The creator of Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, has discussed his ideas for the spinoffs, which intensifies the significance of the Better Call Saul finale.
When Breaking Bad first aired in 2008, it received positive reviews from both reviewers and general public.
The series rose to prominence in the 21st century, starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. It should come as no surprise that Breaking Bad led to a prequel given its popularity. Better Call Saul surpasses Breaking Bad in certain aspects, and its conclusion holds greater significance considering Gilligan’s future intentions.
After detailing the occasions leading up to Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) transformation into the notorious Saul Goodman, Better Call Saul ends following the primary storyline of Breaking Bad. In it, Saul admits to his part in the drug enterprise owned by Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and serves his prison sentence.
Jimmy is shown brandishing finger guns at Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) in the last scene of Better Call Saul, as he is hiding behind his prison’s gates. Jimmy’s 86-year prison term will see him expire behind that gate. And now that Gilligan has revealed his intentions for a spinoff, the last, monochrome image of him in jail has much more significance. If this is the real ending, the last scene of Better Call Saul holds greater significance.
While the events of the prequel and its predecessor are concluded in Better Call Saul, there has been much talk about a potential second Breaking Bad spinoff. Though co-creator of the series Gilligan isn’t against the notion entirely, he doesn’t currently have any plans to go back to the Breaking Bad universe.
Gilligan acknowledged, “Perhaps we’ll see our way clearer to doing something in the future,” in an interview with Variety. However, I would like to leave things alone.” Not wanting to “beat a dead horse,” he continued, particularly if there aren’t “further stories to tell.”
Though Better Call Saul wraps up the events of both the prequel and its predecessor, there has been significant discussion over a possible second Breaking Bad spinoff. Gilligan, who co-created the show, isn’t opposed to the idea at all, but he doesn’t currently have any plans to return to the Breaking Bad universe. “Perhaps we’ll see our way clearer to doing something in the future,” Gilligan conceded in a Variety interview. But I’d prefer to let things go unchecked.He went on, “I don’t want to “kick a dead horse,” especially if there aren’t any more “tales to tell.”
Why, Even Without Walt, the Franchise’s Perfect Ending Is Found in Better Call Saul’s Final Scene
The Better Call Saul conclusion is a great choice for the Breaking Bad franchise if it needs a conclusive ending.
To start with, there’s a good chance that the way Breaking Bad unfolds is due in part to Saul Goodman. Walter White would not have developed into the drug lord Heisenberg if not for the cunning attorney. Without Saul, the main series would have developed considerably differently, hence it makes sense that the “true” finale shows him in prison.
Similarly, the last moments of Better Call Saul emphasise a point that transcends both shows. Saul’s activities ultimately result in his imprisonment, highlighting the reality that, in the end, neither his crimes nor Walter’s are truly worth it.
By the conclusion of their own series, both characters have come to terms with their mistakes and are working towards redemption. After all the suffering they’ve inflicted on both themselves and others, viewers are reminded in the last sequence of Better Call Saul that redemption comes at a price.