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Better Call Saul Recasts Key Role Ahead of Final Episodes, New Teaser Reveals

Better Call Saul Jeff Recast

We’ll see more of Cinnabon manager Gene in Better Call Saul‘s final episodes… but his main antagonist will look a little different.

The role of Jeff, the overeager cab driver who recognized Gene in a Season 5 flash-forward, has been recast, TVLine has confirmed, with Pat Healy (Station 19) taking over for Don Harvey. Healy’s debut as Jeff can be glimpsed in a Saul teaser that debuted over the holiday weekend, showing us Gene’s ride in Jeff’s cab from Season 4 along with audio from that Season 5 confrontation:

Better Call Saul Jeff Season 5The character of Jeff has only been seen in Saul‘s “Gene in Omaha” flash-forwards to Jimmy’s post-Breaking Bad life, first as the driver of Gene’s cab in Season 4 and then in that awkward run-in in Season 5, where Jeff recognizes Gene as the former Saul Goodman. Harvey played the role on both occasions, but he also recently appeared in the HBO drama We Own This City and couldn’t return to reprise his Saul role “due to contract obligations” on that show, according to a Saul fan site.

Better Call Saul kicks off its final run of six episodes next Monday, July 11 at 9/8c on AMC. Will the new-look Jeff throw you off during the Gene flash-forwards, though? Give us your take in the comments.

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