Thursday, April 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Better Call Saul (Season Finale)

Better Call Saul: Season 5, Episode 10 “Something Unforgivable” (B+)

The last few episodes of this season have been very intense, and this one was no different thanks to the planned assassination at the end of the episode that did not go at all as planned. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Lalo, who exuded calm and comfort while joking with those he employed, would have an escape plan all ready in the case that people showed up to kill him. He was smart to force the last would-be assassin he left alive to radio that the job was done, since now Gus won’t see him coming when he shows back up on the other side of the border. Nacho needs to be careful too since his treachery will likely be obvious to Lalo, who knows very much where to find him. After her formidable performance that Mike acknowledged had saved Jimmy’s life, Kim didn’t seem all too concerned at all about their safety, while Jimmy was the one who wanted to put them in a fancy hotel where they didn’t have to go out and do anything. This show utilized one of its best recurring characters, Howard, to prompt Kim to give in to her inner yearning for chaos that attracts her most to Jimmy. He was right to remind her that she wouldn’t be okay with the things she was suggesting, but it seems that more than enough time watching Jimmy bend and break the rules has caused a change in heart in her. I’m eager to see what happens in this show’s final season, and I so hope that Rhea Seehorn finally earns the Emmy recognition she deserves this year. I think Bob Odenkirk could actually win this time too.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Rhea Seehorn as Kim

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