(Spoilers for the first three seasons of Better Call Saul below.)
Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk went on record at San Diego Comic-Con to say the upcoming fourth season promises, [the] “funny stuff is funnier. The suspense is more suspenseful. And the danger is more scary and dangerous.” As the previous three seasons have shown us the origin of Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman, this season kicks off after the death of his brother Chuck, the man we met named Jimmy is fading away and the man we know as Saul is taking center stage. Things are about to get… bad.
Jimmy Breaks Bad
This season is poised to be the missing piece before the events of Breaking Bad season one. The development of Jimmy/Saul will be a fascinating transition to witness now that we have seen where he came from… as well as where he winds up at the end of Breaking Bad. This juicy middle piece is going to spill into season five as well. The aftermath of the death of his brother Chuck will be a huge catalyst towards his transformation. As for his relationship with Kim, hopefully, that won’t be something as easily broken.
Mike Ehrmantraut & Gus Fring
Gus is coming into power and Walter White is not here to be the one who knocks just quite yet. The development of Mike and Gus’ relationship along with how they involve Jimmy in the mix is going to be television gold. We know what happens to these characters after Walter White is done with them, but damn is it going to be a great ride to watch them on top of the game for a while!? The intricacies of meth distribution (and the need for having a lawyer) are sure to play a big part in Jimmy’s role as he makes these new darker alliances now that his familial relations have all dissolved before his eyes. He’s a man who needs a purpose, regardless if that purpose is good or bad.
Are you looking forward to Better Call Saul moving closer to Breaking Bad territory? Is Jimmy capable of being redeemed? What happens to Kim once Saul Goodman is unleashed? There are so many questions begging to be answered this season and I for one cannot wait to see how the show manages to fold itself into its predecessor.