'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 7 Review: Stunning mid-season finale changes everyone's fate
Since the beginning of ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6, we knew how things were going to end for certain players. But the writers of this bloody good AMC series always surprise the fans by doing the unexpected and they didn’t let anyone down with what they did during the mid-season finale of the ongoing season.
The episode started with Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) going from one sewer line to other to find Gus Fring’s hideout. He has finally found the place he wanted to and is now planning to kill Gus and everyone associated with him. On the other hand, Saul (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim (Rhea Seehorn) are ready re-execute the final step of the plan to sabotage Howard. But did they succeed in doing what they wanted to? The answer to that question is YES. However, things particularly didn’t end well for anyone.
We knew that the writers would give a shocking end to the mid-season finale so that we don’t get an idea about what’s to come for the remaining characters. Their fate is still hanging by a thread and the way Lalo has been killing people, well, it’s safe to say that people don’t have much time left to spend with their loved ones.
When it comes to the characters who have lost everything, how can we forget Howard Hamlin. He just lost everything he earned in the past. During his visit to Kim and Saul’s house, we realized that he is privileged and he got everything from his father. However, he also has the burden of running a law-firm and keeping his employees happy. On the other hand, he is going through a bad phase in his personal life as well because his marriage is falling apart. So, he has his reasons to be paranoid.
The mid-season finale had a lot of moments where I was at the edge of my seat and couldn’t even blink my eye so that I don’t miss anything. Credit to all the writers for giving us a show that just keeps on getting better with each episode and won’t shy away from taking a route that’s less traveled.
Meanwhile, every actor has been giving stupendous performances throughout the season. From Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn to Tony Dalton and Patrick Fabian, everyone is playing their respective part phenomenally.
The ending of latest episode changes a lot of things for Kim and Saul. Saul believed that Lalo was dead, but Kim knew that he was alive and would definitely come to meet them. Sadly, Howard turned out to be the unlucky person to witness Lalo’s return to the couple’s life. Even though they kept on telling Howard to get out of the house, Howard was filled with anger and didn’t take a step back. As a result, Lalo had to do what he had to do. He put a bullet in his head and the Howard-Saul saga ended with a shocking outcome.
Nacho got the liberty to exit this story on his own terms, but Howard didn’t get to do the same. It’s not the first goodbye in Season 6, and it almost certainly won’t be the last. But Howard’s death will undoubtedly change a lot of things and we know, it won’t be an easy ride for Saul Goodman and Kim Wexler.
A solid mid-season finale that kept everyone glued to their screens because of thrilling sequences and a shocking death. Can’t wait for Part 2.