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Bob Odenkirk reveals Better Call Saul scene where he suffered heart attack

In July 2021, the world held its breath as Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk was rushed to hospital in Albuquerque after suffering “a small…

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In July 2021, the world held its breath as Better Call Saul actor Bob Odenkirk was rushed to hospital in Albuquerque after suffering “a small heart attack” while on set.

Ever since the actor was given the ‘all clear,’ details have slowly emerged about the incident. Odenkirk collapsed part-way through filming a particularly intense scene in the show’s final season.

Now, Bob Odenkirk has revealed to Better Call Saul fans the scene in question where he suffered that infamous heart attack.

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Bob Odenkirk reveals Better Call Saul scene where he suffered heart attack

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 59-year-old actor initially said that the first scenes he filmed after recovering from the heart attack scare were from episode 9, Fun and Games.

This led to some confusion over the scene in question where Odenkirk suffered the heart attack.

The actor later clarified to the same publication that the scene where he suffered the heart attack actually took place in episode 8, Point and Shoot. This is where Jimmy and Kim are held hostage by Lalo Salamanca.

“Episode 9 is all stuff we shot after my heart attack, and in fact it is the first stuff I shot,” Bob Odenkirk explained to EW. “The pick-up scenes [from episode 8] were not the first things we shot.”

“So in my brain, I was like, ‘Wait a second, the first things I shot when I came back from the heart attack was [episode] 9.’ And that’s true,” he continued.

“Where I screwed up was like: ‘Of course, we didn’t come back and immediately just shoot what we were shooting that day — we carried on shooting,’” he said.

“We had a different director. We had Michael Morris directing”. He then added: “We started in on that stuff.”

“And then at some point in shooting that stuff, we stopped, Vince [Gilligan], who directed episode 8] came back and we picked up the final moments of the scene with me and Lalo and Kim. My brain just had a brain fart and I apologise to the world.”

The actor then joked about comparing the points in the scene from before and after his heart attack. He said: “But if you’re looking to compare a human being pre- and post-heart attack, you’ll want to look at the scene with Kim and Jimmy, when Lalo was talking to them about the plan.”

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Recap of the scene from Point and Shoot [spoilers]

The beginning of episode 8 of Better Call Saul season 6 continues on from the cliffhanger ending of episode 7. This is where Lalo Salamanca arrives at Jimmy and Kim’s apartment and kills Howard Hamlin in front of them.

The scene continues in episode 8 with Lalo holding the pair hostage. He is explaining that he wants Jimmy to take a gun and his car and drive to Gus Fring’s house. He says he wants him to shoot the man who answers the door.

In an effort to keep Kim away from Lalo, Jimmy asks if she can go instead and Lalo unexpectedly agrees.

However, Lalo ties Jimmy to a chair and gags him to make sure he can’t escape and call for help.

After both Kim and Lalo leave, Jimmy attempts to break free of his bonds by tipping the chair over onto its side. However, he is left on the floor until Mike and Gus’s henchmen arrive.

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Better Call Saul cast and crew discuss incident

Speaking on the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast to coincide with the release of episode 8, co-creator Vince Gilligan and Lalo actor Tony Dalton discussed the pivotal scene

“We watched him die. I’d never seen anything like it, except for in a movie,” Gilligan explained. “When we got back on set with Bob, it was just happiness, it was just thankfulness, it was just gratitude.”

While Dalton added: “It was just so good to see Bob there. We all saw him on the floor [after the heart attack] and it was like, ‘Oh my God, dude.’ Forget about the show. This is the worst thing that could ever happen to somebody. [Laughs] That’s what happens when you mess with Lalo.”

Throughout Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk’s most prominent screen partner has been Rhea Seehorn, who plays Kim Wexle. Speaking to EW, she said: “You can’t get away from the joy and the emotion you feel about one of my closest and dearest friends being alive.

“It’s like one of the worst days of my life was followed by one of the best days of my entire life — that he was fine, that he was okay.”

Better Call Saul season 6 is currently airing weekly on AMC and Netflix with the finale scheduled for August 15 and 16 respectively.
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