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Better Call Saul Renewed For Sixth & Final Season

Better Call Saul has been renewed by AMC for season 6, which will be the show's final season. The spinoff to the classic series Breaking Bad, Saulstars Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill, a small-time hustler who transforms himself into a slick lawyer under the name Saul Goodman. Despite the long odds against spinoffs succeeding, the show garnered critical acclaim from the get-go and is now set to enter its pivotal fifth season.

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The first four seasons of BCS were in fact mostly taken up with filling in McGill's backstory, while also dealing with his relationships with his brother Chuck (Michael McKean) and partner/girlfriend Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), and bringing in other beloved Breaking Bad characters like Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis). It wasn't until the very end of season 4 that McGill finally seemed to cross the last ethical and spiritual line standing between him and fully embracing the Saul Goodman persona as introduced by Odenkirk on Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul season 5 figures to see Saul Goodman in his full obnoxious schyster form, which will undoubtedly lead to confrontation with Kim, as well as other major ramifications for the story.


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As the BCS story indeed edges ever closer to colliding with the Breaking Bad timeline, AMC has renewed the spinoff for season 6, as revealed by showrunner Peter Gould (via LRMonline). Speaking to the press at the Television Critics Association, Gould also said that season 6 will be it for the show:

“From Day 1 of Better Call Saul, my dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill – now AMC and Sony are making that dream come true. We couldn’t be more grateful to the fans and critics who are making this journey possible. Next month we start work on the sixth and final season — we’re going to do our damnedest to stick the landing.”

It's also been announced that the final season of Better Call Saul will run for 13 episodes, three more than the 10 episode length the show has stuck to in every other season, including season 5. That will bring the show in at 63 episodes total, one more than the number Breaking Bad reached in five seasons. Of course, Breaking Bad's run also included the movie El Camino which originally streamed on Netflix and is now coming to AMC as part of a full Breaking Bad marathon.


Exactly how Better Call Saul will wrap up is anyone's guess, but certainly the final two seasons will address the one big mystery the series has set up: what happened to Saul after the events of Breaking Bad. Thus far, fans have seen only a few flashes of post-Breaking Bad Jimmy/Saul living an entirely different life as an Omaha Cinnabon manager named Gene (a fate that was presaged via a seeming throwaway line on Breaking Bad). Fan theories indeed speculate that Gene will meet his end at the hands of Walter White himself, as White did leave Albuquerque for an extended period during the final season of Breaking Bad (he in fact left at the same time Saul originally lit out for Omaha). If Bryan Cranston does show up on Better Call Saul as White to exact revenge on Jimmy/Saul/Gene, that would certainly not happen until season 6 - and it would be an amazing way to wrap up the show.
Source: https://screenrant.com/better-call-saul-renewed-season-6-final/
 

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What exactly did Saul do to Walt that Walt would want revenge on him? (Especially since Saul probably *could have* flipped on him and gotten a sweeter deal with the DEA but didn't.)
He defied his will.

Still, that seems like kind of a stretch and there's nothing but the author's speculation to back it up. Usually something like this is telegraphed in some way.
 
What exactly did Saul do to Walt that Walt would want revenge on him? (Especially since Saul probably *could have* flipped on him and gotten a sweeter deal with the DEA but didn't.)
My interpretation was that Saul from running from "everyone" in general, and not specifically Walt. By the time he got the new identity, he was fully aware Walt was nearly dead anyway. His last encounter with him was him having his intimidation act cut short by falling to the floor gaging for air.
 

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The first episode of the new season is on Netflix AT LAST!

Here's a recap of the previous episodes:
I transcript the best comment: while Breaking Bad is a roller coaster ride, Better Call Saul is the tunnel of love... that then turns into a roller coaster ride.
 
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"He was worth 50 of you."

Man, Mike is the dog everyone kicks.

Outstanding episode. Can't wait for the one tonight.
 
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Chester Rigby

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Probably won't be on Netflix here in the US until some time in 2022 knowing AMC.
The fuck...? That doesn't make any sense :cringe:

A bit of powerleveling: I live under the Equator and all the seasons have been on the catalogue since the beginning and every episode was released at the same time of the United States premiere.
 

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The fuck...? That doesn't make any sense :cringe:

A bit of powerleveling: I live under the Equator and all the seasons have been on the catalogue since the beginning and every episode was released at the same time of the United States premiere.
I know right? We only just got season 4 on Netflix here a few weeks ago.

It's a legal bullshit thing. AMC wants first broadcasting rights in the US, for an absurdly long amount of time, even though nobody watches TV anymore. Meanwhile, most of the world gets it on Netflix the next day. (Hell, with a VPN, I'd be watching it on Netflix as well). It's stupid, and it just encourages people to pirate it.

So on an unrelated note, I liked the first episode. Can't wait to see the one that aired tonight!
 
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