The opening of AMC’s Better Call Saul showed us what happened to Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) after the events of the Breaking Bad finale (and boy, was it bleak), but one of the biggest questions that lingered was the fate of Saul’s loyal associate and personal bodyguard, Huell (Lavell Crawford).
In case you have forgotten,our time with Huell ended after he was taken to a DEA safehouse by Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and Steve Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada). Given that no one else knew where he was and those two, er, didn’t make it back … there has been some concern over Huell’s fate. Did he just wait? (As this brilliant video postulates):
In a recently released Breaking Bad book, though, series creator Vince Gilligan gives fans the definitive word on what happened to poor Huell (via Reddit):
Is Huell still waiting for someone to come back for him?
Yes, sadly he’s waiting morosely on that sofa, looking like a lost puppy… [Laughs] No. It’s likely that Agent Van Oster keeps in touch with DEA headquarters. So when he learns Gomez and Hank have gone missing, he would in short order tell his superiors what they were up to. Within a matter of hours, really not that many in story time, Huell will be taken back to HQ. They’ll question him, find out what he knows — which isn’t much — and he’ll be let out on the street. Right now, he’s doing what Huell does best, whatever that is. He’s out and about as a free man.
Are you placated? Disappointed? Hope you’re happy, Huell!