Better Call Saul
Cast member Bob Odenkirk poses at the premiere for season 3 of the television series "Better Call Saul" in Culver City, California U.S., March 28, 2017. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

“Better Call Saul” has successfully deterred itself from the world of “Breaking Bad” without completely severing its ties to the well-loved series. But because the new show does act as a prequel to the original, there are connections and outcomes that can already be speculated.

As TV Guide has pointed out, the roles of Chuck (Michael McKean) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) are particularly interesting to look at because neither of these characters appeared in “Breaking Bad.” This could mean that their position in the life of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is short-lived. This is likely the situation that viewers will find Chuck in.

In the last episode of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy’s “You’re going to die alone” speech sounded arguably prophetic of what is to come. Moreover, McKean had already warned audiences not to get too attached to Chuck. Together, these statements seem to indicate that Chuck will meet his demise sooner rather than later. It is also possible that Chuck’s death will help bring out Jimmy’s alter ego. Not having his do-right brother watching over his shoulder might give Jimmy the wiggle room necessary to transform into Saul Goodman.

On the other hand, there is more room for imagination when it comes to the role of Kim and her participation in the life of Jimmy/Saul in the long run. But as the publication pointed out, the teaser for the next episode, entitled “Sabrosito,” seems to indicate that Jimmy’s relationship with Kim might not last either.

In the teaser, Jimmy looks at Kim with a look of love that is almost painful. And as the report continued, it is likely that the love will purely be heart-breaking at one point. This might come from Kim’s participation in how Chuck is trying to get Jimmy disbarred with the help of the handyman.

These things are mere speculation at this point, and nothing has been confirmed regarding the outcome of Jimmy’s relationships with either Chuck or Kim. But as creator Vince Gilligan confirmed with Den Of Geek, the story of Saul Goodman is far from finished.

Gilligan admitted that the timeline was slightly restricted because the show was initially created as prequel. As such, anything that had to do with “Breaking Bad” and beyond was theoretically untouchable. But as the showrunner explained, the current series might actually go beyond the original.

“Better Call Saul” season airs on US network AMC every Monday. Australian audiences can stream it on the same day on Stan.


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