"Better Call Saul," the amazing "Breaking Bad" spin-off series starring Bob Odenkirk as "criminal lawyer" Saul Goodman, is just three episodes into its debut season -- and it's great! There's just one thing that could make it better:
People have been asking from the get-go whether this show will ever feature the return of the lovable screw-up played by Aaron Paul. And while there's no news from the producers, as far as Paul is concerned, all they have to do is ask.
In an interview with Variety, the actor made it clear that a Pinkman cameo is on everyone's mind, saying, "We always have fun having that discussion — Vince [Gilligan], myself, Peter [Gould], the writers. We just have no idea how that would happen. But hopefully one day."
Meanwhile, Paul and his cohorts might have no idea how to introduce Jesse Pinkman into the story. But we do! Here are just a few ways that "Better Call Saul" could totally call Paul.
Jesse Pinkman was the one to suggest to Walter White, early on in "Breaking Bad," that he should hire Saul as his lawyer -- which means that he must have known the man formerly known as Jimmy McGill from somewhere. Could Paul make an appearance as one of Saul's clients in his role as a public defender?
A flash forward.
"Better Call Saul" is already no stranger to time jumps, and the New York Daily News reported last year that the flexible timeline was very intentionally designed to allow the show to include events that took place during the "Breaking Bad" era. This would be the easiest way to fit Jesse Pinkman (and Walter White, for that matter) into the plot; they might not even need to shoot new footage.
Taking the show to school.
The bulk of "Better Call Saul" takes place six years before the events of "Breaking Bad," also known as the time period during which Jesse Pinkman was an underachieving student in Walter White's chemistry class. Although this one would be a stretch (can Aaron Paul still pass as a teenager?), wouldn't it be awesome to finally see the origins of Walter and Jesse's relationship?