Bob Odenkirk has revealed he was unsure Better call Saul Finale when he read it for the first time.
The actor shared his views on the script of the breaking Bad Spinoffs very last episode in a new interview that came a day after he found out how the series ended.
Odenkirk was filming the sixth and final season when the interview took place in December 2021, and part of the profile sees him cryptically discussing the finale with co-star Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexler.
Seehorn hadn’t read the script and was curious to hear Odenkirk’s verdict.
“There’s a lot in it, a lot to think about”, the New York Times notes that Odenkirk told Seehorn about it.
“I think I like it, but I was pretty pissed off reading it in the middle of the night,” he added.
The actor’s first reaction was that he thought it was “a challenging way to end the series.”
“It’s not conspicuous,” he told the New York Times, adding, “It’s significant, and on some level it’s things I’ve been hoping for in this character’s brain for years. On the other hand, yes, I need to read it again.”
He continued, “But what I like about it is that it doesn’t come cheap. It is not easy. It doesn’t feel cartoonish. It’s pretty awesome I think. It’s pretty awesome. I want to end with this kind of character development focus. That’s what it’s about, rather than something that only features guns. I guess there are some guns, but they’re not like other episodes.”
Fans reacted to the teasing after Odenkirk shared the interview on social media.
“I’m not ready,” one fan wrote, while another said, “WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?? This last season is going to ruin me, isn’t it?”
Elsewhere in the interview, Odenkirk recalled the heart attack he suffered on the set of the show in July 2021 and the “lucky” twist of fate that saved his life.
The Actor’s Memoirs, Comedy Comedy Comedy Dramawas released on March 3rd. Better call Saul will return to AMC in the US and Netflix in the UK on April 19.
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