Vince Gilligan has promised a better finale than ‘Breaking Bad’ for ‘Better Call Saul’. Is it even possible?
If there is a man that the audience trusts in the world of television, it is none other than Vince Gilligan. Responsible for creating (that includes writing too) ‘Breaking Bad’ and it’s spin-off series ‘Better Call Saul’, Vince Gilligan is an unmatched force of creativity.
- ‘Better Call Saul: A look at the past
- Kim is the new and old Walter White
- The better goodbye to ‘Breaking Bad’
‘Breaking Bad’ is the only series in the world to have received a 10 rating, and Vince Gilligan is responsible for this astonishing achievement. And, to further make sure that the ‘Breaking Bad’ audience never falls prey to bad television again, Gilligan created ‘Better Call Saul’.
For fans who have quoted ‘Better Call Saul’ superior to its origin series ‘Breaking Bad’, Vince Gilligan seems to have promised them something many would consider impossible. A series finale that will top the likes of ‘Breaking Bad’. Is this possible?
‘Better Call Saul’: A Look At The Past
Season 5 of ‘Better Call Saul’ ended on a note of anticipation and unpredictability. The series will draw to a close with Season 6, and all of the puzzle pieces will finally tie themselves together to make ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ an endless seam in this world of crime.
In Vince Gilligan’s world of crime-drama, ‘Better Call Saul’ ended Season 5 with plenty of questions for its fans. In the finale titled “Something Unforgivable” Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) proposes to Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) the different ways to seek revenge from Jimmy’s boss Howard (Patrick Fabian). What the audience and Jimmy both perceive as a joke soon turns into a real-life revenge plot against Howard Hamlin.
And, at this point, Jimmy and the audience both realise that the Kim we once knew does not exist anymore. In her place is a badass, manipulator, swift-player fixated on making things go her way. And, also exactly at this point, Kim Wexler becomes fan-favourite character standing right next to the mighty Walter White.
Kim Is The New And Old Walter White
What is guaranteed from the finale of ‘Better Call Saul’ is an ending for Kim, good or bad. Season 5 of ‘Better Call Saul’ saw Kim Wexler in a completely new light. The character Kim, who is not seen in ‘Breaking Bad’, has found herself in an explosive state.
The plan to assassinate Lalo (Tony Dalton) fails miserably in the final episode. And, the next season can see Lalo go in full killer mode to find Jimmy and Kim as the audience watches Kim shift to a complete badass mode to escape him, as they did in the episode before the finale.
The finale of ‘Breaking Bad’ was phenomenal, gut-wrenching, and something that the fans have visited way too many times now. But the one place it lacked was the predictability of Walter’s ending. Whereas, for Kim Wexler, we may be certain of her ending, but it is still not clear if Kim will survive this world of crime.
This unpredictability, and the growing love for Kim as she dons the “badass” role, makes the ‘Better Call Saul’ finale season all the more exciting.
‘Better Call Saul’: The Better Goodbye To ‘Breaking Bad’
Season 6 will bridge the gap between Jimmy, whom we know as Saul, and Walter and answer the question: What happens to Kim? Not only will we see if Kim meets her untimely death or survives and escapes the world of crime, but we will also witness the birth of Saul from ‘Breaking Bad’. Maybe the tragedy of losing his newly wedded-wife pushed Jimmy over the edge.
Only time (and Vince Gilligan) can tell us the fate of Jimmy and Kim, but ‘Better Call Saul’ has also been hit by the Corona pandemic just like every other show. The show, meant to go into production early this year, has been delayed for several months which only gives us more time to bid adieu to the final season of ‘Better Call Saul’. Vince Gilligan, we are ready whenever you are!
So, what do you think? Will the season finale of ‘Better Call Saul’ really be better than that of ‘Breaking Bad’? Let us know in the comments below!