With all the big TV finales that happened in May and all the big summer shows that are starting up, one might be slightly less than obsessive about Better Call Saul's impending Season 4, since there hasn't been much out there to remind us that it's on the way. But star Bob Odenkirk has now gone public with a few interesting teases about Season 4, and it sounds like both fans and characters are in for some rough times. Here's how Odenkirk described the changes coming to Jimmy this season as his Saul Goodman transition continues.
Fans can probably understand where Bob Odenkirk was coming from when he shared his thoughts during the show's panel at the ATX Television Festival (via Variety). As fun as it was to watch the slippery shyster Saul Goodman during his years on Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul actually gave the character an ethos and some sympathetic handholds for viewers to latch onto. After seeing how idealistic and naturally talented Jimmy McGill was when he was starting out his law career in earnest, his eventual "downfall" into Goodman-dom will be all the more powerful and hard to accept. And apparently Season 4 will bring a harder edge to Jimmy's outlook on life.
It won't be the biggest shock in the world to learn that complications inherent to Jimmy and Kim's relationship could be a big reason for why Jimmy's attitude continues to sour. (On top of Chuck's death and its long-ranging ramifications, of course.) It sounds like the up-and-down couple will face their toughest setbacks yet in Season 4, which is saying something, since they have already been through quite a bit, both legally and illegally. Here's how Bob Odenkirk put it (via EW).
One of the most troublesome aspects of Better Call Saul's connection to Breaking Bad is indeed the absence of Rhea Seehorn's Kim Wexler in Saul's life. It has caused near-constant worries about what her fate will be -- okay maybe not near-constant, but often enough -- and Odenkirk's words threaten to shoot down all optimism that she'll be alive and well elsewhere when Breaking Bad's timeline starts up. Of course, there are any number of ways for Kim to still survive it all, but...
We'll hopefully get to see lots of new footage soon, as Better Call Saul Season 4 is set to debut on AMC on Monday, August 6, at 9:00 p.m. ET. To see what other new and returning shows will be popping up before then, head to our summer premiere schedule.
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