some film work while also voicing a character on “BoJack Horseman.” Now, he’s set to appear in the upcoming series “The Way” on Hulu. Does this mean he’s done with Jesse? Well, he tells Entertainment Weekly a little about his stance on the subject:
“I absolutely feel like I said goodbye to Jesse, and it might sound a little cheesy, but I think Jesse will always live somewhere within me … I’m the only person on the planet that lived and breathed every moment of Jesse’s existence, and then some. Every moment that we saw, I created in my crazy head. I loved Jesse. I feel so connected to him.
“I absolutely feel like I said goodbye to him, for now. Because he could always come back in one way or another.”
The thing about seeing Jesse on “Better Call Saul” that would be complicated is just that we’re not sure he is tied at all to any of the major characters at this point in the timeline. After all, he was just a pupil of Walter White’s in the early days of the show, so he wasn’t really caught up in any major criminal organization. Unless he pays Gene a visit in the future, we have a tough time seeing him in the past beyond a small cameo.