IN EPISODE 8 OF SEASON 6 OF BETTER CALL SAUL, FIND OUT IF LALO IS REALLY DEAD! SPOILERS!
Better Call Saul is now on Netflix! Continue reading to find out if Lalo is still alive! “Point and Shoot” doesn’t give Jimmy as well as Kim much time to digest the consequences.
Only the cold opening, with its graceful shots of Howard’s shoe paddling against the shore, provides a moment of quiet reflection. Read this to find out how many episodes there will be.
The episode continues where the mid-season finale left off, with Jimmy and Kim screaming after Lalo casually shoots Howard in the head.
This is a disturbing study in contrasts in and of itself: Howard means nothing to Lalo, who kills him with the casualness of a sales executive stroking the lint off his three-piece suit. Read this to learn everything there is to know about Episode 9.
But when Jimmy and Kim witness the murder of someone they know, their reaction is far more human than Lalo’s calm. Their lives have been forever altered in ways they can only begin to comprehend.
Lalo will have forgotten everything in the short time he has left on Earth. But then what happens to Lalo? Is Lalo still alive?
WHY IS LALO’S DEATH SO IMPORTANT TO THE END OF SEASON 6?
Gus killing Lalo in Better Call Saul is both unexpected and logical. Gus is the ultimate villain, but he rarely has to get his hands dirty, leaving many people like Mike to kill people while he runs crime operations.
The same is true for Lalo, but on a much larger scale: Lalo, as revealed in this episode, wants Gus dead.
Gus understands how far Lalo will go, that he is on a rampage and must be stopped and that it is killed or be killed, so Gus takes decisive action.
He’s always been an opportunist, and this was a once-in-a-lifetime chance to go after Lalo alone and unnoticed.
The most shocking thing about Lalo’s death in Better Call Saul is how quickly it occurs. It’s the defeat of the main villain, and since Better Call Saul season 6 is the final one, it’s a big event fit for the series finale.
After all, if everyone believes Lalo will die, why not do it and now break free from all the narrative shackles that may accompany it?
The show’s creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould like to keep viewers interested, and Lalo’s death certainly does. Even so, Lalo’s death in Better Call Saul is more than just a shocker; it sets up a potentially even more wild endgame.
By getting rid of him now, we free up even more cards, reducing the series to the two characters who defined it the most: Kim Wexler and Jimmy.
With Kim’s morals called into question, there’s still a lot to discover about her and her relationship with Jimmy, which is made easier by the absence of Lalo.
Killing Lalo now could also help to advance the story of Breaking Bad and Gus, as well as their rivalry with the Salamanca.