The final season of Breaking Bad’s prequel Better Call Saul has finally begun airing and I can barely contain my excitement. Fans are eager to see how Jimmy McGill (previously known as Saul Goodman) finally becomes the character we know from Breaking Bad. The creators promise that this will be the most dramatic season so far, but what else is new?
What is the plot of the story ?
The series will follow Jimmy McGill as he navigates the New Mexico criminal legal system and climbs his way up the ranks to become Saul Goodman, lawyer extraordinaire. The story is told in two timelines: the immediate past where Jimmy has been released from prison by Gus Fring, and his present as a lawyer alongside his brother Chuck (played by Michael McKean).
Who is in the cast ? What role did each character portray ?
The cast include Bob Odenkirk , Rhea Seehorn , Patrick Fabian , Michael Mando , and Giancarlo Esposito . Bob Odenkirk’s role is Jimmy McGill, who is a struggling lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He will soon have to face his demons as the series progresses. He is a con artist, who despite making a decent living and having the law on his side, still gets caught up in illegal scams that eventually lands him a stint in prison.
What are the difficulties they face ?
Both Jimmy McGill and Saul Goodman are con artists, and they often get their fingers caught in the legal system’s gears. Breaking Bad fans will know that Saul eventually becomes the lawyer we all know, but how he got there is a mystery. Hesitate to call the guy “Goodman” too soon: Jimmy has been imprisoned for insider trading, which is a federal offense punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
What are the themes ?
This story is full of moral dilemmas, which will make the show that much more interesting. The characters often feel morally torn from the decisions they are forced to make, and it’s always interesting to see how they handle those choices. A lot of people are rooting for Jimmy McGill to be able to become Saul Goodman in a legitimate way; that would be the perfect ending for this prequel/spin-off.
Who is the antagonist ? What are its motives ?
In this show, Gus Fring is the main antagonist. He owns a drug empire and uses Jimmy as an outsider to launder his money. Despite being a ruthless druglord, he seems to be honest in his dealings when it comes to Jimmy; at least that’s what you think at first. It seems that Gus has been using this simple con-artist for years, and now he wants a cut of the profits as well. Being the only person who stands between Jimmy and [the identity] Saul Goodman has created for himself, Gus has become an obstacle in Jimmy’s path of becoming legitimate in the eyes of the public.
What are the epic scenes ?
In the pilot, Jimmy has just been released from prison after spending many years in an Alcatraz-like prison. He walks out of the prison with his brother Chuck, and they are greeted by a horde of reporters and cameras. As Jimmy walks under a spotlight, a beautiful woman surprises him by kissing him on the lips. She is Kim Wexler, Jimmy’s new lawyer. After this kiss, we see that she was hired to help manage Jimmy’s criminal case along with his brother Chuck (who is also his lawyer).
Who is the most loved character ?
This is a toss-up between Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler. They both make the worst first impression on the audience and turn out to be some of the most interesting characters in this show. They are both people who have a lot at stake, and as much as they appear to be hustlers, they have a soft spot for others who are struggling in life.
Would you recommend watching this ?
This show is highly recommended. It has a solid plot, the actors do a fantastic job, and it is a small-screen gem that is not just for Breaking Bad fans. Thanks for reading !
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