After a nice, long break, "Better Call Saul" Season 3 returns April 10 to AMC. Here's what we know about the new season so far.
The Chuck Problem remains
Season 2 ended with Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) catching his brother on tape admitting to an ethical transgression that could cost him his law license. In a preview of Season 3
released by AMC, we saw Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and new law partner Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) discussing the Chuck Problem. "Crisis averted, I guess," says Jimmy. "He's back to being the same old Chuck." It sounds like he doesn't know Chuck has the goods on him... yet.
Jimmy and Kim's partnership seems tense
Kim is taking on a lot of the workload in their new partnerships for reasons that remain unclear (are they related to The Chuck Problem?). She's taking on more of the workload. "How 'bout we call it a day? I'll... buy you some dinner?" he asks. She replies: "You're kidding, right? You realize how far behind I am?" She references taking on some of his clients: "Don't act like I wanted this."
"Innocence gets torn away"
In an interview, Odenkirk gave TheWrap some insight into his character's transformation from Jummy McGill into criminal lawyer Saul Goodman: “This season is gonna be about how innocence gets torn away. We learn that Saul is just who he’s pretending to be to get back at the world… Season 3 is when things will really explode.”
The Chicken Man is back
AMC announced Gus Fring's return to the Breaking Bad Universe by having the actor who plays him, Giancarlo Esposito, hand out chicken to reporters at a press conference. It's a safe bet that he was also the one who stopped Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) from carrying out an assassination at the end of Season 2.
Gus will be "a little fresher"
Esposito said in a recent interview
that since "Better Call Saul" takes place before "Breaking Bad," Fring will be "a different guy. He's a little fresher, a little less jaded. ... I wanted him to be little more hopeful, a little more energetic, maybe not as definitive in some of his actions because he's a Gus that we've never met before." But don't worry. He added: "He is still terrifying, there is no doubt about it."
A mystery man may appear
Odenkirk appeared on Twitter alongside a man with his face blocked by a picture of... Bob Odenkirk. Who is this mystery man? Is this the long-awaited Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) cameo we've all dreamed of? We're trying not to read too much into the mystery man's Pink Floyd shirt.
Paul recently seemed to hint on "Ellen" that he may pop up on Season 3. She asked him: "'Breaking Bad,' that was such a great show, so the question is: Will you be on 'Better Call Saul'?"
"God, I hope so," Paul said. "Maybe I already shot the…We -- They just wrapped the last season."