The life of Ignacio Varga is hanging between Season 5 and Season 6 of Better Call Saul. Fans are wondering if he will be killed by Lalo Salamanca in the final season. However, we assure you that Nacho will survive in Better Call Saul.
With the electrifying Season 5, Better Call Saul got added in the list of some of the most perfect shows ever made. The show that began with an intentionally slow pace while gradually planting seeds for the greater Breaking Bad universe, is now rolling down the mountain in its full flow. The soul of the Breaking Bad universe is the art of foreshadowing.
Whatever is going to happen later in the show is already hinted a few episodes or a season earlier. Here, the fate of the character is defined not when he finally faces the consequences, but when he first take certain actions.
- Nacho Varga will survive in Better Call Saul – How?
- Jesse Pinkman’s fate hints at Nacho’s fate in Better Call Saul.
- Breaking Bad reference hints at Nacho surviving in Better Call Saul.
The case is no different with Better Call Saul. Currently, the character whose fate is clung between life and death is Nacho Varga. Fans are pretty sure that he’ll be killed by Lalo Salamanca in the next season. However, we assure the fans that Nacho will survive in Better Call Saul, and Breaking Bad itself confirms so in various ways.
Nacho Varga will survive in Better Call Saul – How?
Nacho Varga, played by Michael Mundo, is on run for his life. His attempt to betray Lalo Salamanca, played by Tony Dalton, in the finale of Better Call Saul Season 5 has played against him only. Lalo survived, and now he’s after Nacho.
The question is, will Nacho be able to survive through Better Call Saul? One aspect of the Breaking Bad universe hints at the death of Nacho, and it’s his absence in Breaking Bad.
If he survives, then why he was not seen in Breaking Bad?
And if he gets killed, then will it do justice to the character?
Our observation of Breaking Bad universe suggests that Nacho will survive in Better call Saul.
Jesse Pinkman’s fate hints at Nacho’s fate in Better Call Saul.
The nature of Better Call Saul is similar to Breaking Bad in many ways. The sense of justice and the way fate is served is very distinct in the Breaking Bad universe. Here, the fate of a character doesn’t depend upon his deeds, but on his struggle against those deeds. Jesse and Nacho hold various similarities. In the beginning, they both seem like bad guys perfectly fitting in their business of drug and crime.
But as both the characters shreds some layers, we get to see their good side and we began to understand their inner struggle. The struggle doesn’t make them good guys or saves them from doing crime, but instead it pushes them further deep into suffering. Jesse gets pushed further into crime by Walter White and Gus Fring, and Nacho suffers the same due to Gus and Lalo.
The sufferings and the constant struggle to get away from the world of crime gives them a stand to repent for their previous crimes. Thus, Jesse, unlike any other characters receives the gift of freedom in “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie”.
Till now, even though Nacho is theoretically very different from Jesse in the show, the character arc and the inner journey of the character has been very similar to Jesse. Thus, we think Nacho will survive in Better Call Saul as Jesse did in Breaking Bad.
Breaking Bad reference hints at Nacho surviving in Better Call Saul.
In Breaking Bad, when Saul makes his debut in the Eighth Episode of Season 2, he refers to Nacho. Saul’s debut episode titled as “Better Call Saul”, in which, upon getting threatened by Walter and Jesse, Saul screams in his defence saying “It wasn’t me! It was Ignacio!”.
It clearly refers to Nacho aka Ignacio Varga. Though there are claims against the reliability of this reference, as it doesn’t specify Ignacio with the last name Varga, but the Breaking Bad universe if too unfamiliar with such loose ended references.
Also, the prominence of Ignacio’s name in Better Call Saul simply doesn’t allow Vince Gilligan to refer to the name casually in Breaking Bad.
How Nacho will survive in Better Call Saul?
And why he was nowhere to be seen in Breaking Bad?
Well, he might be operating on another side of the border after Lalo gets killed (That’s a spoiler!). Or, he knows Saul, who might know a man, who might know a man, who might know another man, who might know another man……