Happily, the actor made a full recovery, as Jimmy/Saul continues migrating into his new persona, while leaving the fundamental question of why Kim (Rhea Seehorn) no longer appeared to be part of his life when we first met him in “Breaking Bad.” Their relationship has continued to evolve, with Kim exhibiting an unexpected affinity for Saul’s con-man side, and elaborate operations that go beyond what could be called pranks.
That’s only one of the major wrinkles left to unwind, as Mike (Jonathan Banks) becomes more enmeshed in the world of drug dealer Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), while Nacho (Michael Mando) is caught between the quietly-at-war factions and the mercurial Lalo (Tony Dalton).
Throughout its run, “Saul” has exhibited a remarkable knack for conjuring jeopardy around characters that we know were still around later, an art evident in these early episodes. The opening tease also provides more clues about Saul’s ultimate fate while still allowing plenty of runway for how he reached that stage.
Can they stick the landing? That’s the last piece of this delicately constructed nesting doll left to unwrap.
“Better Call Saul” begins its sixth and final season April 18 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.