When Better Call Saul season 4 does eventually premiere, there’s a possibility for more stories involving Gene and that’s the sort of thing everyone can get behind. He’s the one tease that the show has given us where we have a chance to see what Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill’s future life is going to be like. It’s very different than anything else presented on the show, given that Gene is quiet — save for a declaration to the kid at the start of season 4 to get legal representation, we’ve barely heard him speak. That one comment was enough for all of us to remember that this side of the character is still there, and clearly, he’s not going away.
At a recent For Your Consideration event for the show, executive producer Peter Gould was quick to admit that he knows the demand for more Gene is out there. Check out his response, via Deadline, below:
“I’m fascinated by the Gene element. [The show] is a prequel, and the Gene part of the story is a sequel. Doing this show is like a Rubik’s cube. We know certain events about these characters; they were deemed to meet for the first time on Breaking Bad … Gene fascinates me because he’s a survivor. There’s a cowardly aspect, but this guy told the kid, ‘Get a lawyer!’ You realize then that this guy has gone through all these identities. They’re separate people that Bob is playing, but they’re like Russian nesting dolls and Gene is the biggest of them.”
At the end of this past season, we saw Jimmy get closer to becoming the Saul Goodman that we know from Breaking Bad. Yet, he’s not fully there yet, and Kim Wexler, (one of the few people within his life that really loves him) is also still around. Sooner or later, you have to assume that she leaves and Slippin’ Jimmy will slide further into darkness. We just haven’t arrived at that point yet, though we do very much think it’s coming. We can imagine that season 4 completes his journey into becoming Saul, and paving the way to a season 5 that’s either about Gene or tying up some of the loose ends that happened during the Breaking Bad era. Maybe we get to see what was happening with Saul while he was helping Walt and Jesse … but we prefer to see him in the future as Gene, and get more updates as told through that medium.
What’s your take on Gene’s future?
Do you want to see more of him, or do you consider this so much a prequel that the remainder of his story is unnecessary? Share now in the comments section below and tell us your thoughts on the upcoming story!
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