We know we’re going to see Gustavo Fring in Better Call Saul’s new season, but a bigger question remains: Is Season 3 finally the one when the titular character makes his debut? (Read Ken Tucker’s review of Better Call Saul Season 3 here.)
The cast of Better Call Saul talked to Yahoo TV about that very thing, and the answer was a definitive “Yes!” Well, sort of… “I would definitely say, in Season 3, you could argue that we see glimpses of Saul, that Saul has arrived in different ways than you would expect,” says Rhea Seehorn, who plays attorney Kim Wexler, Jimmy McGill’s girlfriend. Adds Michael Mando, who portrays Mike Ehrmantraut’s associate Nacho Varga, “This is the closest we’ve ever been to Saul, in this season.”
The cast, including Emmy nominee Jonathan Banks (cop turned criminal Mike) and Patrick Fabian (Chuck McGill’s law partner, Howard Hamlin), also shared hints at other Season 3 events, including Seehorn’s take on how long Kim can continue to associate with “Slippin’ Jimmy” both personally and professionally, and Fabian’s thoughts about how much more Howard will put up with from high-maintenance Chuck (Michael McKean) in the name of keeping HHM running smoothly.
Meanwhile, Mando and Banks tease more tension ahead in Mike and Nacho’s business dealings.
“Mike doesn’t forgive himself for being a criminal, and he certainly doesn’t forgive other criminals,” Banks says, before Mando starts to weigh in and then jokes he’s afraid his on-screen frenemy might hit him.
“But here’s the thing … he doesn’t know I could hit him back,” Mando says.
Banks: “Not if I hit you hard enough, son!”
Better Call Saul Season 3 premieres April 10 at 10 p.m. on AMC.