‘Better Call Saul’ Boss Says Final Episodes Are an ‘Unusual Way to End a TV Series’

A lot still has to happen in the final episodes of Better Call Saul Season 6, but co-creator Peter Gould is promising anything but a traditional conclusion. Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) has to embrace the Saul Goodman persona fully, we have to find out what happens to Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) have to appear. With so much left to cover, it’s no wonder Gould said the AMC series would end in an “unusual way.” 

Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) looked stunned in the 'Better Call Saul' mid-season finale
Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 finale will take place throughout the last episodes 

In a round table with The Hollywood Reporter, Gould spoke about the end of Better Call Saul. Instead of a traditional finale episode, he said the series would conclude throughout a few episodes. 

“Maybe this is a way to take my pressure off myself, but I think of the finale as being the last few episodes — rather than putting all the pressure on one final beat,” said Gould. He also mentioned the unexpected twists that lie ahead. 

“Having said that, we took some turns [in this last season] that really shocked me,” Gould added. “Hopefully the audience will go along with it because it’s not like anything I’ve seen before. It’s a pretty unusual way to end a TV series.” 

Peter Gould is feeling the pressure of ‘Better Call Saul’ ending 

Gould also mentioned the amount of pressure he and Vince Gilligan feel about getting the end of Better Call Saul right for the fans.

“You hope that the ending fulfills the potential of the rest of the project and doesn’t throw it in a bad light,” he added. “You’re talking to a guy who’s in the middle of editing the last episode. I’m in a very vulnerable state right now.”

Details about ‘Better Call Saul’s final episodes 

So far, one of the only things we know about Better Call Saul’s final episodes is Walter and Jesse will return. The show’s composer Dave Porter told Forbes their return to television would be “very organic and very satisfying” for fans. 

Paul, who previously spoke Forbes about his character’s return, had this to say: “I know they’re not gonna just throw in Walt and Jesse just to do it. It has to make sense and it’s gotta be honest. It can’t be gimmicky and out of left field and seem cheesy at all.” 

Jesse (Aaron Paul) and Walter (Bryan Cranston) converse in the RV in 'Breaking Bad' Season 1
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman and Bryan Cranston as Walter White | Lewis Jacobs/AMC

Additionally, Odenkirk teased the final six episodes of Better Call Saul on The Treatment. “I just want to say that where the show goes in the last six episodes that are to come, I can’t wait for people to see, especially if people are listening to this,” said the actor. 

He continued: “The argument I had with Vince and Peter was: can people learn the right lessons from their trauma and pain? My argument is sometimes they can. Not often, probably not most of the time but occasionally people take all the pain in their lives and the experiences and think a little harder and go somewhere that’s better because they genuinely see themselves.”

Watch the final episodes of Better Call Saul on AMC beginning July 11. 

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