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What Some Better Call Saul Fans Miss About The Older Seasons

The final season of AMC's immaculate "Breaking Bad" spin-off "Better Call Saul" is almost upon us, and fans of the series are gearing up for what we can only assume will be an emotionally devastating final run of episodes. Those fans, of course, know more or less what lies ahead for a few central players in "Better Call Saul," as certain fates were sealed by the finale of the show's iconic predecessor. And with the recent confirmation that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) will appear in the final season of "Better Call Saul," we now know the beginning of the end is indeed near for many.

Heading into the final season, the fate of Saul's partner in life and crime, Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), is arguably the one fans are most concerned over. Even as Kim continues to break bad by Saul's side, the ultimate fate of the attorney formerly known as Jimmy McGill remains one of the series' biggest question marks. As it is, Jimmy's rapid transformation into the titular ambulance-chasing underworld figure has fueled the series' white-knuckle narrative over the past couple of seasons. But it has also left some "Better Call Saul" fans missing a very specific element from the show's early seasons.  

The demise of Jimmy McGill is taking a serious toll on the Better Call Saul fandom

It seems that Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman has been more upsetting than "Better Call Saul" creatives could've anticipated. According to fans on Reddit, the element they miss most from the show's older seasons is actually Jimmy himself. That much was made clear in a Reddit thread from u/siggeplump titled simply "I miss Jimmy," which was accompanied by a lengthy post detailing just how devastating his metamorphosis has been.  

That user was not alone in feeling the dramatic burn of Jimmy being all but consumed by the Saul persona in recent seasons. Redditor u/NotActuallAGoat wrote in a comment, "When I first started watching 'BCS,' I was excited to see more of Saul Goodman. Now I just want Jimmy McGill back." Ditto for u/operarose, who responded with, "I'm really going to miss him. I came to love Jimmy and wanted to defend and see him succeed as much as Kim did. Seeing Saul well and truly come out is going to be heartbreaking."

Meanwhile, u/Jakewb claims their re-watch of the series that spawned "Better Call Saul" has only added to their own heartbreak over Jimmy, posting, "I've been rewatching 'Breaking Bad,' and I feel the same way going back and seeing who Jimmy turned into ... and seeing who he's become by the time he appears in 'Breaking Bad' is pretty heartbreaking." In the eyes of one savvy user, however, fans might be reading the Jimmy-Saul transition the wrong way. They argued, "I used to miss Jimmy and then I realized that Saul is the real Jimmy, like it or not ... The whole time he's Jimmy he's pretending, the whole time he's Saul, he's real." And that's perhaps the most devastatingly insightful take on "Better Call Saul" you'll find on the internet. 

The final season of "Better Call Saul" will make its AMC debut on April 18, 2022.