Better Call Saul has finally come to a close. It is not just a companion piece to Breaking Bad in form and spirit; it is a moral, ethical, and regal extension. Their shared universe is populated by serious-minded, everyday people with slightly extraordinary problems. The human connection remains the most compelling factor in each’s storytelling. That and a sense of uncompromising belief that every moment in their lives worked as a function of their choices and led them to another moment.
Season 6’s end is nothing as flashy or grandiose as Breaking Bad’s was. Remember when I wrote in episode 10 how that was the day Jimmy died? Well, this certainly is a rebirth of sorts but more sincere and honest and ambiguous.
Bagman – Better Call Saul
We start episode 13 of Better Call Saul Season 6 with never seen before footage from season 5 episode 8 of Better Call Saul, “Bagman”. Mike and Jimmy have just been able to escape the deathtrap with the $7 mil. They are run ragged by the desert heat and finally hit an isolated well. While resting and refreshing, Jimmy proposes they leave with the money. Mike suggests it is not theirs to take, prompting Jimmy to start a “thinking experiment”: what would Mike do if he did indeed take off? Not biting. “I say, we take $6 mil and build a time machine”. Mike suddenly seems interested. What would he change in his life that we know so little about?
Mike responds with an answer – December 1, 2008 – but quickly changes his answer. March 17, 1984, is when he would go back to that he could stop himself from taking his first ever bribe. And then, some years from that day to check in on his family. When it is Jimmy’s turn, his first bite at the cherry is one wish that millions of us wish for every day. Investing the remaining amount of money into Berkshire Hathaway on the day Warren Buffet took over the reins. Common stocks of the company have increased in value by more than a 1000%. He would have been a billionaire in the present.
But this isn’t an honest answer. It is clear Jimmy is holding back. Mike is not one to probe. He will ask you once and that’s it. So when Jimmy says they’re rested and does not want to take the conversation forward, Mike simply complies. But we will get to see more of this in the episode. There can’t really be anything that Jimmy wouldn’t change, is there? Regrets and choices are a running theme in the finale – a sort of nostalgic turning of the clock by our most cherished characters in the shared universe.
We jump to the present where Gene is on the run. Marion stands at the window and reads out the make, colour, and number plates on Gene’s car. He goes to his house and escapes out the back when he sees officers arrive. The chase ultimately leads him to a dumpster, where he wants to do something with his belongings that isn’t too clear. My best guess is he wants to call Ed Galbraith, the Disappearer. To the best of my memory, he ran a vacuum cleaning store and Gene had taken out a similar business card. His shuffling around attracts the attention of officers and he is caught. Gene is arrested.
The officers watch a video of Gene as Saul while he waits for his phone call. Like a respectful professional, Gene calls his workplace in the mall and asks if they opened up okay. He also apologizes for not coming to work and asks Kritsa to call the management: they would need a new manager. Saul cannot believe it. Is this feeble end really the sheepish conclusion to his “heroic” tales and war stories?
He hits the metal door in frustration and is wincing in pain as he spots a message on the wall. “My lawyer will ream ur ass”. Something clicks and he demands another phone call. He calls Bill Oakley, his old nemesis from the courthouse from the DA’s side. This is where we say goodbye to Gene and Saul emerges from within.
Saul propositions him in the most bizarre way. “Think what representing me would do to your career?” He is, of course, referring to the media attention his private law firm will get for being involved in the case. Because this is definitely making it to the news. Saul still has something up his sleeve. Still, he is not ready to accept defeat and give up. Where is this finale heading toward? With his fake moustache off and the air brought a bit to the front, we see a familiar sight. He is brought in front of a panel of government lawyers. He walks past Marie Schrader, who makes a surprise guest appearance on the show. The panel vehemently delivers a resounding sentence to Saul: there is no way he is seeing daylight again in his life.
The scheming conman has the one-upmanship spirit still resolutely stirring him forward. He asks for Marie to be called in. She does and says her piece. The unimaginable loss to Hank, Gomez and countless others is unforgivable. She does not hold back in her scything ridicule of Saul. It is now his chance to respond. In the most compassionate of tones, he begins weaving his preferential truth. He worked under duress and the threat of Heisenberg. He didn’t relish doing what he did; he himself was a victim.
While everyone is pointing a finger at him, he lost everything too; his profession, family, his freedom. The AUSA mocks his efforts to come across as a victim. Saul says he does not need the jury to buy his sob story; he only needs one of them. In the absence of a unanimous decision, the AUSA will lose the case, thus blotting his impeccable record.
The man is taken aback by Saul’s crafty and morally corrupt legal genius. He actually convinces the AUSA to come to the negotiation room to explore “the wiggle room”. From a hundred and ninety years (his original sentence) to seven and a half years; Saul is back. He starts getting cocky and even asks to be relocated to an amicable prison in North Carolina. He cannot take the place he is in for granted and be sent to a place like ADX Montrose. The AUSA reluctantly agrees but signals they’re done. Saul has one more trick up his sleeve and offers to give them one more unsolved mystery: that of Howard Hamlin. The panel laughs it off and reveals to him Kim’s confession. Saul is shocked beyond words.
Granite State – Breaking Bad
Episode 15 of season 5 of Breaking Bad is where we end up next. Walter and Saul bunk together to be rerouted into new lives by Ed the Disappearer. Walt tries to work his science brain into ridding the room of the clicking sound from the basin. As he does, Saul asks him a question: the same one that he asked Mike. Walt laughs off the idea of a time machine, saying it is not even theoretically possible. Saul rebrands it as a “thinking experiment” and Walt bites. “Just ask about regrets!” is what Walt screams before sitting down to think 0f one. Walt explains about Gray Matter, the billion-dollar company that he was maneuverer out of.
When Saul says he should have told him about this before, Walt has the ultimate insult up his sleeve. “You’re the last lawyer I would have gone to”. I wonder what Chuck would think about that and how he could hide his chuckles. Walter asks the same question to Saul. Before trying to wriggle away from an answer, he finally blurts out something even more trivial from his life: a slip and fall when he was 22 outside of Marshall’s Field. Walt is in disbelief. “So you were always like this..” is another damning insult from Walt to Saul. He still cannot open up and really let the truth out. Whom is he waiting for?
Back on track – up in the air
Saul is being transferred, just like he is asked, to North Carolina. He is on an airplane escorted by a Marshall. Bill is on the flight too. Saul asks Bill to stop on his way to the bathroom. He again convinces the Marshall of talking to Bill in the hopes of him catching some incriminatory testimony from Saul that he could report to the DA. What a genius!
Bill reveals that Kim took a notarized statement to Cheryl, who is now lawyer-shopping to take her to a civil suit. She can take everything Kim has got. Saul is concerned and on Bill’s way back, he divulges that he has more information he’d like to barter with the government, even if that meant Kim falling deeper into the marshes. This is new. Will Saul really do that? Probably not. Another scheme is in play.
That day at the office, Kim takes an early leave. She goes to a Free Legal Aid clinic nearby and volunteers. The same night, Suzanne Ericsen, the DA from Albuquerque, calls her. She notifies her of Saul’s arrest and that he can put Kim into deeper trouble.
“Saul Gone” Ending Explained: Why does Saul give himself up?
The finale of the finale is nigh upon us. Saul, with the song “All things are Possible” by The Harmonizing Four playing in the background and dressed in one of his characteristic, expensive, zany, and flashy suits, walks into the courtroom. He notices Kim sitting in the back and keeps looking. She nervously taps her feet, anticipating the worst to come out. The presiding judge mostly agrees with the sentencing recommendations by the government is what Bill tells Saul. The AUSA is called by the judge to explain its rationale. Saul interrupts him in between and asks to speak. The judge warns him it could imperil his plea deal but Saul goes ahead anyway. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But how? Just bear with me.
The judge allows him to be on the stand. Saul begins the same sob story from before in the episode but pauses in between. He pauses at the point in the story when Jesse and Walter unbound him and he actually senses an opportunity. He had struck gold, career and money-wise. And that is what we hear. He says the truth. Every single word he says under oath is true. Slippin’ Jimmy is back and Saul Goodman, as we knew, takes a rest. He is still there but Jimmy has taken over. His testimony surprises everyone. The government begs the judge for him to keep going; Bill, the opposite.
Jimmy also confesses that Kim has no part in the wrongdoing and he lied to the government because he wanted her present. Now, do you understand? He has “everything” to gain. Winning back Kim is everything to Jimmy; maybe not Saul. Jimmy is relentless in establishing that he was pivotal in keeping Walt’s operation going and keeping him out of jail. He accepts all wrongdoing. “After Howard, Kim had the guts to start over. I’m the one who ran away”. The day that Jimmy died and Saul was born. Redemption is nigh. Kim is more accepting and amicable and low-key proud of Jimmy as he goes on. And then he comes to Chuck. Yes, Charles McGill, his illustrious brother who thought nothing of him.
I can’t remember when but Kim was ruthless in calling out Jimmy for what he did to Charles. She always reminded him that Kimmy should have done more. And Jimmy bares his heart out. This is the first we hear of Chuck in this season and it is so fitting that we see a montage of the brothers together doing brotherly things for each other without hate or an agenda. This confession endears the crowd – Kim -0 the most. In his most trying circumstance, Jimmy comes clean. He shows courage and bravery and stands up to his regrets and lets it all out. He does what few men would even think about doing. It is like he is confessing to God himself, with the sanctum of judicial authority and the court of law playing Him.
He is done. Bill gets up and so does the AUSA, arguing with the judge to strike off testimony. Jimmy could care less; Kim, even lesser. For they had found each other again. Their eyes locked, and the face gradually lit with an accepting grin and an approving nod. This is the closure we all needed.
After the Charles montage, we see Jimmy being transported in a bus to ADX. So the government did win the case and dumped him into a hellhole where he never wanted to go. Something even spectacular awaits us. A prisoner on board recognizes him as Saul. The rumour spreads and the prisoners sing his name in appreciation and chant “Better Call Saul!”. A final hurrah! He is God among criminals. He is the ultimate criminal. Jimmy, as Saul, breathes in the appreciation and lets out a smile. He is somewhat proud of what he did.
At the facility, he is back baking buns in the kitchen. Exploiting the “people’s person charm” he has, he has made friends with the cellmates and commands a certain respect because of his past. A guard calls him outside; his lawyer is there. He knows he doesn’t have one; so do we. Jimmy and we both expect his guardian angel to be there. And there she is. Kim Wexler, attorney at law. She explains her New Mexico bar card hasn’t expired. She lights a cigarette, leaning against the wall with Jimmy. The two share it, like the old days of hustle at the HHM offices. Kim praises Jimmy for his manoeuvring and getting down the jail time to seven years. Now he has eighty-six.
She takes his leave. Jimmy stands in the courtyard; Kim is on the other side of the fence. They are separated by the contours of law. They look at each other with a glint in their eyes. Jimmy shoots fake finger guns at her. Kim lets out a chuckle. The door to the outside world opens and Kim exits. She takes one more peek at Jimmy. He is still standing there, looking at her. The scene cuts to black and the credits roll.
But there is a surprise. The monochrome of the yellow butt of the cigarette steals the eye against the garish black and white. Old sparks reignited is the best way I can put it. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful sight just seeing them be themselves again.The place, circumstances, and everything else takes a back seat. Kim and Jimmy, who fell in love, might just start falling back again. At least that is how I would like to see it.
The Episode Review
Ah. All good things must come to an end; but why? Can’t we be stuck in time and experience all those great moments over and over again like it is the first time? Better Call Saul has finished. I can’t even believe I am writing that. The show that people thought would live in the shadow of its mighty predecessor outgrew its bounds and emerged as a truly masterful cinematic think piece without a peer. It is a story of its own; of a man and a woman who have each other. But in doing so, drift further away from themselves. They are poison together but we like. Oh, god. What a finale!
It is certainly an improvement upon Breaking Bad. I do not have much to say other than thank you to the entire cast and Gilligan and Gould. There will be a season review that will talk more deeply about the entire season as a whole. I hope you will forgive me for not saying any more.Goodbye, Better Call Saul.
You can read our full season review for Better Call Saul Season 6 here!
- Episode Rating
What happens in Better Call Saul season 6 episode 13? ›
Saul Goodman has been found, caught, tried and sentenced to a stretch in “The Alcatraz of the Rockies”. But in an unexpected turn of events, our protagonist pulls off one last remarkable plea deal: Saul goes to prison, yes, but Jimmy McGill gets to live.What happened at the end of Better Call Saul season 6? ›
On returning to New Mexico, Lalo finds the location of the lab, but rather than discrediting Gus in the eyes of cartel chief Don Eladio, decides to avenge the attack on his house himself. He turns up at Jimmy and Kim's flat (where he shoots Howard) and orders Kim to drive to Gus's house and shoot him.Why did Jimmy change his plea? ›
He could've gotten off with just seven years in a minimum-security facility (with a golf program!), but hearing that Kim made a full confession to the authorities triggered something inside him, and he changed his plea, taking full responsibility for his crimes, along with his role in the deaths of Howard Hamlin and ...Why did the prisoners start chanting Better Call Saul? ›
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Better Call Saul season 6, episode 13. The chanting prisoners in the Better Call Saul finale mean that Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) doesn't need to worry about his safety in prison, thanks to his time as Saul Goodman.Why did Saul confess at the end? ›
In order to protect Kim from being prosecuted by Howard's widow, Saul confessed to everything at his hearing. As Kim watched on, Saul reversed his earlier statement about being threatened by Walt and Jesse and admitted that Walt would have died or gone to prison had it not been for him.What did the last episode of Better Call Saul mean? ›
After being sworn in, Saul pulls a 180 and confesses to all of his crimes with Walter White, almost bragging about how Walt couldn't have built his drug empire and stayed out of prison without him. Saul also confesses about how he sabotaged his brother Chuck McGill's (Michael McKean) career, which led to his suicide.Why did Jimmy tell the truth? ›
After spending years denying he had any love left for the man, the finale's biggest reveal was that Jimmy genuinely loved his brother and regretted how things ended up, and his moment of truth was towards himself in order to save his soul rather than someone else's.Did Saul get 86 years? ›
Instead of the seven-year plea bargain that would have been spent at the prison which had a golfing programme, Saul was sentenced to 86 years at ADX Montrose. Though he initially feared his reception, Saul enjoyed a warm welcome upon arrival as his notoriety as Saul Goodman preceded him in prison.Did Jimmy save Kim from civil suit? ›
And there was, but not from Saul Goodman. Jimmy confesses to all the crimes he was accused of and more, and even absolves Kim from her potential civil suit by telling the court that she was never involved in Hamlin's death.How does Jimmy become Saul? ›
As he finds himself on the other side of the law, he develops a new persona: the criminal lawyer Saul Goodman. Identity change is often catalyzed by trauma — in his case, coming to terms with his losses. He is the last McGill left and his unique skill sets cannot be monetized in the legitimate world.
Where did Saul go after Breaking Bad? ›
He was eventually caught by the authorities and imprisoned for 86 years in a federal prison after finally accepting himself as Jimmy McGill, and began enjoying notoriety among his fellow inmates for his past life as Saul.How did Jimmy save Kim? ›
In the end, Jimmy decided to trade his sentence for Kim's. Instead of the 7 years he was supposed to serve, he admitted he helped build Walt's drug empire, giving him an 86-year-old sentence, clearing Kim of any wrongdoing, and allowing her to walk away and restart her life as a lawyer.Why did Saul confess to his crimes? ›
Why Did Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill Confess? Despite having a plea deal arranged that managed to get him out of prison in about seven years, Saul decides to tell the truth about the situation with him and Walter White, stating it would have been impossible for Heisenburg's empire to succeed without him.How long would Walter White's sentence be? ›
Life in prison. He would have been eligible for a federal death sentence though since running a drug empire is one of the eligibility allowances.How many years was Saul Goodman sentence? ›
Due to being sentenced to 86 years in prison in 2010, Saul would technically be released in 2096. However, given that he would be 136 years old by then, it's very clear that Saul would be already dead by that date, which means he will die behind bars unless he is offered the chance of parole for good behavior.Why did Saul get 86 years instead of 7? ›
Saul had a sweet deal to go to prison for seven years. When his day in court came, he decided to be honest and got 86 years to life instead. If you're wondering why Jimmy decided to make things worse for himself, it was because of his last conversation with Kim.Is a Chicago sunroof a real thing? ›
So, there you have it. A Chicago Sunroof is not a real thing.Does Better Call Saul have a happy ending? ›
Better Call Saul ends in the place that Saul Goodman and his clients have avoided for so many years, but under the surface, the prison setting is actually a happy ending for the world's greatest lawyer.Why was Better Call Saul in black and white? ›
Director Peter Gould's use of black and white to draw the viewer's eye and aid in the framing of his shots is spectacular. He reminds the viewer of classic black and white films while also underscoring and symbolizing Saul Goodman's journey out of darkness and toward the light.What happened to Walter White? ›
Walter White - Walt died of a gunshot wound. It looked like he took a bullet from his own machine gun when it was mowing down Uncle Jack and his band of nazis. Walt gave Jesse the opportunity to take him out later on, but Jesse seemed content to let nature take its course as he saw Walt's bullet wound.
What happened to Mike Ehrmantraut? ›
When Walt learns that the DEA is on the verge of arresting Mike, he helps Mike avoid capture. However, when Mike refuses to hand over the names of Gus' imprisoned men, Walt shoots Mike. As Mike bleeds out, Walt tries to justify his actions.Why did Lalo look for Sauls car? ›
Lalo tells Nacho that he is searching for Jimmy's car, seeking to corroborate what Jimmy had told him about the car breaking down.Why did Kim Wexler leave Jimmy? ›
Kim's effortless ability to spin untruths and manipulate people, and her glee in doing so, all proves too much for her. She tells Jimmy that they are bad for one another—that the chaos they've created together is too much for her conscience, despite having “the time of [her] life” doing it.How did Saul get 7 years? ›
The massacre had led to 10 men being killed within three prisons in under two minutes. In the end, Saul muses out loud; he doesn't need to convince the entire jury. He only needs one juror to believe his story. The deliberation led to his sentence getting reduced to 7 years.Why does Jimmy have diamonds? ›
The diamonds were stashed in a band-aid tin, the same tin that Jimmy McGill kept his rare coin collection. Fans assumed that Jimmy kept the diamonds as easy-to-move expenses rather than having barrels of cash. Yet, after Gene is caught, the diamonds are nothing but speculation.What age is Jimmy McGill? ›
That means that in Better Call Saul season 1, Jimmy McGill is 41 years old, with the events of those episodes covering May-July 2002. Jimmy is still 41 in season 2, while season 3 spans him turning 42.Who is the old man in Better Call Saul? ›
Jonathan Banks has received several awards and nominations for his portrayal as Mike Ehrmantraut in both Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. In 2012, he received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for his role in Breaking Bad.Why does Kim cry when Jimmy reads the letter? ›
Hearing how deeply Jimmy's brother loved him perhaps struck a nerve that reminded Kim of the family connection she never experienced. More than anything, Jimmy and Kim's contrasting reactions to Chuck's letter highlight how different the two characters had become in Better Call Saul season 4.How old is Kim Wexler? ›
In one of the best Better Call Saul episodes, Season 5's "JMM," Kim's year of birth can be spotted on her driver's license. The details on the license reveal that she was born in 1968. Kim is, therefore, 8 years younger than Jimmy, who was born in 1960. This means that during the show's timeline, she is in her 30s.What was Jimmys regret? ›
Jimmy's real regret is missing his last opportunity to have a heart-to-heart with his big brother, and that he unnecessarily retaliated against Chuck by having his malpractice insurance revoked.
How did Saul get rich? ›
Before he met Walt and Jesse, Saul had dealt with many other drug lords. For example, in Better Call Saul, he charged Lalo $100,000 just to pick up a stack of cash. By combining his legal income with the cuts he gets by making the wishes of gangsters come true, his net worth could easily sum up to the tens of millions.Does Walter White appear in Better Call Saul? ›
The final season of Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould's Better Call Saul brought about the highly anticipated return of Breaking Bad's iconic, beloved duo, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul).Why is it called Better Call Saul if his name is Jimmy? ›
In the first episode, we find out that Saul Goodman's real name is Jimmy (James) McGill, the name the character goes by for the majority of the series. Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) was mentioned in Breaking Bad (2008). "Saul Goodman" is, in fact, a persona created by Jimmy McGill.Is Walt a sociopath? ›
He believes in pride in his work, and there's no show of remorse in any of his acts of cruelty to get what he wants. The portrayal so far is that he's not a particularly intelligent sociopath, but he uses the tools he has — which means violence, for the most part.Who is the Cinnabon guy in Better Call Saul? ›
In earlier seasons, real-life Cinnabon employees played extras in the bakery scenes, but that's no longer the case. These days, Saul Goodman's co-workers — sorry, Gene Takavic's co-workers — are merely actors portraying Cinnabon employees.Should I watch Better Call Saul after Breaking Bad? ›
It can be watched before or after Saul, just as long as you finish it after Breaking Bad (or risk spoiling the entire series).What happens to Saul's wife? ›
Monday's episode revealed that after breaking things off with Jimmy/Saul (Bob Odenkirk), Kim shockingly moved down to Florida to live out the rest of her days. Fans were relieved to learn that Wexler was alive.Does Saul end up with Kim? ›
Kim is primarily portrayed by Rhea Seehorn, and was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. An intelligent and proficient lawyer, she is the confidant and love interest of Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman, whom she later marries.Does Kim still love Saul? ›
Yes, Kim still loves Jimmy in the 'Better Call Saul' series finale. Jimmy calls Kim after six years in the Better Call Saul timeline. She tells him he should turn himself in which upsets him. But don't mistake that for a lack of love.Why did Saul take the 86 years? ›
On the surface Better Call Saul's Jimmy McGill took the 86-year sentence to protect Kim Wexler, but beyond that there is symbolism to the number and the decision. Better Call Saul was the hit AMC sequel-prequel to the 2000s hit series Breaking Bad.
What did Saul tell the government about Kim? ›
Before Saul continues, he tells the court that he lied about Kim Wexler's involvement in Howard's murder and that he just wanted her to be here. Saul confesses to everything and states that Walter White would have been dead within a month if it wasn't for him, and many others would still be alive.Why did Jimmy confess? ›
As Bob Odenkirk said after the finale aired, this was Jimmy finally being himself and finally being truthful with himself for once. He is not trying to save Kim, but to show that he isn't fully lost.Why did Saul confess to his crimes? ›
Why Did Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill Confess? Despite having a plea deal arranged that managed to get him out of prison in about seven years, Saul decides to tell the truth about the situation with him and Walter White, stating it would have been impossible for Heisenburg's empire to succeed without him.Why does Jimmy have diamonds? ›
The diamonds were stashed in a band-aid tin, the same tin that Jimmy McGill kept his rare coin collection. Fans assumed that Jimmy kept the diamonds as easy-to-move expenses rather than having barrels of cash. Yet, after Gene is caught, the diamonds are nothing but speculation.Why did Saul get 86 years instead of 7? ›
Saul had a sweet deal to go to prison for seven years. When his day in court came, he decided to be honest and got 86 years to life instead. If you're wondering why Jimmy decided to make things worse for himself, it was because of his last conversation with Kim.How many years did Jimmy McGill get? ›
The 2004 timeline wraps up in the penultimate episode, however. In the Better Call Saul finale, 8 years after becoming Saul as seen in Breaking Bad, Jimmy McGill is sentenced to 86 years in federal prison.Is a Chicago sunroof a real thing? ›
So, there you have it. A Chicago Sunroof is not a real thing.How did Saul get 7 years? ›
The massacre had led to 10 men being killed within three prisons in under two minutes. In the end, Saul muses out loud; he doesn't need to convince the entire jury. He only needs one juror to believe his story. The deliberation led to his sentence getting reduced to 7 years.Why does Saul only need one juror? ›
Saul says he does not need the jury to buy his sob story; he only needs one of them. In the absence of a unanimous decision, the AUSA will lose the case, thus blotting his impeccable record. The man is taken aback by Saul's crafty and morally corrupt legal genius.Did Saul get 86 years? ›
"Better Call Saul" has officially concluded its seven-year run, and the Season 6 finale "Saul Gone" ends with Jimmy McGill facing 86 years in federal prison.
Why is Better Call Saul in black and white? ›
Director Peter Gould's use of black and white to draw the viewer's eye and aid in the framing of his shots is spectacular. He reminds the viewer of classic black and white films while also underscoring and symbolizing Saul Goodman's journey out of darkness and toward the light.Where did Saul go after Breaking Bad? ›
He was eventually caught by the authorities and imprisoned for 86 years in a federal prison after finally accepting himself as Jimmy McGill, and began enjoying notoriety among his fellow inmates for his past life as Saul.How did Jimmy save Kim? ›
In the end, Jimmy decided to trade his sentence for Kim's. Instead of the 7 years he was supposed to serve, he admitted he helped build Walt's drug empire, giving him an 86-year-old sentence, clearing Kim of any wrongdoing, and allowing her to walk away and restart her life as a lawyer.Why is Saul in hiding? ›
Eventually, however, after Walt's criminal secrets were discovered by his brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank Schrader, and discovering Walt's poisoning of Brock leading to a wrathful Jesse to attack him, Saul was forced to abandon his life as a criminal lawyer with the help of Ed, his disappear man.Why did Saul Goodman turn himself in? ›
Saul, who's no longer a lawyer, gives his former client one last legal consultation on the house. He gives Walt the harsh truth that his best option would be to turn himself in because his fleeing would put his wife and kids in legal jeopardy.