The kind of guy who "knows a guy who knows a guy," Saul finds Walt and Jesse a drug distributor, arranges for Walt to launder drug money through Walter, Jr.'s website (SaveWalterWhite.com), and dispatches a Cleaner to Jesse's apartment to attend to Jesse and dispose of any incriminating evidence after his girlfriend Jane overdoses.
Ever the opportunist, Saul works for both Walt and Jesse after the two part ways. He and Walt scuffle after Walt discovers that Saul had the White house bugged, and for awhile Saul only assists Jesse. He abandons Jesse when Walt decides to strike a deal with Gus. "That's the way of the world, kid," Saul tells Jesse. "Go with the winner."
Much to Saul's chagrin, Walt's wife Skyler soon becomes more involved in Walt's business and spars with Saul over strategy. Later, he helps her funnel money to Ted Beneke to pay off an IRS debt, sending his bodyguard Huell and his operative Kuby to Ted's house to ensure the money goes where it's intended. Fearing for his life, Ted attempts to flee -- and gravely injures himself in the process.
When Gus threatens the White family, Saul offers to put Walt in touch with a "disappearer," who will set the White family up with new identities… for half a million dollars. Saul also agrees to tip off the DEA about a plot to kill Hank in an effort to shore up Hank’s safety.
Meanwhile, Saul convinces Jesse to visit his office. As Huell frisks Jesse, Saul hands over a duffel of cash. During the frisk, Saul has Huell lift Jesse’s ricin cigarette for Walt. When Saul finds out he unwittingly participated in Brock’s poisoning, he tries to end his partnership with Walt. “We’re done when I say we’re done,” Walt threatens.
After Gus’ death, Saul helps Walt, Mike, and Jesse find a venue for a new meth lab, hooking them up with Vamonos Pest so that Walt and Jesse can cook inside the tented houses that Vamonos fumigates. Saul becomes exasperated when he learns that Mike has been funneling money to his granddaughter using another lawyer, who is subsequently arrested.
“Always consult me before you go to outside council!” he lectures Walt and Jesse.
Bob Odenkirk has won two Emmy Awards for comedy writing on Saturday Night Live and The Ben Stiller Show. He co-created and starred in Mr. Show with Bob and David, which ran on HBO for four years and has been called “the American Monty Python.”
Odenkirk has directed three feature films, including Melvin Goes to Dinner, Let’s Go to Prison and The Brothers Solomon.
He is currently writing and executive producing a new sketch show with the young comedy group The Birthday Boys, which will premiere on IFC in fall 2013.
Odenkirk has had many other memorable roles in films and TV shows, including agent Stevie Grant in The Larry Sanders Show, ex-porn star Gil Bang in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Artillery Arthur in How I Met Your Mother.
He can next be seen in two upcoming features: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, opposite Bruce Dern and Will Forte, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
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Saul Goodman Quotes
You two. All I can say is if I ever get anal polyps, I’ll know what to name them.EP 413 "Face Off"
Let’s ditch the thesaurus, all right? You talkin’ about a hit man? . . . Pzzzt. Wrong answer! That’s what the kids call epic fail.EP 407 "Problem Dog"
I loved school when I was your age. Seesaws, story time, chasing girls with sticks.EP 408 "Hermanos"
I don’t mind dropping checks off every week like Ed McMahon, but if you really want to know how they’re doin’, why don’t you go see for yourself?EP 408 "Hermanos"
Celebrities get their cars washed just like everybody else.EP 410 "Salud"
‘Great Aunt Birgit’? What? But you called it. I guess people see those zeroes dancing before their eyes — it’s kind of like highway hypnosis.EP 410 "Salud"
It’s gonna be fine. I’ve got my A-team on it.EP 411 "Crawl Space"
You’re a high-risk client. You’re gonna need the deluxe service. It’s gonna cost you.EP 411 "Crawl Space"
You ever hear the expression a fart in the wind? Well, inside of an hour that’s going to be me, okay? I’m hittin’ the road. I’m gone. I’m out of here.EP 412 "End Times"
Do me a favor. Would you put in a good word for me with Fring? Just for old times’ sake. I can’t afford to butter the wrong bread here.EP 412 "End Times"