New 'Better Call Saul' Clip Asks One Big Question
Why did Jimmy McGill become Saul Goodman?
Get ready to lawyer up.
After AMC launched a Better Call Saul Twitter account Sunday, it released a short clip with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Saul showrunner Peter Gould discussing the mystery of why Saul (Bob Odenkirk) is called Jimmy McGill in the show.
Breaking Bad fans know Saul Goodman wasn't always named Saul. He once told Walter White he adopted a Jewish surname to cater to the "homeboys" who "wanted a member of the tribe" to represent them. But it seems the name change was more complicated than that.
The video also features a clip of Odenkirk's Saul — er, we mean Jimmy McGill — saying he doesn't like representing guilty people. Either he's lying or he has a change of heart later on.
To add to the mystery, the new Better Call Saul Twitter account features an Earthlink (how 2002!) email address, which will give you this automated response if you contact it:
Thank you for thinking of James McGill for your legal needs! Unfortunately, my office is being fumigated at the moment. I had to evacuate with the rest of the lawyers before they mistook us for the vermin. (Ha ha!) I will respond as soon as I am able.
James M. McGill, Esq.
Better Call Saul, which has already been picked up for a second season, premieres in February 2015. AMC previously released a short teaser for the show, while a billboard for Jimmy McGill's legal services was spotted in Albuquerque last month.