If you loved Breaking Bad but haven’t checked out Better Call Saul yet, you should correct that oversight. We never thought an entire series about Saul Goodman’s rise to infamy could work, yet here we are on the cusp of season 5, absolutely rabid to see exactly how things play out for Jimmy, his lawyer girlfriend Kim (Rhea Seehorn), and the rest of the Better Call Saul players.
Fans of the groundbreaking series that birthed Better Call Saul know Jimmy’s spiral into meth-land puts him on a collision course with Walter White (Bryan Cranston), who’s own tragic tale we witnessed on Breaking Bad. While Better Call Saul offers glimpses of what happens to Jimmy after Breaking Bad, it’s primarily concerned with what happened before. As such, Breaking Bad‘s Bob Odenkirk is hardly the only familiar face to appear on the series — with Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmentraut), Raymond Cruz (Tuco Salamanca), Mark Margolis (Hector Salamanca), Esposito (Gus Fring), and more also popping up.
Dean Norris is confirmed to reprise his Breaking Bad role as ill-fated DEA man Hank Schrader on season 5 of Better Call Saul, and the obvious question is which other Breaking Bad alums might turn up on future episodes. Will Cranston appear as Walter White, or will Aaron Paul sneak in as Jesse Pinkman? Frankly, we’d be shocked if Better Call Saul didn’t end with Jimmy’s first meeting with the future Heisenberg, but Vince Gilligan has yet to confirm which familiar faces will be featured on the series in the future. Here’s hoping he finds a way to work Matt Jones (Badger) and Charles Baker (Skinny Pete) into the mix.