Jimmy McGill is almost back in business. The first trailer of Better Call Saul Season 4 begins with its hero, lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) saying with his characteristic cadence:
“You know why God made snakes before lawyers? He needed the practice.”
Endgames have always been something hanging over “Better Call Saul.” Now, with all the events really set in motion to send Jimmy McGill to his “Breaking Bad” future, there are plenty of people ready to join him.
AMC released the first glimpse at the series’ upcoming Season 4 before its late-summer release date — in true “Better Call Saul” fashion, Mike (Jonathan Banks) seems angry and Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) seems vindictive. Between the failed murder attempts and the tumult in the legal world, Nacho (Michael Mando) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) look like they’ll both be facing some dangerous uphill climbs for much of the coming weeks.
And then there’s the man in the middle. Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) is back with his fatal dose of confidence and optimism.
With that disingenuously self-deprecating opening joke, followed by a sneaky smirk, it’s becoming abundantly clear that the personality of “Saul Goodman” is gaining a lot of momentum in the internal struggle of Jimmy McGill. Additionally, one look at the intense montage in this new teaser trailer effectively conveys Better Call Saul Season 4’s closeness to the Breaking Bad timeline. Indeed, Jimmy seems to be on the verge of moving into that strip mall.
Even if this hints that he might have Kim convinced, we know that road back to the legal profession might not be as smooth as these handful of clips make it out to be. With the collision course laid out, time will tell how quickly all of these rival forces come together.
Of course, the notable absence here is Chuck (Michael McKean), whose untimely fiery death was the devastating capper on a brutal Season 3.
(If any of this doesn’t quite make sense, all 3 seasons are available on Netflix for your catch-up needs.)
Watch the first trailer (with some quality serpent humour) below: