The prequel to Breaking Bad is back for its sixth and final season. Better Call Saul is wrapping up its story while interconnecting itself into the events of its predecessor. Fans are eager to see everything play out, and the season wasted no time picking up right where it left off.
Warning: Some spoilers ahead
You could tell right off the bat things were different this time around. There was no black and white future opening with Cinnabon manager Gene Takovic. Fans suspect it will be shown as the final scene instead. Instead we get a recap from Season 5’s finale, which is probably a good thing considering it’s been a while since then. Followed by an opening scene where Saul Goodman’s former house is being raided and packed for evidence. Shots of his clothes, belongings and furniture are escorted out of the home and into trucks with one close up shot of a bottle cap left behind on the street, THE bottle cap. No trace of Saul himself, however.
Now we see Jimmy (Saul) and Kim in their hotel room, as they pack to return to normality. You know, after the whole Lalo scare. Back in their apartment they both get settled and ready for a new day ahead. Jimmy helps find a suit for one of Kim’s clients and they both embark, while Kim lets go of the “world’s second best lawyer” cup.
Back in Mexico, Nacho is on the run for his life. Even if Lalo is dead (presumably), he’s still in Salamanca territory. He’s told to sit and wait a rundown motel for a few days, that’s it. Nacho is now a sitting duck in the middle of enemy territory for days. Cut to Gus and Mike, where Gus doesn’t believe Lalo’s assassination attempt went to plan. While Mike seems worried about Nacho, the one who appreciates his efforts but Gus doesn’t seem to care.
Jimmy and Kim have a sit down, we see glimpses of Jimmy still being shaken up by Lalo’s actions. Besides that, Kim pitches a whole idea for his Saul Goodman persona. While also continuing their scheme to frame Howard Hamlin. Begs the question, are the roles reversing here? Kim seems to be breaking bad while Jimmy’s the one with hesitations.
Regardless, they both head to Howards country club and Jimmy gets to work. Accusing the staff of mistreatment, causing a distraction, the whole 9 yards. Just to get the locker room and slip a bag of (fake?) cocaine in Howard’s locker. Howard and Cliff Main show up, the bag falls from the locker and the trap is successfully placed. Even if Cliff believes it’s not Howard’s drugs, this is a step in the right direction for Jimmy and Kim. Step one is done, now it’s back the other story.
Lalo Salamanca’s plan is going well; everyone believes he’s dead, even his family. A well placed body double ensures that. Now it’s time to seek hiding while plotting his revenge. Before he heads back however, he calls Hector to give him the good news. Hector insists he needs proof, Nacho being the proof. Setting the stage for what’s sure to be a crazy finale season. Remember, the season is split up in halves, so there’s no telling what’s in store for fans. We do know that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will be appearing, as announced already by the studio themselves. The narrative of the franchise will be enriched as we all embark on Saul Goodman’s final journey pre-breaking bad, with 13 episodes planned for its final season.