[Warning: The following contains spoilers for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Read at your own risk!]
You have to get about 90 minutes into El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie in order to hear Aaron Paul's Jesse Pinkman say his signature "yeah, bitch!" catchphrase. The expression was a multiple-per-episode occurrence when Breaking Badwas on the air, but the Netflix movie leaves little room for Jesse to use it. He's too busy burying dead bodies and surviving shootouts to whip it out.
In fact, the one time he does say it, it comes during a flashback to the Season 2 era, before Jesse's life completely fell apart. After witnessing how much Jesse had changed due to his time in captivity with Todd (Jesse Plemons) and the aftermath of Walt's (Bryan Cranston) downfall, seeing Jesse during a happier time in his life was a moment of respite.
When TV Guide asked Paul why the phrase was so sparsely used in the movie, and about the significance of it being in a flashback rather than the current timeline, the actor revealed this particular "yeah, bitch!" was different from all of the other times he's ever uttered it for series creator Vince Gilligan.
"That was actually the one time I've ever improvised a 'yeah, bitch!' Every 'bitch' in Breaking Bad was scripted. Every one," Paul explained. "I actually noticed it the first time I read this film. I was like, 'Oh, Jesse doesn't say bitch at all.' While shooting, I thought, 'might as well just throw it in there.' And it stuck."
We're so glad it did, because it was perfect.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is now streaming on Netflix.