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Vince Gilligan’s Haunting “Night Stalker” Episode Bridges the Gap Between “The X-Files” and “Better Call Saul”

Vince Gilligan’s Haunting “Night Stalker” Episode Bridges the Gap Between “The X-Files” and “Better Call Saul”

Vince Gilligan’s sole script on the 2005 ‘Night Stalker’ reboot is the perfect stepping stone between the writer’s two television universes.

“There are countless stories in the city, about the lives lived here, about how the fates of others intertwine with our own in ways we can never expect or predict.”

The X-Files was one of the most significant cultural touchstones to come out of the 1990s and it forever changed the shape of genre storytelling on television. Breaking Bad and its prequel spin-off series, Better Call Saul, have very much done the same for television in the 2010s and ‘20s, albeit in very different ways. Vince Gilligan is the common factor between these completely unique worlds, but he also wrote a single episode of 2005’s reboot of the totemic supernatural procedural series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

If The X-Files is about the pursuit of the truth and Breaking Bad

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