Warning: Full spoilers for Better Call Saul follow through Season 6, Episode 11, “Breaking Bad.”
Going Full Walter White, We Did It, We’re Finally Breaking Bad better call Saul, The clue is in the name of the latest episode: “Breaking Bad.” But after six seasons of Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman, we finally got a long-awaited cameo from Breaking Bad alumni. Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul,
The action in the episode flips between the Better Call Saul timeline and the “future” of what happens after his deal with Ed, aka The Disappearer, with Jimmy McGill/Saul. The black-and-white scenes of Saul’s aka Gene Takawick in Omaha have always captivated fans, and as we head toward Better Call Saul’s endgame (there are only two episodes left!), Cinnabon Jean Titanic Saul proving to be as important.
Better Call Saul Finally Goes Bad
Better Call Saul Telling Your story away from the series, it’s a prequel to Breaking Bad, All that changed in Season 3 with the arrival of villain Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). The seemingly mild-mannered owner of Los Pollos Hermanos was already the big bad of Breaking Bad, but in Better Call Saul, we see how he amuses his own meth empire.
By the time we get to Better Call Saul Season 6, creator Vince Gilligan has embraced the bad-verse and brought the two shows together for a story that’s been 13 years in the making. Taking us back to the fateful night where we first met Saul in the desert of Breaking Bad Season 2, Episode 8, the worlds of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad come together perfectly. Phrase “Dancing Through the Raindrops” has been coined by co-creator Peter Gould as a way to reconcile Jimmy’s present world, his Saul Kaal, and his future as Jean.
The final season of Better Call Saul has already seen Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) and Nacho Varga (Michael Mando), and here’s another layer. The two villains were first mentioned during Saul’s Breaking Bad debut – despite never physically appearing in the series. As Better Call Saul has never been about Jesse and Walt, it makes sense that their cameos are just that. similar to El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’s Dinner Scene, where Walter White appeared in flashbacks, the pairing only to connect the dots between the two shows. There are, arguably, huge stories going on here thanks to the second half of the episode.
tying up those loose ends
Aside from the return of Cranston and Paul, another Breaking Bad character’s role was a whole lot more substantial. In the 2010 Cinnabon Jean timeline, Saul risks it over a phone call with former assistant Francesca (Tina Parker). Although Breaking Bad’s “Felina” kicked off Walter White’s story entirely, it left a lot of cliffhangers for the characters on the periphery. Thankfully, Francesca gives us a whistle-stop tour of what happened to everyone else.
First, there’s good news for Saul’s long-suffering henchman, Huel Babinox (Lavelle Crawford). The last time we saw Huel, he waited in a DEA safe house for the return of Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) and Gomez (Steven Michael Quezada). Hank and his partner will never return – the pair were brutally gunned down by Jack the Neo-Nazi. It’s an ongoing joke among the show’s community that Huel is still there, but according to Francesca, he got his happy ending. “I feel like back home in New Orleans,” she says. “The DEA put him under a false pretense or something. Last I heard, he left.”
When Jeanne asks for updates on Lazer Bass owner Danny Wormold (Mark Prokush) and Wamonos Pest’s Ira (Frank Ross), Francesca takes a jibe, “They have the Internet where you are?” He also wants to know what happened to Huel’s BFF Patrick Kuby (Bill Burr), but says he has “no idea” after he was hired to track down Jesse in Breaking Bad. This 101 of Breaking Bad characters is more than just a closure, as it teases that we’re actually nearing the end of Saul Goodman’s story.
For people wondering what happened to Skyler White (Anna Gunn), Francesca confirms she’s done well with the get-out-of-jail-free card vault. As part of Walt’s redemptive arc, he gave his estranged wife the GPS coordinates for the bodies of Hank and Gomez, as well as where he hid his blue meth fortune. Francesca simply says, “Skyler White got her deal,” and then adds, “There’s only left to go after you and Pinkman.”
Kim Wexler Mystery Solving
Finding out about Walt’s wife and low-level grunts is all well and good, but the big reveal comes from the confirmation that Kim Wexler is alive and that Cinnabon is fine in the Jean timeline. Along with Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn is one of the show’s biggest assets, and with Kim sitting outside Breaking Bad, many feared she would be on her way to Nacho and Lalo before Better Call Saul’s final credits roll. Will go away
Francesca warns that the entire summer of the Breaking Bad saga is now on Jean’s head. The shell companies used to hide their illicit wealth are Saul Goneman, one of whom is an Easter Egg for Kim. Jimmy’s Tigerfish Corporation is a nod to the USS Tigerfish Ice Station Zebra, which is Kim’s favorite movie. This emphasizes that despite differences, Kim has never shied away from his views. So, does this mean a reunion is on the cards?
Jimmy learns that in the wake of the Heisenberg case, Kim calls him to check that he is okay. An optimistic Jimmy then calls Kim’s workplace of Palm Coast Sprinkler in Florida and has a heated exchange with someone there. A few convenient passing trucks make it impossible to hear what’s being said, but things end with an angry Jean breaking the phone. Kim’s mystery is covered in the final two episodes, and while Jimmy is clearly upset with the exchange, he’s not out of the woods yet.
There’s a lot to theorize here, but remember, we don’t know who’s on the other end of the phone. Whether it’s delivering sad news or Kim herself saying she never wants to hear from Jimmy again, Seahorn is sure to play in Better Call Saul’s swansong. The final episode, called “Waterworks,” seems like a convenient tie for Kim’s workplace, which means a trip to Florida is likely on the rise. Either way, a black and white Jean promo proves the writers aren’t done with Saul’s pitiful future yet.
The two star-crossed lovers put their differences aside and go off into the sunset in what doesn’t seem like much better Call Saul, leading some fans to think that Kim is ready to hand Jimmy over to the authorities, seeking revenge. A dish for the last case is best served cold. Even though killing Kim in the final two episodes would be a very Gilligan thing, we’re hoping she and Saul get their happy ending. If not, is there still the possibility of a Huel spin-off, or what about a mini-series for Skyler? With only two episodes of Better Call Saul left, place your bets on what’s being cooked up in the lab.