We know that Monday brings us the season finale of the mercurial Breaking Bad prequel known as Better Call Saul, but how in Albuquerque will the season finale the bring closure to a year that deep-sixed the already fraught relationship between brothers Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Chuck (Michael McKean), moved ex-cop Mike (Jonathan Banks) into the underworld of Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), and left the overtaxed Kim (Rhea Seehorn) discombobulated and injured after a car accident?
“So many things that have been cooking—some of them through all three seasons of the show—finally come to a boil,” executive producer Peter Gould tells EW. “The end of the season is unlike anything we’ve done on Better Call Saul, and it certainly leads to a helluva lot of questions.”
Allow him to plant few more right now. “There are characters who are in fear for their lives, and there are also characters who make a change for the better,” he hints. “There are moments in this final episode that are very happy, there are moments that are bittersweet, and frankly there’s a sequence that I find terrifying.”
Gould thinks that you’ll find the season 3 ender, which is titled “Lantern,” completely different than last season’s, which saw Chuck secretly record a well-meaning confession of misdeeds by Jimmy that led to his suspension from the law for a year. Like “Klick,” it will feature some kind of cliffhanger, “but it’s a different kind of cliffhanger than the one we had last season.”
That said, would it be a wise idea to brace for another meeting/confrontation between the two brothers, both who seem to be in throes of transition? It would be. “The last time Jimmy and Chuck saw each other face-to-face was episode 5, and there may still be another face to face encounter before the season’s over,” he says coyly “All I can say is: it’s all got a lot of consequences.”
Gould — who broke down the events of last week’s episode right here — leaves you with a one-word tease to chew on nervously as you await the final installment of the season. “There’s a lot of different ways to take it,” he begins. “I’m just going to say: Blockbuster.”
Better Call Saul re-opens for business one last time this season at 10 p.m. ET/PT.