Breaking Bad ran for five seasons, from its first episode on the AMC network in 2008 until its last one in 2013. The Vince Gilligan show has its world, and the Better Call Saul spin-off, whose final episode aired two weeks ago with Six Seasons, brought back some of its characters. Jonathan Banks plays Mike Ehrmantraut, a former corrupt police officer who joined Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) after working as a bodyguard. He is likely one of the Breaking Bad characters that people like the most.
Suppose there is anything that makes Mike different from Walter (Bryan Cranston). In that case, it is the fact that he went into the criminal underworld not to get power but to make money and support his only family members, his daughter-in-law Stacey and his granddaughter Kaylee.
The character of Jonathan Banks also showed up in the spin-off of Better Call Saul. This allowed viewers to learn more about Mike Ehrmantraut’s past and what happened when his son Matt died.
After Matt died, Mike Ehrmantraut moved to Albuquerque to get his own back. He spent his time as a loving father caring for Stacey and Kaylee. He only worked with criminals to help them make money and keep them safe.
But the actor is still upset about a scene in Breaking Bad where Jonathan Banks’ character talks to his granddaughter.
In the fifth season, episode 7 of Breaking Bad, Mike Ehrmantraut is sitting on a park bench and watching his granddaughter swing. Then, Walter White calls him to tell him that the DEA is coming to get him.
After Walter tells Mike what’s going on, Mike leaves the scene, leaving his granddaughter alone in the park. In Breaking Bad, Jonathan Banks’ character discovered that Kaylee was much stronger than he thought.
When talking to The New York Times, the actor was asked if he had ever read anything in the script that didn’t make sense for his role. It was hard for him to think about what Mike had done then.
“There have been times when I thought, Oh, Mike probably wouldn’t do that. But, he said, if I stuck to what the writers told me, it made sense most of the time.
The first thing that comes to mind is when Mike leaves his granddaughter in the park in Breaking Bad and has to run away. And I said, “No, he would never leave his granddaughter.” And, of course, the police are in the park, so that’s why. They will look after her and get her back to her mother. I can’t get over Mike leaving his granddaughter in the park.