'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 12 Review: AMC show gives masterclass in devastation with finest episode
When the last week’s episode ended, we knew that the last two episodes will be gut-wrenching for the viewers and the makers will do everything to make the end so surreal that people won’t ever forget that something better than ‘Better Call Saul’ existed on television. The entire Season 6 has been extraordinary and we saw a lot of characters getting the closure they deserved. However, there were people like Howard Hamlin who didn’t deserve a gruesome death. The penultimate episode of Season 6 had a lot of layers to it and every layer brought out something devastating for our main guys, Saul Goodman and Kim Wexler.
The episode began with Saul (Bob Odenkirk) looking at the divorce papers and telling Francesca to bring her in. Well, Kim (Rhea Seehorn) had finally arrived there to sign the papers and get away from Saul once and for all. However, we finally got to see what Kim did post ‘Breaking Bad’ era. She is now residing in Florida and working with Palm Coast Sprinklers. Kim maintains the website and writes descriptions for the products online. This is so much different than the life she had with Saul. She was planning and plotting things to get ahead in life and also take her own law career forward. But whatever happened in the past was too much for her and that can be seen in the new life that she is living.
'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 12: Did Kim turn herself in? Former lawyer spills out truth about HOWARD's death
'It's a gut punch': 'Better Call Saul' star Rhea Seehorn on Kim's devastating fate after leaving Saul
Even though she has left Albuquerque, she is not entirely happy with her new life because everything is just too simple and no one has the capacity to understand her. The makers did a wonderful job in showing what kind of life she is living now. She is working, cooking, and using Magic Whip inside her sandwiches. Although her life was boring, there was some dignity in it and she can say that she is leading a positive lifestyle now.
However, everything changes when Saul calls her. The conversation between her and Saul was the game-changer. Kim didn’t want to talk to him, while Saul missed her too much. But they are still not on the same page because Kim wants Saul to turn himself in, while Saul believes that Kim should surrender as well. So, Kim is in a dilemma about what to do. Shockingly, Kim tells everything about Howard’s death to his wife Cheryl.
From planting drugs to Lalo shooting him, she wrote everything on an affidavit and gave it to Cheryl. The helplessness in Cheryl’s eyes was nerve-wracking because she had the confession but can’t do anything to prosecute her as there was no physical evidence.
With Kim’s confession, problems for Saul have reached a whole new level. On the other hand, Jeffy’s mother (played by Carol Burnett) has learned about Saul’s truth and called the police. This is the beginning of the end for Saul as he runs away from the situation and tries to save himself from the police. Since 2015, the AMC series has been giving us memorable moments and this episode was no different. The writing was top notch and the cinematography was gorgeous.
Meanwhile, Rhea Seehorn and Bob Odenkirk gave outstanding performances once again and made their cases even stronger for this year’s Emmy Awards. All in all, ‘BCS’ just aired one of the greatest and most thrilling penultimate episodes in TV’s history.
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 returns to AMC with a new episode every Monday at 9 pm EST.