With only two episodes left in its fourth season, Better Call Saul has thrown a curve ball at its viewers. Right when it seemed that Kim Wexler, the heart and soul of this series, was about to cut ties from Jimmy McGill and focus on her future, she does the exact opposite and breaks bad. After a con involving a church, some burner phones, and a lot of handwritten letters of complaint, Kim was able to orchestrate a plan that prevented Huell from seeing significant jail time. Don’t get me wrong, I love Huell and seriously hope he’s still not in that police hideout waiting for Hank to come back (insert sad face here), but was he really worth all this trouble? Kim puts her career on the line to bail Jimmy out, yet again, and instead of having it be the last straw it actually brings the two of them closer. With another scam on the horizon, it certainly seems that all the pieces are in place for a crushing season finale. I don’t know if my heart can take it.
I love how this season has time hopped a bit without seeming that they were just glossing over things. I’m a sucker for a great montage and a couple of episode’s ago we got a look at the passage of time through Kim’s success and Jimmy’s struggles, and we have now reached a point where Jimmy is on the verge of being a lawyer again. Saying that he’ll become Saul Goodman is like beating a dead horse, and while I’m looking forward to the full transformation, I’m more excited to see what exactly gets him there. I really believe that Kim’s turn to con artist will have a large role to play in that. Whether that means she gets caught and disbarred, which I prefer opposed to thinking she gets killed off, or not is yet to be seen but Kim is not the master conman that Jimmy is. I can totally see a scenario where Kim thinks she can pull a scam on her own and it blows up in her face.
I also want to point out that we have yet to see more of Saul Goodman in the Breaking Bad timeline. There’s a mystery surrounding a business card and a phone call to look forward to and I doubt that the show won’t touch on those plot points before the season ends. Does that mean we’ll get a look at that tonight? I’ve got a feeling that maybe we will. Vince Gilligan is returning to the show to direct and Gennifer Hutchison is on writing duty making this an A-Team episode of Saul. With that being said, I would love to see more of Gene’s life and don’t know who I have to beg to get a full Gene episode. Probably Peter Gould, so Peter, please consider this my begging point. Please, please, please, please…
Outside of Jimmy, we have the construction of the superlab and if this episode’s title is any indication it looks like something might reach a boiling point. Whether or not it has to do with the problematic Kai or a certain boss who draws blueprints on coasters is yet to be seen, but the guys are behind schedule and something has to give. Mike is a patient man but that’s being tested, and Gus… who knows. This could be something he accepts or it could put him into boxcutter mode.
Wiedersehen is translated to “meet again” and that could mean a number of things. My immediate thought is something related to Breaking Bad and maybe seeing a character from that universe show up again, but if it’s going to be any character it’s going to be Saul or Francesca. It could also mean that Jimmy refers back to the Saul Goodman character he’s creating. Or maybe it has to do with Gus meeting someone from his past. I have no clue but what I do know is that the titles of a Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul episode usually pertain to something important, and I’m anxious to see who we’re meeting again.
Keep an eye out for Nacho also. This guy has had a tough season with his Hector Salamanca murder attempt not falling all the way through, being forced to work with Gus, being shot and almost dying, and now it looks like someone has been sent to watch him. At least, that’s the vibe I get. Nacho has a plan that will hopefully get his father and him out of New Mexico and into Canada, but this breakfast making, uber happy, song singing Lalo reeks of an obstacle that will prevent this get away from happening. I really want to believe that Nacho can survive this show but each time he’s in an episode I feel the chances of that getting slimmer and slimmer.
I think that about covers everything. What do you think is going to happen tonight Geeklings? What’s Jimmy and Kim’s next scam? Who could we possibly be meeting again? Is Mike going to take Kai off the board? Sound off in the comments below. If you have any Saul thoughts that you’d like to share you can find me on the Twitter where I’ll be semi-live Tweeting tonight’s episode during the commercials. I find Tweeting during the show distracts me. I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for my episode review. Until then, make sure you make it all good man!
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