Jesse Pinkman is back—but he might not be doing so well. On October 11, Netflix will release the highly anticipated El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan. The one-minute teaser trailer doesn’t show Pinkman (Aaron Paul), but instead features Jesse's his friend Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) talking about him.
The same day the new trailer dropped, Geek.com reported that Paul tweeted another piece to the puzzle of the best way to prepare for El Camino.
The two-minute and 21 second scene is from the season 3 episode “One Minute” and shows a beat-up Pinkman lying in a hospital bed discussing money with an unemotional Walter White (Bryan Cranston). It's an explosive scene, and marked a turning point in the series, as it was the first time Jesse truly stood up to Walter and saw through his regular 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.
Netflix hasn’t released many details yet, but 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.”