Everyone’s favorite attorney is back! Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as money-loving lawyer Saul Goodman in the “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” premiering Sunday, Feb. 8, on AMC.
Created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, the dark comedy will focus on Saul's life six years before the events of "Breaking Bad." Viewers will meet the struggling lawyer -- who's going by his birth name, Jimmy McGill. Watching the entire "Breaking Bad" series is not a requirement to tune in to "Better Call Saul." But here's a recap of where things stood with the character stood when he was last seen, in the Season 5 episode “Granite State.”
After Heisenberg was revealed to be the alias of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Walter decided to seek assistance from an extractor, Ed (Robert Forster). Ed could make Walter disappear by giving him a new identity. As it turned out, Walter wasn’t the only one jonesing to take on a new persona. His cockroach of a lawyer, Saul, also was brought into Ed’s extracting base to take on a new identity.
As the two waited together while the details of their new lives were sorted out, Walter cooked up the idea to get revenge on Jack (Michael Bowen) and his men for killing Hank (Dean Norris) and stealing his money. Walter asked Saul to get in touch with a hit man. But Saul had no interest in getting tangled up in his former client’s new issues.
Instead, Saul told Walter to turn himself in to the police so that his wife could avoid the emotional interrogation that was bound to happen, and maybe even keep his house instead of losing it to the authorities. At that moment Ed called Saul up from the bunker to begin his new life as a Nebraskan. And although Saul wasn’t too excited to head north, he much preferred going to Nebraska to being involved in any more of Walter’s life-threatening schemes.
Walter then proposed the idea to Ed that Saul go with him to wherever he was being relocated. But Saul couldn’t have been any less interested. He claimed he was trying to wipe his hands clean of his formerly corrupt ways and become an honorable civilian. This angered Walter. He got up in Saul’s face before erupting into a coughing fit stemming from his cancer. Saul told Walter that their time together was over. Saul left the bunker and headed to Nebraska with his new identity.
Will "Better Call Saul" make any references to Nebraska in the "Breaking Bad" spinoff? Fans will have to tune in to the pre-Nebraskan era on Sunday, Feb. 8, when “Better Call Saul” premieres on AMC.