‘Better Call Saul’: Aaron Paul Is ‘Excited’ for Walter and Jesse to Return in ‘the Perfect Way’


  • Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will appear in Better Call Saul Season 6.
  • According to Paul, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman return in “the perfect way.”
  • Better Call Saul‘s final season could reframe Breaking Bad.
'Breaking Bad' and 'Better Call Saul' star Aaron Paul. He's wearing a beige and black sweater with a brown blazer. He's standing in front of a wall promoting HBO's 'Westworld' and smiling.
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Better Call Saul has returned for its sixth and final season, and fans of the AMC show can expect some major Breaking Bad cameos before the end. It’s not the first time characters from the original series have made an appearance in the prequel. However, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are reprising their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, marking Better Call Saul‘s biggest appearances to date. And according to Paul, they happen in “the perfect way.”

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul confirmed for ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6

Ahead of the Better Call Saul Season 6 premiere, the show’s official Twitter made a surprising announcement: that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would be back as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Although many suspected they’d see the actors in the final outing, they were shocked to get an official confirmation before it even began.

According to Variety, the duo will guest star in the coming episodes. That suggests they’ll play a decent-sized role in what’s to come, another pleasant revelation for fans. We knew the prequel would eventually catch us up to Breaking Bad, but this hints that the two shows will connect in a big way.

Aaron Paul says Walter and Jesse return in a ‘perfect way’

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s return for Better Call Saul Season 6 sent shockwaves across the internet, leaving fans to wonder how the prequel would work Walter and Jesse into its finale.

According to Paul, their return will be a satisfying one. During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he admitted he’s satisfied with how it all plays out:

“It’s nice to be able to be open about it. So I’m excited. I think fans of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul might have been expecting it. They’ve been seeing the Breaking Bad family slowly appear within the walls of Better Call Saul, so I think it would be odd if Walt and Jesse didn’t make an appearance. So I’m excited that we did and how we did. I think people are going to be thrilled about it.”

He also revealed that he had reservations about how Walter and Jesse’s comeback would be handled. However, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould managed to impress him.

“To be honest, I’m such a fan of Better Call Saul that I just didn’t initially see how they were going to do it,” Paul added. “But of course, leave it to Vince and Peter and the rest of the writers to come up with the perfect way.”

That leaves us more excited to see where the prequel will take us. And it may tie into something Bob Odenkirk once said: that viewers may look at Breaking Bad differently once its prequel is over.

‘Better Call Saul’ will paint ‘Breaking Bad’ in a ‘new light’

Again, it’s no secret that the events of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad will eventually collide. But the casts of both shows have continuously alluded to some surprising connections between the two series.

Bob Odenkirk even told Esquire that the prequel would “shed new light” on the original show, causing fans to see it differently.

“It’s not a spoiler because technically I don’t know what it means,” Odenkirk explained. “But my friend Peter Gould tells me when Better Call Saul is done it will shed new light… you will see Breaking Bad and the story of Breaking Bad in a different way. It will be different from what you think you know.”

Gould doubled down on that sentiment during the final season premiere, telling Variety, “These two worlds crossover in a way that you haven’t seen before, that’s for sure.”

That sets some seriously high expectations as Saul Goodman’s backstory comes to a close. Hopefully, the inevitable crossover will live up to them.

New episodes of Better Call Saul Season 6 air on AMC every Monday.

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