- 21 Aug 18
The big-hearted Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul is back – and more quietly devastating than ever.
Here’s Jimmy! After the mother of all cliff hangers – did Chuck really just burn himself to death? – gonzo Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul (with comedy veteran Bob Odenkirk in the title role) has returned for a long-awaited fourth season. If you enjoy smart, heartbreaking TV you will be giddy with anticipation.
This much we knew going into the new run. Jimmy McGill, the slippin’, sliding corner-cutting lawyer who will eventually metastasise into Breaking Bad’s glib and amoral Saul Goodman, is mortally estranged from his older brother Chuck (Michael McKean).
And Chuck, whose irrational fear of electricity has been exposed to public ridicule by Jimmy, has apparently kicked over one of the gas-lamps used to illuminate his crazy-dude hermit shack. Is this the end for the character so grippingly played by the once and future David St Hubbins? (actually yes – it was confirmed over the summer Chuck has shuffled off to the great lawyers’ chambers in the sky).