You read that right! With the sixth season around the corner, speculation about the finale suggests that Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad could reunite for a smashing finale. Read on to know more
Starring Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, and Patrick Fabian as leads, Better Call Saul is a prequel to AMC’s big hit, Breaking Bad. The fifth season of Better Call Saul has been a display of Jimmy’s evolution into a much-sorted character, a criminal defense lawyer.
Saul Goodman goes on to become indispensable in the parent show, Breaking Bad. Will the season finale interlink with a crossover of characters from its parent show, or will it take a completely different, independent turn? Read on to know more.
- Quick recap to the season 5 finale
- What is the showrunner’s perspective for season 6?
- When will season 6 release?
Quick recap to season 5 finale
All through seasons 4 and 5, Lalo’s drug-dealing criminal mind shows him as a character who needs a lot of convincing to accept something as true. To begin with, when Jimmy comes clean about what really happened in the desert trek with Mike, it took Lalo a lot of convincing from Kim to finally believe the story.
Kim and Jimmy have come a long way since the first season. After getting married, Kim gets involved with the shadier side of her husband’s business. She even quits her job at Schweikart & Cokely to become a pro-bono lawyer and takes it upon herself to resolve 20 pending felonies from the public defender.
At a certain point, Kim is advised by Howard to stop following Jimmy’s lead, which leaves her feeling insulted. Later, Jimmy and Kim decide to force a Sandpiper case resolution that would destroy Howard, leaving Jimmy with two million dollars as a settlement.
Meanwhile, Lalo takes Nacho, who is working for Gus, to meet Don Eladio. A plan s in motion to assassinate Nacho, but that goes horribly wrong as he manages to kill the team of assassins, except one. He then instructs the survivor to call Gus and report him dead.
What is the show-runner’s perspective for season 6?
Several references from Breaking Bad suggest how things could end for most characters. To be precise, the fates of Nacho, Lalo, Gus, Jimmy and Kim are questionable. Fans of Breaking Bad would know that Gus survives, as does Jimmy. Fans are most concerned about Kim’s life.
In an interview with Vulture, showrunner Peter Gould discusses what it would mean to Saul’s character and storyline if he were to lose Kim. “To lose Kim at this point would be just a terrible blow to him, but he’s willing to. Maybe he’s grown just a little bit. It doesn’t mean it’s a change that is gonna stick, but he managed to say something that I think he’s afraid is true. But Kim does not see it that way at all.”
He further assures,
“I can safely say there’s trouble ahead for Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler.”
As noticed by the audience, the end of Better Call Saul seems to be leading to the beginning of Breaking Bad, which means Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul could be back on screen once again.
In a statement given to Television Critics Association, Vince Gilligan hinted that Walter White and Jesse Pinkman would make a great comeback. “I would love to see them on Better Call Saul before it ends. Who knows?”
When will season 6 release?
In January 2020, AMC renewed Better Call Saul for season 6, supposed to air in 2021. With the rise in coronavirus cases and no official notice from the network, filming and release of the sixth season has been delayed indefinitely. Are you a Better Call Saul fan? What are your theories about season 6? Do you think Kim will survive? Let us know in the comment section below