According to Gould, who co-created the series with Vince Gilligan and directed “Saul Gone,” that climactic moment of confession was partly inspired by a classic story. “We used to talk about Jimmy McGill’s growth, Saul Goodman’s development being like ‘A Christmas Carol’,” Gould said. AMC Talk.
In the classic story of Charles Dickens, the heartless wretch Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts, each of which helps him better understand the fault in his way of life. At the end of the long dark night of his soul, a changed man emerges, and his ability to gain new insight and compassion after decades of mischief is seen as a Christmas miracle. .
It’s such a familiar story that watching a screen or stage adaptation can often feel more like a comforting holiday ritual than a truly heartfelt experience. But with years of commitment to its story, “Better Call Saul” breaks through the raw emotional power of Dickens’ penitentiary and contemplative structure, recreating the text for a modern viewer in a way that touches our heart.
https://www.slashfilm.com/967668/the-better-call-saul-finale-was-inspired-by-a-holiday-classic/ The Better Call Saul Finale is inspired by A Holiday Classic