'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 1 Review: Epic storytelling, performances make this AMC show a must-watch
The sixth and final season of ‘Better Call Saul’ has finally arrived on AMC and fans are excited to witness how everything concludes for their favorite lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk). The finale episode of Season 5 gave us an idea that it is going to be a rough ride for Saul and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) as they move forward because of what happened during the episode.
The first episode didn’t take long in addressing what happened that fateful night and how Lalo (Tony Dalton) was attacked by assassins. Nacho ran for his life while Gus was waiting for confirmation that Lalo is dead. Over the years, we have heard that ‘Better Call Saul’ is one of the best shows on television and the first episode of Season 6 is a strong testament to that claim. Fans have already got accustomed to the show’s pacing and it doesn’t bother them anymore that it is a slow burn because it always ends up with a bang.
Lalo is hungry for revenge following the assassination attempt from the previous season, while Nacho (Michael Mando) is running for his life. The first few minutes of the episode are packed with action as we get to see Nacho slipping away from the clutches of Salamanca’s men and also, the authorities. This is where the show gets even better because it changes genres in a matter of seconds. We move forward and see expressionless Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) waiting for the good news to arrive.
However, it seems the relationship between Gus and Mike (Jonathan Banks) might be turning sour. Even though they don’t show it on their faces, it’s evident that they are not on good terms now.
But Episode 1 is all about the brilliant chemistry between Saul (Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn). The duo is working together on a plan to sabotage Howard Hamlin, but the best part about their plan is that they gel up really well and are in sync. Fans are sure to love the first step of the plan where they are working to scam Howard.
Elsewhere, Nacho is really struggling to save his life and it seems, his allies are also running away from him.
The writing is absolutely phenomenal and it doesn’t necessarily come as a shock because the show has been a force to be reckoned with for years now. Every actor is literally giving award-worthy performances and whenever they arrive on the screen, something epic happens.
‘Better Call Saul’ has placed itself in the list of shows that will be remembered for decades for its stupendous storytelling and to remind you, it’s just the beginning. The real fun will begin when the show moves forward. So, watch out for that.
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 returns to AMC with a new episode every Monday, at 9 pm EST.