Banedon wrote:I will say I'm kinda surprised we didn't get any more Gene at the end of the season.
I think a lot of that is that these are only 10 episode seasons, and there's only so much they can do with the Gene stuff. Like, how many different ways can you show that he's now a depressed food court schlub?
The more I think about, there's so little they can really do on that end. The guy has nothing left; if scary taxi guy actually was a hitman or something...so what? Gene gets killed. The cops are after him...so what? There's nobody left for him to rat on or cut a deal over, and there's nobody in his corner. Bot of those endings are, IMO, only moderately more exciting or interesting than him just being stuck as Gene; all three are just variations on Jimmy McGill being resigned to a crappy fate.
I wouldn't be surprised at all to see the Gene stuff just end up being window dressing that punctuates how low he ends up after all is said and done. He doesn't get to go out sticking it to anyone, or in a blaze of glory. He loses everything because he's Slippin' Jimmy and he can't help himself.