Jesse Pinkman is back once again. On October 11, Netflix released the highly anticipated El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan. The teaser trailer doesn’t show Pinkman (Aaron Paul) but rather features Jesse’s friend Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) talking about Pinkman.
The same day the new trailer dropped, reported that Paul tweeted another piece to the puzzle of the best way to prepare for El Camino.
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 25, 2019
The two-minute and 21-second scene is from season 3 of Breaking Bad episode “One Minute” and shows a beat-up Pinkman resting in a hospital bed talking money with an insensitive Walter White (Bryan Cranston). It’s a critical scene, and marked a turning point in the TV show, as it was the first time Jesse truly stand up to Walter and saw through his constant manipulations.
IndieWire points out that in the 2013 series finale, Jesse was last seen driving an El Camino away from the place where he had been held captive for so long by Uncle Jack and his gang of thugs. “Jesse cracked a smile, but the Season 3 clip Paul shared with fans is a reminder that he remains all alone with nowhere to run,” IndieWire wrote.
The synopsis reads: “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.”
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Paul revealed more details. “It’s a chapter of Breaking Bad that I didn’t realize that I wanted,” the three-time Emmy winner said. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.” He also said that two years ago Gilligan called him to discuss a potential movie.
“At the very end of the conversation, he mentioned that he had an idea of where to take it from here, and he wanted to hear my thoughts on it,” Paul said. “I quickly told Vince that I would follow him into a fire.”