But with chemistry-turned-meth-lord Walter White seemingly dead at the end of Breaking Bad’s finale, how can the story continue? By following Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman, obviously. Said to tie up loose ends and complete Jesse’s story (until Netflix decide to release an El Camino sequel in circa 2030 to save the franchise from going stale), the film will pick-up straight after the series’ last episode.
Vince Gilligan, who, as previously mentioned, is the creator of Breaking Bad has directed the film, even though he once stated that Breaking Bad would never return beyond the original series. (We’re not complaining, we’re just saying.)
What we know so far is that the Jesse has escaped the Neo-Nazis and is now left with a whole host of issues that he needs to address. We also know that over 10 of the original Breaking Bad characters will return for the film. This includes Skinny Pete, Badger, Mike Ehrmantraut, Old Joe and Ira. Oh, and it’s also expected that Walter will somehow make an appearance – we suspect this may be during a flashback sequence.
“In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.” – Netflix
Shortly after the trailer was released, Aaron Paul tweeted about what to expect from the movie, hinting that there’s one scene in particular viewers should re-watch before seeing the film.
He tweeted, alongside a video of the scene in question:
‘Cats out of the bag…and the bag is in the river. Here’s a moment from Breaking Bad to slowly prepare you all for what’s to come.’
The scene Paul is referring to comes from the episode One Minute, aka season 3, episode 7.
During the episode, Jesse is brutally beaten by Hank Schrader for trying to sue the DEA to get the government off his back.
When Walter White visits him in the hospital to offer him a partnership in their drug cooking business, Jesse goes off on one about how meeting Heisenberg has destroyed his life.
This is what Jesse says during the scene:
“Ever since I met you, everything I ever cared about is gone, ruined, turned to sh*t, dead. Ever since I hooked up with the great Heisenburg. I have never been more alone”.
Paul didn’t actually tell us why this might ‘prepare’ us for what’s to come but you’d imagine it’s important.
Tomorrow. Also known as Friday 11th October. At 8am sharp.
According to Vince Gilligan: he’s dead. But as we’ve already made clear, Gilligan is prone to telling a fib or two.
El Camino is the name of the vintage Chevrolet that Jesse Pinkman is seen cruising off in at the end of the Breaking Bad finale. It all makes sense now, doesn’t it.
It comes in at just over 2hrs long so get the popcorn at the ready.
The actor, who will reprise his role of Jesse Pinkman in the Netflix follow-up, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he provided a full recap in just two and a half minutes.
Yes, Netflix shared exclusive behind the scenes footage before. Check it out:
Roll on tomorrow
Not just your average Joe, Lord Joseph William Furness – lorded by a mate for his birthday (a decision they now live to regret) – struggles to understand a world in which everyone isn’t as blunt, unemotional and sarcastic as him. His mother calls him pretentious because of his materialistic nature; whilst his father tells him that he can’t live in his own ‘dream world’ forever, but he seems to be doing pretty well so far. He plans to write for The Hook until he sees his name in shining lights – a future promised to him by his year 4 primary school teacher.