‘Better Call Saul’: Bob Odenkirk Says Season 6 Is the ‘Best’ One Yet

Better Call Saul has amassed a big following as viewers tune in to see how Saul Goodman became the person he was in Breaking Bad and what happened to him after those events. Although the wait for new episodes has been longer than usual, it seems like it’ll be worth it, with Bob Odenkirk saying Better Call Saul Season 6 is the “best” one yet.

Bob Odenkirk arrives at the 'Better Call Saul' premiere in Los Angeles
Bob Odenkirk of ‘Better Call Saul’ | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

‘Better Call Saul’ is down to its final season

Unfortunately, the sixth season of Better Call Saul is also the last one. AMC renewed the show for one more season in January of 2020, ahead of the season 5 premiere, via Entertainment Weekly. It will reportedly consist of 13 episodes, up from its usual count of 10, and is expected to return in 2022.

The latest episode, released in April of 2020, saw Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) go to Saul (Odenkirk) with a new con. She wants to set up Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) in order to win a share of the Sandpiper Crossing settlement. Saul tried to talk her out of it by reminding Kim of how out of character it is for her. “Kim… doing this, it’s not you. You wouldn’t be OK with it, not in the cold light of day,” he told her, to which she responded, “Wouldn’t I?”

Meanwhile, in Mexico, Gus Fring’s assassins were moving forward with the hit on Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) aided by Nacho Varga (Michael Mando). Fortunately, he survived the ambush, but many of his relatives did not. Lalo was last seen leaving the scene, clearly thinking of revenge.

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Bob Odenkirk on ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6

Few details have emerged about the upcoming season, but Odenkirk promised in a new tweet that it would be here “soon.”

“It’s a helluva great season,” he continued. “Our best…”

Odenkirk’s tweet was in response to a teaser trailer for Better Call Saul Season 6, which includes a glimpse of the aftermath of the attack on Lalo. It opens with two shadowy figures arriving at the house, where there’s a heavy police presence. They are revealed to be Leonel and Marco Salamanca as the twins cut through the crime scene to make their way inside.

Expect the season to explode ‘in a million directions’

Odenkirk had limited knowledge of what would happen in season 6 when Collider caught up with him at the beginning of 2021. A fan of the show himself, he admitted he hadn’t read the full script in an effort to savor the ending for as long as possible. But he imagined there would be “a fair amount of violence.”

“I’m finding out script by script [how the season goes],” he shared. “I’m told that the wheels come off in Season 6 and it explodes in a million directions. That sounds to me like there’s a fair amount of violence, but I don’t know for a fact.”

Still, that doesn’t sound good. If we were the characters, we’d have Ed the Disappearer on speed dial right about now.

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