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Old 08-15-22, 10:38 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

That was a really good and appropriate ending for Jimmy McGill
Old 08-15-22, 10:46 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

It was hard to tell if that was a bald cap on Cranstonís head or he was about to swim the 100m butterfly.

Itís not going to go down as an all time great finale, but it was fine.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

I really liked that he came clean. A lifetime of taking the easy way out and not doing the right thing, and he finally let the good of Jimmy that we all knew he has deep down inside him come out. Definitely a sad ending, but Iím glad he didnít go the opposite direction and end the show by making himself irredeemable.

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Old 08-15-22, 10:56 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

It was solid. There weren't any big surprises, but it was done well. I really don't have much else to say. In some ways, I think that itself says a lot. When the back half of the season started, I would have expected a bigger reaction to the finale from me.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by whotony
Looong add breaks.
That's why I watch in chase mode. Start the playback around 9:20 and catch up by the final segment.
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Old 08-15-22, 11:03 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by dex14
Nice to see Betsy Brandt return. Loved that scene.

Loved the noir-ness of Jimmy and Kim smoking in the prison at the end. Really well lit.
Surprised to see Betsy Brandt. Was half expecting to see Badger and Skinny Pete make an appearance.

For those who don't remember, we were first introduced to Kim Wexler in S01E01 sharing a smoke with Jimmy in a dimly lit parking garage up against a concrete wall.

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Old 08-15-22, 11:07 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Yeah, I definitely enjoyed it. I'd like to think there will be a movie, but there certainly isn't any need for one.

There was one big disappointment, though:
Spoiler:
No Huell





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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

I just have one question. When did
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Walt and Saul spend time together in some cell in the Breaking Bad timeline? What led them to that situation?
Old 08-15-22, 11:18 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

It was a solid episode and solid finale.

Liked that Jimmy somewhat redeemed himself, in the same way that Walter came clean at the end. They both couldn't make everything right, but they did what they could.
The only thing I would've liked to see was Marie finding out that Walt/Jesse had no direct part in the deaths of Hank and Gomez. Also would've been good to see Skyler, but I guess there'd be no real reason for her to be there.

The season went differently than I thought, but it was definitely an interesting approach to it.

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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
I just have one question. When did
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Walt and Saul spend time together in some cell in the Breaking Bad timeline? What led them to that situation?

I thought that was when they were on the lam using the cleaning service to disappear.

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Old 08-15-22, 11:24 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Interestingly, I noticed the phone number to the Vacuum Repair shop changed by one digit.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

So as a yuuuge Lost fanboy, this morning I thought oh finale on 8/15Öthen heís on a plane I totally thought it was going to be Oceanic Air.

It was good. Nice to see a goodbye scene for Jonathan Banks.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

I mean it was good closure and I liked they redeemed Jimmy, but it was a pretty meh finale. I found it mildly amusing that they were able to basically track Jimmy and capture him in real time. That was pretty ridiculous. That looked like just some alley camera so there is zero chance in real life that they would be able to find him that quickly.
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Old 08-15-22, 11:52 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

For as good as this show was, the Gene timeline was kind of a letdown. A letdown in the sense that everything preceding it was just so griping and so visually spectacular. I'm not knocking the ended we got by any means. But when you compare it to episodes this season like Nacho's death & Howard's death & Lalo's death... the last three episodes just felt... there. Plus I did not enjoy the black and white.

But the ending we got was pretty great as far as character development. It was the ending that was earned. Saul was just Saul-ing his way through everything until he found out Kim was in real legal jeopardy, civilly. That kind of made something click in him and it was his Walt / I did it for me moment. It didn't really do anything for Kim other than absolve her of the guilt she was feeling in driving Jimmy further down the Saul rabbit hole.

Him talking a 190 year sentence down to 7, just to blow it up in the end is exactly what Slippin Jimmy would do. It's fitting. He's now behind bars for the rest of his life and won't be able to hurt the people he loves anymore. Not that there's any left. From a story stand point, it's great story telling. It's not as dynamic as the Breaking Bad finale. But it's the ending fitting of the character this show fleshed out.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Very understated, but good finale that was definitely "well earned" as Vince Gilligan said. Jimmy had it right in his grasp. Working down to a 7.5 year sentence after all he did would have been his last great scam. Instead, he has a change of heart and does what he can to hopefully save Kim from financial disaster of a civil suit while getting what he deserves.

Losing the diamonds in the dumpster and being caught reminded me of Nedry dropping the Barbasol can in the mud and getting eaten by a dinosaur in Jurassic Park. Their greed was their undoing.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by Osiris3657
I just have one question. When did
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Walt and Saul spend time together in some cell in the Breaking Bad timeline? What led them to that situation?
When they called the vacuum repair guy, he needed extra time since Saul and Walter were so hot. They spent that night in hiding.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by Coral
I thought that was when they were on the lam using the cleaning service to disappear.
It was.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by JTH182
hopefully save Kim from financial disaster of a civil suit while getting what he deserves.
I assumed that's what the show was going for, but doesn't quite make sense to me. How does Saul coming clean about what he did with Walter White affect Kim confessing to their long-standing attacks against Howard to ruin him? I know Saul said he made up some stuff about Kim in order to get her to come to the sentencing, but those lies he takes back don't affect her confession, which even without Howard dying is enough for her to be sued civilly.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

The last time we see Saul and Kim together they are in the same place we first see them, standing against a wall sharing a cig.

The black and white photography wasn't nearly as stunning as the rest of the series.

The show was so padded and drawn out, they could have easily done it in five, if not four, seasons.





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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
I assumed that's what the show was going for, but doesn't quite make sense to me. How does Saul coming clean about what he did with Walter White affect Kim confessing to their long-standing attacks against Howard to ruin him? I know Saul said he made up some stuff about Kim in order to get her to come to the sentencing, but those lies he takes back don't affect her confession, which even without Howard dying is enough for her to be sued civilly.
Yeah, I didn't see that it was implied that he fixed things for Kim or that she would have even allowed him to if he tried.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by Bill Needle
Yeah, I didn't see that it was implied that he fixed things for Kim or that she would have even allowed him to if he tried.
Seemed implied to me. She got into to see Jimmy as a lawyer, which she probably went back to. There was obviously a lot of additional court appearances and things that were not shown which would have led to that. I thought it was a very solid finale.

The scene with Chuck was especially poignant for me.

Walters's bald cap was truly terrible.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

You know, I really liked it. Though I was kind of hoping for a light sentence, this makes sense. Jimmy becomes Jimmy again and comes clean. Still not sure if this helps Kim at all, but I did love the final cigarette. And loved seeing Saul respected and thriving behind bars. That kind of made sense. I thought it was a very fitting end.
This is coming from someone who wasnít crazy about all of Felina and how close to a happy ending Walt got, given all his crimes.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by johnnysd
Seemed implied to me. She got into to see Jimmy as a lawyer, which she probably went back to.
She was posing as a lawyer to get to spend time with Jimmy, using an ID without an expiration date. She wasnít really acting as a lawyer. I do hope she continues in Legal Aid though, that was a nice touch.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S6E13) - Series Finale - "Saul Gone" - 8/15/22

Originally Posted by Coral
I thought that was when they were on the lam using the cleaning service to disappear.
Yeah, we saw them in there together in Breaking Bad.
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She was posing as a lawyer to get to spend time with Jimmy, using an ID without an expiration date. She wasnít really acting as a lawyer. I do hope she continues in Legal Aid though, that was a nice touch.
If she wasn't a lawyer then I am not sure what the point of Jimmy coming clean was. It was already noted that charges were not going to be filed.

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