Bob Odenkirk Would Have Wanted ‘Better Call Saul’ Finished Without Him if Needed

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There was a massive, well-earned outpouring of love and appreciation from fans and colleagues alike for Bob Odenkirk when he suffered a heart attack on set while filming the sixth season of Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel/spinoff he starred in. Very thankfully, Odenkirk fully recovered and soon after, he returned to set to complete the acclaimed show’s terrific last season, but it’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if that hadn’t been the case and he was unable to keep working.

Fandom has an exclusive clip from the special features of the new Better Call Saul Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD, in which Odenkirk and Saul co-creator Peter Gould reflect on Okdenkirk’s heart attack. Odenkirk says that while he knows his colleagues would not have felt it appropriate to finish the show without him, he would have wanted them to do so, simply to see the story ended in whatever manner they could, even with a different actor. Though he does admit that would not have been such a good way to see matters wrapped up…

Check out the clip above, which also includes Saul cast member Patrick Fabian (“Howard Hamlin“) reflecting on how emotional it was realizing the series was reaching its conclusion.

Better Call Saul Season 6 arrives on both Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, December 6, the same day the Better Call Saul: The Complete Series box set is also released on Blu-ray.

The Season 6 collection includes the following new special features:

BLURAY SPECIAL FEATURES
Series Adjourned: Saying Goodbye to Saul

Fear and Loathing in Omaha: The World of Gene Takavic

“Wine and Roses” Casa Goodman

Deleted Scenes

Outtakes

Commentaries on Every Episode

Easter Eggs

Training Videos

American Greed

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
“Wine and Roses” Casa Goodman

Deleted Scenes

Outtakes

Commentaries on Every Episode

Easter Eggs

Training Videos

American Greed


Eric Goldman
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