Breaking Bad was one of the cult series that fans just weren’t ready to let go of. The show ended on a high-note, which was commendable, but it left many viewers yearning for (and demanding) more.
AMC saw the need and decided to fill it with a prequel series based on the shady lawyer that Walter and Jesse were in cahoots with, Saul Goodman. The second season of Better Call Saul is going to premiere this February, and fans have been waiting for big news about cameos from beloved Breaking Bad characters – like Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
Fans of Breaking Bad may have been waiting on bated breath to hear the big news, that Walter or Jesse are going to show their faces on Better Call Saul – but they’re going to have to wait a little longer. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan gave Cinemablend a little insight into the Breaking Bad cameo we can look forward to in season two of Better Call Saul:
“We revisit a character we met early in Season 1 of Breaking Bad and haven’t seen since. It’s going to be a fun tip of the hat.”
Cinemablend has put forth the idea of Krazy-8 Molina (Maximino Arciniega) may be that season one character that is going to make a return. Fans will remember Krazy-8 as the meth dealer and DEA informant that Walter spent a little too much time with in the basement of Jesse’s house. Walter learned an important lesson from his time with Krazy-8 – one that helped to begin to change his character and the way he sees the world.
Krazy-8 is an important character, but let’s not forget Krazy-8’s friend and infamous meth cooking partner of Jesse Pinkman from the pilot episode of Breaking Bad, Emilio Koyama (John Toyama). Emilio was seen in only two episodes of the series early on in the first season, so he would fit the bill. Emilio suspected Jesse of being a DEA informant (the informant was actually Krazy-8) after their meth house got raided in the pilot episode. Emilio enlisted Krazy-8 to go after Jesse and well, from there television history was made. Fans may remember the fate of Emililo as the infamous body in the bathtub that came crashing through the floor of Jesse’s house (at least what was left of him), when he and Walt try to dissolve it with hydrofluoric acid.
The truth is that it ultimately doesn’t matter which Breaking Bad character cameos we see in Better Call Saul. If the series goes long enough, we’re likely to see a plethora of them, including Walter White at some point. Where does that really get the viewer thought? A moment of Saul and Walter in line together at the supermarket? These brief moments of fan glee do not a series make. What matters here is that Better Call Saul season two needs to keep the great momentum that Bob Odenkirk brought to season one and this prequel/spinoff will keep carving out its own unique identity and fan following.
Better Call Saul Season 2 will premiere on AMC February 15th, 2016 at 10 p.m.