Season 2 of the American crime drama TV series “Better Call Saul” went off to a rousing return on AMC on February 15 with its premiere episode titled “Switch.”
It was a solid return for a popular and critically-acclaimed TV series as it becomes clear that the showrunner and show writers are determined to explore the hows of Jimmy McGill’s eventual transformation into Saul Goodman, notes IGN.
It seems that Season 2 of “Better Call Saul” will see Jimmy, played by Bob Odenkirk, finally discovering his own identity after moving out from under his brother Chuck’s shadows. Chuck is being played in the series by Michael McKean.
The premiere episode of Season 2 picks up moments before the end of Season 1 as Jimmy is featured grappling with the realization that he does not need to appease his lying older brother anymore and can be just as felonious as he desires.
Jimmy also shuts down the offer to join a new law firm. Subsequently, he was seen asking rhetorical questions to Mike, played by Jonathan Banks, on why they did not just keep the million dollars when they had it in their grasp.
The first episode of Season 2 of “Better Call Saul” practically revolved around Jimmy’s relationship and attachment to Kim, played by Rhea Seehorn, as well as that of Kim to Jimmy.
Not a sustainable lifestyle
After declining his best opportunity to become a lawyer, he takes a mini-vacation at a nearby hotel and Kim follows him there. They spent a wild night when he shows her how his smooth-talking charm can get them whatever they want for free by taking advantage of schmucks. But Kim eventually told him that no one can sustain a life that he was living at the moment.
However, Jimmy still thinks that such lifestyle is sustainable and he wants the freedom to pursue that to his own glee.
As to why the episode is titled “Switch,” it was basically taken from the final moments of the premiere episode. After Jimmy and Kim’s wild night at the hotel, Jimmy decides to take Davis and Main’s deal to join their law firm because it’s everything he could have hoped for including a corner office, a company car, and a completely customizable job experience.
But he obviously can’t resist breaking the one quiet rule set for him which is not to turn off the light switch in his office for any reason. He does, and no one notices and it seems that everything is normal.
The scene only reinforces that Jimmy is the type of person who will actively try to work outside the constraints set for him, for better or for worse.
A stellar performance again
As expected, much of the strength of the show is highlighted by Bob Odenkirk’s captivating and stellar performance as Jimmy McGill.
During Season 1, he showed how Jimmy tried to resist the draw of unlawfulness amid all the tragic incidents and happenings around him.
Season 2 gave an interesting start as it has given viewers the opportunity to see the pieces come together to form the identity that would transform Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman.
At the end of the premiere season, it could be recalled that Jimmy suffered a big loss and that was expected to change the dynamic of things for Season 2.
Jimmy also spoke about his incarceration as well as his dedication to his older brother. He also talked about how he was once married but was left heartbroken when his wife cheated on him.
The way he recalled how he was able to get revenge on the man whom his wife had an affair with by executing the so-called ‘Chicago Sunroof’ was quite hilarious. ‘Chicago Sunroof’ actually involved him climbing on top of the man’s car and pooping into the sunroof. He, later on, confessed that he did that without checking whether there was anyone actually inside the car. Unfortunately, there were children in the backseat, details the Christian Today.