One of the things people loved about Breaking Bad was how there was a lot of subliminal messages, visual iconography and foreshadowing throughout the series.
There were all sorts of wild theories - that the individual colours of what people wore indicated their intent, that Walt's car was a parallel to his soul - and now, it seems, Better Call Saul is starting to get some of its own already.
Already, there's rumours surrounding Aaron Paul and Dean Norris - Jessie and Hank, respectively - returning for a cameo, but now there's a potential other name who may be returning to the show. This theory, although it hasn't been confirmed, has been picked up by some of the castmembers of the show on Twitter.
The theory, which was posted to Better Call Saul's subreddit, posits the following: the first letter of each episode in this season are an anagram.
How do we mean? Take a look at this season's episode titles in the original order they aired:
- Gloves Off
- Bali H'ai
-Nailed (Next week's episode)
- Klick (Final episode of this season)
That spells out nothing, of course. Now, here's what happens if we rearrange them and take the first word again.
- Gloves Off
- Bali Ha'i
That spells out FRINGS BACK. Fring's Back. As in Gustavo Fring - Giancarlo Esposito - is coming back for Better Call Saul.
Look, chances are this is just some huge coincidence and it probably is - but if this turns out to be true and Gus Fring makes an appearance either in the finale or becomes the big villain of Season 3, that is damn spectacular work by everyone involved.
In fairness, it'd make a lot of sense for Gus Fring to come back into it. It's entirely possible for Jimmy McGill to have crossed paths with Gus Fring at some point or, at the very least, there be some sort of tertiary dealings with him. The fact that Hector Salamanca is back and so to are the Twins means that the writers have no problem dipping into the rich arsenal of brilliantly-written characters from Breaking Bad.