Better Call Saul season 6 will avoid a Breaking Bad problem thanks to Bob Odenkirk’s character promise. The first part of Better Call Saul’s final season will premiere on April 18, 2022. The second part follows in July of that year, according to AMC. Nonetheless, despite several shocking storylines set to conclude in its final season. Better Call Saul appears set to stick to the slow burn formula that has brought the series critical acclaim since 2015.
Better Call Saul season 5 ends on a cliffhanger, with Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) attempting to sabotage Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) in court and Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) surviving a brutal assassination attempt. Throughout its fifth season. Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff began to feel much more like its predecessor. With Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) sniping shooters from a rooftop and Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) building another supersized meth lab in Albuquerque. While these scenes became commonplace in Breaking Bad’s final seasons as Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) drug empire began to implode. Better Call Saul season 5’s action felt rushed in comparison to previous installments.
As a result, Bob Odenkirk’s character promise aids Better Call Saul in avoiding a Breaking Bad pitfall. In an interview: “Times, Odenkirk stated that Better Call Saul’s final season will be character-focused. Promising a return to characterization over more flashy, Breaking Bad-esque moments.
This is good news for Better Call Saul fans, as the final episodes of Breaking Bad featured some ridiculous moments forced by an ever-escalating sense of one-upmanship.
In the same New York Times interview, Odenkirk expresses his thoughts on Better Call Saul season 6 ahead of its release, stating: “But what I like about it is that it isn’t cheap. It’s not easy. It’s not cartoonish. Furthermore, it’s really good, in my opinion. It’s pretty cool. I’d like to end with a focus on character development. That’s what it’s about, rather than just guns. There are some guns, but not as many as in previous episodes. This season, I’ve spent a fair amount of time solving crimes. Just heinous crimes.” This character-based sentimentality harkens back to the elements that distinguish Better Call Saul from Breaking Bad. With the latter becoming more grandiose as Walter’s wealth, notoriety, and ego grew.
Breaking Bad season 5 in particular pushed the boundaries of credibility with scenes such as the automatic machine gun firing flawlessly from the back of Walter White’s car. This scene exemplifies the escalation Breaking Bad felt compelled to produce in its final season. Complete with explosions, gunfights, and train heists. Breaking Bad season 5 also brought several less coherent characters to the forefront. Such as Jack Welker (Michael Bowen), with the deplorable white supremacist and his cohort running amok with little prior setup. Better Call Saul, on the other hand, appears to be avoiding the same issue as its predecessor by maintaining a clear character focus throughout its final 13 episodes.