While "Breaking Bad" may be at an end, there is still plenty of ABQ goodness to look forward to with Vince Gilligan's upcoming series "Better Call Saul." A prequel series, set before the events of "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" will focus on Saul Goodman, the amoral attorney played by Bob Odenkirk. While this show is still a long way from being on the air, there are five plots that "Breaking Bad" fans definitely want to see incorporated into the first season of "Better Call Saul."
Huell Babineaux, played by comedian Lavell Crawford, played an important role in the final season of "Breaking Bad." It would be great to see how Huell first met Saul. Bonus points if the writers can find some way to work in a joke about Huell sitting around in a hotel room for ages, as a reference to his final scene in "Breaking Bad."
Passing the bar
Fans of "Breaking Bad" know that Saul doesn't really have a problem with skirting the law. It could be sort of funny to show Saul graduating from law school with ease, but then struggling to pass the bar exam. Bonus points if Patrick J. Adams can guest star as a guy who takes the bar exam for Saul, in homage to his role on "Suits."
Your cheatin' heart
In "Breaking Bad," it was mentioned that Saul has multiple ex-wives. One of them even cheated on Saul with his step-father! Seeing Saul deal with his cheating wives (and maybe trying to ruin their lives out of revenge) could be hilarious.
Bring back Badger
Badger and Skinny Pete may have been minor characters on "Breaking Bad," but they could be a great sort of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern team on "Better Call Saul." Always great for comic relief, at least one episode of "Better Call Saul" should feature this comedic duo getting into trouble with the law and talking about science fiction.
The image consultant
David Cross and Bob Odenkirk have been doing comedy together for decades, and many fans are hoping that Cross will have a recurring role on the show. One way Cross could fit into the world would be to cast him as Saul's image consultant. Cross could be the guy who advises Saul to change his last name from McGill to Goodman and could direct Saul's infamously cheesy commercials.
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