As Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) continues his descent into being Saul Goodman, his storyline will push him closer to being in Mike's (Jonathan Banks) orbit. The two Breaking Bad "colleagues" will be spending a bit more time together in Season 4 than we've seen on Better Call Saul in the past.
"I wish we saw more of Jimmy and Mike — but we do see them," Odenkirk told TV Guide on the Better Call Saul premiere red carpet at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday. "They do get together this season, but it's never enough for me."
Odenkirk isn't the only one who loves when Jimmy and Mike spend time together. Their relationship is something that showrunner Peter Gould also looks forward to bringing to the screen.
"We really want that to happen. We are so happy when we have a scene with Jimmy and Mike together because Bob and Jonathan Banks are money in the bank every single time. Having said that, we have to go where the story takes us," Gould teased on the same carpet. "You can feel, even when they aren't in the same scene together, you can certainly feel the two worlds overlapping."
While there will be more Jimmy and Mike, Gould confirmed that Dean Norris — better known as DEA agent Hank Schraeder — will not be seen in Season 4.
"I hate to burst the bubble but you're not going to see Dean Norris this season," Gould said. "It's a negative spoiler, but we'd love to see Dean."
Co-showrunner Vince Gilligan promised they'd never tease a character was coming if he wasn't, but he is also optimistic that Hank could make an appearance later on down the road.
"One of our Breaking Bad writers taught us a great expression — schmuck bait," Gilligan added. "Schmuck bait is when you promise something that you don't deliver on. We never want to be guilty of schmuck baiting our audience. Our audience has been too good to us to misuse or abuse them...We figure it's better just to nip this in the bud. I'd love to see Dean Norris in this show. I don't know why that shouldn't or couldn't happen at some point."
Maybe Season 5, yeah?
Better Call Saul Season 4 premieres Aug. 6 at 9/8c on AMC.