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Cast and Creators on Why Saul Goodman Is Just a Cover-Up for Jimmy’s Pain

Jimmy has his law license back. All it took was scamming the board responsible for making the decision by faking an emotional speech about his late brother, Chuck. But if Jimmy wants to build his career as a lawyer, why throw away the well-respected name that Chuck worked to build?

“Just having the name McGill makes him think about his brother,” explains Bob Odenkirk, in a new behind-the-scenes look at the Season 5 Premiere. “Whenever he thinks about his brother watching him, he knows he’s being judged.”

So, is Saul Goodman just a way to escape from the pain Jimmy feels in the wake of Chuck’s death? Hear what else the cast and creators have to say about the motivation behind Jimmy’s actions in this deep-dive into the latest episode:

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