This article contains spoilers for The Mandalorian season 3, episode 7.The Mandalorian season 3, episode 7 is making many fans lose their minds over the inclusion of another Breaking Bad actor: Charles Baker who plays Skinny Pete in the AMC acclaimed series. In The Mandalorian season 3, episode 7, Bo-Katan Kryze, Din Djarin, and the rest of the crew land on Mandalore to reclaim the planet. There, they encounter a group of Mandalorians who have survived by roaming the planet’s surface, with one of the characters played by Baker.
As evident by Star Wars fan Kristin Ouchi on Twitter, the inclusion of the actor who plays Skinny Pete in both Breaking Bad and El Camino is making audiences lose their minds. Baker plays one of the Mandalorians as part of the surviving party, almost a second-in-command to Charles Parnell’s captain.
Given that Breaking Bad is one of the biggest shows of all time, it was always going to be a major talking point if one of the show’s actors appeared in something as equally huge as The Mandalorian.
Charles Baker’s Mandalorian Cameo Makes One Breaking Bad Link Even Stronger
Another interesting element of Baker’s cameo in The Mandalorian is linked to Moff Gideon. After being absent from the show since The Mandalorian season 2, Moff Gideon returned in season 3, episode 7 played once again by Giancarlo Esposito. Esposito is arguably most known for his role as Gustavo Fring, the primary antagonist of Breaking Bad and a major character of the prequel series Better Call Saul.
The link between Esposito and Baker is evident, as they both play iconic characters from the critically acclaimed crime series. That being said, it is unclear how big a role Baker will play in The Mandalorian going forward, or whether his cameo is limited to the few scenes showcased in The Mandalorian season 3, episode 7. Regardless, the link between Baker and Esposito is interesting, as Skinny Pete was an ally of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad who directly opposed Gustavo Fring, as Baker’s Mandalorian now opposes Esposito’s villainous Moff Gideon.