A few weeks ago, AMC released a new video that confirmed Breaking Bad villain Gus Fring will be returning in Better Call Saul Season 3. Since Better Call Saul is set years before the events of Breaking Bad, it opens up the possibility for any number of Breaking Bad stars to return and reprise their characters, regardless of their fate on the show, and ever since Better Call Saul started, fans have wondered when Walter White (Bryan Crantson) and/or Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) would surface. Now it seems Aaron Paul may have just dropped a big hint earlier today.
Aaron Paul appeared on the hit daytime series The Ellen Show, where he was eventually asked about his Breaking Bad character's return on Better Call Saul. Both Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston have expressed their desire to reprise their roles numerous times, but series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have never stated definitively when these characters may come back. Here's what Aaron Paul had to say when asked about his Jesse Pinkman return by Ellen DeGeneres.
"God, I hope so. Maybe I already shot it. We just, or they just, wrapped the last season. Could be. Yeah, I would love to be on."
You may recall that Aaron Paul took a similarly cagey approach last February, during a Reddit AMA session. When asked about his possible return as Jesse Pinkman, Aaron Paul responded, "maybe I already shot it? It might be airing this season?" Better Call Saul Season 2 didn't feature a cameo from either Jesse Pinkman or Walter White, although fans did get to see the return of another Breaking Bad character, Mark Margolis' Don Hector Salamanca. In fact, Hector helps pave the way for Gus Fring's return, in a manner of speaking. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould recently confirmed that it was Gus Fring who put the cryptic note on Mike's (Jonathan Banks) windshield, telling him to steer clear of Hector, at the very end of Season 2.
The Emmy-nominated series Better Call Saul will return for Season 3 on Monday, April 10th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The new season follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) devolution toward Breaking Bad's Saul Goodman, Albuquerque's most notorious criminal lawyer. Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more or less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice and somehow make a name for himself. The acclaimed second season ended with a pair of cliffhangers. Determined to prevent his brother from practicing law, Chuck (Michael McKean) staged an elaborate con, secretly recording Jimmy's confession to a felony. When Mike (Jonathan Banks) set his sights on sociopathic cartel boss Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), an ominous intervention stopped him from pulling the trigger, raising questions as to what other dangerous players may be in the game.
As the new season begins, the repercussions of Chuck's scheme test Jimmy and Kim's (Rhea Seehorn) fledgling law practices, and their romance, as never before. This imminent existential threat presses Jimmy's faltering moral compass to the limit. Meanwhile, Mike searches for a mysterious adversary who seems to know almost everything about his business. As the season progresses, new characters are introduced and backstories are further illuminated with meaningful nods to the Breaking Bad universe. Co-created by Gilligan and Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando. Take a look at Aaron Paul's appearance on The Ellen Show, where he teases a possible return as Jesse Pinkman in Better Call Saul.