AMCBob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman in season 6 of AMC's "Better Call Saul."
After last week’s long-awaited segue into the world of “Breaking Bad,” fans of “Better Call Saul” are in store for an epic conclusion to the six-season arc of Jimmy McGill. Circa 2004, we left off with Kim breaking things off with Jimmy, followed by an abrupt transition into Jimmy’s new life as Saul, presumably several years later. With four episodes left, we’re about to get into the weeds of Jimmy’s new life, and perhaps see where Kim’s abrupt decision to leave has left her.
In addition, we can’t forget that we still have the story ofGene Takavic, Jimmy’s future Cinnabon alter ego, to conclude.
The last we saw of Genewas at the beginning of season 5, when he gets recognized near his workplace by an Omaha cab driver who used to live in Albuquerque. Jimmy then calls disappearer Ed Galbraith (portrayed by the late Robert Forster), requesting an escape. However, he changes his mind mid-call, telling Galbraith, “I’m gonna fix it myself.” What Gene has in store for cab driver Jeff – and what fate has in store for Gene – will only be revealed in the last few episodes of “Saul.”
That being said, let’s get into the fourth-to-final episode of the series, titled simply “Nippy” (the first episode of the season to consist simply of one word).
Season 6, Episode 10: ‘Nippy’
We’re back to the future, as we see an old lady in a wheelchair by the name of Marion (Carol Burnett) reaching for a can of soup with a grabber tool in black-and-white. Outside, her wheelchair gets stuck in the snow, and she refuses help from a certain Gene Takavic, posting notices for his “lost dog,” “Nippy.” Marion, moved by Gene’s story of his beloved canine, who apparently jumped out a moving car window, finally accepts his offer for help. “Gene,” however, clips her chair’s wires, essentially breaking it, and forcing him to push her home. Whatever the hell Gene has in store, we’re about to find out.
Oh, and our theme song is cut short to showcase an old-school (circa 2004?) blue screen with white text, signifying a missing signal. Again, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould at work.
Jimmy’s plans for Jeff (note: portrayed by a new actor, as the old one – Don Harvey – was filming “We Own This City” during production). Marion is Jeff’s mother, and Jimmy has infiltrated his house and pretends, naturally, to have never met Jeff, à la Gus Fring in “Breaking Bad.”
Outside, away from Marion, Jeff – who knows of Jimmy’s identity as Saul Goodman – confronts Jimmy and threatens with exposing him, while Jimmy offers him a better offer: he will show Jeff, who is clearly, as shown in season 5, a big fan of “Saul’s,” the “inside” of the game. Jeff smiles at this offer.
Back at his place, Jimmy rummages through some old boxes, and finds his old ring – that which belonged to Marco, Jimmy’s old scamming buddy back during his Illinois days who died of a heart attack during one of their scams. He places on his ring finger before turning off the radio and heading to bed. Clearly, Jimmy isn’t ready to leave Saul behind entirely just yet.
At work, while closing up shop, Gene knocks up security’s door, evidently to “thank” the security guard who called the EMTs on him a while back. The other security guard on duty, Frank, calls him over due to the wafting smell of warm Cinnabons his way. Frank eats right out of Jimmy’s hand (quite literally), as he chows down his Cinnabon, chatting a careless Jimmy up about sports, while Jimmy eyes the security footage behind him. All the while, Jimmy is timing it.
This has now become a routine; one which Jimmy has committed to doing every night. In the end, it becomes clear that Jimmy is mapping out a plan…specifically, he is mapping out the mall to see where there are blind spots…and what he can get away with. For some reason, he’s particularly concerned with a boutique clothing store.
The scene cuts to Gene setting up some kind of obstacle course outside, in the snow, for Jeff, who’s essentially practicing how to steal from the boutique without getting caught. During this conversation, Gene offhandedly mentions Walter White: “I’ll tell you what’s crazy,” he says. “50-year-old high school chemistry teacher comes into my office, the guy is so broke he can’t pay his own mortgage! One year later he’s got a pile of cash as big as a Volkswagen. That’s crazy.” Jeff, though hesitant, commits to the plan…whatever it may be, exactly.
We are introduced to Kathy, the no-nonsense manager of the boutique, who receives an unwanted delivery in the form of a large crate after hours. She calls the “delivery man’s” “supervisor:” Jimmy, who eventually convinces her to keep the crate on her floor overnight, under the condition he pick it up at 10:00 sharp the next morning.
This seems to be the night, as, after his nightly routine which ends in the security guard’s room, Jimmy gives Jeff the go ahead via text: it turns out it was Jeff, not the “industrial spray pumps” Kathy thought, stuffed in the box, and he executes the plan with perfect efficiency…until, that is, he trips and falls on his head in the middle of the hallway, spilling his stolen merchandise everywhere and knocking himself unconscious. Jimmy, panicked, quickly bursts into tears, expressing despondency at his lack of family and love life, all the while trying to eye the footage behind him, flustering security guard Frank. Jeff soon regains consciousness, picks up his merch and runs out the building, prompting “Gene” to finally wrap up his story and leave. He goes out into the hallway and nearly faints himself, but remains composed. No doubt he will have some words for Jeff the first chance he gets.
The following morning, Jeff comes out of hiding from the mall bathroom, and, while pretending to shop at the boutique, runs into Kathy, but tries to obscure his face. He makes it out of the store unscathed.
Back at Jeff’s place, while ogling over his newfound apparel, Jeff is interrupted by “Gene,” who steps in and makes it clear that if ever they were to be caught, their conspiracy makes for “mutually assured destruction” in the form of a hefty federal sentence. As a result, they are never to interact again. “I need you to say it,” Gene says. “We’re done.” Reluctantly, Jeff complies. They’re done.
Marion, however, makes an unexpected appearance, and asks Gene to come inside. There, she expresses her fondness for him, telling him how much of a positive impact he has had on Jeff, who “fell into a bad crowd” back in Albuquerque (“Albuquerque, huh?” replies Gene. “Never been.”) “You’re a good influence, Gene,” she says. Marion is also anxious to hear an update on Nippy, who Gene says was found by a family living only a few blocks away, safe and sound. “After all that,” he says, “a happy ending.”
Back at work, Jimmy decides to take a visit to the boutique while on a lunch break. Jimmy admires an ostentatious, paisley, very Saul Goodman-stylesuit – and considers it – but puts it back on the rack and heads out. He’s still not ready to bring back Saul into the world…yet.
“Better Call Saul” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMC. Three episodes remain before the series finale on Monday, August 15.
Stay posted for our live recap of the "Better Call Saul" series finale, titled "Saul Gone."
AMC. Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill/"Gene Takavic" / Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler in AMC's "Better Call Saul.". Well folks, we’ve finally made it: the moment “Better Call Saul” fans have been waiting for over 7 years now: our story of Jimmy McGill-turned Saul Goodman-turned Gene Takavic finally comes to an end.. “Where would you go first?” Jimmy asks Mike regarding their hypothetical $6 million time machine.. “From that moment on,” Jimmy says, “there hasn’t been a minute that I wasn’t afraid.” He was a victim just as Marie was, Jimmy goes on, recalling the day in which Walter orchestrated the deaths of 9 prison inmates, plus a lawyer, whom Jimmy seems to sympathize the most with.. When Walter asks him about his own regrets, Jimmy calls back to a “slip and fall” scam that he did when he was younger.. A few minutes later, as Oakley returns from the bathroom, Jimmy tells him he has some more information that involves Kim that the feds don’t yet know about – information that will make their “toes curl.” He’s prepared to do some more negotiating.. In the Albuquerque courtroom, for the first time in about six years, Jimmy locks eyes with Kim, who sits tapping her foot nervously in the back.. When Chuck tells him that there’s no shame in changing his path, Jimmy responds by telling him the same thing.
Better Call Saul's cliffhanger finale laid bare.
SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY Better Call Saul season 6's "Plan & Execution" marks the grand finale of Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler's attempt to frame Howard Hamlin as a struggling drug addict unfit to practice law, forcing a swift resolution to the long-running Sandpiper case, and taking the $2 million they're owed from the common fund.. Howard's detective was actually working with Jimmy and Kim all along.. When Howard then calls to hire a private investigator - a development Jimmy and Kim were apparently counting on - he dials the fake number and gets a fake PI who's already woven into the scam.. Howard was supposed to see the photo of Jimmy withdrawing $20,000 in a striped envelope, because when that same striped envelope is later being handed to Rand Casimiro in a different set of PI photos, Howard immediately assumes the Sandpiper mediator is taking bribes to reach a quicker settlement.. Despite outfoxing Gus Fring, Lalo still can't enter the superlab site immediately.
The tension isn’t letting up anytime soon as Better Call Saul returns for its final six episodes — and the body count won’t stop climbing, either.
After a cryptic opening that features a shoe washing up on a beach with footprints leading to Howard’s car parked in the sand, Monday’s premiere picks up right where we left off, with a shocked and terrified Jimmy and Kim standing over Howard’s dead body as Lalo points a gun at them.. Lalo thinks she’s too clever and will try to get out of it, but Jimmy persists, and he and Kim fight about it so much that Lalo agrees, just to shut them up.. He gives Kim an hour to do the deed and come back: “The clock’s ticking, Mrs. Goodman.” After she leaves, Lalo ties Jimmy up with zip ties and tells him about Nacho and Gus’ attempt on his life: “They killed people I care about.” He wants to know what Jimmy knows about this — he knows Jimmy knew Nacho — but Jimmy professes his innocence.. Kim drives Lalo’s car to Gus’ house, stopping at a red light right next to a cop car, but she doesn’t say anything.. Where were you?” Mike leaves two men to protect Gus, who is hiding out in a secure part of the house, while he takes two men with him to Jimmy’s condo.. Gus wants to talk to Kim, and she tells him Lalo tried to send Jimmy, but Jimmy talked him out of it.. Mike and his men arrive at Jimmy’s, and he tells them Lalo left right after Kim did.. He presses Gus to give him a tour, and when Gus hesitates, Lalo shoots him dead in the chest.. Gus reluctantly takes Lalo down into the lab, where Lalo marvels at how much meth they could cook up down there.. While he goes off on a long rant insulting Don Eladio and the Salamancas, we see a gun hidden nearby — and suddenly, Gus triggers a blackout and grabs the gun while Lalo shoots wildly into the darkness.. Mike doesn’t want Gus fighting his own battles: “This could’ve ended a whole lot different.” (“It could’ve,” Gus shoots back.). Jimmy and Kim are to go about their normal routines as usual, he says: “Today, you’re Meryl Streep and Laurence Olivier.” He adds that “I need to impress upon you: None of this ever happened.” They agree, and Mike heads back to the lab, watching as a crane digs a huge hole in the dirt before they dump Lalo and Howard’s bodies in there next to each other.
After the heavy physical violence in the preceding weeks, here comes a different dose of the beautifully crafted anguish that this show has perfected.
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “ Better Call Saul ” Season 6, Episode 9, “Fun and Games.”]. The latest chapter, “Fun and Games,” is a different kind of trick, the ability to embed that same kind of stomach-dropping firepower in a handful of conversations.. Greg Lewis/ AMC /Sony Pictures Television. Jimmy and Kim are two people not as fortunate.. That comes into focus at the memorial of Howard Hamlin at the HHM offices.. Kim is silent for most of the sequence, letting Jimmy offer their combined condolences.. When called out on their potential contributions to his death, Jimmy goes into damage control mode.. Now with a clear view of what she’s truly capable of, Kim makes her own decision to escape.. For anyone in search of further proof that Seehorn earned that first Emmy nom last week, look no further than their parking lot goodbye.. Much like the show she’s in, Kim gets the luxury of knowing that it’s the last time.
The series returned to Jimmy's future in hiding as he deals with that nosy cabbie named Jeff.
Running into some trouble getting over the snow bank in her motorized chair, she notices a man hanging posters for a missing dog named Nippy.. Realizing something isn’t right, Marion looks at Gene and he turns back to push her the rest of the way home.. The episode soon reveals her identity after an interesting set of credits.. But the sequence holds significance as the rest of the episode plays on because this installment truly is the end of Gene’s chapter as Saul.. Once the lesson is complete, Gene tells Jeff that they’re done.. Gene wants to see how long the guard is not looking at the security cameras.. Ultimately, the woman decides to let the box stay as long as the mover returns to pick the box up the next morning.. When Marion wheels up to the garage, the men have to hide the goods and she asks Gene to come into her house.. Following the grift, Gene walks through the department store again, this time on his lunch break.. Is Saul gone for good?. Only time will tell.
Recap of Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5. While business booms for Jimmy, the vise tightens on the cat-and-mouse game between Gus & Lalo.
Don’t miss Celebrity Myxer’s recap of Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 “Black and Blue.” While business booms for Jimmy, the vise tightens on the cat-and-mouse game between Gus and Lalo.. Previously on Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 4 , despite assurances from the cartel, Gus takes extreme measures to protect himself against looming threats from Lalo Salamanca.. Kim and Jimmy steal Howard’s car to enlist the help call girl to put on a show for Clifford Main.. On Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 , Kim woke with concern and double-checked the locks, peered outside of the window, and propped a chair by the front door.. Clifford Main finally confronts Howard on Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5. Thereafter, Howard knew he had a problem with Jimmy McGill…. Jimmy McGill (aka Saul Goodman) starts his empire on Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5. Jimmy (aka Saul Goodman) was booted from the back of the nail salon and was forced to open his own law firm.. Jimmy thought he was meeting a new client but was surprised by Howard at a boxing gym.. Jimmy made it comical initially until Howard started giving him fisticuffs.. Eventually, Howard TKO’d Jimmy and told him that he mistook his kindness for weakness.. What did you think of Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5?. Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo Fring Tony Dalton as Eduardo “Lalo” Salamanca (alias Jorge De Guzman) Mark Margolis as Hector Salamanca (alias Tío) Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin Ray Campbell as Tyrus Kitt Michael Mando as Nacho Varga (Posthumously) Michael McKean as Chuck McGill (Posthumously). Stay right here, stay mixed in because Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 6, will be a hit!. SeasonEpisodeTitleAir Date613“ Saul Gone ” Better Call Saul Season 6 Season & Series FinaleAugust 1, 2022612“ Waterworks ”August 8, 2022611“ Breaking Bad ”August 1, 2022610“ Nippy ”July 25, 202269“ Fun and Games ”July 18, 202268“ Point and Shoot ”July 11, 202267“ Plan and Execution ”May 23, 202266“ Axe and Grind ”May 16, 202265“ Black and Blue ”May 9, 202264“ Hit and Run ”May 2, 202263“ Rock and Hard Place ”April 25, 202262“ Six Hours ”April 18, 202261“ Wine and Roses ” Better Call Saul Season 6 PremiereApril 18, 2022
This recap of Better Call Saul season 6, episode 11, "Breaking Bad," contains spoilers. Read the recap of the previous episode. It will be sad when this
Saul then returns to Cinnabon, back to his new life as Gene.. The cab driver is Jeff, who offers the intoxicated man water and drops him off at his house.. Al is a wealthy man.. The man seems reasonable and morally balanced — he reveals he has cancer, which throws Saul off slightly; however, he still leads the man to the cab as part of the plan.. Episode 11 then returns to the Breaking Bad timeline — Saul is enjoying his lawyer life, and Mike visits him for a meeting.. Back to the Gene timeline, Saul receives a call, and he’s alarmed.. Saul tells Jeff they need to finish the plan, so they head back to the rich man’s house.. Episode 11 then flits back to the Gene timeline, and Saul breaks into the wealthy man’s house.. What did you think of Better Call Saul season 6, episode 11?
A new contender has entered the ring.
Better Call Saul ’s Season 6 is tying up all the loose ends from previous seasons as Jimmy McGill ( Bob Odenkirk ) finally commits to becoming the crooked lawyer Saul Goodman.. In one corner of Better Call Saul ’s Season 6, Saul and Kim ( Rhea Seehorn ) keep working to destroy Howard Hamlin’s ( Patrick Fabian ) reputation.. Cliff watches Howard shake his leg anxiously, interpreting the gesture as a withdrawal sign — and when Howard addresses a conference room filled with impatient Sandpiper clients, Cliff wonders if his partner's peaks of energy come from illegal substances.. Of course, Howard is perplexed as Cliff lists every piece of evidence pointing towards Howard’s addiction.. However, it doesn’t take long for Howard to realize Saul and Kim are scamming him.. That’s right, Howard and Saul trade punches in the ring with full boxing gear and even a referee — and, of course, Saul gets his ass kicked.. While Season 6’s Episode 5 is centered on Howard’s discovery he’s being scammed, “Black and Blue” also teases the following developments in Kim’s plan to end the Sandpiper case.. As Episode 5 reveals, Lalo is tracking Margarethe Ziegler ( Andrea Sooch ), the wife of the late engineer Gus employed to build his secret meth lab.. At the time, Lalo almost tracked down Werner, one of Gus's main reasons to kill Lalo in Season 5.