The obvious bad news when it comes to Better Call Saul season 4 is simply this: There are no more episodes this year. The other bad news is that there is no Chuck McGill anymore. The character died at the end of season 3, and for whatever stupid reason the Emmys decided to not give Michael McKean a nomination for the work that he did. He was the best actor on this season, but still … well, we could keep ranting about that for a while. We are grateful that Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks did get some love, and we’re very much interested to see what Jimmy McGill’s tipping point is going to be.
After all, the one thing that we know with confidence right now is that said tipping point is coming — and soon. He’s already adopted the Saul Goodman persona in order to do some work, and that could only accelerate from here. Speaking on this subject to Deadline after his nomination this past week, Odenkirk had the following to say:
“I think it’s some huge cracks in the ice right now — huge, visible cracks that go real deep. As far as the whole glacier splitting in two, that’s coming very soon.”
That basically means that the birth of Saul in full is almost upon us, and there’s a chance that this could lead to some pretty devastating consequences across the board. For example, if things fall apart with Kim, who is still on the mend after her injury, it’s going to be hard to see Jimmy come back to being his old self again. Meanwhile, we also imagine that there are some tough times coming in terms of him still trying to get work — we’re not sure how big of a time jump season 4 is going to take, and if Jimmy will even be an attorney at that point after serving out his suspension from the Bar.
We’ve already said many times over that we want to see a larger arc for Gene in the future, so for now, our wish list is topped by seeing a flash-forward in a fifth and potentially final season. Sure, it’d be great to get more than five seasons of the show, but it’d also be strange for the prequel to Breaking Bad to run for more years than the original show.
When do you anticipate being at the big tipping point when it comes to Jimmy/Saul on Better Call Saul, and how long do you think someone like Kim will still be around? Share in the comments!
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