‘Better Call Saul’ Star Bob Odenkirk Has a Theory on Show’s Ending

by Thad Mitchell

The smash-hit television show “Better Call Saul” will be returning soon for its sixth and final season and fans are ready.

“Better Call Saul” is a spinoff of the insanely successful “Breaking Bad” series that concluded several years ago. The show dives deep into the roots of one of Breaking Bad’s most loved characters, Saul Goodman. But everyone’s favorite criminal lawyer wasn’t always the sleazy attorney we now know him as. Before he became Saul Goodman, Jimmy McGill was an honest and hard-working legal professional with a high sense of moral. In “Better Call Saul” we follow Jimmy’s transformation from a high-character, law-abiding citizen into the dirtbag we know as Saul Goodman. Bob Odenkirk is brilliant as Saul/Jimmy, earning rave reviews from critics and fans alike. Now, Odenkirk is gearing up for one final season of the “Breaking Bad” prequel.

In a 2021 interview with Esquire, Odenkirk says he believes Jimmy will seek out redemption in season six. He also acknowledges that the chances of finding that redemption are low.

“Sometimes people do learn the right lessons from their mistakes and their traumas and problems,” the actor says. “I’d like to think that after all he went through with the story of Breaking Bad, where he was gonna become wealthy by representing a meth kingpin, that he somehow decides to fly right and maybe use his various talents to help people who really need help. I don’t think that’s where he’ll end up but I think people sometimes do make a better choice based on experiences that they’ve had. But I don’t think they agree with that theory.”

Fans of the show are rooting for Jimmy to find some redemption for his past transgressions. Despite being a villain in “Breaking Bad,” Saul Goodman became one of the show’s most loved characters.

‘Better Call Saul’ Returns Later This Year

In “Better Call Saul” we see Jimmy McGill taking on a third alias, the Cinnabon Store manager, Gene. As Gene, Jimmy is hiding in plain sight from law enforcement and others who may wish to harm him. Through his many years as a shady lawyer, Jimmy has accumulated more than his fair share of enemies. His cover as Gene is something like a highly illegal witness protection program. He is forced to go on the run after his dealings with Walter White in “Breaking Bad” and now finds himself in Omaha.

Much like its source material, “Better Call Saul” is full of twists and turns and keeps its audience guessing. While the writing and storylines are excellent, it is the extraordinary cast that makes the show what it is. It all starts with Odenkirk as one of the most colorful characters in the history of television.

“Better Call Saul” fans can’t wait to see what the sixth and final season has in store.