‘Better Call Saul’ Co-Creator Vince Gilligan Still Doesn’t Know How the ‘Breaking Bad’ Prequel Ends

by Jeremy Spirogis
Better Call Saul Season 5

As Season 5 of Better Call Saul begins, it’s the start of the top for the Breaking Bad prequel. There will likely be a sixth season and that would be the final, after 63 episodes, yet another than Breaking Bad’s 62. You may suppose creator Vince Gilligan would finish Saul proper the place Breaking Bad begins nevertheless it’s extra difficult than that.

Better Call Saul Season 5
Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk | Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

During a Better Call Saul panel for the Television Critics Association on Jan. 16, present runner and co-creator Peter Gould stated they had been nonetheless determining the ending, however it would get clearer after the Season 5 finale. After the panel, Gilligan spoke with reporters additional about determining that ending. Better Call Saul returns Sunday, Feb. 23 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

‘Better Call Saul’ is in the identical place as ‘Breaking Bad’ was at this level

Now that Breaking Bad is a part of tv historical past, it’s exhausting to think about there was a time when Gilligan didn’t know the way it will finish. But round episode 50 of Breaking Bad, he was in the identical spot Better Call Saul is now.

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L-R: Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan | Michele Okay. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

“It’s very very similar to Breaking Bad,” Gilligan stated. “I all the time say with Breaking Bad we had hopes and desires for the way it will finish however not any actual exhausting plans as within the second. I believe that’s secure to say. Peter can reply that query higher than I can however I believe very similar to Breaking Bad, we haven’t figured it out but as a result of if we had, we wouldn’t be too anxious in regards to the sixth and remaining season. We’d have already got it within the vault so to talk.”

Vince Gilligan will likely be fingers on in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6

Gould has taken during the last two seasons of Better Call Saul, with Gilligan’s blessing as Gilligan developed and made El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Gilligan desires to return house earlier than Better Call Saul ends although.

“It’s been a voyage of discovery figuring out the final season, Season 6,” Gilligan stated. “I intend to be there as much as possible for it. I very selfishly want to be there for Season 6. I’ve learned over the last two and a half seasons that Peter and the writers don’t need me as much as I hoped they did, so selfishly I’m going to reinsert myself into the process a little bit because I want to be around and see what happens and be a part of it as much as possible.”

There will likely be much more Gene earlier than it ends

Once once more, Season 5 of Better Call Saul opens with a black and white flash ahead of Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) hiding in a Nebraska Cinnabon as Gene Takovic. Gilligan suggests the ultimate season will characteristic much more Gene. 

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Bob Odenkirk | Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

“I gotta think before the whole show ends, you’re going to see plenty more of Gene I would imagine,” Gilligan stated. “I’m not going to promise you you’ll see a lot more of Gene in Season 5. I don’t want to give away too much but there’s a nice symmetry to previous seasons where you open with Gene and you don’t necessarily see any more of Gene. That may continue with Season 5.”

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