Isn’t the midseason debut of Better Call Saul already here? Jimmy McGill, a.k.a. Saul Goodman, returned for the final season of the Breaking Bad prequel, and it feels like it was only yesterday. Yes, the seven weeks since the April 18 premiere have flown by, and we’re about to get into saul season 6 episode 8 “Plan and Execution,” which we’ll better name “Plan and Execution.”
Better Call Saul will not conclude with this episode. This summer, the series will begin its last batch of eight episodes on July 11. “Scheme and Execution,” on the other hand, will be the series’ first and only midseason finale, as well as the long-awaited conclusion of Jimmy and Kim’s nefarious plan for Howard Hamlin. With so much in store for viewers, take a look below to see when episode 8 will broadcast and catch up on all of season 6’s action.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 8 Release Date & Time
Better Call Saul episodes have been shown on US network AMC and the broadcaster’s streaming platform AMC+ on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET so far.
Better Call Saul is available on Netflix UK and Ireland, with new episodes released every Tuesday. Season six of Better Call Saul Episode 8 is set to premiere on July 11th, according to AMC.
This means that fans on this side of the Atlantic will have to wait until July 12th to see the show again.
|1||Wine and Roses||Apr 18, 2022|
|2||Carrot and Stick||Apr 18, 2022|
|3||Rock and Hard Place||Apr 25, 2022|
|4||Hit and Run||May 2, 2022|
|5||Black and Blue||May 9, 2022|
|6||Axe and Grind||May 16, 2022|
|7||Plan and Execution||May 23, 2022|
|8||TBD||Jul 11, 2022|
Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 8 Review
Warning Spoiler Ahead!
Howard Hamlin and Lalo Salamanca appear to be worlds apart at a first impression. The one is a well-respected lawyer and a good citizen, while the other is a dangerous cartel member – they’re poles apart. They start to feel a lot alike in the setting of “Plan and Execution,” the mid-season climax of Better Call Saul’s last season. Aside from their participation in their respective family businesses and supernatural charisma, both men spend the episode convinced that their largest opponent is executing a covert, sophisticated strategy to undercut them.
Based on this knowledge, it is reasonable to infer that each guy will have the chance to confront his opponent. It would also be natural to suppose that a showdown for one of these individuals will end fatally based on what we know about the personalities, their business lines, and their futures in this franchise. The fatal confrontation in “Plan and Execution” is not for the man we expected.
The assassination of Howard Hamlin by Lalo Salamanca is one of the most startling scenes in both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. This mid-season finale, like Breaking Bad’s divided final season, ended on a cliffhanger that left me speechless, and when I had recovered from the shock, I was enraged that I’d have to wait a month to find out what happens next.
How do they explain what occurred to Howard, even if they don’t know why Lalo is there or what he wants from Jimmy and Kim? After what they did to the person, how do they live with themselves in the aftermath? Every writer on the internet, including me, has speculated endlessly about what might happen to Kim and Lalo now that they are no longer on Breaking Bad. Nobody thought about the possibility that something bad might happen to Howard.
This death creates a plethora of alternatives. I assumed Kim would go to jail as a result of her role in a plot to smear Hamlin’s character and hasten the Sandpiper case’s resolution, but now it’s possible that Kim’s departure from Jimmy’s life was just the result of fear and guilt.
Kim may decide that a life with Jimmy is too perilous after coming so near to death and entering the cartel’s world. Howard’s parting statements about Kim being “soulless” and how conning and plotting is “the life you choose” may ring so loudly in her head that she’ll never be able to look at Jimmy the same way again. This would be the perfect starting point for Slippin’ Jimmy’s wild existence.
The sway of a candle in the wind foreshadows Lalo’s presence, making the scene feel like something out of a horror film. As Jimmy believed Lalo was dead, Bob Odenkirk’s terrified expression surpasses that of your favorite scream queen. The violence’s unexpected, yet seemingly inevitable nature further added to the fear. If you were hoping for Better Call Saul to kick things off, you should be careful what you wish for next time.
Howard Hamlin may have been a jerk with a vanity license plate, but he certainly didn’t deserve this. His speech even emphasizes that he wasn’t some smiling demigod out to tease Jimmy and make him feel inept; rather, he was just a regular guy with problems who was doing his best. Lalo will most likely return to get information about Mike and, as a result, Gus’ role in the desert incident from “Bagman,” but it all feels so distant today. The impact of Howard’s death on Jimmy and Kim will undoubtedly drive the rest of the series.
With Jimmy in full Con God mode, the horrifying final minutes accentuated what was otherwise a hugely entertaining episode of Better Call Saul, one that seems in the same style as classics like “Fifi” and “Coushatta.” A crazy, continuously moving camera adds to the adrenaline and turmoil of Jimmy and Kim’s attempt to reshoot their Casimiro double, which is accentuated by Jimmy’s crew’s consistently humorous performances.
The revelation that Howard’s private eye has been working for Jimmy all along should have been clear, yet it still feels satisfying. It feels like just another victorious Robin Hood moment when the entire plot comes together, with Howard even expertly piecing it together himself. With the camera just out of focus as Jimmy and Kim celebrate the accomplishment of their well-laid plot, everything that follows is even more startling.
I was critical of the earlier episodes’ slow pace, but the material spent on Jimmy and Kim attempting to make Howard’s life a living hell just adds to their guilt and the tragedy of the situation. As if we weren’t already excited for the finale, we’re now all wide-eyed and almost frothing at the mouth like Howard Hamlin after tasting Jimmy’s secret liquid. One explosive scene does not make the first seven episodes a rousing success, but it certainly helps.
Where To Watch Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 8
The episode will air live on AMC on July 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific and 8 p.m. Central. At the same time, it will be available on the AMC Plus streaming platform. Better Call Saul season 6 episode 8 is expected to premiere on Netflix on Tuesday, July 12.
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