Better Call Saul (Season 6) Episode 4: Recap and Ending Explained
Better Call Saul Season 6, Episode 4: Recap & Ending Explained: After the somber mood in episode three of Better Call Saul, episode four is jollier. Not of itself, but about its predecessor and the general tone of Gilligan’s works. Following Nacho’s departure, there is no change in how Gustavo and Salamancas line up against each other. The truth about Lalo is still hidden from Bolsa, though. His place in the personal equation of the two powerful gangs is nominal. Another compelling development in the episode was Saul’s quickly vanishing cover against representing Lalo.
His peers and those at the courthouse have now started this act of his as a betrayal against the institution. For disparaging its sanctity, he is shunned, like Dwight did Andy in ‘The Office.’ Mike and Kim meet for the first time in the cinematic universe. Their like-mindedness shows in the interaction and respect they give each other. For those who have seen “Hit and Run”, read our recap-cum-explainer to revisit some of the plot points you missed in the episode. Happy reading!
BETTER CALL SAUL (SEASON 6), EPISODE 4 RECAP:
EPISODE 4 – HIT AND RUN
Episode six, “Hit and Run,” starts with an elaborate sequence where a nicely dressed couple cycles through a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. They discuss the garish red paint outside someone’s house and return home. Inside, though, it is not as quiet. A string of men – physically strong and armed with big guns – operate around them. It is also revealed that the entire neighborhood has been installed with cameras that they are monitoring from the inside.
These men belong to none other than Gustavo, as it is revealed later. He knows that Lalo is alive and will come for him. There is still doubt as to who the couple really is. But I doubt that it matters. A long tunnel connects Gustavo’s house to this couple’s house where he can avoid any attempts by the Salamancas for retaliation. The secret doors are hidden behind bookshelves, indiscernible to the naked eye. A recurring theme between Kim and Saul has been to defame Hamlin. Their drug narrative is taken to the hilt in this episode. Their elaborate plan involves fleecing Howard’s car while he is at a psychiatrist’s appointment, picking up a prostitute whom they have paid money to act, inviting Clifford to meet Kim for a coffee to discuss an issue relating to charitable causes and dressing Saul up like Howard. Then, throw the prostitute on the road in front of Clifford to further make him believe that Howard is suffering personally from a huge drug problem, like Clifford’s son is.
Because of the kind of perfectionists both of them are (sic), they execute the plan flawlessly, albeit with some improvisations. It is a win-win for both, as Cliff is also seriously considering Kim’s sincere proposal, which was again not part of the plan. This gives her immense hope for the future and boosts her mission to help those who cannot afford expensive and competent lawyers. However, a severe dampener is what Mike tells her when she spots his men following her. Lalo is not dead. And he might be coming to pay the couple a visit. Saul goes to the courthouse the next day. The setup is the exact same as the one we saw in season one. In fact, it is so similar that you are almost deceived into thinking that it is a flashback. Only this time around, no one gives Saul respect. He is treated like an outsider because of what he did with Salamanca. The court staff, lawyers, and all associated entities feel that Saul scammed the court and the judge by allowing a serial murderer like Lalo to walk scot-free.
BETTER CALL SAUL (SEASON 6), EPISODE 4 ENDING EXPLAINED:
This, however, does not affect Saul’s form professionally. His popularity has just started to pick up. Men from shady backgrounds now want the man who freed Lalo Salamanca. They swarm in bunches to get protection from him and seek his advice. In a nostalgic return, Mrs. Ngyuyen bars Saul from using her back office (again) as the crowd is too much. Saul already has a backup plan in place. He takes Kim to show her the office where he can start his practice again. Kim has returned from her busy workday, and we expect her to tell Saul about Mike’s revelations ideally. But she is mum – for now. It is not characteristic of her to do so, and we expect her to alert Saul of something like this happening to him.
Compared to the previous episodes, “Hit and Run” has minor peculiarity and more narrative buildup. The creators manage to get the balance among the characters right, never keeping the audience out of the loop of what’s going on. The storytelling style allows the interaction between them and us to be more confronting in nature. This creative choice is found in several of the scenes in the episode, like the one where Mike leaves Kim with the revelation that Lalo is not dead. Episode four is not as focused as episode three, where the attempts to give Nacho a great sendoff found the series at its peak. But given how high the standard is, this still qualifies as quality television content.