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Better Call Saul Season 6: ‘Not Gonna Go Down The Way You Think It Is’

Mike Ehrmantraut’s quote from the Season 6 trailer sets up a world of mystery that will be the final installment of Better Call Saul.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Preview Trailer Predictions
Photo: BetterCallSaul/Twitter

The official trailer for Better Call Saul Season 6 finally hit social media platforms on Thursday morning. The highly anticipated installment is shaping up to be the most dramatic one yet. This trailer is jam-packed with tension, lingering and new storylines, and plenty of mystery to keep viewers on their toes.

While fans flock to forums and social media platforms to discuss predictions based on the trailer, it’s worth keeping in mind the last audible words of the preview.

“Whatever happens next, it’s not gonna go down the way you think it is.”

Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul Season 6 Trailer

As I impatiently wait for Part 1 of Better Call Saul Season 6 to air on April 18, I’ll be heeding Mike’s advice.

Sure, fans know that Jimmy/Saul, Mike, and Gus survive the prequel events based on their roles in Breaking Bad. But Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould most definitely have some cinematic chicanery up their sleeves.

Exhibit A

In addition to the trailer, this Season 6 promotional poster appeared on Better Call Saul socials this morning.

IS THIS THE MOMENT GENE BECOMES SAUL GOODMAN?!

Seriously though, the black-and-white scenes depicting Saul’s post-Breaking Bad identity, Gene, have been building up for SEVEN years. The color infusion has to be hinting at a “return to Saul” of sorts, right?

Exhibit B

The Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul YouTube channel uploaded the very first Gene scene from Season 1, Episode 1 of Better Call Saul a month before the Season 6 trailer dropped. The upload also just happened to take place seven years and one day after the inaugural episode’s airdate.

Now, I’m not expecting a full-blown half-season to focus on Gene. There are still plenty of storylines and character fates to wrap up in the pre-Breaking Bad timeline.

But Gilligan and Gould are masters of Easter eggs. Strategically dropping the above content, in addition to the black-and-white scenes to date, has to be hinting at Gene-focused scenes that will shock viewers.

Exhibit C

Fans don’t know exactly how Better Call Saul will end, but they’re sure it will go out with a bang. And the show’s creators will have their fingerprints all over it, quite literally.

Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould don’t direct every episode, but when one of them does, it’s sure to be a doozy. Check out who’s directing the final two episodes, according to Better Call Saul’s Season 6 Wikipedia page.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Episodes
Photo: Wikipedia

Seeing Gilligan and Gould in the director’s chair to close out the show isn’t a surprise in and of itself. However, it does mean the final two episodes will be “God tier,” if history has taught us anything.

It’s no knock against the many other talented writers/directors for the series, but Gilligan and Gould typically take on the most dramatic and impactful episodes. Just look back to Season 5.

“Bagman”? Directed by Gilligan.

“Something Unforgivable”? Directed by Gould.

Buckle up, Better Call Saul fans. Season 6 is almost here, and it’s not gonna go down the way you think it is.

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