Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul’s ‘Better Call Saul’ Return Will Be ‘Very Organic and Satisfying’

Better Call Saul showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould confirmed Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will appear in the final episodes of the AMC series when season 6 premiered. However, we don’t know when or how. In a recent interview, Better Call Saul’s composer teased the return of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the final episodes — here’s what we know. 

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) holds a bag of money standing next to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) in 'Breaking Bad' season 1
Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman | Cathy Kanavy/AMC

Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will appear in ‘Better Call Saul’s final season 

During the premiere of Better Call Saul’s final season, Gilligan and Gould teased Cranston and Paul’s return in the Breaking Bad prequel. “It would be a damn shame if the show ended without [Cranston and Paul] appearing, would it not?” Gilligan told Variety at the time.

Gould elaborated on Walter and Jesse’s appearance in Better Call Saul’s narrative. “If it’s ever going to happen, this is when these two shows start crossing over,” he teased. “These two worlds crossover in a way that you haven’t seen before, that’s for sure.”

Bob Odenkirk, who plays the series’ titular role, said fan’s “brains would explode” when the two characters return, adding how the two shows are “entwined even more than ever in the final season.” Odenkirk added: “I think that’s surprising and cool, and it’s gonna make you want to watch Breaking Bad again.”

‘Better Call Saul’ composer teases Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s ‘organic’ return 

In an interview with Forbes, composer Dave Porter addressed the return or Cranston and Paul in new episodes of Better Call Saul. “I wouldn’t want to say more than [what Gilligan already has], other than to say that in the fashion with which they are very good at doing this, it feels very organic and very satisfying,” Porter said. 

Previously, Paul spoke with Forbes about his character’s return, saying:

“I know they’re not gonna just throw in Walt and Jesse just to do it. It has to make sense and it’s gotta be honest. It can’t be gimmicky and out of left field and seem cheesy at all.” Like many fans, Paul trusts Gilligan and Gould to honor the story and bring Walter and Jesse into it the right way. 

Aaron Paul, Forbes

Jimmy McGill’s origin story has to wrap up before Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul appear 

The first half of Better Call Saul Season 6 ended with the shocking death of Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) at the hands of Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) and Jimmy McGill will have to deal with the fallout of Howard’s death in the final episodes. This storyline — including Kim’s reaction to it — will likely transform Jimmy into Saul Goodman permanently. 

Once Jimmy’s origin story wraps up and the series finally reveals what happens to Kim WexlerBetter Call Saul is free to introduce Walter White and Jesse Pinkman into the fold. Until then, fans will be on the edge of their seats. 

Better Call Saul returns to AMC with the final episodes of season 6 on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. EST. Watch the first five seasons of Better Call Saul on Netflix. 

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