Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk Just Can’t Bring Himself to Say Goodbye to Saul Goodman

Maybe watching the series finale of Better Call Saul on AMC will help convince Bob Odenkirk that he really is finished playing the role of conniving lawyer Saul Goodman, because the Emmy-nominated actor still feels like he’s ready to slip back into the colorful suits. As it stands, only five episodes remain of the Breaking Bad prequel series. It marks the end of a 12-year journey for Odenkirk who first began playing the role in the second season of Breaking Bad.

All good things must come to an end, and while fans have yet to see how Better Call Saul concludes, Odenkirk has consistently made it clear that he’s very happy with how Jimmy “Saul Goodman” McGill’s story finishes. In a new interview with Deadline, Odenkirk also spoke about how he hasn’t yet been able to shake the feeling that he’ll soon be back on set to suit back up as Saul Goodman once again. He’s wondering if that reality will finally sink in once the series finale airs, but the actor admits that, even then, he may still long for a return to the role.


“I’m gonna feel that when I see the last episode in six weeks. In a weird way, the story and the character are still alive in me. We’ve had so many years of shooting this guy and I’ve been playing him for 12 years. Some part of my brain is thinking, ‘When do I go back?’ [laughs] I think when I see the finale and I know what happens, I’ll feel like he’s set and I won’t be him again. Until then I’m waiting to play him again. [laughs] It’s weird, but I can’t put him to rest until I see the ending and maybe not even then.”

Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn Are Up for Emmy Awards


For the first half of the show’s final season, Better Call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn have both been nominated for acting awards. Odenkirk also commented on these nominations, and says that they knew not to exactly expect these nominations. With that said, Odenkirk says how much Seehorn’s nomination has been well deserved, as it’s her first Emmy nomination, and it took six solid years of developing Kim Wexler to get there.

“We don’t expect these things. You’d be stupid to expect a nomination, but she deserved one so much for the work she’s done developing Kim Wexler. I’ve just loved being with her for six years and I’m just so glad she’s noticed and nominated. She deserves it.”

Fans are still waiting to see what happens with both of these characters at the end of Better Call Saul. While we know that Jimmy goes on to experience everything that happens in Breaking Bad, his ultimate fate that happens in the “Gene” timeline remains to be seen. Meanwhile, no one knows what becomes of Kim Wexler, who is not present whatsoever in Breaking Bad, leading to fan speculation that the character does not survive.

New episodes of Better Call Saul premiere every Monday on AMC and AMC+, but only five episodes remain.