'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 3 Review: Instant classic of an episode with ultimate sacrifice

Probably, one of the best episodes in recent TV history that saw one of the long-time characters of 'Better Call Saul' going out on his own terms


                            'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 3 Review: Instant classic of an episode with ultimate sacrifice
Michael Mando as Nacho Varga in 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 (AMC)
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There are moments when you simply feel like you could just cut off from the world and think about what just happened. Tonight’s ‘Better Call Saul’ was just like that. Viewers had their anxiety creeping up after seeing what Nacho was going through and when it all ended, you just wanted to curl up in a blanket and cry. The third episode of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 started with an anxious moment when Nacho (Michael Mando) got inside an oil tanker and immersed himself in the old to save himself from The Salamanca Twins.

It felt like he was baptized by that oil. But no one knew that it was the beginning of the end for him. Nacho made his way out of the Salamanca Territory, all thanks to Mike (Jonathan Banks). When he gets there, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) and Mike rehearse the story that Nacho will tell the Salamanca Family about how he got involved in the assassination plans of Lalo. But it was not this moment that made us realize what was coming for Nacho, it was something else.

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In hindsight, emotional phone calls with family members always prove to be a death sentence in their own way. When Nacho hung up the phone after talking to his father, we knew that Nacho is set for his final act.

Michael Mando as Nacho Varga in 'Better Call Saul' Season 6 (AMC)

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Michael Mando gave an acting masterclass. He does not speak much, but he still managed to convey what he was feeling and viewers were getting exactly what he wants to tell. Nacho has always been an intriguing character, but this season, Mando’s performance and the representation of his character have been absolutely astounding.

Nacho bites the dust in the latest episode, but just like Walter White, he went out on his teams, with his dignity intact. The best part of the episode was that it was mostly about Nacho and what’s going to happen to him. But everything you see on the screen is so compelling that it doesn’t matter if you are not able to see much of Saul and Kim’s audacious schemes on Howard. But the ending of the episode is something that will make you gasp. Nacho finally takes the liberty to talk his heart out and call the entire Salamanca Family a gang of psychos. On the other hand, he tells Hector that it is because of him that he is sitting in a wheelchair and that served as the ultimate middle finger to the Salamancas. He freed himself and took Don Bolsa as a hostage. Before anyone could do anything, he turns his gun on himself and kills himself.

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Luis Moncada as Marco Salamanca, Daniel Moncada as Leonel Salamanca, Mark Margolis as Hector Salamanca in 'Better Call Saul'Season 6 (AMC)

 

It is possibly one of the most powerful scenes in the show’s history and you would be at the edge of your seats the entire time.

The AMC series is known for taking time to unravel things, but it never leaves you unsatisfied. The writing has been simply extraordinary this season and the writers are giving a glimpse that they want to go out with a bang.

In Episode 3, we saw one of the most extraordinary characters going out with an honorable end.

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