‘Better Call Saul’: Another Character From the Spinoff Might Have Already Appeared in ‘Breaking Bad’

Breaking Bad characters are no stranger to the Better Call Saul universe and vice versa. The final season of the AMC series Better Call Saul mentions several characters that turned up in Breaking Bad, but one minor character comes up in season 6 fans think could be connected to a Better Call Saul character. Find out who.  

Bob Odenirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman in 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 1. He's standing in front of a lit-up sign that says 'El Camino Dining Room'
Bob Odenkirk in ‘Better Call Saul’ | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Saul Goodman and Kim Wexler are conning Howard Hamlin in season 6 

Season 5 of Better Call Saul concluded with Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) committing to conning Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). She and Saul (Bob Odenkirk) plan to discredit Howard and ultimately cause him to lose the Sandpiper Nursing Home case. Part of their plan is convincing Cliff Main (Ed Begley Jr.) Howard is on drugs — a notion that strikes close to home with Cliff, whose son has a drug addiction. 

‘Better Call Saul’ fans think Clifford Main’s son could be Jesse Pinkman’s Group Leader 

A fan of the AMC series shared a photo of Jesse’s Group Leader (Jere Burns) on Reddit. The character appears in seasons 3 and 4 of Breaking Bad.

In “No Más,” Jesse attends a group therapy session at the rehab facility he’s been living in. He learns the unnamed Group Leader killed his 6-year-old daughter while he was drunk on vodka and high on cocaine. Could this be the son Cliff Main speaks of in Better Call Saul

Cliff Main (Ed Begley Jr.) in 'Better Call Saul'; Group Leader (Jere Burns) in 'Breaking Bad'
Ed Begley Jr. as Cliff Main, AMC | Jere Burns as Group Leader, AMC

Many other fans find this theory plausible, especially estimating the age difference between Cliff and the Group Leader. “The [age] difference is at least 20 years,” said one Redditor. Another analyzed the character more deeply, basing their comment on the Group Leader’s daughter’s death on July 18, 1992. 

“This means the daughter was born around 1986,” they commented. “If we assume he was at least 18 when he [had] a child; he was born in 1968. That would make him 36 in BCS S6, which is in 2004. I guess that could make him Cliff’s son?”

Whether or not the Group Leader does end up being Cliff Main’s son will likely have little to no impact on the plot of Better Call Saul. If anything, confirming the character’s relationship to Cliff would be a fun Easter Egg for fans. 

‘Breaking Bad’ cameos are common in ‘Better Call Saul’

From Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) to Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz) and his twin cousins, many Breaking Bad characters have already appeared in Better Call Saul. Season 6 brings even more familiar faces into the mix with the appearance of Wendy (Julia Minesci) and Spooge (David Ury).

Spooge (David Ury) in 'Better Call Saul'; he first appeared in 'Breaking Bad'
David Ury as Spooge | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Plus, Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould confirmed Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would reprise their roles in the final episodes of season 6. How and when Walter White and Jesse Pinkman come up in Saul Goodman’s universe remains unclear, but fans are excited to see them again. 

There are still seven episodes of Better Call Saul left. The mid-season finale “Plan and Execution” airs on Monday, May 23, at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining six episodes of Better Call Saul Season 6 will resume airing on July 11. 

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