Seizing an opportunity to get the word out on their country, the Belize Tourism Board has offered free vacations to the cast of “Breaking Bad,” after the character Saul Goodman uncomfortably suggested in the latest episode that Walter White off his brother-in-law and DEA agent Hank Schrader by sending him “on a trip to Belize.”
The tourism board jumped on the reference in Sunday's episode on Thursday, inviting the cast to the Central American country once the hit AMC series ends.
“Despite what Saul meant when he suggested that Walt send Hank ‘on a trip to Belize,’ we were flattered to be included on your program last Sunday,” the tourism board wrote in an open letter to the "Breaking Bad" cast Thursday that has since gone viral. “Many of us are big fans of the show and can’t wait to see what happens over the last six episodes. While we hope that some of our favorite characters don’t get ‘sent on a trip to Belize’ in the show, we do hope you will take us up on the following offer – we’d like to send all of you on an ACTUAL trip to our country after the season is over.”
The Belize Tourism Board then explained how their country’s amenities and culture match up with the interests of various “Breaking Bad” characters.
“We figure you all need a little time to relax after a riveting season and, if you ask us, there’s no better place to relax than Belize. It’s really the least we can do for the entertainment you have provided us with over the last six years,” the board wrote. “So allow us an opportunity to entertain you – we have the Blue Hole for Walt, purple fish for Marie, geology for Hank, great music and friendly people for Jesse, delicious breakfast cuisine for Walt Jr., several nice locations to swim for Skyler, colorful clothing for Saul, and the list goes on. We look forward to hearing back from you. Best of luck in the remainder of the season.”
Well, at least one “Breaking Bad” character responded to the offer. Aaron Paul, who portrays Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series, is down for a trip to Belize – but not the type that ends in death.
Paul tweeted to the Belize Tourism Board, “Ummmm..let’s do this!”
— Aaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) August 23, 2013