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‘Better Call Saul’: Why do we love Mike?

Summary

Secondary characters often become as important as the protagonists. This is the case with Mike (Jonathan Banks) now on “Better Call Saul” and earlier on “Breaking Bad”. In “Breaking Bad” Mike was the “solution” to the problems that Walter White […]

Secondary characters often become as important as the protagonists. This is the case with Mike (Jonathan Banks) now on “Better Call Saul” and earlier on “Breaking Bad”.

In “Breaking Bad” Mike was the “solution” to the problems that Walter White was getting into ended up becoming essential in the series, besides being a great ally for White and a father figure for Jesse.
Now in “Better Call Saul”, the audience begins to understand his story better.

In Breaking Bad, some things were shown about his past, but we never knew how he came under Gus Fring’s command; however, with the progression of the Better Call Saul series, the spin-off of Water White’s history, we were able to learn about Mike Ehrmantraut’s entire past.

Mike was conquering the public more and more. His drama was creating empathy with fans of “Better Call Saul” and it became increasingly impossible not to love Mike.

Picture Jonatan Bannks in Better Call Saul
Jonathan Banks (AMC)

Even living on the margins of the law, he was becoming a father or grandfather that we would like to be.

Jonathan Banks’ character has been proving increasingly important in the AMC and Netflix series. We keep following the story of lawyer Saul Godman and always asking them: “Why do we love Mike?”
By Rob K. L.