We’re bending our Lalo theory

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So we have a new teaser for Vincent Gilligan & Peter Gouldin Bob Odenkirk & Rhea Seehorn-starring Better call Saul and it’s good news for fans of Kim Wexler (Seehorn). Well, “good news” in the sense that we’re taking a break from new reasons to worry about Kim’s future. Because this time, the focus shifts to the deadly game of cat and mouse played by Lalo (Tony Dalton) and Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) & Mike (Jonathan Banks). Lalo has a reading on Gus’ secret meth lab, but Mike has a reading on Lalo due to a rare mistake on Lalo’s part. And now that Lalo has re-entered Jimmy (Odenkirk) and Kim’s lives in a very impactful way (RIP Patrick Fabiano‘s Howard), a final standoff is inevitable. In May, we offered our predictions about what would happen with Howard & Lalo, and with the former, our answer was right, but the math of how I got there was wrong. But with the last one, we’re sticking to our theory that Gust & Mike take Lalo and bury him inside the lab walls. It’s a secret only they know, which explains the bond they have. Breaking Bad and also allows them to keep Lalo around for them to use as an “urban legend”.

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Now here’s a look at the latest “The Superlab” teaser featuring AMC’s Better call Saul returning for its final episodes on July 11:

And as for the future of the “Breaking Bad” universe, Dan McDermottpresident of entertainment and AMC Studios at AMC Networks, made it clear during an interview with Variety this week that there are no immediate plans for Gilligan and Gould to return to the series’ universe anytime soon. But if or when are they ready to return? McDermott says they have a home waiting for them at AMC. “I can say that if I could do anything to encourage Vince and Peter to continue in this universe, I would,” McDermott replied bluntly. “I guess you’d have to ask them, but the door is always open and I look forward to the day when my phone rings and Vince or Peter or our friends at Sony call to say, ‘Hey, I think we have another show set in this universe. .'” Now here’s a look at this scene from S06E07 “Plan and Execution”, and how it was translated from script to screen:

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Now, here’s the “Suit Up” teaser, which gives us a tour of the various stages of Jimmy’s life through his fashion – including his “Gene Takovic” time. But the last hanger is empty and is seen swinging. Could this mean it’s the end of the road for Jimmy after “Gene”? Or does this connect with that previously released key art piece showing “Gene” putting on or taking off that red sports coat (see above)? Could this swinging hanger be the one the coat was resting on? And if that’s the case, is it foreshadowing “Gene” turning bad for Saul? Take a look…

While the final season wasn’t initially written to take a mid-season break, S06E07 “Plan and Execution” definitely delivered a shocking moment at the end of the episode that viewers will be mourning and discussing until the series begins its finale this summer. After carrying out his revenge plan, Jimmy and Kim are visited by Howard, who comes looking for answers and settles some old scores. Except someone else had also barged into Jimmy and Kim’s celebration, and he wasn’t interested in competing for Jimmy and Kim’s attention. Then, in a shocking display of violence and to show that they needed to talk, Lalo put a bullet through Howard’s head as the couple watched in horror.

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Seehorn shared with Deadline Hollywood how she reacted to learning for the first time about Howard’s departure and how it would play out. “Because I was like, oh, this is dangerous. Oh, my God. This is going to be bad. Oh, my God. Oh. What’s going to happen, and then, it’s written in the same kind of language that you witnessed as if it were. a normal sentence and then it was cut off, you know, like this pfft and you’re like, wait, what. Then he falls and hits his head. It’s brutal. We rehearse extensively as we do on the show and there’s tremendous sadness about it because is my friend Patrick Fabian, my brother right now. So when you go through that, you start to understand that you need to do your job. Kim would feel at this point, and she is so in control even when things outside of her are out of her control. She suppresses and compartmentalizes and all that, but as you’ve rightly seen, there’s this book end of how she responded the last time Lalo came here and how she rose to the occasion and what she does this time.”

“So… After all this. A happy ending.”: And then we have the following teaser for the final six episodes, with the interior of a house shown in black and white (so we know it’s post-Breaking Bad) and although no one is present, it is Jimmy/Saul/Gene’s voice that we hear saying those words. Could we be looking at a “happy ending” for the two of them, or more like what we’re thinking is that Kim somehow gets away with some level of “cleanliness” while Jimmy is left watching from the outside?

Did the 13-episode extended season 6 start with a two-episode premiere and with the season split into two parts? Viewers will have seven episodes to process before a break before the show’s final run of episodes starting July 11. Better call Saulfollowed by a look at the official season overview:

The final season of Better Call Saul concludes the complicated journey and transformation of its committed hero, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), into criminal attorney Saul Goodman. From cartel to courtroom, from Albuquerque to Omaha, season six follows Jimmy, Saul and Gene, as well as Jimmy’s complex relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), who is in the midst of her own existential crisis. Meanwhile, Mike (Jonathan Banks), Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Nacho (Michael Mando) and Lalo (Tony Dalton) are locked in a game of cat and mouse with deadly stakes.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, Better call Saul stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton and Giancarlo Esposito and is produced by Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz, Gordon Smith, Alison Tatlock, Diane Mercerand Michael Morris.

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