4.10 Winner (Season Finale)
edited October 2018 in Better Cast Saul
Written by Thomas Schnauz
Directed by Adam Bernstein & Peter Gould
Cinematography by Marshall Adams
Edited by Chris McCaleb
Fun Facts: This is Adam Bernstein’s 12th episode directing in the Heisenverse (4 Better Call Saul, 8 Breaking Bad). Adam is the only person to direct an episode in each season of the Heisenverse (though, technically he didn’t direct during the back half of Season 5). Vince Gilligan has directed for most of the seasons, except BrBa S2 and the first half of S5.
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It seems kind of obvious but I’m thinking Kim will be the one to get caught in whatever con they are about to pull next or maybe get busted for her part in the last one?
It could go anywhere, can’t wait!
Werner may not have pieced that eventuality together in those last moments. I'm sure he was grieving that his last conversation with his wife was so horrible. A tragic, if avoidable, ending.
Next season should be pretty enjoyable though.
One thing that really irrationally bothers me is when they insert plot holes for no reason. Werner's escape was already bordering on unbelievable, but now we're supposed to believe that he was allowed to keep his driver's license when he wasn't even allowed outside? Seems like a pretty important thing to take away when you don't want someone running away. Then they directly drew our attention to the fact that he had his driver's license by prominently displaying it as the ID used to pick up the money form. Why put that on there at all?
But, gotta say. I listened to their empire cast today and happy to hear they are well in the black. But, BCS is likely their biggest pull right now and to miss the finale is weak. I’ll catch an after show now and then, but always look forward to premieres and finalies.
I thought this was a good finale and this was also my favorite season of Better Call Saul. Yet, I was also somehow disappointed by both the finale and this season. Its wierd and I cant put my finger on why I have these polarizing feelings at the same time.
I think BCS needs more Gene. I dont think one scene a season is enough. Maybe I'll get my wish and get a full Gene season even, but up until now it would have been nice to see more.
I think Rhea Seahorn is incredible as Kim and it would be great to find out that she is behind Saul during Breaking Bad. She is too good to lose, much like Aaron Paul was in Breaking Bad.
I also think it would be cool if Jimmy is still really Jimmy during Breaking Bad and Saul Goodman is an act he puts on, but he just happens to fall deeper into the criminal world than he intended and has to really dive into Saul more than he wants too. Like he goes home at night and we see that hes really still Jimmy at heart but hes to far in it and he has to play as saul to survive.
I just dont see Jimmy calling his secretary sugar tits or flippantly suggesting to kill someone. But if deep down he knows hes playing up a character, it feels more plausible to me.
I was really hoping we'd see a lot of Gene in season 5, but now I'm worried it will mostly be about Kim and Jimmy's breakup.
And this is a great example of my one complaint with this show. Every episode, no matter how great overall, always has one big gaping plot hole.
But still....I watch.
But they nailed the ending.
“I’ll make sure to live up to the name McGill”
then instantly changes it to goodman is brilliant. Cuz he ain’t living up to shit.
Mike’s been sloppy this season so I’m curious where they take him from here, but I did like the gum bit, and they successfully made me care about the Mike/Werner dynamic. And Lalo is pretty scary now, and Gus has no choice but to take him out after what happened today. (I also don’t see how any go the Germans and the wife get to live despite what Mike promised.)
I did think Saul was sincere at the end, which just emphasizes how well Odenkirk is at playing all different levels of sincerity. This episode works because of Kim reflecting the the audience doubt through the whole thing, and finally feeling proud for him at the end, only for him to reveal that she’d been scammed as well all the while taking about how perceptive he was while not noticing Kim’s reaction. I’m fully on board with this person being the one to sincerely suggest murder as a possible solution to Walter White’s problem.