I am not crazy! I am not crazy. I know he swapped those actors! I knew it was Don Harvey. The officer from that HBO show, as if I could ever make such a mistake. Never. Never! I just- I just couldn’t prove it. He-he covered his tracks. He got that idiot at the casting department to lie for him. You think this is something? You think this is bad? This, this recasting? He’s done worse. Kaylee's actress! Are you telling me that a character just happens to constantly change like that? No! He orchestrated it! Vince! He desecrated the continuity! And I worshipped him! I shouldn't have, I took him in as my own hero. What was I thinking? He’ll never change. He’ll NEVER change. Ever since he was on the X-Files, always the same. Couldn’t keep his hands out of the casting decisions. But not our Vincent! Couldn’t be precious Vincent! Thinking we're blind. And he gets to be a show runner? What a sick joke! I should’ve stopped him when I had the chance! And you, you have to stop him, you…
One of the questions hanging over the back half of BCS’s final season has, after all, been when Gould and Gilligan might deploy the appearances by Breaking Bad stars Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston that they promised fans back in April. And, sure: Better Call Saul is a show that loves a little clever misdirection, and “Breaking Bad” might turn out to be another episode about the high-stakes drama of Gene The Cinnabon Man. (Press images for the episode suggest it’ll at least partially take place in monochrOmaha.) But at the very least, that title—and the released synopsis, “The partners escalate their enterprise to new levels”—is clearly angling to make us think we might be back in ABQ, possibly at the height of Heisenberg’s reign.
Also—as more than one person has pointed out—the episode title works as a long-delayed joke: The character of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman was, after all, introduced in an episode of Breaking Bad titled “Better Call Saul,” more than 13 years ago at this point. Gould and Gilligan are apparently repaying the favor, creating a reciprocal relationship between the two shows.
It wasn’t the first time Marsh had to build a store from scratch. In fact, between Season 4 and 5 of “Better Call Saul,” the Cinnabon that Gene works at in Omaha (which is filmed in Albuquerque’s Cottonwood Mall) went out of business. Luckily, the production team was able to purchase a lot of what was left — tables, chairs, Coke machines, the massive cake mixer — but Marsh says they nonetheless “had to painstakingly go back and reverse engineer what was missing and put it all back together.” Teaming up with Cinnabon, they were also able to reacquire the specialty oven, dough sheeter and proofers.
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