Better Call Saul, the crime drama that premiered in 2015 as the prequel to Breaking Bad, presented with its tragic end after 6 seasons on the air through the AMC broadcast network.
The series finally revealed the fate of Jimmy McGill for the crimes he committed that influenced many people’s lives. And, as expected, he got what he really deserved. With the finale episode, the fans saw the last interaction between Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler, who was his longtime wife and accomplice in some of his scams. The most serious of these had to do with the fatal fate of Howard Hamlin.
But Bob Odenkirk threw in an alternate conclusion, showing a different fate for the character, Saul Goodman.
There’s no doubt that the Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould-created drama had a satisfýing conclusion. Still, Bob Odenkirk revealed the alternate ending he had in mind.
Bob Odenkirk and Peter Gould were guests on the Better Call Saul Insider podcast. Bob had an idea for the end of the successful crime drama that lasted six seasons.
“It wouldn’t have been difficult,” Odenkirk said. ‘We could still go shoot. I have an idea. You have a cell phone. We could shoot this. Kim, in the cigarette scene that I guess, is at the end when she gives Jimmy the cigarette, her other hand is holding a spoon, a metal spoon with a slightly serrated edge. And he takes that with his other hand. He takes the cigarette with this hand, and then with the other hand, he takes the spoon and slips it into his prison suit, and we know he’s going to come out.”
Then, he thought of one more scene that could end in Jimmy Mcgill’s escape from prison, something totally different from what was shown in the finale.
A better ending, also easy to shoot. We return to the courtyard, where the people behind me are playing basketball. All we need are those extras. We don’t need Rhea. We just need the prison yard. It’s Kim’s POV, and behind Jimmy is a horse with hoops. Some of the boys are jumping on the horse. And someone yells Jimmy! Isay: Yes, yes, Im coming.”
“And I turn around with that spoon that we also have to shoot that scene. And I ran over there and started making that pommel horse that you know is from the movie, the World War I movie that was also referenced in our series once, the Steve McQueen movie The Great Escape. We’ve now referenced that movie twice. We know they’re digging under that pommel horse, they’re digging a tunnel, and Kim gave him the bucket.”
Although this was a hilarious prank, Bob Odenkirk is pleased with the Better Call Saul season finale.
“I don’t think AMC would say no to an epilogue,” Odenkirk said. ‘We’re going back. This is so easy to shoot. We don’t even need Rhea. We just need those extras.”