Better call Sauls Last season prepared for that moment, answering if Jimmy McGill aka Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) would succeed in their plan against Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian).
The pair wanted to ruin the lawyer’s reputation in order to settle the Sandpiper case as quickly as possible, and they went to great lengths throughout the season to trick him and convince others of his nefarious ways.
Well, it turns out that Jimmy and Kim should have been careful about what they wished for, because they experienced more than just Howard’s downfall in the midseason finale of the series. Here’s everything you need to know.
WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 7.
‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Part 1 ending explained
It all boiled down to a last-ditch effort by Jimmy and Kim to take Howard down and solve the Sandpiper case, which has now been going on for several seasons.
The case for anyone in need of a refresher was one of Jimmy’s first and saw him trying to help the elderly residents of Sandpiper Crossing assisted living facilities get their money back after years of being overcharged.
In order to get a quick payout for customers, and also to get his own share of the proceeds, Jimmy and Kim conspired to frame Howard by making it appear that he was a drug addict who frequently hooked up with prostitutes.
The final nail in the coffin (sort of) was Jimmy and Kim’s plan to stage photos that looked like the judge acting as mediator in the case was accepting bribes from Jimmy, which a fake private investigator then showed Howard.
As a result, Howard completely botched the meeting to continue the Sandpiper case, accusing the judge of taking bribes just for having his photographic evidence exchanged for harmless images, which made him look like a fool.
In the end, this meant that Howard’s boss, Clifford Main (Ed Begley Jr.), decided to agree to the offer that Sandpiper Crossing’s customers were making to the residents, meaning Jimmy and Kim actually won.
However, Howard wasn’t one to be played because he was convinced that Jimmy was the one behind all the strange happenings over the past few weeks and he left to confront the couple.
Unfortunately, that was the last thing he ever did.
When Howard tried to get Jimmy and Kim to confess, Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) snuck into their home undetected, and when he appeared behind the lawyer, the couple stood horrified and warned Howard to leave.
Lalo coldly screwed a silencer onto his gun as he told them that he wanted to talk but Howard could finish what he was trying to say to Jimmy and Kim. But he didn’t wait, he shot Howard in the head.
Jimmy and Kim cried out in shock, but Lalo, as always, remained menacingly calm when he told them again that he wanted to talk. A conversation saved for the second half of the show’s final season.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Part 2 premieres Monday, July 11 on AMC.
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