‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Says Jesse Pinkman Could Show Up On ‘Better Call Saul’

Get yourself a criminal lawyer, bitch.

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
AMC/Breaking Bad

If Breaking Bad had a soul, it wasn’t necessarily Walter White. While Bryan Cranston played the lead character as an incredibly complex and troubled guy, he evolved into a villain over time, only really redeeming himself in the final season of the show.

It was Aaron Paul’s manic, tortured Jesse Pinkman who really acted as a kind of twisted conscience of the show. He wasn’t a good guy, but Jesse recognized how deep a hole he’d dug with Walter and ultimately wanted out. In the upcoming, fourth season of Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul, we may see Jesse again, and that comes from no less than show creator Vince  Gilligan.

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Jesse and Walter

Better Call Saul is inextricably tied to Breaking Bad, but has developed its own identity as a drama over three seasons. By the end of season three it was obvious that Jimmy was on his way to becoming Saul. The show will be edging closer to the events of Breaking Bad, and speaking to Digital Spy, Vince Gilligan hinted that he had no problem with the idea of Jesse showing coming back in some way.

“You never know if that character may get revisited in the future,” he said of a Jesse return, “Anything’s possible.”

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Saul Goodman

As Digital Spy noted, Aaron Paul would be fine with that, telling Variety he was “absolutely open to the idea” of Jesse showing up. He said he hoped it would happen and that he was “all about it.” 

We’re certain fans of both shows would be all about that return. They’d also take the previously rumored Pinkman spinoff. That, and a lot more dialogue containing the word “bitch.”