From the very beginning of Better Call Saul, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul made their interest in Better Call Saul clear. They expressed a willingness to go back and be a part of that show and since doing so, their willingness as never wavered. It’s a wonderful show of support to Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, but remember — just because something could happen doesn’t mean it should.
On the heels of the cryptic messages Cranston and Paul shared on Twitter earlier this week, now felt like the right time to re-address this conversation — and also focus on why we really shouldn’t be seeing either one of them on the spin-off series. If there is a collaboration within the works between the two men, the consensus theories are that it is either Better Call Saul or some sort of Breaking Bad movie tease, where Cranston could appear either in flashbacks or dream sequences.
Below, we’ve got three reasons why Better Call Saul shouldn’t seriously be thinking about Walt/Jesse cameos, and we also have a video below with more thoughts on the end of Better Call Saul season 4! After you check that out, subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and view our show playlist for some added insight.
1. There’s no real reason for it – Given that Walt and Jesse don’t meet Saul Goodman until Breaking Bad, why suddenly alter the timeline here? Sure, you could make a scene into a flash-forward, but then you have to wonder this — if there was a scene with Walt and Jesse that was important after they first met Saul, why didn’t we see it on Breaking Bad?
2. It will never live up to the hype – It will create a small little moment and get some press, but is it going to justify its existence? Probably not. This was designed to be a prequel about Saul; it’s not about Walt, Jesse, Hank, or any other main Breaking Bad characters.
3. It may take away from the rest of the story – If this cameo happens, you have to imagine that on the other side of it, this is all people are going to be talking about. It’s not going to be the story of Saul anymore; it’s all about a small cameo. That’s it. Just a cameo.
Do you still want a Walt – Jesse cameo to happen on Better Call Saul season 5?
Share in the comments! With the AMC series in production, we imagine there will be more news before long. (Photo: AMC.)