In the next episode of Better Call Saul, Walter and Jesse return

In the next episode of Better Call Saul, Walter and Jesse return

In the next episode of Better Call Saul

WARNING: spoilers about the next episodes of Better Call Saul

It was a long known fact by now: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would be reunited within the final season of Better Call Saul, the spin-off of the series Breaking Bad which saw them as protagonists. And now we also know when this will happen, or in the next episode, the third to last of the sixth and final season. Their characters, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, will make their appearance in an episode entitled Breaking Bad, scheduled for release on August 2 and which will be set around 2008, the time in which the mother series took place. The official synopsis reported by AMC, the American network that airs it (we are on Netflix), is quite cryptic: "Partners take their business to a new level".

Although the next episode both the first that sees the return of Walt and Jesse, it is not the first time that the events of Better Call Saul have chronologically approached the era of the original series: for example, the beginning of the episode Easy Gain (the fifth of the fourth season ), we see a flash forward placed at the time of the fifth season of Breaking Bad, in which Saul Goodman is forced to flee from Albuquerque after the collapse of the Heisenberg drug empire. In the last episode released this week, Nippy, we saw Saul himself, now under the false identity of Gene Takavic after the events of Breaking Bad, toy with the idea of ​​dusting off the clothes of the unscrupulous lawyer.

Little else is known about this intersection between old and new series. In recent weeks Cranston has leaked the fact that three scenes were shot: one with just Walter, one with only Jesse and another with both of them together. For the rest, the two actors are obliged to be strictly confidential: "They made us fly at night, we landed in a reserved part of the airport", said Cranston: "And then after not even two steps out of the plane they put us on an SUV and move to an Airbnb. They told us not to go out ”. Paul then joked that all that secrecy was useless: "It's funny because in theory it was supposed to be a big surprise, a big secret," he said: "But then all of a sudden they announced that we were going to do it so , why did they keep us imprisoned? ". The announcement certainly served to increase the hype, already very high, for these last remnants of Better Call Saul, a series that will be missed by many fans.

‘Better Call Saul’: Will Walt & Jesse Appear in the Next Episode?

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 6, Episode 9 of Better Call Saul, “Fun and Games.”]

The latest installment of Better Call Saul goes forward in time bringing viewers into Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) Breaking Bad era.

How do we know? Well, when the timeline jumps ahead to the final moments of Episode 9, “Fun and Games,” Jimmy drives into the parking lot of his office building which is now adorned with the inflatable Statue of Liberty and when he walks inside, he greets a less-than-enthused Francesca (Tina Parker).

Better Call Saul Season 6 Bob Odenkirk

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Walking through the waiting room, clients sit patiently for the criminal lawyer’s help as he enters his private office which now looks as it did when fans were first introduced to Saul on Breaking Bad. But all of this visual evidence for the Breaking Bad-era isn’t the only clue tipping viewers off to the potential arrival of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).

Before Jimmy arrives at the office, he’s taking calls about cases over the phone at home and we hear him say, “Another public masturbator? Which one? A new guy?! Huh, everyone must be doing it.” The throwaway comment may seem insignificant at first, but if fans recall, the mention plays a brief role in Saul Goodman’s first Breaking Bad appearance.

Breaking Bad Season 2 Bob Odenkirk

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When Badger (Matt Jones) is caught selling meth, Saul is brought on as his lawyer and when they meet for the first time in the police station, Saul rifles through his papers, looking at the cases and pulling out a sheet, he says, “Here we go. Public masturbation.”

Badger sets Saul straight, noting that he was the guy who was picked up for allegedly selling meth, but the mix-up is a good callback at what could be ahead for Better Call Saul. It should also be noted that the light green dress shirt and orange-striped tie Jimmy was wearing in the latest Better Call Saul is similar to the outfit he was wearing in his first episode of Breaking Bad.

Whether this is a coincidence or not will remain to be seen, but nothing in Better Call Saul is done on accident. In other words, there’s always a purpose to those small Easter eggs. And considering that Walt and Jesse play a prominent role in Saul’s lawyering during this time, it feels like they’re just an episode away from arriving.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section, below, and don’t miss the remaining installments of Better Call Saul as they air on AMC.

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