‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6: Jimmy Is ‘One Very Bad Move Away’ From Fully Becoming Saul Goodman, Says Star Bob Odenkirk
Over the past five seasons of Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill has become more and more like the kind of person we met in Breaking Bad.
He started out as a lawyer who seemed to have good intentions, but his increased disregard of the law and propensity to cut corners keeps getting him in trouble. To let Bob Odenkirk tell it, it’s gotten to the point where Jimmy is only “one very bad move away” from fully becoming Saul Goodman.
In an interview, Bob Odenkirk talked about Jimmy McGill and what his future might look like
Speaking to The Wrap in an interview published on Feb. 3, Odenkirk mentioned that Jimmy has reached a “a real delicate place” after the events in past episodes. As viewers recall, Jimmy is now in with some of the most dangerous criminals, including Lalo Salamanca, who sent Jimmy on a mission that left him with PTSD.
“He’s really got himself in serious, life-threatening danger. And he’s kind of shaken by his incident in the desert. He’s actually a little reticent, and more unsure of himself than he’s ever been,” Odenkirk said. “Jimmy just sort of thought he can play with these scary guys. He’s discovering that there are very serious and consequential consequences on what they do.”
But what is it that sends him over the edge to fully become Saul Goodman? Noting that Jimmy is only “one very bad move away” from totally assuming that persona, Odenkirk said Kim Wexler could be the trigger.
“He’s pretty much close to there, I’d say. But something big still has to happen to trip him over into, I think, full Saul mode,” Odenkirk continued. “I imagine it has a lot to do with Kim Wexler.”
Kim Wexler will continue on a ‘dark’ path in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6
From the moment we met Kim, we assumed she would serve as Jimmy’s moral compass, doing whatever she could to stop him from becoming Saul. But once she revealed a plot to take down Howard Hamlin and did that whole “finger gun” thing in season 5, that idea fizzled.
Actor Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim, later revealed her character’s transition to the “dark side” during a virtual screening for the season 5 finale, according to Deadline.
“Do you see a very dark side of her there? Yes, you do,” she said of the scene where Kim revealed her plot to Jimmy.
“He brought Saul Goodman into our relationship she’s bringing in this other person,” Seehorn continued. “There’s this self righteous martyrdom going on.”
So when does ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 start?
According to The Wrap, production will begin in March. If all goes well, it seems that new episodes could come out in late 2021 or early 2022. But that of course depends on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Just keep your fingers crossed.