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"Saul Gone" is the thirteenth episode of the sixth season of Better Call Saul and the sixty-third episode of the series altogether. It is the series finale of Better Call Saul, and overall finale and conclusion to the Breaking Bad Franchise as a whole. It is one of two finales to the Breaking Bad franchise, the other being the Breaking Bad finale "Felina".

The episode deals with Jimmy McGill facing the consequences of the conflicts caused by his three identities: the actions he made under his birth name, the federal crimes he committed as Saul Goodman, and the schemes he ran in Omaha as Gene Takavic. The episode also sees Jimmy and Kim Wexler coming face-to-face for the first time in six years. Several characters return for guest appearances, including Mike Ehrmantraut, Marie Schrader, Walter White, and Chuck McGill.

Upon airing, "Saul Gone" received critical acclaim, with many critics praising Jimmy's character development and his reconciliation with Kim. The episode was considered by critics to be a "masterful" conclusion to the series. An estimated 1.80 million viewers saw the episode during its first broadcast on AMC.

Summary[]

Teaser[]

In 2004, during their trek through the desert, Jimmy and Mike come across a cistern full of water. While they rest, Jimmy jokingly suggests that they steal Lalo's bail money and flee. This leads to a discussion in which the two men hypothesize what they would do if they used the money to build a time machine. Mike says that he would go back to 1984 and not take his first bribe, then go 5-10 years into the future to check up on people he cares about. Jimmy says that he would go back to 1965, invest in Berkshire Hathaway on the day it was taken over by Warren Buffett, and come back a billionaire. Mike chides Jimmy for focusing exclusively on money. The two then resume their journey.

Act I[]

Jimmy surrenders to the police

In 2010, "Gene" flees Jeff's house while Marion remains in contact with her Life Alert operator. She is able to read off his license plate number as he drives away. Returning to his residence, Gene retrieves his shoebox and overhears information about his car being broadcast on the police radio scanner. Spotting a police car outside, he escapes through a rear window with the shoebox and a burner phone. As police swarm Omaha, Gene climbs into a dumpster and removes Ed Galbraith's business card from the shoebox, memorizing the password. As he struggles to open the phone's clamshell packaging, however, he upends the contents of the shoebox. He is discovered by police officers and surrenders at gunpoint.

Act II[]

As he is being booked, Gene sees some cops watching one of his Saul Goodman commercials on a computer. He makes a phone call to the Cinnabon, telling one of his employees that they will need a new manager. Later, as he paces around his holding cell, Gene hurts his hand by punching at the door. Collapsing to the floor, he notices a graffiti message etched into the wall: "MY LAWYR WILL REAM UR ASS" and bursts into laughter. He gets up and demands another phone call.

In Albuquerque, Bill Oakley is shocked to receive a call from the man he knows as Saul Goodman. Saul wants Oakley to act as "advisory counsel" as he represents himself in his legal proceedings. Oakley doubts he can mount a successful defense against the evidence that the District Attorney and the government have against him. When Oakley asks how he images this scenario ending, Saul confidently replies, "With me on top, like always."

Act III[]

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As Saul is being led through a corridor of the Douglas County Detention Center, he spots Marie Schrader in an adjoining room. Saul and Oakley negotiate a plea with a team of prosecutors, who are offering a reduced sentence of thirty years in prison. Knowing that Marie is watching the meeting through a mirrored window, Saul asks that she be allowed into the room, which they reluctantly allow. Marie sits across from Saul and eulogizes her late husband, Hank, and his partner, Steven Gomez, blaming their murders on Walter White. Saul portrays himself as a victim of Walt, recounting how he and Jesse Pinkman kidnapped him; his actions as their accomplice, he claims, were borne out of fear for his life. No one in the room is fooled, but Saul reminds the lead prosecutor that he only needs one juror to believe his story to avoid conviction; Marie warns against making a deal. The next scene shows Marie, angry and defeated, leaving the DCDC.

Act IV[]

The plea negotiation drags on late into the night, with the prosecution team being forced to agree to a reduced sentence of seven years. Saul successfully pressures the prosecutors to place him in a low-security prison in North Carolina, as opposed to the maximum-security ADX Montrose. Feeling smug, he attempts to dangle one last piece of information in a bid to get his sentence reduced even further: the murder of Howard Hamlin. However, he is stunned to learn that Kim has already disclosed the truth of Howard's murder, meaning that he has no more leverage in the negotiations. Oakley is forced to finalize the plea deal while Saul sits in stunned silence.

Act V[]

Walter White in Saul Gone

Eight months earlier, Saul lies on his cot in the basement of Ed's vacuum shop as Walt tries to repair a faulty water heater. Pointing to Walt's former occupation as a scientist, Saul asks what he would do if he had a time machine. Walt is angrily dismissive of the question and recognizes that what Saul is actually talking about is past regrets. He says that his biggest regret is allowing his former business partners to take over the company he co-founded and profit off his discoveries. Saul replies that his biggest regret is an experience from his youth in which he hurt his leg in a slip-and-fall scam. Walt, incredulous, states that "you were always like this" and returns to fixing the water heater, leaving Saul sitting on his cot.

In the present, Saul is on a passenger flight to New Mexico, accompanied by Oakley and a U.S. Marshal. Saul asks Oakley what Kim's situation is now that she has disclosed the details of Howard's murder to the authorities. Oakley replies that while it remains unlikely that she will be prosecuted, Howard's widow is planning to sue her in civil court. A thought occurs to Saul; he tells Oakley and the Marshal that he has more information to divulge about the murder once they land in New Mexico.

In Titusville, Florida, Kim struggles to return to her daily routine at Palm Coast Sprinkler. Eventually she leaves work early and drives to a legal aid office, telling the woman in charge that she wants to volunteer. Working late into the night, Kim is filling filing cabinets when she receives a call on her cell phone from ADA Suzanne Ericsen in Albuquerque. Performing the call as an unofficial courtesy, Ericsen informs Kim that Saul was captured two days previously; what's more, he is offering to give testimony that will affect Kim. Kim is shocked by the details of Saul's potential testimony.

Act VI[]

Saul Goodman's trial

Wearing a flashy suit, Saul enters a courtroom in Albuquerque for his sentencing hearing; Oakley, Marie, Blanca Gomez and Kim, the latter sitting in the back row, are also in attendance. While the lead prosecutor is making a statement to the judge defending the plea agreement, Saul asks to address the court. He initially repeats his speech from the DCDC, recounting his kidnapping by Walt and Jesse. However, he throws the hearing into disarray by confessing that, far from being a victim, he was a willing and indispensable participant in Walt's drug empire. Voice breaking, he credits Kim for starting over legitimately after Howard's murder, admits to the role he played in his brother Chuck's suicide and addresses himself as "James McGill" for the first time in years. His conscience cleared, Jimmy sits back at the defendant's table and looks at Kim while Oakley and the prosecution team begin arguing.

Act VII[]

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In May 2002, the night before the events of "Uno", Jimmy delivers groceries to Chuck's house. Chuck expresses interest in hearing about Jimmy's fledgling solo practice; Jimmy clearly finds his clients distasteful, but Chuck tells him that even they deserve a good legal defense. Chuck seemingly wants a genuine conversation with Jimmy, saying that it is not too late for him to change his path, but Jimmy assumes that his brother is criticizing him and rebuffs the attempt. After Jimmy leaves, Chuck, taking his gas lantern and a copy of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, retreats into his study.

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In 2010, Jimmy is transported by bus to ADX Montrose. One of the prisoners on the bus, sitting in front of Jimmy, initially threatens him but quickly recognizes him as Saul Goodman; despite Jimmy insisting that his name is "McGill," the other prisoners recognize him as "Better Call Saul" one by one. Eventually the prisoners use the "Better Call Saul" slogan as the basis of a chant. Jimmy smiles, amused.

Kim and Jimmy farewell

Later, while he is fixing food in the prison kitchen, Jimmy is told that a lawyer has come to see him. Taken to a visitation room, he finds that the lawyer is Kim; as her New Mexico bar card doesn't have an expiration date, she is allowed to visit him as an attorney. Evoking their talks together in the HHM parking garage, the two share a cigarette and lean against a wall. It is revealed that the plea agreement was quashed and that Jimmy has been sentenced to 86 years. As she walks out of the prison, Kim sees Jimmy watching her from the exercise yard. The two look longingly at each other through the barbed-wire fences; he gives her a pointed-gun gesture. Kim steals one last glimpse of Jimmy as she turns a corner of the prison.

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Trivia[]

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Episode Poster

  • With a duration of 69 minutes, this is the longest episode of Better Call Saul, as well as the longest episode in the Breaking Bad universe.
  • This episode marks the 99th and final appearance of Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman across the Breaking Bad universe.
    • It also marks the final appearance of Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler.
    • It also marks the final appearances of Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Betsy Brandt as Marie Schrader (with this being Brandt’s only appearance in Better Call Saul) and Michael McKean as Chuck McGill, who are all credited as ‘Special Appearance by’ along with Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut in the teaser, (however he is credited as starring along with Odenkirk and Seehorn). This makes Cranston and Brandt the only actors to appear in both "Pilot" and “Saul Gone”: the first episode and the final episode in the Breaking Bad universe.
      • This makes Odenkirk the only actor to be credited in the main cast for "Felina" and "Saul Gone". It also makes Odenkirk, Banks, and Seehorn to be the only actors credited in the main cast for "Uno" and "Saul Gone".
      • This also makes Cranston and Brandt the only actors to appear in both "Felina" and "Saul Gone", the respective final episodes of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul; Odenkirk's final appearance in Breaking Bad was in the penultimate episode "Granite State".
  • "Saul Gone" is a play on words, sounding similar to "it's all gone," in the same way that the alias "Saul Goodman" sounds like "it's all good, man". It is also related to the following:
    • A reference to the fact that Jimmy has shed his Saul persona for good and is now Jimmy McGill once again. In essence, Saul is gone now.
    • A way of saying that this is indeed the end of both the Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul timelines.
  • Similar to the previous two episodes, the opening title sequence again mostly features a blue background with the title and creator credits, but flashes twice to new images that were previously unseen:
    • An Albuquerque Isotopes air freshener hanging off of the rear-view mirror of Jeff's taxi, with a distorted and out of tune theme song playing.
    • The dough-making machine that Jimmy operates in ADX Montrose, which briefly flashes after the title and creator credits.
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The final card logo shown before the End Credits (AMC's released version).

  • Jimmy McGill is incarcerated in ADX Montrose after being sentenced to 86 years in federal prison for all the charges proved against him.
    • Jimmy's charges are 27 RICO violations, federal conspiracy to manufacture and distribute a controlled substance, eight counts of money laundering and accessory after the fact to multiple murders, including federal officers Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez.
    • Jeff and Buddy's fates are unknown with no mention being made of the outcome of Jeff's charges from "Waterworks" or if they got caught for their other crimes. No mention is ever made of Jimmy facing charges for his actions in Omaha such as his identity theft scheme, the robbery that Jeff got arrested for, the shoplifting scheme and threatening Marion, suggesting that Jimmy wasn't charged for them and was possibly not even caught for most of them.
  • Writer and director of this episode and co-creator of the series, Peter Gould, stated he had extreme anxiety editing it and said that this episode is wildly different from any other finale ever created.
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The prison room scene in "Saul Gone" (top) was an homage to the series premiere (bottom). It was the last scene filmed during principal photography.

  • The beginning of the episode occurs after the beginning of "Bad Choice Road".
    • One of the bills that Jimmy dropped in the desert is seen as well as his discarded space blanket and destroyed car. In addition, his water bottle is filled with urine, which it was at the end of the beginning of "Bad Choice Road", meaning Mike had already called for help.
  • Mike reveals that he took his first bribe on March 17, 1984, something that he'd go back and change if he could.
  • Jimmy mentions the events of "Better Call Saul", "Gliding Over All", "Ozymandias", "Expenses", "Lantern" and "Plan and Execution".
  • Kim's confession in "Waterworks" regarding the Howard Hamlin character impeachment scam and the murder of Howard Hamlin is mentioned. Bill Oakley confirms what Kim had told Cheryl Hamlin that she was unlikely to ever be prosecuted for it. However, Bill states that Cheryl is "out lawyer shopping as we speak" to sue Kim for everything that she has and will ever have. It's unclear how if at all Jimmy's confession affected the outcome of this case for Kim.
  • Marie mentions that Hank and Gomez were murdered and buried in a hole, confirming that their bodies had been found.
  • Jimmy's plea bargain is for 85-90 months, roughly seven and a half years.
    • Uno, the first episode of Better Call Saul, first aired on February 8th 2015, while "Saul Gone" aired on August 15th 2022. These two dates are 90 months apart.
    • "Saul Gone" takes place in late 2010, most probably December. Chuck's death - which plays a pivotal role in "Saul Gone" - happened in late March 2003. March 2003 and December 2010 are 90 months apart.
      • If Jimmy was sentenced to 85-90 months, he would be in jail until around 2018, almost a whole year after Lantern, the episode where Chuck died, released
  • The flashback with Jimmy and Walt takes place during the events of "Granite State" while they are in the Best Quality Vacuum basement waiting to be taken to their new lives by Ed Galbraith.
    • When Jimmy asks Walter for what he regrets, he glances at the watch that Jesse Pinkman gave to him for his birthday before saying his regret was his departure from Gray Matter Technologies.
    • This parallels the implication of the episode that Jimmy's true regret was his relationship with Chuck, and not how much more money he could have made.
  • This episode is the only season/series finale in the entire Breaking Bad universe in which nobody dies.
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Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn hugging on her last day of filming.

  • For the past two season finales, ever since Jimmy 'became' Saul Goodman, a finger gun motion is used by a character toward the end of the episode.
    • In the episode "Winner", Jimmy uses finger guns toward Kim Wexler before dawning his Saul Goodman persona in the legal world.
    • In the episode "Something Unforgivable", Kim Wexler uses finger guns toward Jimmy after she expresses her plans to take down Howard.
    • Finally, in "Saul Gone", Jimmy uses the finger gun gesture toward Kim one last time before she leaves the prison.
  • The creators of the show stated that this episode was intentionally structured like the Christmas story "A Christmas Carol", with Jimmy being Scrooge and his three ghosts being Mike, Walt, and Chuck. Chuck being the ghost of Christmas past since the flashback featuring him takes place before the events of "Uno", Mike being the ghost of Christmas present since the flashback takes place in 2004, which is the year most of the show has takes place in, and Walt being the ghost of Christmas future since Jimmy has yet to meet Walt.
  • Allusions to previous episodes of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad include:
    • Jimmy hiding in a dumpster, much like he did while rooting around for Sandpiper documents in "RICO". Later, in "Wine and Roses" while a cleaning crew strips Saul's mansion, one of them places a cut out of Jimmy in a dumpster outside of the mansion, foreshadowing his method of capture.
    • Jimmy's manic laughter in the prison holding cell mirroring Walt's breakdown in "Crawl Space".
    • Jimmy's use of the expression "wiggle room" in his plea deal negotiation, which both he and Jesse's father used when negotiating the price of Jesse's house in "Caballo Sin Nombre". In both negotiations Jimmy uses the expression ironically, as he has a much stronger hand.
    • Jimmy asking for mint chocolate chip ice cream, which can be assumed as his favorite flavor from its appearance in "50% Off".
    • Jimmy flies back to Albuquerque on a Wayfarer flight, the same airline that had a devastating crash in "ABQ". He also wears a remembrance ribbon for the flight during his trial, which was a staple of Jimmy's wardrobe after the tragedy.
    • Walter White once again facing off against a water heater, with his first time working on one being in "Over".
    • Walt guiltily staring at the watch Jesse Pinkman gifted him in "Fifty-One".
    • Walt obsessing over a small click in the room is just like how he was obsessing over the fly in "Fly"
    • Chuck's copy of H. G. Wells' The Time Machine being the same edition as Jimmy's that was on his nightstand in "Carrot and Stick" and in his future house in the flashforward teaser of "Wine and Roses".
    • Jimmy wearing the blue Wayfarer 515 ribbon in court, which he wore for most of Breaking Bad, long after every other characters had stopped wearing theirs.
    • Jimmy murmuring "It's showtime!" to himself before his trial, in the same style he would as a public defender, as seen during a montage in "Mijo".
    • The same angle and sound effect of an exit sign being used from "Chicanery" when Jimmy mentions Chuck.
    • Jimmy and Kim sharing a cigarette, mirroring one of their first scenes in "Uno", with a slightly modified version of the Dave Porter track from the original scene playing in the background.
    • Jimmy making the double finger-gun gesture to Kim that she did in "Something Unforgivable".
  • In the flashback with Chuck, Jimmy can be seen wearing his friend Marco Pasternak's ring. This is given to Jimmy by Marco's mother after his death, which happens in "Marco". However, this flashback cannot take place after "Marco" for multiple reasons:
    • After the two brothers fight in "Pimento", the episode just before "Marco", Jimmy never delivers Chuck's necessities again; they are always delivered by Ernesto, or, on occasion, Howard Hamlin
    • Chuck and Jimmy discuss the latter's public defender clients, but after "Marco" Jimmy had either specialized in elder law or was working at Davis & Main.
  • With the arrest of Jimmy, Jesse Pinkman is the only main character from Breaking Bad to successfully escape justice. He is also the only one out of Ed Galbraith's known clients to successfully adapt to his new life and not squander it like Jimmy and Walt, who respectively were caught or came back for revenge and died.
  • Jimmy McGill's attempted escape, apprehension and redemption mirrors that of Nacho Varga's arc from earlier in the season in "Wine and Roses", "Carrot and Stick", and "Rock and Hard Place".
    • Both evade capture from a window, with Jimmy crawling from his house's and Nacho leaping from his hotel room's.
    • Both hide out in a large metal structure with unpleasant substances, with Nacho hiding in a puddle of leftover oil in an oil tanker and Jimmy landing on top of food garbage inside of a dumpster.
    • Both make final phone calls before their captures, with Nacho's being to his father and Jimmy's to Kim.
    • Both give large speeches before facing their fate, with Jimmy's to Judge Small and the court room, and Nacho's to members of the Cartel.
    • Both have their last scenes end with gunfire, with Nacho sacrificing himself via suicide with a handgun, and Jimmy making playful handguns at Kim as she leaves ADX Montrose.
    • A Desert Bluebell flower grows in the spot where Nacho dies, while Jimmy asks for Bluebell Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream as part of his plea deal.
  • This is the only episode of the Breaking Bad franchise in which Walter White appears but Jesse Pinkman does not.
    • Similarly, the previous episode "Waterworks" is the only episode of the franchise where Jesse appears but Walt does not.
  • "Saul Gone" is currently one of the best rated episodes in IMDb history with a score of 9.8.
  • Unlike the previous Gene episodes ("Nippy", Breaking Bad, and "Waterworks"), the final Crystal Diner, Gran Via, and Sony Pictures logos are in color.
  • Aside from a Popcorners advertisement, this is the last time Bryan Cranston played Walter White for TV.
  • When broadcast on AMC, an additional sequence was shown after the end of the episode: after a short sequence displaying some of the suits Jimmy has worn, the principal actors (Odenkirk, Seehorn, Fabian, Banks, Esposito, Mando, Dalton), as well as Gilligan and Gould, thank the viewers of BCS for their support.

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Credits[]

Co-Starring

  • Marisilda Garcia as Blanca Gomez
  • Christina Gopal as Federal Court Deputy
  • Sean Berube as Omaha Arresting Officer
  • Jennifer A. Goodman as Omaha Secondary Officer
  • Adam Kann as Beefy Correctional Officer
  • Kyle Kernan as Bus Correctional Officer
  • Jamal Duff as Huge Inmate
  • Michael Vincent Berry as Thick Neck Inmate
  • Jarvis Denman Jr. as Face Bandage Inmate
  • Ian A. Hudson as Squinty Inmate
  • Faustino Deblas as Bakery Inmate

Uncredited

  • Drew Pollock as Schlubby Guy #2 (archive audio)
  • Casey Cerutti as Hot Chick Cop (archive audio)

Featured Music[]

  • "All Things Are Possible" by The Harmonizing Four (Jimmy's entrance to the courtroom)

Memorable Quotes[]

Marie: "They tell me they found you in a garbage dumpster. Well, that makes sense. My husband was the best man that I have ever known. He lived to help others. If somebody was in trouble—no matter the time, no matter the place—Hank Schrader would be there... with a smile and a joke. He was kind, he was decent. He was strong. His partner... Steve Gomez. Steve... and Blanca made a home that was warm and full of laughter. Three children. Three fatherless children. Hank and Steve, the good guys, they were shot dead... and left in a hole in the desert! And you—you—helped the two-faced poisonous bastard behind it all. For what? Money? You did it all... for money. No matter what they do with you now, no matter where they put you or for how long, it will never be enough."
Jimmy: "Mrs... Mrs. Schrader. The loss that you've suffered, it's unspeakable. I met your husband. A few times. He was a man who stood by his word, and he was very good at his job. He was a straight-shooter. You and he are... victims. And so am I. Two years ago, a man came into my office. He said his name was Mayhew. He wanted one of my clients to lie under oath. He offered me money. I declined. Any lawyer would. That night, as I was leaving my office, I was attacked. Two men threw a sack over my head, hog-tied me, and they drove me out into the desert. And when they pulled the hood off, I was kneeling in front of an open grave. With a gun pointed at my head. That was my introduction to Walter White. From that moment on... there hasn't been a minute that I wasn't afraid. Yeah, I worked for him. I made a lot of money, but that's not why I did it. I did it because I knew what he would do to me if I refused. Over and over, I thought I would go over to the police. I even thought about talking to Agent Schrader, but I knew that Walter White would kill me wherever I was. And I was right. You look it up: October 4, 2009. They murdered ten men inside three prisons in the space of two minutes. Knifed. Throats slashed. A man was burned alive. They even killed one of my colleagues—a lawyer. He was cooperating with the DEA: Daniel Wachsberger. The news said Dan... was stabbed forty-eight times. So, yeah. When it all blew up, I ran. But not from the police. From them. Walter White might be dead, but Jesse Pinkman and the others, they're still out there somewhere. Mrs. Schrader, you are looking at a man who has lost everything. My profession, my family, my freedom. I have–I have nobody. I have nothing."
Castellano: "...And you think jurors are gonna buy that?"
Jimmy: "One. All I need is one. Oakley tells me that you've never lost a case. Is that so? Heh. That's a hell of a record. You should be proud of that. Still... juries, right? You never can tell. It's a roll of the dice. I just—I'm hoping there's some wiggle room."
Marie: "You are not going to negotiate with this man. You're not."
―Jimmy's conversation with Marie Schrader at his plea hearing.

Jimmy: "Look, it's just a thought experiment! There's gotta be something you'd go back and change, if you could."
Walt: "You are not talking about a time machine, which is both a real and theoretical impossibility. You are talking about regrets, so if you want to ask about regrets, just ask about regrets, and leave all this time-traveling nonsense out of it!"
Jimmy: "Okay, regrets, then!"
Walt: "Regrets?"
Jimmy: "Yeah."
Walt: "My regrets, alright, well... My regrets. Well... When I was a graduate student, I started a company with some people. At the time, I thought they were my friends. Our goal was to commercialize... discoveries that I had made. And... At a certain point, I stepped away. I thought I was doing the gentlemanly thing. But little did I understand that they were artfully maneuvering me into leaving my own creation! And, had I stayed, oh... Well. I wouldn't be down here with you."
Jimmy: "So, you started a company, is it still around?"
Walt: "Oh, yes."
Jimmy: "Is it successful?"
Walt: "Very."
Jimmy: "How could you never tell me about this? We could've done something with this! Wrongful termination. Intellectual property theft, uh, patent fraud. I mean, I could've sunk my teeth into this!"
Walt: "You'd have been the last lawyer I'd have gone to."
―Jimmy's conversation with Walter White about regrets.

"Two years ago, a man came into my office, he said his name was Mayhew. He wanted one of my clients to lie for him under oath. He offered me money. I refused. That night, as I was leaving my office, I was attacked. A bag was shoved over my head, I was hog-tied, I was driven out into the desert and when they pulled the hood off, I was kneeling in front of an open grave with a gun pointed at my head. That was my introduction to Walter White. I was terrified... But not for long. That night, I saw opportunity. A shot at big money. And I grabbed it, and I held it tight and for the next sixteen months, my every waking moment was spent building Walter White's drug empire."
―Jimmy begins to reveal the truth about his actions before being stopped.

"Oh, uh, I lied to the government about Kim Wexler. Uh, I fed them a load of BS about her involvement in Howard Hamlin's murder. I just... I just wanted her to come here today. I wanted her to hear this. So, yeah, I wasn't there when the meth was cooked. I wasn't there when it was sold. I didn't witness any of the murders, but I damn well knew it was happening. I was more than a willing participant, I was indispensable. I kept Walter White out of jail, I laundered his money, I lied for him, I conspired with him and I made millions! If he hadn't walked into my office that day, Walter White would've been dead or behind bars within a month. And Agent Schrader and Agent Gomez and a whole lot of other people would still be alive. Fact is, Walter White couldn't have done it without me."
―Jimmy finishes his confession about his criminal activities.

Jimmy: "What happened to Howard Hamlin, it was... it was... (Jimmy's voice breaks) I can't even... After that, Kim had the guts to start over, she left town. But... I'm the one who ran away. And my brother Chuck - Charles McGill. Y--You may have known him. He was, uh, an incredible lawyer. The most brilliant guy I ever met. But he was limited. I tried. I could've tried harder. I should've. Instead..."
Bill Oakley: "Your Honor...."
Jimmy: "Bill, please! Just let me get through this. (to the court) Instead, when I saw a chance to hurt him, I took it. I got his malpractice insurance cancelled. I took away the one thing he lived for, the law. After that, he killed himself. And I'll live with that. (sits down)"
Bill Oakley: "What was all that? That thing with your brother, that wasn't even a crime."
Jimmy: "Yeah, it was."
―Jimmy finally takes accountability for what he did to Chuck.[src]

Judge Samantha Small: "Mr. Goodman, sit down and stay seated."
Jimmy: "The name's McGill. I'm James McGill."
―Jimmy reclaims his true identity, shedding Saul Goodman forever.

Chuck: "Jimmy, if you don't like where you're heading, there's no shame in going back and changing your path."
Jimmy: "Uh, when have you ever changed your path? Hey. Think on it."
Chuck: "We always end up having the same conversation, don't we?"
―Jimmy and Chuck having a conversation.

Kim: "You had them down to seven years."
Jimmy: "Yeah, I did."
Kim: "Eighty-six years."
Jimmy: "Eighty-six years. But with good behavior... who knows?"
―Kim and Jimmy discuss his prison sentence.

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