"Better Call Saul" fans still have a long wait ahead of them before the Season 2 premiere and the return of everyone's favorite lawyer -- Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). For the time being, Saul Goodman is still just Jimmy McGill. But after the Season 1 finale teased the tired attorney taking a less-legal path to success, the transformation into Saul Goodman is likely only a matter of time. Now, two new photos from the set of the AMC series' sophomore season are giving fans a sneak peek at that transformation.
The first photo shows Jimmy in the middle of a tense standoff with what appears to be two other lawyers. See the photo of Jimmy McGill below:
Is the scowl on Jimmy's face a product of a new, darker character? Fans will remember that Season 1 ended with Jimmy walking out on a partnership offer from a large Santa Fe law firm -- thanks to Kim's (Rhea Seehorn) recommendation -- after returning home from Chicago, where he had been running cons again with Marco (Mel Rodriguez) ... until Marco dropped dead. An emotional Jimmy, on the outs with both his brother (Michael McKean) and Hamlin, decided to go it alone. On his way out of the parking lot he asked Mike (Jonathan Banks) why they did not keep the Kettlemans' embezzled money. He declared that whatever stopped him then will never stop him again, driving off on his way to become Saul Goodman.
The second set photo reveals the men behind the camera -- creators and co-executive producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The pair have been engineering the Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman metamorphosis behind-the-scenes and are hoping to surprise fans with the results.
“I think what happens next is actually going to surprise people,” Gilligan told Variety in June. “It’s not what we thought it would be.”
See the photo of Gilligan and Gould below:
What will happen in Season 2? Fans will have to wait to find out. "Better Call Saul" will return to AMC in early 2016.