Believe us when we say that ‘Better Call Saul’ might never get the kind of ending that we all have been expecting. The pressure on the creators to surpass the excellence of the ‘Breaking Bad’ finale is immense. Already, it’s becoming impossible for the creators to keep up with the fan’s expectations, and when expectations are so very high, disappointment is almost always certain.
Remember the gut-wrenching finale of ‘Breaking Bad‘? The moment which broke everyone with Walter White’s death, but, at the same time, felt the most wholesome and satisfied a TV show can ever make you feel. It’s obvious that we all have been expecting the same from the ‘Better Call Saul‘ ending. As ‘Better Call Saul’ is gradually rising to the greatness of ‘Breaking Bad‘, expectations of the fans are also rising. But we fear that the Better Call Saul might fall short as it proceeds towards its end in season 6. And we have plenty of reasons to think so. Read on to know why!
- ‘Better Call Saul’ might not get the expected finale
- Better Call Saul’ end to be the beginning of ‘Breaking Bad’
- Creators do not have much time
‘Better Call Saul’ might not get the expected ending
‘Better Call Saul’ is riding high on blue towards its finale with season 6. The show, which is a spin-off to ‘Breaking Bad’, also serves as a prequel and a set-up for the entire ‘Breaking Bad’ universe. If ‘Breaking Bad’ was the greatest show to ever air on TV, BCS is undoubtedly one of the greatest. The AMC and Netflix show, starring Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman, aka Jimmy McGill, started at a slow pace. It focused on the struggles of Jimmy to be recognized as a worthy lawyer. The show dealt with several conflicts among characters and their relationship, including Jimmy’s relationship with his lawyer girlfriend Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) and brother Chuck McGill (Michael McKean).
However, as the show progressed from initial seasons to the latest ones i.e. season 4 and season 5, it began to hit like the purest meth. The show took on the ‘Breaking Bad’ tone as the drug cartel hopped in and Jimmy entirely transformed into Soul Goodman.
With this tonal arc, fans now expect that ‘Better Call Saul’ is going to conclude just like ‘Breaking Bad’. On the most perfect note ever possible. But that’s not going to happen. We don’t think so.
Better Call Saul’ end to be the beginning of ‘Breaking Bad’
One of the key reasons why we think that ‘Better Call Saul’ will not have a finale like ‘Breaking Bad’ is for the purpose it will serve.
By now, with several ‘Breaking Bad’ key characters like Gustavo Fring, Hank Schrader, Mike, Salamancas, joining BCS, it’s quite evident that several conflicts will blend into BB’s storyline. Many major conflicts and storylines might not get a conclusion in BCS, as we already know that they continue throughout ‘Breaking Bad’ and then concludes with the show.
It was the conclusion of all the existing conflict in the most satisfying manner that made ‘Breaking Bad’ a perfect show. And that will not happen in BCS’s finale. As we now know that most of the ‘Breaking Bad’ conflicts, which we initially thought originated from the show itself, were actually a continuation from BCS. Thus, in one way, BCS’ finale will serve as the beginning of ‘Breaking Bad’.
Creators do not have much time
Another reason for us to believe that ‘Better Call Saul’ might struggle with its finale is the fact that the creators aren’t allowing the show to take its own course towards the conclusion.
In ‘Breaking Bad’, the show dealt with only as many major storylines as were possible to conclude in 5 seasons. ‘Better Call Saul’ dealt with the law for 3 seasons, and those conflicts still continue. It deals with the cartel now, and the heat has just begun to rise in the show. And, out of nowhere, Vince Gilligan threw a new arc in Kim’s character with her plotting against Howard in the season 5 final.
All of this aside, the show will have to answer some major questions. Kim doesn’t exist in ‘Breaking Bad’, and neither do Howard, Lalo, and Nacho. So, the creators must convince the fans of their fate. And to do all of that in one season? It seems too rushed a job.
What do you think? Will ‘Better Call Saul’ be able to pull-off as satisfying a finale as ‘Breaking Bad’? Share your views with us in the comments box below.