Talking to viewers on social mediaBob Odenkirk expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad fanbase, which has allowed him and the showrunners to peel off all layers of the Saul Goodman onion over the past six seasons.
“Thanks for giving us a chance,” Odenkirk said softly, staring straight at the camera. “We came from what might be a lot of people’s favorite show of all time [Breaking Bad] and we could have been hated for just trying to do a [spin-off] Show. But it wasn’t us. We got a chance and hopefully we made the best of it. Thank you for staying with us.” Odenkirk perfectly described the gist of Better Call Saul, going on to say, “A closely watched, idiosyncratic story about a very unique guy – a little slow at times, but in the end, if you paid attention , it was about big, big things in people.”
Those who watched the Better Call Saul finale on August 15 already know that things aren’t looking too good for Odenkirk’s Goodman aka McGill after the emotionally charged episode wraps up. An alternate ending was also filmed that would have left the story a little more open-ended for the criminal defense attorney, but ended up being scrapped by the showrunners. “It just felt like there was more story there in a weird way,” co-creator Peter Gould said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Meanwhile, Odenkirk has previously said he’s excited about what the future holds for him as an actor and ultimately wants to keep Saul Goodman in his past. “I want to do something different,” he told reporters in early August (via Pop Culture). “I look forward to doing something sonically different and then something completely different than that.”