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Better Call Saul will rewrite the events of Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad aired its series finale more than a year ago, and the ending was pretty definitive. But with the Breaking Bad prequel series Better Call Saul just a few months away, the story is set to continue — and according to one executive, the events of Better Call Saul may change the way you watch Breaking Bad forever.

"For all the Breaking Bad fans, there will be a lot of twists and turns," said Sony Pictures Television President Steve Mosko at a recent industry event. "I won't spill the beans too much, but it is going to force you to go back and check out things that happened in Breaking Bad to make sure you were clear about what you saw back then."

Breaking Bad often played around with this kind of narrative trickery. (For one of many examples, see season three's "Mas," which retroactively revealed that Jesse Pinkman spent most of Walter White's R.V. funds at a strip club.)

But Better Call Saul remains an unproven commodity, and it's a little nerve-wracking to hear that the Breaking Bad spin-off will actually change our understanding of events in the original series. In any case, we won't know for sure until Better Call Saul premieres next year.