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Saul Goodman's Worst Moment In Better Call Saul Season 4

When we first met Saul Goodman in Season 2 of "Breaking Bad," it was clear almost immediately that the wisecracking lawyer was just as much of a criminal as the people he defended. Saul's witty comebacks and effortless charisma may have made him a fan-favorite character, but at the end of the day, he still engaged in dozens of illegal practices, and frequently rubbed shoulders with ruthless drug kingpins and dangerous cartel members. "Better Call Saul" gives fans a glimpse into how Saul first entered the criminal underworld of Albuquerque, New Mexico: back when he was a simple lawyer named Jimmy McGill, trying to get his fledgling law practice off the ground.

Much and more of "Better Call Saul" is focused on Jimmy's transformation into the titular Saul Goodman. We watch as he slowly but surely starts to accept his talents for manipulation, and the desire for an exciting life of crime. As such, there are plenty of questionable moments throughout the series that call Jimmy's morality into question: though there are few actions as blatantly heartless and manipulative as Jimmy's appeal speech in the Season 4 finale.

Jimmy uses his dead brother to manipulate an appeals committee

In the "Better Call Saul" Season 4 finale, Jimmy McGill is given an appeal hearing to reinstate his law license, having been stripped of said license due to tampering with evidence back in Season 2. During the appeal, Jimmy gives an incredibly heartfelt speech about his late brother Chuck (Michael McKean), who committed suicide at the end of Season 3. Jimmy tells the appeals committee that he always wanted to emulate Chuck, and how if he could start practicing law again his one goal would be to bring honor to the McGill name.

The speech is so powerful that it moves some of the committee members to tears, as well as Jimmy's friend and love interest Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), though it's revealed afterwards that Jimmy made up the entire speech right there on the spot, and didn't mean a word of it. The total lack of remorse in Jimmy after using his dead brother to draw sympathy from the committee is almost sociopathic – especially when he starts bragging to Kim about how stupid they all were for believing him.

To add insult to injury, Jimmy goes on to assert that he will never practice law under the name McGill again: an action solely motivated by his lingering spite for Chuck. Jimmy's chilling lack of remorse and excessive love for manipulation make this scene far and away his worst moment in all of Season 4.