‘Breaking Bad’ season 5 spoilers: Aaron Paul on a certain b-word, Saul spin-off

Breaking BadIt’s rare to be on a show as fantastic as “Breaking Bad.” To create a real-world analogy, it’s digging in the dirt for a year, hoping to find a few ounces of gold, and instead pulling out one of those giant chaos emeralds from “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Therefore, Aaron Paul has to consider himself one heck of a lucky man. Not only is Jesse Pinkman going down in the TV history books forever as one of the best TV characters, but he also has a catchphrase!

Of course, it’s ironic that for a show as wonderfully-written as this one, Jesse’s most-famous line is only one word: “b**ch.” We can’t even begin to describe all of the great uses of this over the years, whether we’re talking about Gatorade (our personal favorite usage) or a certain line about magnets from earlier on in the show’s run.

The craziest thing about Aaron’s b-word is that the best may actually still be yet to come. Chatting with Vulture, the Emmy-winner gave us a great “just you wait” teaser that has us jumping up and down over what is coming up:

“Aw, man, there is one coming up in the final set of episodes that is just perfect. You haven’t seen it yet, but you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when you do. It’s amazing.”

We’ve had fun here, right? Let’s hope so, since we also have some sad news here to report that this word could soon disappear from Paul’s vocabulary forever, as he plans to leave it behind with Jesse … probably because he doesn’t want to be known as the “b**ch” guy forever. On the flip side, he did say that he’s open to playing the part a while longer if that exciting “Better Call Saul” spin-off does actually happen:

“It’ll depend on the structure of the show. If it’s gonna be pre-Walt-and-Jess or after, I’m not sure. Jesse did know Saul before. Oh my God, I hope it does [happen]. I would love, love, love that.”

Now, to push the Sonic analogy further, we have to ask the following: If Aaron lands a few more landmark / amazing TV gigs after this, will he have enough TV chaos emeralds to start developing superhuman speed? If he does, we’re not sure anyone will be able to stop him … though he would probably need more Gatorade than ever.

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