It’s hard to believe Breaking Bad is ten years in our rear-view, but harder to imagine the roads not taken. One of the AMC drama’s most heartbreaking deaths almost arrived a full two seasons early, as creator Vince Gilligan reveals some of the writers’ worst pitches.
The third season of Better Call Saul arrived at its latest yet with an April premiere, but that’s nothing compared to Jimmy McGill’s fourth year. New episodes of Better Call Saul have only just started production, and will likely bring us closer to Breaking Bad than ever.
There’s ample evidence of toxic fandom out there, and the Albuquerque homeowners of Breaking Bad have seen some of the worst of it. After one-too-many tourist invaders and pizzas to the roof, the owners have apparently erected a security fence to dissuade entitled fans.
Even as Rick and Morty Season 3 draws to a close, we’re still hung up on the insane “Pickle Rick” episode that dominated marketing. There’s good reason the episode proved so memorable too, as co-creator Dan Harmon cites a famous Breaking Bad episode as inspiration.
The Walking Dead isn’t generally known for fueling Reddit conspiracies, but one persistent thread weaves Breaking Bad into its pre-apocalypse world. Sunday’s Fear may even fuel that theory, dropping a Heisenberg easter egg that could blow this whole thing wide open.