The fourth season of Better Call Saul is expected to bring the show’s timeline up to the Breaking Bad era. But that’s just the start of the crossover between the two shows.
As it turns out, the latest season of the show will also bring a much bigger role for a character that was mentioned but never seen in Vince Gilligan’s first AMC show. At a panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, the Better Call Saul cast revealed that Lalo, who was mentioned by Saul Goodman in the second episode of Breaking Bad‘s second season, will make an appearance in the spinoff show.
Bob Odenkirk, who plays Goodman in Better Call Saul, told the crowd at the show’s SDCC panel that Season 4 will include a character that many fans have long wondered about, as he was fearfully mentioned but never explained.
“You are going to meet people who are referenced in Breaking Bad but you’ve never met,” Odenkirk said during the panel according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Saul co-creator Peter Gould then showed the crowd the scene where Goodman asked Jessie and Walt if Lalo had sent them after they kidnapped him and threatened to bury him in the desert. After that, they showed a photo of Lalo — played by actor Tony Dalton (Sense 8), who is shown leaning down talking to Hector Salamanca.
It’s said that Dalton’s Lalo will play a big role in Season 4, where Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill slowly becomes more like the Saul Goodman we meet in Breaking Bad. If the first time we hear about Lalo is any indication, the character will do something to make the lawyer pretty fearful of him.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)