While the world of television is still quite erratic from effects of the pandemic, one of the biggest comforts that TV viewer had was knowing Bob Odenkirk's Better Call Saul was guaranteed to deliver its sixth and final season in early 2022 to make life more bearable, at least for everyone other than Saul. Unfortunately, Odenkirk collapsed on the set on Tuesday night, and was soon after taken to the hospital, without very many details going public regarding the status of his health, nor the cause of the collapse.
Understandably, Bob Odenkirk's friends and fans are coming out in droves with shocked reactions and overwhelming support for the actor and comedian during this difficult time. His former Better Call Saul co-star and fictional brother Michael McKean posted the following on Twitter.
While the majority of posts were definitely hopeful and full of well-wishes for Bob Odenkirk, perhaps the most insightful one came from the actor's longtime friend, comedy partner and Mr. Show co-creator David Cross, who shared the following tweet:
Preacher vet Julie Ann Emery, who starred in Better Call Saul Season 1 as Betsy Kettleman, is also quite hopeful that Bob Odenkirk pulls through, sharing this message:
It definitely isn't just Bob Odenkirk's Better Call Saul cohorts that were sending out love on social media. Here's a thoughtful post from comedian and author John Hodgman on Twitter:
Considering Bob Odenkirk was reportedly on set during the production of Better Call Saul Season 6, it's unclear how AMC will decide to move forward in the immediate aftermath of his collapse. One can only hope that his situation is optimistic enough for the network to not feel the need to put filming on pause, though obviously Season 6's resolution is far less important than Odenkirk's well-being.
Bob Odenkirk's Saul Goodman is one of the best characters on TV right now, which will remain true regardless of what happens to Odenkirk in real life. But if it meant Saul would have to go away forever in order to ensure Odenkirk would immediately recover and be perfectly healthy again, it would be worth the loss. We at CinemaBlend send our thoughts and support to the actor and his family and friends during his road to recovery.
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