The Ending Of Better Call Saul Invokes A Literary Classic

Spoilers for “Better Call Saul” follow.”I want to believe there’s a heaven.

But I can’t not believe there’s a hell.” “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan has used this quote, cribbed from his partner Holly Rice, to explain his moral outlook.

It may seem cynical on the surface, but buried within is a belief in justice.

After all, the last moment of “Breaking Bad” is Walter White/Heisenberg (Bryan Cranston) falling dead as Badfinger sings, “Guess I got what I deserved.”Gilligan’s philosophy of justice permeates “Saul Gone,” the finale of prequel/sequel “Better Call Saul” about Heisenberg’s lawyer, the once-and-future Saul Goodman — real name Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk).

During “Saul Gone,” the captured Jimmy’s goal changes from escaping justice to redeeming himself in the eyes of his ex-wife Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn).

So, he throws away the mother of all plea deals, lays his soul bare in court, and is sentenced to prison.

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