Producers are currently holding panels for the Television Critics Association summer tour. These panels are held annually before the fall season starts, and for many highly anticipated shows, comes all sorts of exciting news. Better Call Saul fans are surely anxious to see what Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) next move is after what happened at the season finale. The first series has earned some major acolytes, scoring seven Emmy nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Now AMC has released two brand new photos from season two, one from an episode, the other is a behind the scenes look.
Last night saw the Season 1 finale of AMC’s Better Call Saul, Episode 1.10 “Marco,” which tied up all the loose ends of this debut season. We saw more of Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) past and the type of man he was when he was “Slippin’ Jimmy” the con man; we learned more about his best friend and con partner Marco, who he goes to see again in Illinois after the devastating reveal from Episode 1.9; and we get a glimpse of the direction that Jimmy is going in for Season 2.
Now that Season 1 has come to a close, the cast and creators are taking a look at what’s to come in Season 2 with a new 4-minute video, which you can watch here below.
The Season 1 finale of AMC’s Better Call Saul, Episode 1.10 “Marco,” aired Monday night and it served mostly as an epilogue of sorts to the previous episode, which revealed what has been standing in Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) way all these years.
The network has released the “most talked about scene” from the episode, which sees Jimmy talking to Mike in his parking clerk booth about what they could have done different in the Kettlemans situation. AMC has also released a behind-the-scenes featurette that’s a 5-minute “Inside Look” at the episode that brings us from the HMM law offices to Cicero, IL where Jimmy meets up with his old pal, Marco, and back.
We’ve seen four of the ten episodes of Season 1 of the AMC original series Better Call Saul, which sees Bob Odenkirk reprising his role from Breaking Bad in a prequel storyline. And so far, we’ve learned a lot about Jimmy McGill, the man Saul Goodman was before he became a strip-mall lawyer.
The latest episode, Episode 4 “Hero”, brings the end of the first natural arc of the series. When we first met Jimmy in the series premiere, he was downtrodden, struggling as a Public Defender in the Albuquerque, NM, courts, not making enough to even pay the meager $5 to get out of the court’s parking lot. He’s been trying to make a name for himself and build up his clientele, but he’s had a string of bad luck and can’t seem to get ahead. But everything changed in “Hero,” where Jimmy’s luck takes a turn for the better.
Episode 1.5 “Alpine Shepherd Boy” seems like it will be the start of something new for Jimmy, but after he gets alarming news, he’s forced him to make yet another choice.
Check out the preview photos and sneak peek video here below for Episode 1.5 “Alpine Shepherd Boy.”
Better Call Saul Episode 1.4 “Hero”
Directed by Colin Bucksey
Written by Gennifer Hutchison
Starring Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian AMC
Air Date: Monday, February 23, 2015, 10pm
Every day is a struggle for Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). His adversities aren’t narrowed down to just one facet of his life, but instead encompass ALL aspects of the lawyer’s being. Along with struggling to build his clientele, pay his bills, and make a name for himself, there’s his constant inner conflict as he continues to teeter between acting in good conscience and relying on his old swindling ways. Back in Better Call Saul Episode 2, we heard Jimmy promise his older brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), that he wasn’t slipping back into his old ways, which, as we see from flashbacks, was being a hustler and a schemer. He’s trying to make his way in the world as a public defender for the Albuquerque, NM, courts, but it pays very little and is getting him nowhere. In Episode 1.4 “Hero,” Jimmy once again walks that fine line between good and bad, but this time around, his moral ambiguity becomes his defining characteristic.