Will The New Breaking Bad Spinoff Give A Deeper Meaning To Better Call Saul’s Ending?!

MOVIE NEWS – Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan’s plans for a spinoff make the final scene of Better Call Saul that much more important.



Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has shared his thoughts on the franchise’s future. His spinoff plans make the final scene of Better Call Saul even more important. Breaking Bad debuted back in 2008 and quickly garnered critical and audience acclaim. Starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, the series has become one of the biggest TV shows of the 21st century. Given its popularity, it is not surprising that Breaking Bad has spawned a prequel series. In some ways, Better Call Saul is even better than Breaking Bad – and, given Gilligan’s future plans, the ending is more important.

Better Call Saul concludes after the main timeline of Breaking Bad, after recounting the events that led to Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) becoming the infamous Saul Goodman.

In it, Saul admits his role in the drug empire of Walter White (Bryan Cranston). He goes to prison for his crimes. In the closing scene of Better Call Saul, Jimmy shows Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) finger guns from behind the prison gate. Jimmy will die behind the gate after serving 86 years in prison. And the final black-and-white shot in prison is even more significant now that Gilligan has spoken about plans for a spinoff.


The final scene of Better Call Saul is even more significant if this is the real ending


Better Call Saul concludes the events of the prequel series and its predecessor. But there has been a lot of talk about another Breaking Bad spinoff. While series co-creator Gilligan is not entirely opposed to the idea, he has no plans to return to the Breaking Bad universe at this time. In an interview with Variety, Gilligan admitted, “Maybe in the future, we’ll have a clearer vision to do something. But what I would like to do is let it go”. He went on to emphasise that he didn’t want to “beat a dead horse”, especially if there was “no further story to tell”.

If Better Call Saul is indeed the end of Gilligan’s storytelling in the Breaking Bad universe, then the prequel series finale is even more significant.

With no other spinoffs to look forward to, the ending of Better Call Saul marks the final conclusion of both series. While Jesse Pinkman’s (Aaron Paul) heartbreaking final moments on screen give Breaking Bad a powerful ending, Saul’s definitive fingerprints on the screen will bring the message of both the original series and the prequel series to life. As such, it seems the most appropriate place to end the franchise.


Why is the final scene of Better Call Saul the perfect ending to the franchise (even without Walt)?


If the Breaking Bad franchise needs a definitive ending, it couldn’t be better than the finale of Better Call Saul. For one thing, Saul Goodman is arguably the reason Breaking Bad plays out the way it does. Walter White wouldn’t have become drug lord Heisenberg without the slick lawyer. The basic series would be very different without Saul’s involvement. So, it is fitting that the “real” ending is a shot of him behind bars.

Similarly, the final moments of Better Call Saul convey a message that applies to both series. Saul’s actions ultimately land him in prison. This underscores the fact that his – and Walter’s – sins are ultimately worthless. Both characters admit they were wrong and seek some kind of redemption at the end of the series. The final scene of Better Call Saul reminds viewers that their redemption comes at a price after all the pain they have caused themselves and others.

Source: Variety

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