We best know him as sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) from the critically acclaimed AMC series, Breaking Bad. The first season of the prequel series, Better Call Saul, follows the life of Saul Goodman before he became the man we know him to be. At this point he is still known as Jimmy McGill, a man trying to find his path as a reputable lawyer. Of course, we know those plans eventually get derailed considering the mess he gets himself involved in during Breaking Bad's final season.
Season 1 of Better Call Saul leaves Jimmy mourning the loss of his friend Marco and coming to terms with issues with his older brother, Chuck. Trying to make a name for itself separately from Breaking Bad, the prequel series has the ability to dive deeper into some of the characters we became to know and love. Along with familiar characters such as Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), here is what fans can expect for the show's second season:
1. The Transformation to Saul Goodman
Even though Jimmy McGill is struggling to stay on the straight and narrow path as a lawyer, we know the transformation into his alternate persona, Saul Goodman, is inevitable. This is what the show is supposed to be about, the journey from Jimmy to Saul. Although we may not see the transformation occur quickly, we should expect to get a better look into the transition considering how season one ended. Jimmy is a man who struggles morally and doesn't have many people he can trust so it is no surprise he finds himself falling into the life a con man. Much is still unknown about Jimmy's backstory but it will be interesting to see how he became the adored Saul Goodman.
2. More Trouble Ahead
Smooth talking and slick may work on some people, but some of Jimmy's schemes get him in a lot of trouble. Taking questionable job offers from Mike and getting caught up in drama among drug dealing clients like Nacho will prove to be dangerous tasks for Jimmy. No matter how much trouble we find him in, he always seems to somehow get out of it. One promotional teaser for season two shows Jimmy in a Mexican cantina seemingly keeping his location on the low down. But it is Jimmy, can we ever be surprised by his actions?
3. Strained Relationships
Jimmy has been used to living in his brother Chuck's shadow. Once a big time lawyer and partner of Hamlin Hamlin and McGill, Chuck (Michael McKean)has been hiding in his house suffering from "electromagnetic hypersensitivity" being taken care of solely by Jimmy. Assisting his brother Chuck deal with the issues stemming from within the law practice, Jimmy experiences the ultimate betrayal from his brother after Chuck takes his job back and urges fellow partners not to hire Jimmy. The event will most likely contribute as a push off the edge in terms of trust and moral thinking. His on again off again girlfriend, Kim (Rhea Seehorn), works at his brother's practice and even though she tried to get Jimmy a job with a Sante Fe practiced, he declined and it seems as though there will be a strain in their relationship. As crazy as Jimmy's life gets, Kim is a grounded relationship that Jimmy counts on so without her, things could get rough.
From the unique and amazing mind of creator Vince Gilligan, I believe we will see the fantastic storytelling we so desperately crave since Breaking Bad ended. Hopefully we get a few more nods to beloved hit and much more insight into the twisted mind of Jimmy McGill, soon to be Saul Goodman.