Well folks we finally got it: the moment Better Call Saul fans have been waiting for over 7 years now: our Jimmy McGill-turned-Saul Goodman-Gene Takavic story finally comes to an end.
The last we saw of our hero was running away after Marion, his latest con-victim, portrayed by the inimitable Carol Burnett, discovered the truth behind his lies. Now he’s on the run while the police begin a manhunt for him, similar to The Last Days of Walter White in the “Breaking Bad” finale.
Kim, meanwhile, has seen her guilt catch up with her and collapsed on the bus home after presenting a manifesto revealing the truth to the local prosecutor, as well as Howard’s widow. Her contact with Jimmy, however, is as good as none.
Without further ado, let’s move on to the series finale, written and directed by none other than series co-creator and showrunner Peter Gould, aptly titled Saul Gone.
Season 6, Episode 13: “Saul Gone”
We begin our final episode of Better Call Saul with another leap into the past… but not that far back. No, just back to Season 5 when Jimmy and Mike tried wander their way out of the desert. During a water break, Jimmy suggests Mike take the money – $7 million – and run away, but Mike isn’t down. “Where would you go first?” Jimmy asks Mike about their hypothetical $6 million time machine. “8th. December 2001,” says Mike finally. “No, no,” he corrects himself. “17. March 1984. The day I took my first bribe.” Then, says Mike, he moves on. It’s easy for Jimmy. “10. May 1965.” The day Warren Buffet took over Berkshire Hathaway. He would invest the remaining $1 million. If he returned to the present, he would be a billionaire. “Is there such a thing as a trillionaire?”
“That’s it?” asks Mike. “Money?” Jimmy just replies, “What else?”
In the present, Jimmy, now “Gene”, escapes Marion’s house in his car. After reaching his house, he retrieves a disposable cell phone, but is surprised by the gang of police cars outside, forcing him to flee to the rear. Jimmy has very little with him – just the clamshell phone and a shoebox with lots of money.
Jimmy tries to navigate the city but is forced to flee into a dumpster when it becomes clear that the city is inundated with cops looking for him. There he opens his shoe box, which also contains the contact details of his missing person, and tries to pull out his mobile phone, presumably to call him. However, the police catch him before he has a chance.
“Hands up!” they scream from the outside. Jimmy is forced to surrender and slowly gets out of the dumpster with his hands up.
Jimmy is now in jail where he can’t help but overhear a flock of officers watching one of his old Saul Goodman videos and glaring at him reproachfully.
For his one call, Jimmy decides to call the Cinnabon, where he simply arranges the logistics for the next few days’ schedule. “They need a new manager,” he says to his employee.
In his cell, Jimmy realizes his mistake and then (kind of) persuades the police to call him again. He calls Bill Oakley – an old associate of Jimmy’s from Albuquerque – and tries to convince him to take him as a client. Bill begins by refusing his offer but is at least a little attracted. Nevertheless, he is skeptical about how this could develop. “Where do you see this ending?” Bill asks him in disbelief. Without hesitation, Jimmy replies, “With me at the helm…as always.”
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