Jesse Pinkman’s back, b*tch!
This Friday, Aaron Paul revisits his Emmy-winning role in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. The Netflix film is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, and picks up immediately following Jesse’s escape from the meth lab where he was being forced to cook for a White Supremacist gang.
Before we reunite with Jesse in Albuquerque, here are the five questions we would like to see answered in El Camino.
What have Badger and Skinny Pete been up to in Jesse’s absence?
The last time we saw Badger and Skinny Pete, they were posing as highly-skilled assassins and threatening Walter White’s old friends, Gretchen and Elliott, with laser pointers. We know from this teaser that Skinny Pete is still loyal to his friend, telling the police that he won’t help them put Jesse back in a cage. And in the trailer above, Jesse shows up at Skinny Pete’s door. Here’s hoping we learn a bit about what Jesse’s closest friends were doing while he was away.
Will Jesse and Skyler’s paths cross at all?
There is a chance that Skyler White (Anna Gunn) is in jail, but she may have been able to cut a deal with DEA using the information that Walt gave her about the location of Hank (Dean Norris) and his partner Gomez’s bodies. Will Jesse have a chance to set the record straight about Walt, or will Skyler continue to blame Jesse for Walt’s descent.
Will Jesse try to tell Marie the truth about Hank’s death?
Jesse knows who is actually responsible for Hank’s death, but trying to connect with Marie (Betsy Brandt) to tell her the truth will put him in the DEA’s crosshairs. If Jesse is seeking true redemption and a clear conscience, he may take that risk.
Is there a chance that we’ll see Saul Goodman?
Anyone who watches Better Call Saul knows that Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he manages a Cinnabon under the name Gene Takovic. Jesse knows who Saul would’ve gone to for a new identity, so he may catch Saul right before he heads from Albuquerque to Omaha.
Is there any hope for Jesse’s story to end on a happy note?
Breaking Bad was always a dark story filled with tragedy and anti-heroes, but El Camino is Jesse Pinkman’s opportunity to make amends for his past and pave a new path for himself. While a happy ending is unlikely, we can at least hope that Jesse finds some peace of mind by the end of the film.
Which questions do you hope will be answered in El Camino? Share your thoughts in the comments below. And if you’d like to watch this Breaking Bad story with commentary from friends and fans around the world, add Wiretap to your Chrome browser now. We’ll definitely be having a watch party.
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