Bob Odenkirk as Better Call Saul's Jimmy


"Better Call Saul" has taken us on a long journey, and we're finally going to get "so close" to seeing what many of us have been waiting for.

The "Breaking Bad" prequel has shown us Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) in the years leading up to his becoming the crooked lawyer Saul Goodman. Jimmy has been very slowly embracing his Saul side over the past three seasons, but he has put up a fight. Now, Odenkirk said that Season 4 will finally bring us "so close" to the world of "Breaking Bad."

"It's coming around and it's so close that it's the next thing to happen," Odenkirk told Variety. "It's so close that you can see it's right there at the end of the season essentially, but it takes up more time."

"Better Call Saul" showrunner Peter Gould also indicated that the final stage of the Jimmy-to-Saul transformation is near. He told Variety that we'll see "a couple different versions of Saul Goodman this season" and that we'll come to understand why Jimmy becomes the one we saw in "Breaking Bad."

"It's a rebellious choice and I think you start to understand this this season," Gould said. "Why Jimmy McGill, who is a goodhearted guy, why he makes this choice to cut himself off from himself to assume this very different mask in front of himself. I think we start understanding Saul Goodman in a different way, too."

It sounds like the upcoming season will be an interesting one.

"Better Call Saul" Season 4 premieres Monday, Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

[via: Variety]