Wednesday, August 10, 2022

What I’m Watching: Better Call Saul (Penultimate Episode)

Better Call Saul: Season 6, Episode 12 “Waterworks” (B+)

It’s hard to believe that we’re already here, almost at the end of this show. I am glad that we got to see Kim again since it felt very sudden for her to just leave and then be totally out of the picture, and unlike Gus or Mike, we don’t have another more definitive and fatal end for her already from the original series that spawned this one. Seeing her with different hair in an absolutely normal and definitely boring existence showed that maybe this is what she wanted all along, just to be able to do her job and go about her life without hurting other people and taking advantage of them through elaborate pranks. Jimmy’s phone call - and the way he dismissed her when he signed the divorce papers - indicated a total lack of understanding that she knew who he was and what motivated him, and that he could be himself with her if he just let his guard down and let her in. I was certainly surprised that the phone call motivated her to fly back to Albuquerque and deliver a printed confession to Cheryl, who was understandably furious that Kim hadn’t told the truth earlier. What that means for her is a mystery, and it’s not as if she can move forward with a clear conscience with Cheryl hating her forever, even if that’s a step up from the agony of not knowing Howard’s fate. Her scene with Jesse was also a nice touch since it’s fun to think that he had heard of Kim. Ending the episode with Marion asking Jeeves to look up an Albuquerque con man before calling the police was an intense reminder that Jimmy is always going to be on the run, and that his actions will always follow him.

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