Better Call Saul’s Next Episode Is Titled ‘Breaking Bad’

The hit AMC drama Better Call Saul will be going back to its roots with its next episode. With just three episodes left in the sixth and final season, it has been revealed that the official title for next week’s show, episode 611, is “Breaking Bad.” This is a full-circle moment for the series, as Bob Odenkirk originally debuted as the Saul Goodman character in a Breaking Bad episode titled, “Better Call Saul.”

This all but confirms that original Breaking Bad stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will be back to reprise their roles as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in next week’s episode of Better Call Saul. It was announced ahead of season 6 that the two actors were both set to return, but it was not revealed exactly which episode(s) would feature the two. As the “Better Call Saul” episode of Breaking Bad brought in Saul Goodman, it seems most likely that the reverse will see Walt and Jesse come into the fray with their long-awaited appearances in the spinoff.

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Over the years, many characters from Breaking Bad have been featured in Better Call Saul. Characters like Jonathan Banks’ Mike Ehrmantraut and Giancarlo Esposito’s Gus Fring have been major players in the spinoff, while other fan favorites have also made special appearances such as Dean Norris’ Hank, Laura Fraser’s Lydia, and Robert Forster’s Ed the Disappearer. But it hasn’t been until this final season when Cranston and Paul were finally given the call to bring back pop culture’s most popular meth cooks.

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“First of all, I am so happy that I can finally talk about it,” Aaron Paul told MovieWeb in an exclusive interview after the news was announced. “It’s just like, Breaking Bad and shows like that and Better Call Saul are all shrouded in secrecy and mystery. So I’m happy to finally talk about it. To be honest, I’m a little shocked that I can talk about it. I thought that the plan was to sort of unveil it when the episodes aired, but here we are.”

Paul also mentioned how he had frequently spoken with Cranston about their inevitable special appearances, questioning if it was ever going to happen after five seasons had already gone by without the call. But perhaps the Better Call Saul team were just keeping hold of Walt and Jesse all along for the very end to help the spinoff series go out with a bang.

“Brian and I would talk about it constantly, like, ‘Is it gonna happen?'” Paul said. “Because we’re fans of Better Call Saul but like, how is it going to happen? You know, like, how is this going to happen? Because we’re still aging, it’s not like we’re not aging. So I was curious how it’s gonna happen.”

How Walt and Jesse will play into the story remains to be seen. There are three episodes left of Better Call Saul. They arrive Monday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC and AMC+.