Better Call Saul: Bob Odenkirk "Would Avoid" Goodman "At All Costs"

To say that last week was a big one for fans of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's Bob Odenkirk & Rhea Seehorn-starring Better Call Saul would be an impressive understatement. Aside from the fact that the series is entering its final run, we know that the extended 13-episode Season 6 will kick things off with a two-episode premiere on Monday, April 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. With the season split into two parts, viewers will have seven episodes to process before a break ahead of the series' final run of episodes beginning July 11. And just to add another layer of importance to it all, Odenkirk also signaled last week that filming on the season had officially wrapped. So now the speculation game begins on two levels. First, we have to see how well the series deals with the narrative hand-off to Breaking Bad in the timeline. Following that, we have to see how "Gene Takovic" deals with his issues in the show's own post-Breaking Bad/El Camino timeline.

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Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill – Better Call Saul _ Season 6 – Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

To help with things, Odenkirk had some thought to share with Empire in an interview that took place shortly before filming wrapped. "I'm just trying not to get Covid, and show up and do a fucking great job with this awesome show, and this amazing ending," Odenkirk explained as production neared its end. But the award-winning actor has nothing but praise for the show's final run, describing the finale as "this powerful, surprising, subtle, kind of low-key piece that's been written with the greatest integrity by [co-creator] Peter Gould and the team of writers."

But as the worlds of "Saul Goodman" and Jimmy McGill begin to merge, Odenkirk makes it clear that as much as he's been enjoying the challenge of tackling those personas? Don't assume that means he's a fan of both personas. "I mean, people ask me if I like Saul Goodman. The answer is no. I like Jimmy McGill. Saul Goodman is the kind of person I would avoid, pretty much at all costs, for a million reasons. Not the least is fashion sense. Keeping those two people in the same body, and having them matter and connect up, can be a challenge for the writers and for me, but it's been a great, great effort to try to make it work," Odenkirk explained. "I can't wait for people to see this final season. There's so many different places it goes, and there's so much happening. It's amazing." Get ready for a bittersweet goodbye."

Now here's a look at the two newest mini-teasers that were released to coincide with the news of the show's return, followed by an overview of the sixth & final season:

Better Call Saul's final season concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its compromised hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. From the cartel to the courthouse, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six tracks Jimmy, Saul and Gene as well as Jimmy's complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked into a game of cat and mouse with mortal stakes.

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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