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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

I'd go for "willing suspension of disbelief". They definitely made Jimmy/Saul look younger for the flashback scenes when he's running con-tricks as Slippin' Jimmy, and they distincly aged him for the ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

Besides what Tetsujin points out about willing suspension of disbelief, it also seems like de-aging is what they were going for with some of the hairstyles. Here's Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad: And ...
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Why didn't El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie show how Jesse escaped from Todd's captivity?

Jesse's escape was a central part of the climax of the finale of Breaking Bad. The story of El Camino is not about Jesse escaping physical captivity, it's about him coming to terms (as much as ...
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What does the scene where Walter and Jesse meet in a cafe mean?

The importance of the scene in relation to El Camino is that it's Jesse finding closure with his old (Breaking Bad) life. It's not just Walt, we also see memories of Mike and Jane. The scene very ...
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After being rescued from captivity by Walt, why doesn't Jesse immediately surrender to the police?

As far as Jesse knew, he was wanted. He had little trust in law enforcement and his one contact with law enforcement is killed in front of him. He was being treated as a wanted criminal so his ...
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Do I need to have watched Better Call Saul before El Camino?

No. I finished Breaking Bad same year it ended and just recently watched El Camino. I was able to follow along no problem. As long as you watched the last 2 seasons of Breaking Bad, you'll be fine. ...
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Why didn't Jesse kill this character

Breaking Bad already showed us that Jesse was broken by the gang, hence him failing to kill Todd now even when he has the opportunity. It is even explicitly stated in an earlier scene in this movie ...
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Why is it not revealed what Jesse wrote in the letter addressed to Brock?

Originally the contents of the letter were a voice-over during the final images: Originally, in the first draft of the script, that’s how the story ended. With Jesse driving through Alaska, and you ...
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Why didn't Jesse kill this character

But he doesn't kill him and instead settles in for a pizza and cold beer on the ride back to his cage. Why did he choose a pizza and beer instead of his freedom? I feel like you've very much misread ...
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Before El Camino, has it been established that Jesse Pinkman graduated high school?

From my memory of the show and a few quick google searches, it doesn't seem like whether or not Jesse graduated was explicitly mentioned in the series. There's a few places where Walt called Jesse ...
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Why did Skinny tell Badger to ditch his car?

TLDR; To create the impression that he had crossed the border. The police have a wide presence and a lot of resources when they really want to find someone. Broadcast a request on the network with a ...
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After being rescued from captivity by Walt, why doesn't Jesse immediately surrender to the police?

Jesse had just spent months in a cage and was in a near feral state. He suddenly found himself free but with the looming prospect of being immediately incarcerated again for all of the crimes he had ...
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After being rescued from captivity by Walt, why doesn't Jesse immediately surrender to the police?

Jesse had two motivations by the end of Breaking Bad: He didn't want to bring Walt to justice as much as he wanted to just make him pay for poisoning Brock. Turning witness for the DEA was a means, ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

I've rewatched some clips and I propose this: We see Gene Takovic being trapped by doors closing on him in the trash compartment. (How's that for a metaphor?) And after he waited on the floor, we see ...
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What does the scene where Walter and Jesse meet in a cafe mean?

According to THR: The Walter White scene takes place within the space of season two's "4 Days Out", one of the most celebrated episodes in the Breaking Bad pantheon, in which Walt and Jesse's RV ...
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