A recent Better Call Saul season 6 teaser suggests that the show evolves into something akin to Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan’s spin-off, which alternates between being a prequel and a sequel to Breaking Bad, follows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and transforms from an earnest lawyer & former con artist into the greedy criminal defense attorney known as Saul Goodman. Better Call Saul has undoubtedly had its share of plot twists, including heists and assassination attempts.
Still, season 6 promises to up the ante as Jimmy becomes more entwined with the dangerous Salamanca clan.
The season 5 finale of Better Call Saul confirms this promise after Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) survives an assassination attempt. The cartel fixer instructs his surviving attacker to misreport his death. Separately, Jimmy and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) plot to derail Howard’s (Patrick Fabian) critical Sandpiper case and Jimmy betrays Mike’s (Jonathan Banks) trust. These key events will almost certainly form the crux of Better Caul Saul’s season 6 narrative.
With Lalo out for vengeance after being attacked by the Juarez cartel.
As if to add fuel to the fire, one Better Call Saul actor teased that season 6 would be more like Breaking Bad than ever before. In a recent interview with Screen Rant, Tony Dalton (who plays Lalo Salamanca in the series) stated in a recent interview: “You have no idea what will happen. What these guys wrote is entirely out of control. ” More than any other, this statement confirms that Better Call Saul season 6 will feature the unprecedented carnage.
That quickly becomes synonymous with Breaking Bad’s chaotic narrative.
While season 5 indeed increased the level of violence and gang interaction. Better Call Saul has always been a far more organized series than its predecessor. Better Call Saul’s storylines move forward with purpose and conviction in classic Gilligan fashion. Still, they make an effort to save the most important moments and stories for Breaking Bad itself. Indeed, Jimmy’s journey to becoming Saul Goodman seems far from over. Jimmy’s permanent name change to Saul is only shown in a flashback in season 5.