Why Bob Odenkirk Butts Heads With The Better Call Saul Writers


Bob Odenkirk laments that he wants what’s best for Jimmy, but as showrunner Peter Gould reminds him, “That’s the story we’re telling. You don’t have his ear.” Since fans of both “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” will no doubt know where Jimmy McGill’s choices are bound to take him, it’s easy to see Gould’s point. Though Odenkirk’s is one of the few “Breaking Bad” characters who actually escapes relatively unscathed at the end of the series, that doesn’t mean his troubles are over. 

Flash-forwards throughout “Better Call Saul” show that Jimmy/Saul is now Gene, a meek and mild Cinnabon worker who is trying desperately to keep a low profile. However, a recent promo from AMC featured Jimmy McGill as the focus of a fictional true crime show titled “American Greed.” In the promo, it’s revealed that law enforcement is indeed still looking for the man who helped Walter White and Jesse Pinkman elude capture for so long. 


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