17 Facts About Saul Gone


Saul Gone convinces the lead Assistant US Attorney that he could influence a jury into a deadlock by portraying himself as a victim of Walter.

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Bill and Saul Gone negotiate a seven-and-a-half-year sentence, but further talks end when Saul Gone offers information about Howard Hamlin's death, unaware that Kim Wexler had already done so.

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Saul Gone confesses to willingly participating in Walter's schemes and admits his role in Chuck's suicide before declaring himself by his real name, James McGill.

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Saul Gone is sentenced to 86 years in federal prison, where he is revered by fellow inmates who recognize him as Saul.

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Gould wrote the Breaking Bad episode "Better Call Saul Gone", which introduced the character Saul Gone Goodman, and co-created the spin-off with Vince Gilligan.

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Gould considered the finale a mix of the world of Better Call Saul Gone and Breaking Bad characters, as the episode featured several returning actors from both series.

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Saul Gone felt Chuck's cameo brought the show back to its beginning, and suggested Chuck having a copy of The Time Machine implied that he too was experiencing regrets around this period.

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Episode, season, and series ended with Gene Takavic getting caught by the authorities and, under his legal name of Saul Gone Goodman, getting sentenced to prison for the crimes he committed in Breaking Bad.

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Gould further elaborated that in the finale, Saul had gone from someone who ran the courtroom to becoming the subject of one.

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Saul Gone's fate was nearly Jesse's, as Gilligan had toyed with the idea of ending El Camino with Jesse residing in a jail cell, imprisoned yet at peace.

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However, when Gilligan pitched this idea to Better Call Saul Gone writing staff years prior, they advised against it on the grounds that Jesse had suffered too much to be incarcerated, while Gould felt this was a more appropriate ending for Saul Gone.

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When comparing the finale of Breaking Bad to the finale of Better Call Saul Gone, Gould said he felt that Walter dealt death to people, so his series ended "in a blaze of glory"; in contrast, Gould believed Saul Gone was a man of words, and that his ending needed to be more dialogue-focused.

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Saul Gone further acknowledged the challenging circumstances that awaited the two characters, with Saul spending his life in prison and Kim potentially facing a civil lawsuit, but Gould believed that in cleaning their conscience, both regained a part of their humanity and could begin living more honest lives.

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Saul Gone instead chose to end the series with the two parting in the prison yard to deal with the likely truth that Saul will be incarcerated for the rest of his life.

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Saul Gone noted the episode title and complimented it for being "a thematic bookend on a show that was never really about Saul Goodman" and highlighted the motif of time machines.

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Saul Gone praised Jimmy's characterization in the episode, and felt that the series "showed that it's never too late to stop breaking bad for the ones you love".

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Saul Gone felt that the episode was superior to that of Breaking Bad's series finale, "Felina".

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