Vince Gilligan On ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 2 Finale: Why Hasn’t Jimmy Become Saul Yet?

Season two of “Better Call Saul” wraps up tonight with the episode titled “Klick” and the continuation of the season long two-track stories. Mike gets advice on now to perfect his shots using a high-powered rifle and Jimmy deals with the aftermath of stealing the bank client from Chuck and Howard.

It was gasp-producing when Chuck’s head hit the edge of the copy store’s counter before he fell to the floor. It left open the question of whether we’ve seen the last of the character Chuck McGill and if it produces collateral damage to the Kim-Jimmy relationship.  Recap of finale, here. 

Mike’s purpose for stopping the money truck from reaching Hector “Tio” Salamanca was to expose him and his drug business to the authorities, thinking it would keep him from doing jail time for the Tuco gun charge.

That didn’t happen, so what will he do with $250,000 taken from the truck’s tires?  From the looks of the video preview clip posted below, he’s not in a mood to give it back or continue his “I’m not going to kill anyone” way of doing things. Then again, we’ve seen Mike find the most ingenious ways to get results without the loss of life.

This morning on the TV simulcast of Rich Eisen’s radio program, “Better Call Saul” creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould addressed the much-discussed issue of when the heck we’ll get to see Saul Goodman.

Eisen asked, “Where is this leading?”

VG: “It’s a bait and switch so far. The show’s called “Better Call Saul” and we haven’t seen him yet.  You’re right it’s more of a slow burn than you might have thought.”

PG: “We would have thought that he would have been Saul. By the end of season one you’d see the crazy office with the columns and Francesca his assistant. But, it turns out there’s more to say about Jimmy McGill than we knew.”

Are they not in control of all this, and if so, how could they have underestimated the time frame?

VG:”In the writer’s room, when it’s working well, you let the character tell you where he or she wants to go or is in that moment. If you push too hard…’re not doing justice to the character.”

PG: “The showrunner of “Fargo” pitched to me that we never have him become Saul Goodman. I don’t know if that would be satisfying.”

VG: “The more we do this, the more we realize it’s going to be a minor tragedy when this guy does turn into Saul Goodman, because he’s not as good a guy.”

How does that sit with you as fans of the show?

AMC airs “Better Call Saul” season 2 finale Monday night April 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT     Image/vide credit: AMC, used with permission 


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