Aug. 25, 2022

Faithspotting "Better Call Saul"

Faithspotting "Better Call Saul"

Mike and Kenny are "Talking Saul, Talking Bad, and Talking Faith as the popular and critically acclaimed AMC series concludes. There is much to discuss as the second series in the "Breaking Bad Universe" concludes what is arguably the best and most...


Mike and Kenny are "Talking Saul, Talking Bad, and Talking Faith as the popular and critically acclaimed AMC series concludes. There is much to discuss as the second series in the "Breaking Bad Universe" concludes what is arguably the best and most successful original and prequal series to appear on television. 

SPOILERS in show notes and Spoiler Zone in Podcast Episode.

Faith Elements Spotted:

Earthly Treasures either as money or success/notoriety are susceptible to loss, decline or theft, as well as being seductive in their costs. Matthew 6:19 The power of pride, Proverbs 11,13, 73 driven by the fear of not being outstanding in comparrison to others is in contrast to the call of God to be content with one's life, and Paul's teaching to imitate the humility of Christ. Philippians 2, Colossians 3, Proverbs 11, 22

Redemption is always possible but must be chosen and encompasses change, and does not alleviate consequences.  Although regrettful of the pain he caused his family and including his saving Jessie, Walter White does not regret his behavior, confess, and surrender.  Instead he seeks revenge rather than redemption. 

In contrast, Jimmy/Saul/Gene redeems himself with his sacrificial confession which offers new life to his former wife and still loved one, Kim. Hints in the dialogue indicate that she intends to resume her work of offering legal defense of those who cannot afford representation.