Saturday, May 7, 2022

What I’m Watching: Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul: Season 6, Episode 4 “Hit and Run” (B+)

That opening scene with the biking couple was mysterious and unnerving, and when we found out what it was actually for, I flashed back right away to the unforgettable opening to season two of “Lost” where we got to see down the hatch. Because of the existence of “Breaking Bad” and how Gus dies, we know this isn’t going to be it for him, and Mike also makes it, which suggests that Lalo may not stay alive as long as he thinks. I was intrigued and excited to see Kim come face-to-face with Mike for the first time, though I’ll admit I thought that had happened already, especially when they were so close in the season finale previously when Kim made a bold move to stand up to Lalo and ended up surviving. That she recognized him from his parking attendant job was an interesting detail, one that should show her that those around her may be paying much closer attention than she believes. Spotting her tail means that she knows a piece of what’s going on, but obviously not the whole picture. After Jimmy engaged in his Howard-imitating antics, which were highlighted by his extensive efforts to move that sign which Howard didn’t even notice was ahead of a non-spot, he became quite the popular attraction. He’s heading big places quick, and Kim didn’t seem quite as excited as he was by his enthusiasm to upsize and prepare to become the cartel lawyer rather than the one defending the little guys.

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