Breaking Bad: Vince Gilligan reveals Huell's fate
Breaking Bad managed to end its intense run by tying up as many loose ends as possible, a harder feat in modern TV than it sounds. Critics and fans alike were mostly appeased with what creator Vince Gilligan and the writers cooked up. Mostly, I say, because the fate of Huell was never explicitly revealed.
Sweet Huell was the gigantic, barely intimidating henchman of crook lawyer Saul Goodman. Hank and Gomie snapped him up as part of a ruse and left him in a safe house near the end of season 5. Last we saw, the camera was wistfully lingering on him as he stared down the door, awaiting help and liberation. Theories on theories arose trying to guess what happened next for Saul’s amazingly subpar bodyguard. Thankfully, Gilligan laid that all to rest in a newly released Breaking Bad book. The excerpt was snapped by enterprising redditor maalbi (then posted by Uproxx):
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.
That’s reassuring! Fly free, Huell, and enjoy Walt’s money bed from now until eternity.
Walter White descends into the criminal underworld.