The Season 2 premiere of “Better Call Saul” is upon us, and if there’s one thing everyone wants to see, it is Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) transformation into the shady, morally corrupt Saul Goodman. Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould’s “Better Call Saul,” a prequel to Emmy-winning series, “Breaking Bad,” traces the life of Jimmy, the unfortunate, broke lawyer who strives to make an identity in the legal world.
At the end of Season 1, Jimmy rode off into the sunset and was on his way to New Mexico for a new start. He told his friend Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) he wouldn’t face a moral dilemma again, because doing the “good thing” did not get him far in the past.
This new acceptance of a disingenuous life is hinted at in Season 2 teasers and in the full-length trailer. The videos project the burgeoning friendship between Jimmy and Mike, who entices him into the world of drugs. This is when fans can expect Jimmy to meet Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and other seedy characters.
Nevertheless, before any of this can take place, Jimmy will have to establish himself as a trustworthy representative for felons. Remember Nacho Varga (Michael Mando) from Season 1? The trailer hints the character will reprise his role in Season 2 and be closely associated with Jimmy.
We predict that Jimmy might represent him or his boss Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz) in court. Perhaps this is the reason why he fakes evidence. In the trailer, Jimmy’s girlfriend Kim (Rhea Seehorn) is flabbergasted but he relishes his creativity.
Another character who could be included in Season 2 is Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). A popular reddit theory argues that drug kingpin Gus could become an important character. Fans feel his inclusion in the plot is central to Jimmy transformation into Saul.
In Season 2, Jimmy’s new-found success as a morally bankrupt lawyer makes him happy, but at the heart of this lies a dilemma: Does he want respect and adoration from his brother or does he want to make his own name through any means possible?
“Better Call Saul” Season 2 premieres on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at 10 p.m. on AMC.
Watch the trailer here: