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Saul Goodman's Best Moment In Better Call Saul Season 3

Season 3 of AMC's immensely critically acclaimed drama "Better Call Saul" meets main characters Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) at two separate crossroads. Jimmy and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) are dealing with the fallout of the fraud Jimmy committed to help steer one of Kim's potential legal clients back to her and away from the law firm of Jimmy's brother, Chuck (Michael McKean). Further complicating matters is a recording Chuck has of Jimmy admitting to the fraud, which he uses in an effort to get Jimmy permanently disbarred, an act that destroys the brothers' relationship for good. Meanwhile, Mike spends Season 3 investigating who interfered in his would-be assassination attempt on Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), setting him on a path that leads straight to his eventual partnership with Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito).

"Better Call Saul" Season 3 proves to be the most segmented Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's "Breaking Bad" prequel gets, with Jimmy and Mike only crossing paths minimally at the midpoint of the series. When it comes to the best Saul Goodman moment in Season 3 of "Better Call Saul," it actually has nothing to do with Chuck, Kim, or any of the problems the struggling lawyer faces in his pre-Saul Goodman days. Instead, it has everything to do with the series' sneaky flash-forward sequences into Saul's less-than-luxurious life after fleeing Albuquerque at the end of "Breaking Bad."

Saul Goodman remembers who he is when he witnesses a crime

Saul's bland, black-and-white existence as Gene in Omaha, Nebraska runs contrary to his entire previous life as a smooth-talking criminal lawyer in Albuquerque. Flash-forward sequences in Seasons 1 and 2 make it clear that the former lawyer misses his old life, but lives in fear of being recognized as Saul Goodman. The opening sequence of Season 3's premiere episode, "Mable," ups the ante on this theme. 

In a flashforward, we see Gene quietly taking his usual lunch break from his job at Cinnabon on a bench in the mall. It's there that he spots a petty thief looking for a place to hide after stealing DVDs from a store. The thief takes cover in a photo booth across from where Gene sits, and when police officers approach Gene asking if he has seen the suspect, Gene tenses up, clearly not wanting to attract any attention to himself. Gene silently points out the photo booth and watches the officers arrest the young thief — one even compliments Gene for the help. The insinuation that Gene helped the police catch the thief appears to trigger him, and he rises to his feet and yells at the young man to say nothing to law enforcement and to get a lawyer.

While this sequence isn't the most flashy Saul moment in "Better Call Saul," it shows that even after "Breaking Bad," Saul is still a lawyer at heart. The young man who is arrested isn't all too different than the clients Saul takes on in Albuquerque. Even as Saul remains on the run from the law, he can't resist doing what he does best: talking.