‘Better Call Saul’ season 3: Bob Odenkirk will play Gene once more
For all of those wondering whether or not we’d get a flash-forward at some point in the early going during “Better Call Saul” season 3, we’ve now got confirmation: It’s happening.
In the photo via Entertainment Weekly, you can see Bob Odenkirk alongside show co-creator Vince Gilligan as Gene, the future incarnation of Jimmy McGill a.k.a. Saul Goodman, who works at a Cinnabon located inside a mall in Omaha. The first two seasons began with some black-and-white spotlight to his time there, and it’s with that in mind that it’s a little bit jarring all of a sudden to start to see a photo of the character in color.
With these flash-forwards, one of the questions that we do always wonder is precisely what we’re meant to be looking at here, and what the endgame of these sequences is. Personally, we like to think that the show would’ve ceased giving you these sort of sequences already had the plan been to just remind you of Jimmy’s future without ever focusing on it. Now, we want to hope that this could all be laying some of the potential groundwork for a longer story there, even if it is just an episode or two. Personally, we’ve advocated setting the entire final season in the future to give the character some sort of proper conclusion; while you can argue that working at Cinnabon is his final fate and the result of his actions with Walter White, Jimmy is a resilient guy; therefore, it certainly wouldn’t shock us if he somehow found a way to take another step forward and continue living life in the way he best knows how.
Season 3 is currently filming in New Mexico, and for the time being AMC isn’t saying too much else about it. Maybe that’ll change when the show does return for new episodes in the new year.