Over the course of this two-part final season of Better Call Saul, we have been accustomed to witnessing a character pass away in nearly every episode. Nacho arrived first, followed by Howard and Lalo. After last week’s explosive, action-packed episode. Let’s take a look at the situation. Jimmy McGill’s demise was certainly seen by the audience. He took a long time to gradually become Saul Goodman, and then it all happened at once in this episode. We also witnessed the departure of Kim Wexler — and it left Jimmy McGill in a very different place. how it turns out, Read Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 9 Recap below.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 9 begins with Jimmy and Kim trying their best to act normally and follow Mike’s directions the morning after Howard’s passing and the horrific encounter with Lalo. Jimmy and Francesca observe as the sign above Saul Goodman’s office are put up by workmen. Bill Oakley and Kim make a pact over a mediocre cup of coffee from a machine. In the meantime, Mike and his group started removing all traces of evidence from their residence.
In a montage of Jimmy and Kim going about their usual days he helps a bodybuilder client try on a neck brace; she gets hugs from a client’s grateful family while Mike and his crew clean up the crime scene at Jimmy’s condo, wiping up Howard’s blood and extracting an incriminating bullet. When Jimmy and Kim get home, the place is sparkling clean, like nothing ever happened… but they still know something did happen. They stay in a hotel, with Jimmy trying to tell Kim that one day, they’ll get back into their routine.
In Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 9 meanwhile, Gus Fringe is dealing with the repercussions of Lalo’s death: He’s summoned to a meeting with cartel boss Don Eladio, who’s joined by Juan Bolsa, Hector Salamanca, and the Cousins. Bolsa reads a letter from Hector claiming that Lalo survived an attack from Gus and blaming him for Lalo’s recent disappearance. Hector is fuming, but the Cousins still think Lalo was killed by Nacho and the Peruvians, and Don Eladio decides to call it a night, despite Hector’s ding-ding-ding protests. The boss tells Gus he can manage the north territory under Juan Bolsa while the Salamancas handle the South. He warns Gus. After he turns in, Gus stares down at Don Eladio’s swimming pool, and we remember what happened there to his partner Max… and where that hate comes from.
Gus returns home, opening the window blinds and letting the sunshine in after so much time living in hiding. He consults with Mike, who reports that the cops think Howard killed himself. Gus wants to know when work can resume on the Superlab, and Mike says they’ll need a new crew and engineer. But Gus is insistent: “Start today.”
Then he goes to a restaurant and has a glass of wine at the bar – Gus Fring, relaxing! while having a lively conversation with a waiter named David, who recognizes Gus and knows he’s a wine lover. He regales Gus with tales of his travels through Europe, and Gus reveals he noted a rare vintage David once mentioned and bought a bottle, saving it for a special occasion. But when David leaves to fetch more wine, Gus’ face suddenly turns grim, and he quickly departs, telling the bartender to tell David he’s been called away.
Mike has his own fallout to deal with: He opens up a secret compartment in his home to stash his gun and comes across the fake Canadian ID made for Nacho’s dad Manuel. He calls Manuel and meets him outside his upholstery store, telling him that Nacho “won’t be found. Nacho fell in with some bad people, he explains, but “he had a good heart.” He reassures Manuel that he won’t have to worry about the Salamancas: But Manuel scoffs: That’s not justice, he says. That’s revenge.
In Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 9, Jimmy and Kim dutifully attend a memorial for Howard at the HHM office, where they spot Howard’s widow Cheryl talking to Clifford Main and go over to pay their respects. But Cheryl has pointed questions for them: She knows they were the last to see Howard alive, and Howard told her they were pulling elaborate pranks on him. Jimmy gently walks her through their final encounter with Howard — he pounded on their door, ranted about the Sandpiper case, and then left but Cheryl still can’t believe he was on drugs. So Kim interjects, telling a story about catching Howard sniffing something late one night in his office. Cheryl turns to Cliff for confirmation. After the memorial, Jimmy is ready to turn the page and “let the healing begin,” but Kim just gives him a long, deep kiss before driving off without him.
Kim heads back to court the next day, but she files a motion to withdraw from her case. She tells the judge it’s for “personal reasons,” and when he asks her to argue her latest motion, she says she can’t — “because I’m no longer an attorney.” She gave notice to the bar two hours ago, she adds.
Jimmy meets her at home and freaks out, begging her not to throw her whole life away. He scrambles to come up with a way to undo it… but then he sees she’s packed up all her stuff, too. He begs her not to do this and offers to do whatever it takes to make this work, telling her he loves her. “I love you, too,” she replies. Then she admits she didn’t tell him Lalo was alive because he’d run and hide and pull the plug on the Howard scam. She walks off in tears and continues packing, leaving Jimmy shattered.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 9 Recap [Ending Explained]
At the end of the episode, Jimmy is waking up to the sounds of Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” — but he’s in a rotating bed in an extravagantly decorated bedroom with a woman next to him. Oh wow, it’s Saul Goodman’s era. Jimmy/Saul gets ready for the day in his huge mansion, confidently barking orders into his phone earpiece and working on his increasingly severe comb-over in a gilded mirror while picking out a bright blue dress shirt.
In the car (with registration that indicates about a year has passed), he hears one of his own ads on the radio and gripes about the sound quality before getting to his law office, where Francesca is wrangling a lobby full of clients. He sits down at his desk, which we recognize from the Breaking Bad days, surrounded by Greek columns and U.S. Constitution wallpaper, and says, “Let justice be done… though the heavens fall.” (Remember: His brother Chuck said that same thing back in Season 3.) Ladies and gentlemen… Saul Goodman has officially arrived.