'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 5 Review: Saul, Howard box it out in EPIC game of wits
Saul and Howard finally came face to face with each other and this time, it happened more professionally than ever
‘Better Call Saul’ is in its final run and with each episode, the show just keeps on getting better. The first four episodes of the AMC series have been spectacular. From storytelling to impeccable acting, the sixth and final edition has been a force to be reckoned with. But things are getting intense now and it’s hard to predict how Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) are going to hold themselves together.
Since the beginning of this season, Saul and Kim (Seehorn) have been stitching out a plan to sabotage Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). Up until Episode 3, it was going well, but the previous episode changed a lot of things. When Cliff met Kim, the attorney was ready to have practice sessions with Kim. Meanwhile, Saul tried to do something really bizarre by stealing Howard’s car.
As soon as Cliff confronted Howard about the incident that happened during last week’s episode, he asked him about his meeting. Cliff revealed that he was meeting Kim Wexler and as soon as he took her name, Howard understood that he’s got a “Jimmy McGill” problem. The entire scenario is getting really intense because Howard just canceled his entire week’s schedule to handle the “Jimmy” situation. It’s great to see that we are finally seeing Jimmy vs. Howard once again and this time, they’ll be fighting for one clear winner.
And that’s when we got what we have been wanting for the last 6 seasons: a boxing match. Yes, a boxing match between Howard and Saul finally happened and although it didn’t end as we would have expected it to be, it was undoubtedly one of the best scenes in the show’s history. Howard just had enough of Jimmy’s tricks and just wanted to settle everything. But we know that this was not the end.
The whole boxing scene gave relief from all the serious things viewers have been witnessing. This season’s writing has been top-notch and better than the previous editions. The way writers have been handling the Howard arc is absolutely brilliant and after the intense (yet funny) boxing sequence, it’s only going to get intense from here.
Bob Odenkirk gives a flawless performance once again, but it’s Rhea Seehorn who stuns everyone with her impeccable acting. She often speaks less, but her expressions say it all. Her character is such a treat to watch because she is helping her husband to achieve what he wants to and on the other hand, she is keeping the dangerous secret of Lalo being alive away from her. An absolutely brilliant character arc.
Meanwhile, the waiting game between Lalo and Gus continues as Lalo is standing by to hit when Gus is really vulnerable. It was a perfect episode, the only thing that we hoped for was to get a glimpse of Lalo, and when he came, the episode became better than ever. Nevertheless, we know he’ll bring the fireworks with him when he returns next week.
‘Black and Blue’ takes the sixth and final season to a whole new level, giving us one of the most fun episodes in recent years. Peak television.
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 returns to AMC with a new episode every Tuesday at 9 pm EST.