Better Call Saul
"Better Call Saul" season 3 will premiere US network AMC on April 10. Facebook/Better Call Saul

The fans were in for a pleasant surprise while watching episode 5 of “Better Call Saul” season 4. The episode is titled “Quite a Ride” and it featured a scene that was the biggest crossover into the main “Breaking Bad” series yet. In a recent interview, Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy) spoke about what that scene means for the show and what it was like for him personally to revisit the fan favourite character.

A scene in the recently aired episode showed Odenkirk back as Saul. The TV series has been teasing scenes from the flash forward from time to time to shake things up, but a scene that takes viewers back to the “Breaking Bad” world came as a pleasant surprise. In an interview with EntertainmentWeekly, Odenkirk spoke about what it was like for him to play this role, and he also contrasted Jimmy with Saul.

“I was thrilled,” Odenkirk said about playing Saul. The actor explained that a part of him just wants to make the audience feel happy. Saul is one of the most cheerful characters on the show, but the spin-off is showing the difficult and often tragic journey of the character.

“To go there for a few minutes and be that guy and give them that flavor made me really, really happy,” Odenkirk said.

Odenkirk finds playing Saul easier than Jimmy, however he added that it is not as rewarding. Contrasting the two, the actor explained that Jimmy has many angles to his personality while Saul is “pure fun.”

In the slow evolution of Jimmy, he has “burned” some of the aspects of his personality, Odenkirk explained. The end result that the fans see in Saul is this “thinned-out version” of who he really is on the inside. The only dream he has at the moment is to build a good business with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), but even here he isn’t doing much.