Where do we stay? The latest season of ‘Better Call Saul’ has arrived on Netflix and for this reason we are preparing a brief summary of its previous installment
True to form, season 5 of Better Call Saul shows us a fragment of the events after breaking bad where Saul (Bob Odenkirk) lives somewhere in Nebraska under another identity. Nevertheless, is in a state of paranoia after a taxi driver manages to identify him and demands that he say the famous phrase that catapulted him into his glory days: “Better Call Saul”. Desperate, Saul calls the mythical vacuum cleaner guy to escape again, however, he decides that he will fix that problem.
In the present of the story, it all begins when Jimmy McGill regains his law license after being suspended for a year due to the incident he had with Chuck (Michael McKean). Nevertheless, Jimmy has new plans for his career and decides to change his name to Saul Goodman, so he doesn’t have to deal with his brother’s legacy and last name..
It is here that the complete transformation of the character begins to take shape and we see the birth of a new life for him. Saul, better known as the magic man, starts a advertising campaign to gain popularity with his old cell phone customers where he offers them the 50% discount to help them if they have problems. The strategy works perfectly.
On the other hand, Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) begins to investigate more about the mysterious disappearance of the German engineer that we saw in season 4 of Better Call Saul and about the project he was developing. However, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) manages to threaten Nacho (Michael Mando) so that he gains his trust, works with him and reports all of Lalo’s movements.
Nacho earns Lalo’s respect when he manages to save the merchandise they had at a delivery point where Domingo, better known as Krazy-8 in breaking badis arrested. Lalo plans to take advantage of all this to harm Gus and tells Nacho to contact Saul for a special task..
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Despite knowing the risk involved in working with the cartel, Goodman accepts, becomes Domingo’s (Max Arciniega) lawyer and writes everything he has to tell the DEA agents who are none other than Hank. and Gomez. Curious fact: Actually this was Saul’s first meeting with Hank and Gomez and not when the lawyer saves Badger in the second season of breaking bad.
Now, Domingo gives Gus’s delivery points to the DEA, who decides to sacrifice them so as not to jeopardize his operation and give a sense of triumph. Hank and Gomie carry out an operation where they seize 700 thousand dollars and arrest three subjects, but they do not arrest Gus’s important man. The curious thing about this scene is that he reminds us that during the beginning of breaking bad with the birthday of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), Hank presumes that he will appear on television where he is interviewed for having recovered 700 thousand dollars and arrested three drug traffickers.
Although the timelines of the series are not yet found, this detail could be vital for the last season of Better Call Saul. On the other hand, the expansion of Mesa Verde is frustrated when a tenant of a lot that will be used to build a call center does not want to leave his property even though it does not legally belong to him.
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Kim (Rhea Seehorn) tries her best to resolve this situation and ends up turning to none other than Saul. Goodman becomes the lawyer for this person and Wexler tries to get out of this case due to conflict of interest, but it is impossible for him.
Saul resorts to all kinds of practices to delay the demolition of his new client’s house and thus lengthens the process as much as possible to get a better deal, however, Kim and Saul decide to create an even more aggressive strategy with some clips to put pressure on Mesa Verdewhich spirals out of control at the final meeting.
A high point of the season is the episode of Wexler vs. Goodman, where Saul surprises Kim and all those involved in the Mesa Verde case, since instead of accepting the agreed negotiation, he begins to bribe the owner of the bank with false testimonies and puts them in check by revealing that the corporation’s logo was a plagiarism of a photographer and that it would cost him thousands of dollars.
Kim is humiliated in front of everyone by Saul. This moment could also be a turning point for Mesa Verdeso that in breaking bad we see that this is Walter White’s bank, however, its logo is different from the one we see in Better Call Saul.
After the humiliation Kim and Saul’s relationship seems to be at its breaking point, however, in an unexpected twist they decide to get married so that they cannot testify against each other in case they are arrested at some point.
Another interesting fact is that in season 3 of breaking bad, Goodman mentions that his second wife cheated on him after Walter blows up over Skyler’s infidelity. Is this a sign of Kim’s possible fate? On the other hand, Mike continues to be disturbed by the death of Werner, the German engineer, has problems with his granddaughter and is constantly looking for pain and even death. After almost dying in a street fight, he is taken by Gus to the town where Max, his former partner, lived.
But let’s go back to Lalo, who becomes the central axis of the last part of the season, since after being arrested for being an alleged murderer, Saul becomes his lawyer and manages to get him out on bail set at seven million dollars. cash dollars. Nevertheless, Lalo asks Goodman to personally pick up that money at a drop-off point near the Mexican border..
There, the Salamanca cousins give him the money and everything goes smoothly until Saul is ambushed by different vehicles and gunned down. By order of Gus, Mike manages to save his life and they start an odyssey through the desert with the seven million in two suitcases. This may be one of the best episodes of the entire series.
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Once Saul returns with the money and gets Lalo out of jail, the latter decides that it is time to return to Mexico, however, when he is about to be picked up, he asks Nacho return to the place where Goodman’s car had supposedly broken downa detail that the lawyer gave Lalo in his version of events.
Lalo discovers bullet holes in the car and returns to Albuquerque specifically to Saul and Kim’s apartment, where he asks her to tell him over and over what had happened in the desert, even though he knew she was lying. Kim explodes against Lalo when seeing this situation and gives us one of the best moments of the entire series.
After these events, Wexler and Goodman temporarily move out of their apartment because they think their lives are in danger. Kim Surprisingly Resigns from Mesa Verde and Seeks to Dedicate Himself to Fee-Free Court Cases. At the same time, he comes up with an idea to destroy Howard’s career and put an end to the Sandpiper case.
Lalo returns to Mexico accompanied by Nacho, who becomes the new representative of the Salamancas in Albuquerque and meets Don Eladio. During his stay, he receives a call where they give him instructions since Gus plans to finish Lalo once and for all. That same night, Nacho creates a distraction at Lalo’s house in order to open the door to the commando in charge of eliminating Lalo. However, Lalo manages to survive and discovers that Nacho betrayed him.