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He’s shaved his head and gone full Walter White!
The trailer suggests that the film will pick up right where Breaking Bad‘s series finale left off with a bruised Jesse reuniting with a totally shocked and surprised Skinny Pete.
Jesse’s on the run, and in a lot of troubles, and at the end of the teaser he comes face-to-face with a character whose identity we don’t learn, who asks Jesse, “You ready?”.
This comes after a short teaser in which a tearful Jesse listens to a radio news report about “hundreds of gunshots fired”, prompting police to search “for a person of interest who fled the scene.”
Shortly after the initial teaser 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. Cryptic man.
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