SPOILER ALERT: Don’t learn you probably have not watched the twelfth episode of “Higher Name Saul” Season 6, titled “Waterworks.”
Kim Wexler is again!
After she and Saul (Bob Odenkirk) had a surprising break-up three episodes in the past, “Higher Name Saul” followers have been going by means of a Wexler withdrawal. Fortunately, all that modified on Monday night time’s penultimate episode, and we obtained a variety of solutions about the place Kim (Rhea Seehorn) has been within the “Breaking Dangerous” and post-“Breaking Dangerous” worlds.
The episode opens through the “Breaking Dangerous” timeline, the place Saul is bouncing a stress ball towards his workplace wall. Francesca (Tina Parker) informs him that everybody within the ready room can hear him by means of the wall, and he has a particular customer: Kim. Although we don’t see Kim at this level, Saul says to let “her” in and so they put together to signal their official divorce papers.
Earlier than we see Kim for the primary time throughout the principle “Breaking Dangerous” period, we flash-forward to the place she is after “Breaking Dangerous,” and that’s removed from the dry deserts of Albuquerque in boring, mundane Florida. Her life has modified majorly after she left Saul; she’s courting a brand new man, rocking a brand new haircut, attempting out a brand new mayonnaise and watching “The Wonderful Race.” She now works at Palm Coast Sprinklers within the Catalog & Brochures division, away from Saul’s morally-draining exploits. That’s, till she will get a telephone name from him, which we noticed in final week’s episode with out sound.
In tonight’s episode, we lastly hear what was stated between Saul and Kim, and, wow, issues are messy! Saul, absolutely within the Saul Goodman persona of “Breaking Dangerous,” jokingly says he’s calling to catch up after six years and brags that he’s nonetheless alive and getting away with all the pieces. Kim restrains herself, merely saying he shouldn’t be calling her and that he ought to flip himself in. Saul doesn’t take her phrases properly and says the pot is looking the kettle black.
“We’re each too good to throw our lives away for no purpose,” he tells her, whereas additionally revealing that Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) are useless. Nearly tearing up, Kim tells Saul she’s glad he’s alive, then hangs up the telephone. After that, a coworker barges into Kim’s workplace and she or he’s pressured to affix in on essentially the most awkward spherical of “Completely happy Birthday” in office historical past.
Nonetheless within the black-and-white timeline, we comply with Kim from Florida again to good ‘ole Albuquerque. She revisits the courthouse and a few key “Higher Name Saul” places, like Mike’s ticket sales space and the outside desk the place she and Saul deliberate schemes. Then, she goes to Howard Hamlin’s (Patrick Fabian) home and sits down along with his spouse Cheryl (Sandrine Holt). Kim confesses all the pieces, and I imply, all the pieces.
She spills on her and Saul’s plot to spoil Howard’s popularity, the pretend cocaine habit, Lalo Salamanca’s (Tony Dalton) homicide of Howard and his staged suicide. Kim gave her confessional to the courthouse, however admits there’s little bodily proof that will make any expenses stick. On the way in which again to the airport, Kim breaks down and sobs violently, lastly releasing herself of the guilt she’s harbored for years. Out of a season stuffed with Emmy-worthy moments, this heart-wrenching scene sits close to the highest of the record.
The following time we see Kim this episode, it’s again in Saul’s workplace throughout “Breaking Dangerous.” Saul doesn’t care she’s transferring to Florida and divulges she didn’t take her share of the large Sandpiper payout. However the main second comes as Kim leaves Saul’s workplace and lights up a cigarette…which pulls the eye of none aside from Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), who’s taking shelter from the rain and bums a cig.
It’s one of many strangest pairings of “Breaking Dangerous” and “Higher Name Saul” characters, however one which works surprisingly properly. Jesse acknowledges Kim from one among his good friend’s authorized run-ins and commends her for getting his good friend off scot-free. He then asks if Saul is “the actual deal,” and Kim reluctantly, however in truth, solutions, “After I knew him, he was.”
Talking of Saul, he spends a lot of the episode snooping round the home of the most cancers affected person he met final episode, searching for valuables. Throughout his search, Saul’s sufferer wakes up from his drug-induced slumber, and it seems to be like Saul’s luck has run out. Simply as Saul is able to knock the person out with a vase of his canine’s ashes, he passes out as soon as once more.
Nevertheless, Saul’s isn’t free but. Outdoors, Jeffy (Pat Healy) realizes he’s parked his cab in entrance of two cops, however the officers are too distracted by their meals to note Jeffy — till he panics, hits the fuel and crashes right into a parked automobile down the road. Saul’s reluctant partner-in-crime lands himself in jail, however Saul guarantees over the telephone that he’ll bail him out no drawback.
However will Saul get the possibility? When he returns to Marion’s (Carol Burnett) home to inform her about Jeffy’s arrest, he discovers the aged girl has stumbled upon a few of his outdated Saul Goodman commercials. Realizing that “Gene” isn’t who he says he’s, Marion condemns him as a conman. Amid the black-and-white scene, there’s a pop of coloration in Saul’s glasses from the Saul Goodman commercials, making a crossover from the black-and-white and in-color timelines. Immediately, maybe channeling his interior Walter White, Saul drops the act and threateningly approaches Marion, holding her telephone twine like he’s going to strangle her. Earlier than something can occur, Marion presses her Life Alert button and says she’s being attacked, and Saul Goodman is the perpetrator.
How will Saul get out of this one? Will he and Kim ever reconcile? “Higher Name Saul” followers must wait only one week extra till all is resolved in subsequent week’s sequence finale.