Better Call Saul – Season 6 (2022) Review: Sensational, sets the stage for what promises to be a grand finale for this Breaking Bad prequel

The long wait is overWell, the sixth and final season of ‘Better Call Saul’ is already out. For the moment only with two episodes, but more than enough to remind us why it is one of the best series of recent years that has nothing to envy to ‘Breaking Bad’ for a long time.

Additionally, ‘Better Call Saul’ has gone back to what it always was instead of betting on picking up the pace given the nearness of its denouement. The series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould has always been characterized by an excellent mixture of stillness and intensity for build on low heat from there, and in these two episodes, they demonstrate again how much control they have over that narrative tempo.

I’ve tried to avoid any specific spoilers, but there are some details you might not want to know until you see the first two episodes of Season 6.

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As expected, This ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Kickoff Has A Lot Of Building, to lay the foundations that will mark the continuation of the last episodes of the series. This leads to some storylines that play with the viewer’s lack of knowledge about what’s going on, but that doesn’t mean we’re convinced everything makes sense. This isn’t the first time the series has gone this route and the results have always been satisfying.

It is something that is perceived from this prologue clearly set in the future -although without reaching the point shown in one of the best sequences of the fifth season-, but also in other aspects seen in these first two episodes. These are necessary seeds that also work very well in isolation, both because of the curiosity they arouse and the quality of the execution of these scenes.

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However, there will be time to talk about that when the show begins to fill those gaps, but we also have a direct continuation of how the show is at the end of the previous episode. Varga’s Betrayal (Michael Mando) has many consequences and we all have to deal with it little by little.

Without going into details, the most fascinating of all remains Lalo Salamanca, one of the most memorable villains television has given us in recent times. For that, you need both the quality of the writing of the character, able to be charming one moment and the next moment acting like a despicable being, as well as the interpretation of Tony Dalton.

With this I do not want to harm the other “villains” more related to the “Breaking Bad” universe, but in many cases we already know how his story ended, while with Lalo the doubt remains . Exactly the same thing happens with Kim (Rhea Seehorn), the character who grew the most throughout ‘Better Call Saul’ – something that remains here, just see how relentless he is shown in the final minutes of the second episode – and the great unknown of this final season Will she manage to survive, will she eventually die, who will end her if she has a tragic ending?

The total maturity of ‘Better Call Saul’

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Of course, I don’t forget Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkerk), because here we also have another one of its tricks, in which the series once again demonstrates how well it is doing when it comes to continuing to incorporate certain more comedy-like aspects into a series that has become, before all, long ago, in a dramatic thriller. It’s part of his charm, after all, even when he uses it for manipulation, like that visit to a certain club.

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Otherwise, “Better Call Saul” also shows great maturity by approaching everything with relative calm., whether it’s something as symbolic as something ending up in a trash can or the way the twins maneuver through a particularly complicated situation. And it is that the series has always been able to integrate both the everyday and the extraordinary in its way of approaching the images in a coherent way.

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Yes, there are moments that shine more than others, but this is more due to the union with the narrative, where the series has not stopped going further, because it is fair to recognize that in its beginnings there were parts that worked much better than d ‘others. This certain irregularity was not long in being corrected and now all fronts are simply working.

And on top of that, they do it by making it clear that there’s a lot more going on than what we’re seeing – if even one of the most successful scenes from this early sixth season takes place off-screen, albeit later we see the result of what happened, but without the feeling that they are not hiding information. Here, any sense of urgency will take time to arrive, but the viewer is aware of this.feeling how the dramatic weight piles up with enviable precision.


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“Better Call Saul” has returned through the front door and all indications are that he will do the same in his farewell. Luckily, we still have 11 chapters ahead of us -be careful, this season is divided into two batches, the first of seven episodes and the second of six- before it’s time to say goodbye to this exceptional prequel to “Breaking Bad”. “.

Season 6 of “Better Call Saul” can be seen in Spain via Movistar+.

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