Think again if you thought Kim and Jimmy’s plan to disgrace Howard Hamlin and get Jimmy’s share of the Sandpiper settlement sooner was just pillow talk.
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Kim was serious about every decision she made in season five, whether it was her devotion to pro-bono legal work or being Mrs. McGill (Mrs. Goodman?) and all that implies, as seen by the first two episodes of Better Call Saul’s last season.
That means she’s currently drowning in 20 public-defender cases, plotting the demise of her former boss, and nudging her husband back into collaboration with the Kettlemans (they’re back! ), then saving his bacon when things go wrong. Jimmy is deflated when Kim makes a call that blackmails the Kettlemans into staying quiet about Howard’s demise. The Kettlemans and their obviously thwarted scheme are soon left behind by a confident Kim.
We catch up with Lalo, who has nothing on his mind but hooking up with Nacho, in this fast-paced two hours that felt like a short season. He realises Ignacio is the one who let the mercenaries into his property, and any charm that was concealing his Hector-trained ruthlessness is gone.
When he needs a body to trick everyone into thinking he was murdered in the attack, he turns to a nearby neighbour, and he even goes so far as to plan for it: we find he paid for the man’s significant dental work, presumably to match dental records.
Carrot And Stick & Wine And Roses
Showrunner Gus will not accept the news of Lalo’s assassination without definitive proof, according to Peter Gould, who penned the opening script. Lalo is well aware of this, which is why the sacrificial neighbor’s long game and the dental work are very plausible. Gus, on the other hand, refuses to accept Lalo’s death and eventually outsmarts Hector into verifying his survival.
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All of this is bad news for Nacho, who is on the run and relying solely on Tyrus’s phone calls to guide him to safety. Mike can’t bring himself to take Nacho’s calls because of what Gus ordered him to do to Werner Ziegler.
Nacho walks to a little motel in Lalo’s, which is many hours away from the mosque. Tyrus warns him to stay hidden because two men in a truck are on their way to rescue him.
Only Nacho seems to recognise he’s waiting for his own death, with everyone else believing they’re in charge, from Jimmy and now Kim to Gus and Juan Bolsa. Nacho decides to take action after being trapped in a hot, dark room with no air conditioning and a man across the room spying on him.
The action sequence in the Vince Gilligan-directed “Carrot and Stick” is the most heart-stopping since Hank’s showdown with the Salamanca cousins in the Breaking Bad classic “One Minute.” In a shootout with Juan Bolsa’s minions and, in a fantastic callback, The Cousins, Nacho uses a vehicle to save himself.
Nacho, now locked inside the truck, drives right for Leonel and Marco, blasting through his windshield. He makes it out of the motel parking lot, but we’re not sure if he’s still alive after so many Salamanca bullets hit him square in the face.