It’s been 10 years because the premiere of “Breaking Unhealthy,” and we’re three seasons into “Higher Name Saul,” so let’s face it: At this level, just about all lingering questions have been answered.
We all know the mysterious purpose Walt (Bryan Cranston) left Grey Matter. We all know that Jesse (Aaron Paul) finally ends up OK. We all know that, sure, Huell (Lavell Crawford) made it out of the protected home.
And we all know all of this as a result of Vince Gilligan, the creator of each reveals, has repeatedly informed us so.
However there’s one query that is still, and it’s acquired individuals concurrently scratching their heads and reaching for barf luggage.
Why would somebody ever drink chamomile tea with soy milk and stevia?
“Chamomile tea with soy milk, please, and I’ll want extra stevia.”
Walter White’s business-associate-turned-enemy Lydia (Laura Fraser) uttered these haunting phrases within the penultimate “Breaking Unhealthy” episode, “Granite State.”
The forbidden mixture ultimately led to her demise, when Walter White switched out her stevia for ricin. Maybe she may’ve survived, had her beverage order not been so unusually gross. Even these days, followers proceed to speak about the way it’s simply so … so gross.
So, yeah, all we’re left with is a query about “Breaking Unhealthy” beverage selection. Is that this a fandom excessive? Or is it a (Candy’n) low?
Reporters have repeatedly requested the actor behind all of it, Laura Fraser, about Lydia’s unholy concoction. Vulture mentioned soy and chamomile “sounds terrible,” GQ referred to as it “actually gross,” and The Guardian simply outright requested, “What kind of monster drinks chamomile tea with soy milk”?
Fraser repeatedly claimed she didn’t know why Lydia made the order, admitting to Vulture that the writers “inform you nothing” and to GQ that “that ought to have been clue #1 there, of how deranged she was going to get.” Lydia is clearly “a monster,” she informed The Guardian.
Properly, Lydia made her return to the “Breaking Unhealthy” universe in Season three of “Higher Name Saul.” So, throughout a latest chat with Gilligan, we thought it was the right alternative to lastly ask, “What’s up with the soy, chamomile and stevia combo?”
The “Breaking Unhealthy” creator spilled the tea. All these years later, it seems Lydia isn’t the monster. Gilligan is.
“Oh, I truly put milk in chamomile tea. Lots of people don’t, although, I suppose. I suppose you’re proper. No, I don’t suppose there was any hidden message there,” he mentioned, earlier than including one thing much more heinous. “You already know my mother, after I was a child, used to toast our Pop-Tarts after which soften butter on high of them. I assumed everybody did that, after which I’d inform individuals, ‘Oh yeah, scorching buttered Pop-Tarts.’ Folks checked out me like I used to be insane. My tastes are all simply screwed up.”
Gilligan went on to elucidate that the soy milk resolution got here all the way down to the truth that he thought it “sounded wholesome.”
“I don’t learn about soy milk as a result of I’m not a giant soy milk particular person,” he mentioned. “That sounded sort of wholesome, like health-medy, however I truly put milk in any sort of tea, together with mint tea and chamomile tea. I suppose you’re proper. I suppose most individuals are usually not into that.”
He instantly regretted dispelling the ungodly soy milk thriller.
“Folks used to suppose, in all probability, ’Man, there’s a hidden message there,′ and now they’re simply kind of making faces, ‘Ah, that man. Ugh, who would do this? That sounds disgusting.’ I don’t know. That’s simply me, I suppose.”
To cleanse our palate, we requested Gilligan the compulsory, “Blah, blah, blah, when is Walter White coming to ‘Higher Name Saul’? Blah, blah.” Besides the wording was extra like: “What number of seasons do you suppose ‘Saul’ can go earlier than you’d need to convey Walter White again?”
“I greedily wish to see that occur, so yearly I’m sort of in search of that chance, and as viewers of the present have seen within the first three seasons, he’s nowhere in sight, neither is Jesse Pinkman. I feel we’re at all times sort of open, undoubtedly — to not communicate for co-creator Peter Gould and the writers — I feel it’s pretty protected to say they’re at all times open to the concept. I’m as effectively,” he mentioned, “I feel it will be an actual disgrace if the present ran its total course with out us ever seeing Walter White, perhaps Jesse Pinkman, too.”
That’s not a promise that we’ll get to see both of these characters, he added.
“Higher Name Saul” Season three is now on Blu-ray/DVD.