Saul Goodman

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James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, Slippin' Jimmy, and Gene Taković, is a fictional character who appears in the television series Breaking Bad and serves as the titular character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul.wikipedia
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Breaking Bad

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James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, Slippin' Jimmy, and Gene Taković, is a fictional character who appears in the television series Breaking Bad and serves as the titular character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul. The season premieres of Better Call Saul open with black-and-white flash forwards that take place after the final episodes of Breaking Bad, showing that after leaving Albuquerque, Saul relocates to Omaha, Nebraska under the alias Gene Taković, keeping a low profile as a manager of a Cinnabon store.
Others include Bob Odenkirk as the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman, Jonathan Banks as private investigator and fixer Mike Ehrmantraut, and Giancarlo Esposito as the drug kingpin Gus Fring.

Better Call Saul

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James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, Slippin' Jimmy, and Gene Taković, is a fictional character who appears in the television series Breaking Bad and serves as the titular character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul.
Set in the early 2000s, Better Call Saul follows the story of con-man turned small-time lawyer, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), beginning six years before the events of Breaking Bad, showing his transformation into the persona of criminal-for-hire Saul Goodman.

Bob Odenkirk

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He is portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
He is best known for his role as smooth-talking lawyer Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and its spin-off Better Call Saul, and for the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David, which he co-created and starred in with fellow comic and friend David Cross.

Spin-off (media)

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James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, Slippin' Jimmy, and Gene Taković, is a fictional character who appears in the television series Breaking Bad and serves as the titular character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul.

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He is portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
In September 2013, Sony Pictures Television announced a deal with AMC to produce a Breaking Bad spin-off prequel entitled Better Call Saul, to focus on character Saul Goodman from the original series, before he became Walter Whites lawyer, and to star Bob Odenkirk reprising his role as the title character.

Mike Ehrmantraut

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Jimmy frequently gets into altercations with the stoic Mike Ehrmantraut, a former police officer working as the clerk at the courthouse's parking lot.
Mike is a former Philadelphia police officer who works for Gus—and, on occasion, Saul—as a private investigator, head of security, cleaner, and hitman.

Kim Wexler

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Jimmy befriends Kim Wexler, an HHM employee who is attending law school.
She is a lawyer, and is also the love interest of titular character Jimmy McGill.

Gus Fring

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He has ties to criminal elements, including Gus Fring, the owner of the "Los Pollos Hermanos" fast-food chicken franchise around Albuquerque which he uses as a front to smuggle drugs from the Mexican cartel, and who is in direct competition with the Salamanca drug ring.
When Walter White seeks a buyer for his high-quality meth, Saul Goodman arranges a meeting with the unknown purchaser.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

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Though he does not appear, Saul is briefly mentioned in El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie when Jesse seeks out the services of Ed.
Jesse finds Saul Goodman's "disappearer," Ed Galbraith, who wants $125,000 to aid Jesse plus $125,000 for the previous occasion when Jesse arranged for his services but failed to commit.

Cicero, Illinois

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Saul was born in Cicero, Illinois as James Morgan "Jimmy" McGill.

Better Call Saul (Breaking Bad)

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This episode marks Bob Odenkirk's first appearance as Saul Goodman in the series.

Uno (Better Call Saul)

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The series mainly takes place in 2002, approximately six years prior to the title character Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) meeting Walter White (Bryan Cranston).

Granite State (Breaking Bad)

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Ed the "disappearer" (Robert Forster) brings Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) to the basement of his vacuum repair shop.

Robert Evans

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Odenkirk based the character's speaking style on producer Robert Evans.
Odenkirk also attributes Evans as his primary influence on his portrayal of lawyer Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad.

Chuck McGill

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Chuck was born in Cicero, Illinois and is the eldest son of Ruth and Charles McGill Sr. He is the older brother of fellow lawyer and titular character Jimmy McGill ("Saul Goodman").

Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series

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Odenkirk also received nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for the first four seasons, winning the award twice.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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For all four seasons of Better Call Saul, Odenkirk was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

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For all four seasons of Better Call Saul, Odenkirk was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

Prequel

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James Morgan McGill, also known as Saul Goodman, Slippin' Jimmy, and Gene Taković, is a fictional character who appears in the television series Breaking Bad and serves as the titular character of its spin-off prequel series Better Call Saul.

Peter Gould (writer)

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He is portrayed by Bob Odenkirk, and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

Confidence trick

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The character is an Albuquerque-based lawyer who embraces his tendencies as a former scam artist and begins to represent criminals while himself becoming involved in the city's criminal world.

Slip and fall

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Jimmy became a scam artist in Cicero and soon gained the nickname "Slippin' Jimmy" for staging "slip and fall" accidents to make quick cash.

Hummel figurines

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While job hunting, Jimmy spots an opportunity to steal a valuable Hummel figurine, which he hires Ira to do.

Omaha, Nebraska

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Saul and Walt both contact Ed, who sets up a new life for Saul as Gene, the manager of a Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska.

Flashforward

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The season premieres of Better Call Saul open with black-and-white flash forwards that take place after the final episodes of Breaking Bad, showing that after leaving Albuquerque, Saul relocates to Omaha, Nebraska under the alias Gene Taković, keeping a low profile as a manager of a Cinnabon store.