Saturday, April 23, 2022

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

Better Call Saul: Season 6, Episode 1 “Wine and Roses” (B+)

It’s been just shy of two years since this show aired its season five finale, and so much time has passed that I forgot that Jimmy’s desert ordeal was so recent. He does seem somewhat more subdued than I remember him, though he’s still eager to get involved in a new scheme to bring Howard down a peg, playing the part in just as committed a way as he always has. Yelling loudly about a restricted club and decrying antisemitism was met with anger from those closest to him, but he’s never minded that since other people’s opinions haven’t stung him much in the Saul Goodman era. Kim is doing very well in her new job, thrilled to be defending the people who need it most, responding to Jimmy’s comment that it sounded like a rough day with a firm denial of that fact since this does mean so much to her. With the number of episodes left counting down, Kim’s fate still remains a mystery, and as she knows more of what Jimmy really does, I imagine that will only continue to imperil her. Lalo, whose name Jimmy accidentally let slip when he was confronted about his inexplicable circumstances, is already planning his next move, since letting Gus think that he’s dead hardly feels like a permanent step on his part. Nacho is rightly afraid for his life, and having Gus’ support will only get him so far if someone else doesn’t find him first before he makes it to safety.

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