WARNING: This story contains spoilers for episode 611 of Better Call Saul titled “Breaking Bad.”Daniel Wormald is a part of Breaking Bad after all. In the prequel series Better Call Saul, Mark Proksch has appeared in multiple episodes as the small time drug dealer who goes by the alias “Pryce.” He had many memorable scenes with Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), but when we last saw the character, he was told by attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) that he’d have to pretend to be a “squat cobbler” to avoid potential legal trouble.
While Daniel’s screen time is limited, he has stood out as a fan favorite character because of the entertaining way he is portrayed by Proksch. Some fans may have been hoping for one more appearance from the character in the final season of Better Call Saul, but getting close to the end of the series, it does not appear that this is going to happen. But that’s not for a lack of trying, as there had apparently been some discussions about bringing back “Pryce” for one more scene.
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This comes from writer-director Thomas Schnauz, who has worked on both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. In the latest episode of Better Call Saul, titled “Breaking Bad,” Jimmy makes a phone call to Francesca (Tina Parker) to get updates on some of his various criminal cohorts. One of the names he mentions is “Danny,” and some viewers have surmised that this was Jimmy referring to Daniel Wormald.
Daniel Wormald Is Breaking Bad’s “Danny”
Schnauz confirmed that the “Danny” in the phone call mentioned in “Breaking Bad” was indeed the squat cobbler himself, but there’s more to this story. Not only is Mr. Wormald the “Danny” mentioned in the newest Better Call Saul, he’s also the very same “Danny” that was previously mentioned by Saul Goodman multiple times in Breaking Bad. According to Saul, his friend Danny was the owner of a laser tag business that could be used as a front for money laundering.
As explained by Schnauz, giving the “Pryce” character the real name of Daniel Wormald was no coincidence, as the plan was for him to be revealed as the “Danny” mentioned by Saul in Breaking Bad. While the opportunity didn’t arise for Daniel/Danny’s connection to Lazer Base to be revealed on-screen, Schnauz still considers this link between the two shows to be canon. This will just be something to think about for fans who go back and rewatch Breaking Bad after finishing up Better Call Saul.
“I’m glad you connected Danny to Daniel Wormald. It was always a dream of mine to bring back Mark Proksch as Danny, to be the Danny for [Saul’s] laser tag business [Lazer Base]. So this was just my way of hinting at something. The reason I named him Daniel way back when was because I was hoping that some plot would unfold, allowing us to bring him back as the Danny of the laser tag [business], but it just didn’t work out. So this is my nod to that. It does exist in the world; we just didn’t get to see it.”
It’s not clear if Daniel Wormald is in legal trouble due to his involvement with the laser tag business, but Francesca did say that it was seized after Saul went on the run. However, she did say the police had really only been looking for Saul and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the death of Walter White (Bryan Cranston). Francesca also revealed that Huell had returned back home to Louisiana after he was unlawfully detained, so there’s another fan favorite who was given a rare happy ending.
There are two episodes left of Better Call Saul and they arrive Mondays on AMC and AMC+.