The American criminal and legal drama television series Better Call Saul was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. It is part of the Breaking Bad franchise.
The series, which is mostly set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the first part of the 2000s, transforms Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a sincere lawyer and former con man, into the egotistical criminal defense lawyer known as Saul Goodman.
The moral decline of former police officer Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), who turns into a violent fixer for drug dealers in order to support his granddaughter and her widowed mother, is also depicted in the film.
After six seasons, the show had its AMC debut on February 8, 2015, and it was over on August 15, 2022.
Recap of Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 13
Would you use a time machine to go back and alter history? The last episode of Better Call Saul, which features Bryan Cranston and other Breaking Bad cast members as cameos, poses this question numerous times and offers a different response each time. The titular shady lawyer, however, never exhibits any signs of regret for the horrific things he has done. That’s all right. Saul Goodman must still answer for his actions as the spin-off comes to an end this week.
Jimmy/Saul/Gene is ultimately brought to justice by an angry mother after years spent hiding out under many aliases. One episode after revealing his cover and alerting the authorities, Carol Burnett’s Marion begs, “Oh please, get him. They pursue him, too.”
When the authorities corner Gene, he surrenders calmly, and it appears that he has finally run out of stories to tell since he has nothing left to say. Saul then appears at the negotiation table, which is his natural environment.
Saul reduces multiple lifetimes in prison to seven and a half years with the unintentional aid of returning Breaking Bad character Marie Schrader, who describes the tragic repercussions from her husband Hank and his companion Steve Gomez’s deaths in the desert. He was, after all, a victim of the first Big Bad Walter White, and Cranston’s former science teacher turned drug lord threatened to kill him for everything he did.
As with her husband, Marie has a keen sense of what is and is not true, so she is shocked when the prosecution decide against telling Saul’s (credible) account to the jury. 1.5 years, to be exact.
Both Saul and Walt were egotistical, which ultimately led to their downfall. Saul has the feds by the throat, but he can’t help bragging about his biggest fraud to far. He sneers as he offers them the icing on the cake: information on the murder of his former business partner Howard Hamlin, not realizing that his ex-wife and business partner Kim Wexler had already confessed everything to the district attorney and Hamlin’s widow.
Which puts Jimmy in a similar position as before. He has two options: accept the minor sentence and go right away, likely living comfortably in silent solitude, or perform the most honorable thing he’s ever done and never see the light of day again.
Surprisingly, he choose the latter and deletes his Saul and Gene identities. He is once more the straightforward, sincere attorney Jimmy McGill. Kim shows up for Jimmy’s trial. She anticipates hearing him accuse her of any crimes, but while Marie is around, he tries to be honest. However, it is still a performance—at least at initially. He looks at Kim during his confession and realizes that it is insufficient because she is aware of his deepest secrets.
Then, while Kim sits and listens, Jimmy admits his involvement in Howard’s murder and Chuck’s suicide, and for once Jimmy speaks inaudibly, so she knows the confession is genuine. For the lady he has always loved, it’s the first time in a long time that he has been sincere. He had to be as truthful to her as she was to Hamlin’s widow if he wanted her pardon. It’s a fantastic reward for years of careful character development.
About Better Call Saul Season 7
Unfortunately, a seventh season of Better Call Saul won’t be produced. When the renewal was formally announced in early 2020, Better Call Saul season 6 was confirmed to be the last season. Soon after, co-showrunner Peter Gould said, “My dream was to tell the complete story of our complicated and compromised hero, Jimmy McGill – now AMC and Sony are making that dream come true.”