Better call Saul Season 6 saw the deaths of many loved and feared characters. That Better call Saul Series finale could have meant even more, although at the time of this interview the finale had not yet aired. Anyway, whatever Better call Saul The deaths of characters in the series finale or earlier didn’t particularly bother co-creator Vince Gilligan.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Better Call Saul Season 6.]
Gilligan and Peter Gould were on a Television Critics Association panel on August 10. Even with the characters Better call Saul already killed, they had a pragmatic response to the needs of the story.
Vince Gilligan doesn’t have to say goodbye to anyone
Better call Saul Season 6 said goodbye to Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) and Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton). As hard as those deaths on the show have been, Gilligan keeps in touch with the cast.
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“It helps that we know they’re not actually dead,” Gilligan said. “I’m kind of stupid and kind of not. If you look at it from the other end of the telescope, so to speak, we’re seeing it through the wrong end of the telescope because that’s where we did it.”
“No, I think it’s a great answer because Michael Mando is still with us,” Gould said.
Vince Gilligan loves it when people have big reactions to the deaths of Better Call Saul characters
As a co-creator of Better call Saul, Gilligan has plenty of time to prepare for a character death. Still, when the episodes air, he’s content if those character deaths make a big impact.
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“It just makes me so happy when people react like you do, feel burned out,” Gilligan said. “The good news is that we are still in touch. We’re still friends, we see each other as often as we can, and I just don’t see it that way. I think about it because I’m just so excited when people get emotional about it. I don’t tend to. Maybe that’s a bad answer, but this is it [answer].
The Better Call Saul series finale means no one is coming back
Gould acknowledged that closing the door on the Better call Saul The series finale gave the deaths a bit more finality than before. There will be no more flashbacks for anyone.
“What’s been great so far is that even the characters that die on the show can come back,” Gould said. “And that’s always exciting when we have an actor who’s gone and coming back. This is a great trapdoor for me when saying goodbye to people, but that trapdoor is now closed as we head towards the final episode. So all I can say is that I hope we can work together. I want to work again with everyone who worked on the show and I really hope that happens.”
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