Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk reacts to Walt and Jesse’s roles

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk reacts to Walt and Jesse’s roles

Star Bob Odenkirk shares details about Walt and Jesse’s return in Better Call Saul season 6, revealing that their roles are more significant than expected. Better Call Saul, co-created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, has been a big hit with audiences and critics, chronicling Jimmy McGill’s downfall from an honest law firm employee to dirty criminal cartel lawyer Saul Goodman. The show is airing its sixth and final season, with the mid-season finale serving viewers a shocking death and setting up the events in the remaining six episodes.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Walt (Bryan Cranston), Jesse (Aaron Paul), and a host of other familiar faces would return for Better Call Saul’s final season. While audiences have already been treated to the return of the Kettlemans, Wendy and, Spooge, Walt and Jesse still have yet to show up. With season 6 promising to bridge the gap between the version of Saul in Better Call Saul and the version fans see in Breaking Bad, many fans wonder how Walt and Jesse will play into the final episodes.

In a new interview with Metro at the Tribecca Film Festival, Odenkirk shares more information regarding Walt and Jesse’s return, explaining that their roles are bigger than many fans might have realized. Instead of a single appearance for the pair, Odenkirk reveals that both characters will appear more than once in the remaining episodes, with the star also saying that “it was great” seeing Cranston and Paul back in character. Check out Odenkirk’s full comment below:

"[It was] so good. Seeing Bryan and Aaron playing Walt and Jesse…It’s not just one time… And it was great."

Although Breaking Bad ended almost ten years ago, seeing Walt die and Jesse escape into the unknown, both characters would ultimately return in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, reuniting the pair in one of Jesse’s flashbacks. 

Although Better Call Saul is a prequel, some scenes do feature flashforwards to Saul’s life after the events of Breaking Bad. Any upcoming scenes involving Saul and Walt must occur before Walt’s Breaking Bad death. Still, Better Call Saul does have an exciting opportunity to unite Jesse and Saul after the events of the sequel show as an added surprise.

The return of Walt and Jesse in Better Call Saul remains very mysterious at the moment. Still, regardless of when in the timeline the reunion occurs, fans will undoubtedly be happy to see the two Breaking Bad fan-favorites back on-screen together. 

It remains to be seen how the two legacy characters will impact the final episodes of Better Call Saul, but with Odenkirk’s most recent comments, it’s clear that both Walt and Jesse will be showing up for more than just a one-scene cameo. Fans don’t have much longer to wait to find out with Better Call Saul set to return on July 11th.

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