It’s been five years since Breaking Bad ended and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) dramatically drove out of our lives. It was an incredibly emotional final meeting and it sort of felt like the silent goodbye – to Walt and to the audience – was forever.
But Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan has now hinted that we might not have seen the last of Jesse. Speaking to Digital Spy, he revealed that he’s considering bringing the character back to appear in the spin-off prequel show Better Call Saul.
He said: “You never know if that character may get revisited in the future… Anything’s possible.”
Gilligan also spoke about what might have happened to Jesse at the end of the series.
He added: “There could have been police right around the next corner. Or there could have been an unfettered, free future for him. I personally would like to think he got away, because he paid his dues tenfold.
“I like to believe he got away. I don’t really know in terms of what he should be doing as a career. I just hope he would get away, and meet somebody nice, and not be a criminal anymore and not face those horrors that he faced. I always liked that character. I always had a soft spot for him.”
And in other Breaking Bad-related news, Vince Gilligan spoke to ShortList recently about one of the weirdest lingering issues from the show.
On the question of why, when Walt was hiding out in a cabin in the penultimate episode, the only DVD available to him was Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, he revealed: “The title is just so funny and goofy. Having not actually seen the movie I can’t speak for its merits, but the title? Oh man.
“It really came down to nothing more than the title really making me laugh.”
So now you now.
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