‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6: Did Robert Forster Shoot Any Scenes Before His Death?

The sixth and final season of Better Call Saul will conclude the story of Saul Goodman, the “criminal” attorney we first got to know in Breaking Bad. But it also has to explain what happens to those in his orbit. One theory is that Ed Galbraith will make more characters disappear. But after actor Robert Forster’s death, some are wondering if he’s involved at all.

Robert Forster poses for a photo at an event for Showtime
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Robert Forster played Ed the Disappearer

Forster’s character was first introduced in Breaking Bad, notably helping Saul get out of New Mexico and create a new identity as police were closing in on Walter White. Saul relocates to Nebraska and begins a prosaic life as Gene Takovic, a Cinnabon manager. But complications emerge when he’s made by a creepy cabbie.

Gene initially calls Ed and tries to be flee again, but he has a change of heart and decides to handle the problem himself. According to Newsweek, this is the last scene Forster shot before dying of brain cancer in October 2019. His death came on the day Netflix released El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, which explored Jesse Pinkman’s life following Walt’s death in Breaking Bad.

While it’s unclear if Ed will come up again on Better Call Saul, many viewers believe that Kim Wexler or Nacho Varga might need his services next season. It surely would’ve been great to have Forster back for such a scene, but the show could also mention him without having him appear.

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The cast of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6

Returning to the show are Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman), Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler), Jonathan Banks (Michael Ehrmantraut), Giancarlo Esposito (Gus Fring), Michael Mando (Nacho Varga), Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca), and Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin), among others.

It’s unclear if there are any new actors aboard. But with Better Call Saul approaching the Breaking Bad timeline, the expectation is that actors such as Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) will also appear on the show.

Paul spoke about the possibility of Walt and Jesse cameos during a past Instagram Live with Cranston. Both said they were open to it — they were just waiting to be asked.

“We always get asked about ‘Better Call Saul’ and whether Jesse or Walt are gonna show up on that show. I don’t know how many times we’ve gotta tell Vince that we’re ready to do it. I just don’t think he loves us anymore,” Cranston mused, via Screen Rant.

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The sixth season of ‘Better Call Saul’ is currently in the works

Either way, the final season of Better Call Saul should be a good one. Viewers will not only get to see the final stages of Saul’s transformation, but also his fate as Gene.

“I think by the time you finish watching Better Call Saul, you’re going to see Breaking Bad in a very different light,” showrunner Peter Gould teased to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I think we’re going to learn things about the characters in Breaking Bad that we didn’t know. We’re going to learn things about the events of Breaking Bad that we didn’t know. And we’re going to learn things about the fates of a lot of these characters that may surprise people or certainly throw them into a different light,” he continued. “I think we started this 2007, so that’s 13 years of work that’s distilled, that all has to fit together. Hopefully like a perfect jigsaw puzzle.”