'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 8: Midseason premiere is perfect hype builder for series finale

'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 8: Midseason premiere is perfect hype builder for series finale
Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorm in a still from 'Better Call Saul' (AMC)

It's palpable tension as 'Better Call Saul's Season 6 midseason premiere returns for the final six episodes. Heads will roll and the body count will stack up as the AMC drama builds the necessary hype as the beloved series hurtles to an end. The opening sees a show washing up on a beach and next we see Howard's car parked in the sand. The episode picks up right where it ended with a bewildered Jimmy and Kim staring at Howard's cold dead body. Lalo is brandishing his gun set to take Jimmy out whose reasoning is that he never ratted him out.

He has one task for Jimmy though and that perhaps explains the title, 'Point and Shoot' as he asks the man to drive to a particular address, find the gun in the glove box and use it to shoot the person who opens the door (in this case, it's Gus he wants to snuff out) Negotiations to not do it end up with Kim given the task and she has an hour to kill and come back. What follows are some revelations that show the reason behind Lalo's​ revenge. Nothing about Episode 8 is new, it's just a classic series being a classic and it signals the beginning of the end.


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As the episode continues, the focus shifts from Jimmy and Kim to Lalo and Gus and that becomes the defining point in 'Point and Shoot'. There is always that outcome of only of these players making it out alive and unpredictably, it's Lalo who kicks the bucket. Naturally, there will be ramifications to his death and we're pretty sure Lalo did have some backup plans in case things went south.

The question of who makes it out, in the end, makes the final batch of episodes an epic watch, and even if they do make it out alive, what are the consequences of it. 'Better Call Saul' gets off to a perfect start and with five episodes remaining, it's all about survival of the fittest. For now, the viewers know where it's headed, but there's nothing to assure that things will reach their destination.


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'Better Call Saul' airs Mondays at 9 pm ET on AMC.

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