'Better Call Saul' Season 6 Episode 9 Review: Kim, Saul 'poison' for everyone in one of show's finest episodes
It’s been only a week since we saw Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) getting killed in the most brutal way possible and if you are one of those who haven’t been able to process that, ‘Better Call Saul’ came forward with another episode that took everyone by storm. Well, it’s not shocking because the AMC series is known for doing something catastrophic every single week. But this week, it was a little different because it was all about forgetting the disastrous stuff that happened in the previous episode.
It’s not easy to forget things when someone has been murdered right in front of your eyes and in your living room. On the other hand, the episode was also about Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) trying to portray that he never did something wrong and he didn’t send the mercenaries to Lalo’s home. However, this time he had to lie in front of the biggies like Don Eladio himself. The first 8-10 minutes of the episode didn’t feature a single dialogue and still managed to create so much of an impact on the minds of viewers.
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This might be one of the few episodes where you didn’t get to see much of Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn). They appeared in a couple of scenes only. One is where Saul tells his wife that there will be a day when they’ll forget everything that happened and Kim is still nervous about this while Saul is scared of what lies ahead for them. They have done what they were told to do by Mike and told the police exactly what Mike told them to say. However, we never got to see the actual scene where they were being questioned by the police. Second, they went to the HHM office and paid their respects to the grieving wife.
The entire conversation between Saul, Kim, and Howard’s wife was uncomfortable and showed that Kim is far from being normal now. She has found a way to deal with such things as well and stitched a story about Howard’s addiction in front of his wife like it was nothing. That’s when she realized that they both are toxic and took the shocking decision of quitting law. Yes, she did that. She wanted to be an attorney for so long and did so much hard work, but she knew that things were getting out of hand. Saul was really mad at what she did, but she told him that they are “toxic” to each other and everyone around them. She also said to him that she knew Lalo was alive and didn’t tell him because she thought he would pull the plug on the scam and they would break up.
And that’s how things ended between Saul and Kim. We saw a time jump and Saul was now one of the popular lawyers in Albuquerque. It was a bittersweet ending for both characters because Kim was having fun with everything that was happening until Lalo returned. On the other hand, Saul felt that it was time for him to shine and his wife was next to him as well. Although we didn’t like it, it was “justice” for them because they tried making someone’s life worse through their pathetic schemes and they got so immersed that they lost their true identity.
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Even though the twists and turns of this episode happened in the final moments, the episode was low-key my favorite of the season. It showed the true nature of two people who were not scared to lie and do something they were meant to. Another major win for the makers and the conversation between Odenkirk and Seehorn at the end left me speechless. I believe, they are indeed the frontrunners for the Emmys now.
With only four episodes left, we are in for a lot of surprises.
'Better Call Saul' Season 6 returns AMC with a new episode every Monday at 9 pm EST.