'Better Call Saul' Season 5 Episode 8 Preview: Is Jimmy's quest to free Lalo going to end in a bloodbath?

Lalo is pretty confident his rivals have put him in prison, but his quest to freedom will need Jimmy to do things he might not fuly be prepared for.


                            'Better Call Saul' Season 5 Episode 8 Preview: Is Jimmy's quest to free Lalo going to end in a bloodbath?
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill and Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca (AMC)

After an episode filled with wedding vows and an unlikely pursuit to help Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton), looks like Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is going all the way in to establish himself as a serious lawyer for the not-so-squeaky-clean populace of society. With bloodstains on his car seat and the impending doom that is Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) looming large over his rivals, Season 5's upcoming Episode 8, titled 'Badman' will see Jimmy more than just his relationship with Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) as Saul Goodman heads to retrieve money for his client.

According to the official synopsis provided by AMC, "When a simple errand for a client goes sideways, Jimmy is pushed to the limit; Mike takes measures to contain the wrath of the cartel; Lalo gets an unexpected visitor." We know the first bit is of course about Lalo since he is the client currently taking up all of Jimmy aka Saul's headspace, so it can be expected that Jimmy will head to the drug cartel to pick up the hefty some Lalo would need to get out of prison. The official sneak peek for the episode, however, reveals just how badly this will end, with unexpected hassles coming up after Lalo asks Jimmy to travel far into the desert to retrieve these bags of money. 

Lalo is positive that his rivals were behind him getting locked up, but he is still unaware that Jimmy also works for Gus — the very man trying to take the new Salamanca down. The episodic promo shows bloodstains on a car seat, and while we don't know whether the blood or even the car is Jimmy's, neither of it can mean anything good for him. And while dangerous doesn't even begin to cut it for Jimmy's venture, things don't look at that great with Lalo's 'unexpected visitor' either.

There's a high chance that the visitor might turn out to be Gus, and while Lalo is being grilled in prison, Jimmy out there will have to tackle the cartel's wrath for the arrest. This is probably where the omniscient Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) will come in hopefully, once again proving how he is the link tying it all together.

'Better Call Saul' Season 5 airs on Mondays at 9 pm on AMC. 

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