Vince Gilligan finally reveals what happened to Huell after Breaking Bad

So we can all stop this weird obsession (WARNING: final season spoilers, obviously)

It’s the great unanswered question from Breaking Bad; no, not what happened to all of that drug money stolen by the neo-Nazis. Or what happened to the White family after Walter’s death. Or even what Saul Goodman’s life was like before he met Heisenberg.


No, the question is: What Happened to Huell? What happened to the rotund, dazed bodyguard we last saw secreted in a hotel room by DEA agent Hank Schrader… just before Hank was shot. Did Huell ever escape that room? Show creator Vince Gilligan finally has an answer.

“Sadly, he’s waiting morosely on that sofa, looking like a lost puppy…”

Well that’s a tad anticlim…oh wait, he’s kidding. Here’s the real answer.

“It’s likely that Agent Van Oster keeps in touch with DEA headquarters,” he reveals in a new book on Breaking Bad. “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.” 

Hooray for Huell! What’s he up to now?

“Right now, he’s doing what Huell does best, whatever that is. He’s out and about as a free man.”


So we may get that spin-off after all.