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Saul Goodman Never Wanted to Play the Hero

Saul Goodman Never Wanted to Play the Hero

Throughout Better Call Saul‘s captivating six-season journey, we witness Jimmy McGill morphing through several distinct personas. Initially, during his early days of cons and schemes, he was known as Slippin’ Jimmy. This was before he took a job in the mailroom of Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill (HHM) and acquired the somewhat more respectable nickname, Charlie Hustle.

The nickname Charlie Hustle carries a double connotation. On one side, it hints at Jimmy’s relentless work ethic as he strives to follow in his brother Charlie’s footsteps. On the flip side, it’s a subtle jab, alluding to Pete Rose, a legendary baseball player who also earned the nickname due to his gambling—or hustling—scandals.

We cannot delve into Better Call Saul without discussing Saul Goodman. Saul is the notorious criminal lawyer who facilitates the operation of the largest drug empire in the Southwestern United States during the events of Breaking Bad. Saul Goodman is essentially an amplified version of Slippin’ Jimmy and Charlie Hustle. Most fans of the show are well-acquainted with his significant role.

Following the fall of Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) empire, Jimmy adopts yet another identity: Gene Takavic. Gene is a mild-mannered Cinnabon manager living in Omaha, Nebraska. The “Gene” sequences, which unfold after the events of Breaking Bad, bring the story full circle, offering viewers a complete picture of Jimmy’s multifaceted character.

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