With the streak of a tear, Like morning dew
Better Call Saul — Hell of an episode.
Of course, they’ve played their entire hand at this point. The fallout from this seems obvious. It’s over for Jimmy and Kim.
Do you mean them individually, as a pair, or the show itself? I felt ending, or diverting, this plot was a necessity if the show had anything more for us, in the ABQ or Omaha. Plus, talk about getting it done and not fucking around. This show could have used more of that.
And other than that, it’s all been very circular, ending roughly where it began with Lalo entering the picture. And while I can’t say that the Lalo story added too much to the whole mess behind Jimmy, Mike, and Fring, I’ll miss him nonetheless. Smart bad guys? That’s my thing!
I think he provided the show, especially recently, with its own little internal combustion engine separate from BB that was missing after Chuck departed. And he's also the trigger man, literally, for the two sides of the show, the lawyer show and criminal show, to irrecoverably mix and now percolate inside our favorite criminal, lawyer. It couldn't be the climax though because he's not the point and a forgone conclusion, so his story had to be about how he affected others. Speaking of which...
Felt bad for him throughout this episode. As soon as I saw that busted fan, I knew it was over for him. Poor guy had almost everything perfect.
Just shoot him, Lalo! He's not a house cat, he's a predator that hunts coati! I still don't even know what that is! The fun of Lalo as opposed to Gus was everything with him felt improvised and much of his resourcefulness came from his own nerve and personal charisma, whereas Gus is just over the top methodical with seemingly limitless resources. I did appreciate the parallel and retrospective foreshadowing though: Gus made the mistake of rushing out to take care of this himself, and it worked out despite Mike's admonishments. But later in his battle against Walter he does the same thing with Hector Salamanca and the rest is television history.