A new teaser for AMC’s Better Call Saul premiered during The Walking Dead last night. In it, Jonathan Banks, reprising his role of Mark Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad, and Bob Odenkirk argue about a parking spot and some sort of missing payment. Banks was previously confirmed to be everyone’s favorite grumpy henchman, but this is our first chance to actually see him on screen in the Breaking Bad prequel series.
If laying the smack down on Odenkirk is proof enough, Banks is just as spry as ever, and shouldn’t have any problem telling the origin story of Mike Ehrmantraut during his most active years as a hired gun.
We were never explicitly told how Mike Ehrmantraut and Saul Goodman met prior to Breaking Bad, but we may have just witnessed a time close to it – or the two have known each other for some time and this was a boiling over point in their budding friendship. Either way, they clearly didn’t get off on the right foot, and fans of Breaking Bad will remember that it never gets much better.
Ehrmantraut working as some kind of security guard or parking garage attendant is interesting because we already know that he worked as a contract henchman, but it’s never established when he started working for Gustavo Fring, who is his employer when we meet him in Breaking Bad. Either way, where he is now, doesn’t seem very high on the totem pole.
+182 Tweet4 Share13 Share Reddit Stumble PinSpeaking during the Inside Better Call Saul Podcast earlier this week, Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul creator Vince Gilligan urged fans to stop trying to recreate the iconic scene from Breaking Bad in which Walter White angrily throws a pizza onto the roof of his house when his wife won’t let him enter. Some fans, who Gilligan [...]
+13 Tweet1 Share2 Share Reddit Stumble PinIt took a couple episodes and a well-timed flashback, but Better Call Saul is beginning to show what it has in store to separate it from the meth empire it is spun off from. While it’s not a perfect episode, it provides an interesting premise and several ways to test Jimmy [...]
+12 Tweet1 Share1 Share Reddit Stumble PinWith its two part premiere officially done, Better Call Saul is now underway. AMC has teased the events of the third episode with a new sneak peek that features James McGill cautiously yelling into a payphone. Although Jimmy told Nacho during Monday’s episode that he was not interested in helping [...]
+113 Tweet2 Share10 Share Reddit Stumble PinBetter Call Saul series premiere: take two. “Mijo” is an episode that is leaps and bounds better than the series debut episode the night before it. Tension levels go off the charts, expert direction is present all the way through, and the main character is constantly put in harrowing situations. [...]
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