MOVIE NEWS – Bob Odenkirk has revealed that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s appearances in the final episodes of Better Call Saul will be more than just a cameo.
There are only six episodes left of Better Call Saul, and with the announcement that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will appear in Season 6, fans know to expect Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul to appear in the final episodes. Throughout the first five seasons of the prequel series, various Breaking Bad characters have appeared in various capacities. Characters such as Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) have starred. In contrast, others such as Hank Schraeder (Dean Norris), Lydia Rodarte-Quayle (Laura Fraser) and Gale Boetticher (David Costabile) have appeared in rarer cameos.
Walt and Jesse, however, have never made it to the Breaking Bad prequel series.
Before season 6, it was announced that the characters would indeed return, but it is not yet known how big a role they will play in the final episodes. Via Metro, Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman, has since revealed that fans won’t only get to see these beloved characters once: it looks like there will be more scenes with the prolific methamphetamine users. As Odenkirk said of the moment:
“[It was] so good. Seeing Bryan and Aaron playing Walt and Jesse… It’s not just one time… And it was great.”
Fans eagerly await what’s next when the mid-season premiere of Better Call Saul arrives in July. Odenkirk can’t reveal any spoilers, but regardless of how the story ends, the actor found it emotional to say goodbye to the character.
“Well, I know what happens. I can’t tell you. If I were to tell you where he is today, you’d know… But it’s sad to see him go. He’s still alive in my heart and I’ll see what happens over the next few episodes. You’ll see…”
This role was exceptional for Bob Odenkirk. Although playing the role of Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul allowed him to delve into more dramatic acting, he also appreciated that his character brought consistent comic relief to this universe.
This allows Odenkirk to get the best of both worlds, and it’s a role that makes Saul very different from any other character the veteran actor has portrayed to date. Odenkirk feels fortunate to have been given the role and says he “doesn’t deserve” the special attention that was directed at him in Better Call Saul.
“The variety. The variety of this character. I get to do pure comedy, and then two pages later, intense drama.”
“It’s all mixed together. There’s never going to be a part that has this much dynamic range in it. I was very lucky. I didn’t deserve it!”
Fans, of course, disagree with this assessment, as Odenkirk played Saul Goodman phenomenally. AMC has recently begun a promotional campaign to nominate Odenkirk for an Emmy Award for the final season of the series. Fans can see how the story ends when Better Call Saul returns with new episodes on July 11 on AMC and AMC+.