Television lovers will want to be glued to AMC Sunday. Besides the return of the hit series “The Walking Dead,” the network will be rolling out the premiere of the highly anticipated “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.”
“Better Call Saul” will reunite “Breaking Bad” fans with shady attorney Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and hitman extraordinaire Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). The spinoff is set before Saul got wrapped up with Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), while Saul was going by the name “Jimmy McGill.” Fans will get to see how Jimmy McGill turned into Saul Goodman, and the events in his life that led to the shifty strip-mall law office.
The spinoff is getting a special two-night premiere on AMC Sunday, Feb. 8, and Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 p.m. EST. Prepare for the big event by binge-watching “Breaking Bad” on Netflix. We’ve rounded up the 11 must-watch episodes featuring the very best (or worst) of Saul Goodman:
Season 2, episode 8: “Better Call Saul”
“Hi, I’m Saul Goodman. Did you know that you have rights? The Constitution says you do, and so do I. I believe that until proven guilty every man, woman and child of this country is innocent. And that’s why I fight for you, Albuquerque.”
Badger’s (Matt Jones) arrest forces Walt and Jesse to hire a lawyer -- Saul Goodman.
Season 2, episode 11: “Mandala”
When one of the dealers working for Walt and Jesse gets shot, Saul suggests they team up with a “businessman” to sell their product -- Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).
Season 2, episode 12: “Phoenix”
Walt is fed up with not being able to spend his hard-earned drug money. With a lot of cash rolling in and no way to claim it as his own, he turns to Saul for some help. Saul suggests ideas like the big old bag of cash found at the railroad tracks and sweet Uncle Murray who left behind some shekels. But Walt tells Saul he worked too hard to have someone think he came into possession of a large sum of money through “blind luck” or an “imaginary relative.” That’s when Saul pitches the idea of funneling money through the donation website that Walter Jr. (RJ Mitte) set up for his father.
Season 3, episode 2: “Caballo Sin Nombre”
Skyler finds out about Walt’s “extracurricular activities,” and Saul reassures him that she won’t go to the police. However, that’s not Walt’s main concern -- he’s more worried about losing his family. Saul tells him there are plenty of other fish in the sea and to get back to cooking. Meanwhile, Jesse gets back at his parents by hiring Saul to buy his old house for half the price.
Season 3, episode 11: “Abiquiu”
Skyler (Anna Gunn) meets Saul for the first time to go over money laundering after the Mexican drug cartel attacks Hank (Dean Norris).
Season 4, episode 3: “Open House”
Skyler and Walt enlist Saul’s help to acquire the old car wash where Walt used to work part time. After Saul notes tax fraud, illegal immigrants, tax fraud and violence, they hatch a plan to get Bogdan (Marius Stan) to sell.
Season 4, episode 13: “Face Off”
Saul tips Walt off that Tio Salamanca (Mark Margolis) and Gus Fring are enemies. Walt heads to Tio’s nursing home to set up a plan for revenge.
Season 5, episode 7: “Say My Name”
The DEA goes after Mike, but Saul is more upset that Mike used “outside counsel” instead of him.
Season 5, episode 10: “Buried”
Skyler confesses everything to Hank, forcing Walt get things in order and bury his money in the desert. Saul suggests they “send Hank to Belize,” but Walt refuses.
Season 5, episode 13: “To’hajilee”
“Don’t drink and drive, but if you do -- call me.” Saul pays a visit to the car wash and meets Walt Jr., despite Skyler’s best efforts to keep him away from her son. Things become tense when Saul’s bodyguard goes missing and Jesse goes off the deep end.
Season 5, episode 15: “Granite State”
Saul decides to seek out Ed’s (Robert Forster) help to go into hiding. Ed creates a new ID for Saul -- in Nebraska. But before Saul starts his new life, Walt makes one last request.