First off, here’s your “spoiler alert” warning, because some of the things I cover may spoil Breaking Bad for you. But in all honesty, if you’re someone who HASN’T watched Breaking Bad by now, I’m not really sure what’s wrong with you.
For those of you who aren’t familiar, Breaking Bad was a neo-western crime drama which aired on AMC from 2008 to 2013, with starring roles played by Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman). The unlikely duo of a chemistry teacher and an ex-student join forces to produce crystal meth to pay for Walter’s cancer treatments, but with the production of crystal meth comes crazy situations that the two get themselves into along the way.
For those of you who ARE familiar with the show, you might remember the last shot we see of Jesse driving away from the compound after escaping. The moment I saw that shot I thought to myself, “Oh there’s no way Jesse doesn’t get his own show, they can’t just leave his story at that. No way.”
BUT ALAS, I was sadly wrong. Instead they decided to give Saul Goodman, Walter and Jesse’s money-launderer, a prequel spin-off to showcase the events before, during, and even after the events of Breaking Bad take place. I’ll be honest, the idea that Saul got his own show instead of Jesse, that made me not want to watch the show, I was that salty.
Now while I believe a Jesse spin-off would’ve been a way better option, I can see why the Saul show was made. More opportunity for showcasing his past career, while all we know about Jesse’s past is that he was an ex-student of Walter’s. Perhaps it could portray how he got into the meth business? We’ll never know. But the idea of an opening episode of a Jesse spin-off continuing from the shot of him driving away and starting his new life with new troubles of running from the law, potentially getting back into the business with his knowledge, and possibly a reunion with Walter later on in case he didn’t actually die at the end of Breaking Bad?? These questions will never be answered and that drives me up the wall.
Maybe, just maybe, my dreams will come true and I’ll get the Jesse Pinkman spin-off I’ve always wanted. But a man can only dream.
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