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If you are still recovering from Better Call Saul‘s Season 4 finale, you may not be ready to hear what the show’s EP Thomas Schnauz — who co-wrote “Winner” with co-creator Peter Gould — has to say about the show moving forward: “Things are definitely going to get darker.” How is that even possible? The final scene of “Winner,” which seemed to be the moment that Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) became Saul Goodman was one of the most emotionally devastating on television this year. It was the saddest reveal we could have imagined that didn’t take place inside a Cinnabon in Omaha. How does it get darker?
In speaking with TVLine, Schnauz revealed quite a few interesting tidbits, and if you’re a fan of the series I definitely encourage you to go and read the entire interview. But as for some highlights; when it comes to Jimmy’s transformation into Saul, Schnauz confirmed that while it’s been something they thought they might hit at the end of Season 1 and have just played it out longer and longer, it came at the right time here.
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“Certainly after the death of Chuck, we thought it was a big turning point, and it still took longer than we thought for him to become Saul Goodman, because other things had to happen. It wasn’t just the death of his brother, and his role in that death, that turns him into Saul Goodman. It’s the suppression of that guilt, and so many other things going on, that finally snaps him in the end. And even though he says, “It’s all good, man” at the end of Season 4, he is not the Saul Goodman we know in Breaking Bad. There’s still a road to go down to get him to that point. But the world of Walter...
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