With this, the ‘Breaking Bad’ franchise has come to an end (Spoilers Ahead)
Vince Gilligan’s AMC hit series Better Call Saul has come to an end. After six nail-biting seasons, with episodes that have managed to surpass its predecessor, the book on James “Jimmy” McGill (Bob Odenkirk) has closed. In a career where he scammed and schemed throughout, Jimmy puts on one last performance that cemented his legacy. It was painful, to say the least.
Better Call Saul Finale
It was pretty anti-climactic when Jimmy was caught in a garbage bin. It was natural for us to think that he can escape once again. We then see him piling lies upon lies about his role in the madness that took place in Albuquerque and even manages to get a seven-year plea deal. At some point, it looked like Jimmy will even hang ex-wife Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) out to dry so that he can save himself. But no. We see him playing the lawyer once again, but this time, he himself is on the trial.
Jimmy comes clean about all the deaths and destruction throughout the journey of Better Call Saul, and shares what each criminal enterprise is up to. He even admits that Walter White could not have done it without him. By this performance, Jimmy has sealed his fate and will now have to spend the rest of his life in prison.
One Last Smoke
Kim visits Jimmy in prison, and the two share a cigarette. Odenkirk and Seehorn deliver yet another magnificent performance in this scene, perhaps to let the watchers know that this is it. Kim reminds him that he has 86 years of jail time. In typical Jimmy fashion, he jokes, “with good behavior, who knows?” When he could have escaped prison by lying and just serving seven years, the man who has conned his way out of just about anything, decides his final act should be a heroic one.