‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan Finally Reveals What Happened to Huell
Vince Gilligan pulled off a rare feat with the series finale of Breaking Bad, further cementing the show’s status as one of the best television series of all-time with a conclusion that was not only satisfactory for the audience, but one that felt like a choice that satisfied Gilligan. It’s not often that a showrunner can bring everything together so beautifully in a way that leaves both them and the audience feeling fulfilled. But there was one lingering question following the finale: Whatever happened to Huell?
Remember Huell? He was Saul Goodman’s large and intimidating, but surprisingly friendly bodyguard, and a source of endearing comedy. Last we saw Huell, he’d been set up by Hank and Gomie, who promptly placed him in a safe house. And there he sat, staring at the floor and waiting for someone or something to get him out. But then what happened? Given the fates of Hank and Gomie, was poor Huell left to rot in the safe house all alone? Did anyone bring him a snack? Did he become hopelessly addicted to Judge Judy reruns?
A Redditor (via Uproxx) discovered the answer in a new Breaking Bad book, in which Vince Gilligan reveals Huell’s fate — and as it turns out, Huell is probably doing just fine:
Is Huell still waiting for someone to come back for him?
Yes, sadly he’s waiting morosely on that sofa, looking like a lost puppy… [Laughs] No. It’s likely that Agent Van Oster keeps in touch with DEA headquarters. So when he learns Gomez and Hank have gone missing, he would in short order tell his superiors what they were up to. Within a matter of hours, really not that many in story time, Huell will be taken back to HQ. They’ll question him, find out what he knows—which isn’t much—and he’ll be let out on the street. Right now, he’s doing what Huell does best, whatever that is. He’s out and about as a free man.
So there you have it, Breaking Bad fans. Don’t worry about ol’ Huell. He’s doing great. He probably opened up his very own nail salon and invested in a Roth IRA.
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