In order to answer that question, Looper went straight to an expert: David Fleck, a former criminal prosecutor. He broke down the moments when Better Call Saul went off the rails and had Jimmy doing things that no lawyer would ever do in the real world.
From the first moment viewers met Jimmy McGill, aka Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), in the second season of Breaking Bad, it was almost immediately clear that he’s less of a lawyer with a penchant for breaking the rules and more of a career criminal with a law degree. When the character spun off into his own series, Better Call Saul, fans got an even more in-depth look at this iconic scam artist in action.
For five seasons (soon to be six, when the final season of Better Call Saul premieres in 2021), viewers have seen Jimmy lie, cheat, break laws, and pull ridiculous stunts to get himself out of tough situations. And it’s certainly made for thrilling and addictive TV. However, the longer Jimmy keeps up his schemes without losing his law license or his life, the more one starts to wonder if there’s any universe other than a fictional one in which a lawyer could consistently get away what he does.