‘Better Call Saul’: Fans Are Ready to See More ‘Breaking Bad’ Cameos in Season 6
An amazing thing happened with the Breaking Bad spinoff prequel, Better Call Saul. While so many diehard fans expected it to be a poor substitution for the original, they were pleasantly surprised to find themselves loving the story of Jimmy McGill becoming Saul Goodman just as much, if not more than, the saga of Walter White.
But no matter how much Better Call Saul is living up to its predecessor, there are still plenty of fans who look forward to cameos by the most beloved Breaking Bad characters. The good news? They don’t have long to wait.
Season 6 will conclude the ‘Better Call Saul’ story
Showrunners already confirmed that the sixth season of Better Call Saul, which is scheduled to air sometime in 2021, will conclude the storyline and likely catch us up to the Breaking Bad timeline. It will also bring an end to the flash-forward scenes with Gene Takovic and help tie up loose ends about what happened post-Breaking Bad.
Season 6 will have 63 episodes, one more than the Breaking Bad series had (62 episodes total). Writers are currently working on the final season via teleconferencing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are ready for ‘Better Call Saul’ cameos
Quite a few important Breaking Bad characters have appeared on Better Call Saul, including Gus Fring, Mike Ehrmantraut, Krazy-8, Gale Boetticher, and so many others. But perhaps the most exciting debut happened during season 5 episode 3 when DEA agents Hank Schrader and Steve Gomez made appearances on Better Call Saul.
We know that Agent Schrader is Walter White’s brother-in-law who features prominently in Breaking Bad. Seeing him puts us one step closer to appearances from Walt and Jesse, which both actors have said they’re open to.
During an Instagram Live stream, both Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul said they’re ready and willing to work on Better Call Saul. “We’ll see, who knows, we’ll see,” Paul said. “But if Vince [Gilligan] knocked on either of our doors, of course we’d show up in a heartbeat.”
‘Better Call Saul’ is closing in on Walt and Jesse forming a partnership
Currently on Better Call Saul, Gus Fring is building his underground meth lab and waging war against the Salamancas, two pursuits he’ll continue in Breaking Bad. Mike agreed to become Gus’s enforcer even though he wasn’t thrilled about it. Tuco Salamanca is about to get out of jail, and eventually, he’ll be a key player who gets Jesse and Walt involved in the drug operation.
So will Walt and Jesse appear in Better Call Saul? Showrunners know the fans want to see them, but they promise it won’t be forced if it does happen. “I thought we would have touched base with them already,” Gilligan told Rolling Stone in an interview.
“But having said that, it makes perfect sense that we haven’t yet touched base with them. Just being in the writers’ room, you realize that there’s a lot to do before that happens — if and when it does happen.”
The sixth season of Better Call Saul is slated to air in 2021. Whether it includes Walt and Jesse still remains a mystery, but we can’t wait to find out.