‘Better Call Saul’ switches to ‘Breaking Bad’ as series finale looms; (SPOILER) Lives in Florida

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains tonight’s details You better call Saulin the episode “Breaking Bad”. Let’s say the title is a bit revealing.

“I said, no specifics,” Bryan Cranston’s Walter White insists to Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman on tonight’s penultimate episode of You better call Saul. “He needs to know,” the partially masked high school science teacher and future drug kingpin tells his sidekick as a smarmy Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) stands in front of the breaking Bad duo in their infamous meth lab RV aka the Krystal Ship.

Heading into the August 15 series finale, the Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould-created spinoff went back and forth Monday on the outskirts of seminal breaking Bad events in the Thomas Schnauz wrote and directed “Breaking Bad” titled 11e episode of the sixth and final season of You better call Saul.

In nearly every other series, the long-awaited arrival of White/Heisenberg and his henchmen halfway through the episode would be the show’s highlight. But this being You better call Saul, there was a much bigger reveal in the slippery maps. If the July 18 episode “Fun and Games” directed by Michael Morris and written by Ann Cherkis depicted Rhea Seehorn’s Kim Wexler’s heartbreaking exit from her life alongside Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill/Goodman, “Breaking Bad” by tonight revealed his fate after the bloody fallout of the parent show, which ended his run of multiple Emmys in 2013.

Kim Wexler lives.

In fact, as a Nebraska roadside phone call from an incognito Goodman clearly indicates, as Cinnabon manager Gene Wexler is alive and well and working at Palm Coast Sprinklers in Florida. Beyond that, at least for now, we don’t know much about Wexler’s life from Seehorn in the Sunshine State. What we do know is that his conversation with Odenkirk’s now-character Gene, his beloved ex and literally partner-in-crime, didn’t go well.

After the staging of “Hi, I’m looking for Kim Wexler, I believe she works there,” there was a wider shot of the payphone and bustling trucks passing by. We don’t hear any conversation between the two, but it’s clearly loud and engaging, to say the least, with Gene clad in a snow coat shaking his head and body in space. confined from the old school phone booth. As with many things involving the former couple, the call ends badly with a close-up of Odenkirk’s character smashing the handset against the box in a way most of us haven’t seen since. mid 1980s. Wandering in the snow outside the phone booth, the man formerly known as Saul Goodman then shows his grip on his lack of impulse control and breaks one of the glass panels of a well-placed kick.

That’s all the Kim we’re getting at the moment, but with two more episodes to come, it’s highly unlikely this will be the last we’ll see or hear from her. The same can probably be said of Cranston and Paul.

It’s not that bringing them here and naturally placed in the sometimes deranged BCS world was a cake walk as Schnauz told Deadline Today. “In connection with this moment in breaking Bad where Saul shouts, “It wasn’t me, it was Ignacio!” was always talked about as a target that we had to hit, and I was lucky he landed my episode because it was so much fun to do,” Schnauz said of finding the perfect slot. for Cranston and Paul to land.

“So much work, but so much fun,” the longtime Gilligan collaborator added. “It was really over too quickly. I only had Aaron and Bryan for a day and a half in April 2021, when Vince was directing episode 602. I had to write this scene and be ready long before the time when we we filmed the rest of 611 because those dates were the only times we got to get the guys together because of other commitments they had Bryan and Aaron came back into those roles so easily, and watching them try to deal with Saul was so much fun.

So at that, back in their toxic “Laurel and Hardy vibe,” to quote Goodman riding a shotgun into the RV later in the episode, Gilligan and Gould wouldn’t have waited that long to bring the famous duo in the BCS world only to have them disappear in a puff of drug-tainted smoke, so to speak. Additionally, the near ending of the episode “Breaking Bad” sees Goodman strutting around JP Wynne High School to confront science teacher White, after being skinny on him by Jonathon Banks portraying Michael Ehrmantraut – which has a benign cliffhanger scrawled everywhere.

In addition to some Swing Master product placements, there’s also another drama playing out tonight in the exquisitely crafted BCS episode. Starting with former Saul Goodman & Associates secretary Francesca Liddy, who resurfaces in her post-breaking Bad life, if you can call it that, “Breaking Bad” furthers the Odenkirk gene’s descent into a life of crime, scams and double crosses. In addition to Tina Parker, Carol Burnett is also back in what could be a much bigger role than her “Nippy” debut last week indicated.

Jumping bright colors of the breaking Bad timeline and Albuquerque, New Mexico to the excellent black and white of Gene’s under-the-radar existence in Omaha, Nebraska, the concocted episode of Schnauz features a complex and lucrative scam to drug residents with deep pockets of Cornhusker State. Although the endgame is yet to be painted, the tactic is to get taxi driver Jeff (Pat Healy) and his buddy to enlist in identity theft.

Once Marion, slightly put off by Burnett, spotted her new friend Gene and son Jeffy dusting it late at night in her garage, it seems pretty sure wild cards are about to be put on. the table for the last two. episodes.

If it means more Kim, more Walt and Jesse, or final judgment, that would definitely fit. You better call Saulthe profile of. So far: “No details”, as Walter White said.


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