Kim Lets Go & Gene Pushes the Limits in ‘Waterworks’ (RECAP)

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[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 6, Episode 12 of Better Call Saul, “Waterworks.”]

Higher Name Saul‘s penultimate episode, “Waterworks,” has arrived and with it comes loads of tears and watershed moments.

From updating viewers on what Kim (Rhea Seehorn) has been as much as within the years since her separation from Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) to Gene’s scheme hitting a serious roadblock, there’s no scarcity of vital moments on this pivotal episode. Beneath, we’re breaking down the entire key occasions from the installment, so watch out for spoilers, forward.

Kim Meets Breaking Unhealthy

Better Call Saul Season 6 Rhea Seehorn Kim

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Within the episode’s opening sequence, Saul is sitting in his Breaking Unhealthy-era workplace bouncing a ball when he will get a name from Francesca (Tina Parker) who asks if he realizes what time it’s. He acknowledges her, and she or he complains that she’s not going to remain extra time contemplating his full ready room. Opening an envelope, we uncover divorce papers for himself and Kim. He ultimately calls Francesca again and asks her to ship “her” in, implying Kim.

Because the episode performs on, we return to this scene and timeline as they signal the papers collectively in his workplace with Francesca trying on. It’s an ungainly and stiff ordeal. He asks Kim what she thinks of his workplace and she or he says it’s good. When Saul asks why she’s transferring to Florida, she doesn’t have an opportunity to reply as he cuts her off. It’s clear he’s nonetheless upset over their damaged relationship. He additionally mentions how she ought to have taken her reduce of the Sandpiper earnings as she may gain advantage quite a bit from it, however guilt prevents her from taking such spoils. As soon as the papers are all signed, Saul tells Kim to “have a pleasant life,” earlier than asking Francesca to ship within the subsequent consumer who seems to be Emilio (John Koyama).

Viewers will recall that Emilio is one in every of Jesse’s (Aaron Paul) mates, a.okay.a. the man who was dissolved in a tub in Breaking Unhealthy‘s first season. As Saul welcomes Emilio into the workplace, Kim and Francesca share a loaded look, one acknowledging how a lot Jimmy has modified in his life as Saul. Heading outdoors, Kim pauses to mild a cigarette as she hides from the downpour of rain uncharacteristically blanketing the Albuquerque panorama.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Rhea Seehorn and Aaron Paul

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Behind her, a determine asks if they will bum a cig, and it takes no time to uncover who it’s by Jesse’s recognizable tone. So sure, Kim as soon as met Jesse Pinkman, may it bode nicely for her future contemplating Jesse’s one of many solely important characters to outlive Breaking Unhealthy thus far? Maybe.

As they chat, he makes small speak about rain earlier than acknowledging that he acknowledges her as a lawyer. He tells her about how she helped his buddy Combo (Rodney Rush) when he acquired into hassle for stealing a child Jesus from a manger as a juvenile. She hopes he’s staying out of hassle, however as an alternative of answering, he asks her if Goodman is the actual deal since his pal Emilio is dealing with loads of time. Hesitant, she says “after I knew him he was,” noting how good Saul might be as a lawyer. She then walks out into the rain, leaving that chapter behind.

Kim in Florida

Better Call Saul Season 6 Rhea Seehorn

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Kim enters the black-and-white part of the present, providing followers a glimpse of her life in Florida the place she hosts cookouts with an unnamed man she seems to be relationship. Her hair is brown now as she dons bangs and forgoes her signature ponytail. She speaks with a unique voice, shedding the model of Kim viewers got here to know through the years.

Cleansing up after the gathering, Kim and her new beau wind up in mattress collectively and after some afternoon intercourse, she works on a jigsaw puzzle whereas he watches The Superb Race. Sending him off, Kim turns in for the night time alone and heads to work at Palm Coast Sprinkler the subsequent day. There we get a style of her workplace life which incorporates placing collectively the corporate’s catalogs and brochures.

She indicators birthday playing cards for coworkers, has lunchtime discussions along with her feminine colleagues, and goes about her day till one in every of her fellow workers receives a name from a Mr. Victor St. Clair, a reputation she is aware of however serves as one in every of Jimmy’s many aliases and we lastly get to see her facet of final week’s mysterious telephone sales space dialog. Shutting her blinds, Kim stares on the blinking call-waiting button earlier than selecting up. He casually greets her and asks how Florida is after asking if her receptionist can be listening.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Rhea Seehorn

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When Kim acknowledges that the receptionist wouldn’t be listening, he makes small discuss, mentioning how he was pondering of her and the way it’s been six years since they’d final seen one another or talked. He mentions how she would possibly wish to know he’s nonetheless alive, however she instantly responds by telling him to show himself in. Gene counters that she’s a pot calling the kettle black as she doesn’t actually know his involvement within the story revolving round Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman.

He then goes on so as to add that Lalo (Tony Dalton) is supposedly lifeless in addition to Mike (Jonathan Banks) and they also’re the one two who really know what went down earlier than Breaking Unhealthy, notably with regards to Howard (Patrick Fabian) and his premature demise. Taking this in, she shortly says she’s glad that he’s alive earlier than hanging up the telephone. She then is compelled to proceed on along with her day as if all the things is regular.

Kim’s Cathartic Journey

Better Call Saul Season 6 Sandrine Holt and Rhea Seehorn

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Following her name from Jimmy, Kim jets off to Albuquerque the place she visits her outdated stomping grounds on the courthouse. There, she recordsdata an affidavit, detailing all the things she is aware of about Howard’s demise, and her and Jimmy’s involvement in framing him to appear like a drug addict. Kim presents this to Howard’s spouse Cheryl (Sandrine Holt) at their house the place she lives alone now. When Cheryl asks why Howard was murdered, Kim explains it was as a result of he was on the unsuitable place on the unsuitable time. She admits to Cheryl that she doesn’t know the place Howard’s physique is and {that a} search will seemingly start though she doesn’t consider something shall be discovered.

Cheryl asks if she’ll be tried for her involvement and Kim mentions that the affidavit has been filed, however it’s as much as the courts whether or not they press expenses in opposition to her or not. Kim notes that the shortage of proof makes it arduous to show. Cheryl factors out that she may sue Kim, and she or he acknowledges the likelihood. When Cheryl asks why she’s sharing all of this data, we by no means hear Kim’s reply or the explanation behind it.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Rhea Seehorn

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Afterward, as she takes a shuttle to the airport, Kim begins to interrupt down, letting the entire pent-up feelings out. She cries out loud. Letting the long-kept secret of Howard’s demise out within the open is certain to be an enormous weight lifted from her, however it should even be liberating that she’s not dwelling a lie. Will she pay for her misdeeds or will her penance be sufficient to avoid wasting her?

Gene’s Scheme Goes Awry

In the meantime, Gene’s story continues to unfold as he breaks into the house of the cancer-suffering mark he and Jeff (Pat Healy) focused the week earlier than. Fortunately for Gene, the person remains to be knocked out from the barbiturate-laced water Jeff gave him through the cab journey house. Gene goes about snapping photographs, stealing passwords and extra and is nearly to be within the clear when he decides to make a journey upstairs for a better take a look at different items. Selecting up a cigar, pouring himself a drink, and plucking a watch from the businessman’s provide, he turns into so swept up within the con that he doesn’t notice the person has awoken and gone into the toilet.

When he exits, Gene hides upstairs, ready to see if the person will transfer from his perch on the backside of the steps. Simply as he thinks he has no different possibility however to hit the person over the pinnacle along with his lifeless pet’s ashes, he notices the person drop his telephone as he passes out in sleep. As Gene goes to exit the home although he notices {that a} cop automotive has pulled up behind Jeff who’s ready out entrance for Saul.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Carol Burnett

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What neither Jeff nor Gene is aware of is the cops weren’t even paying consideration. Escaping out of a again door, the police get entangled when Jeff speeds off and crashes into a close-by parked automotive. It feels purposeful, and it appears that evidently Gene could have talked Jeff into faking the accident as a diversion.

Returning house by means of bus and automotive, Gene waits for a name as soon as he’s house the place Jeff rings and pretends that Gene’s his dad. He tells him that he was arrested as a result of they assume he’s concerned in a theft, however Gene reassures her that with out proof they will’t show he was and he’ll be out by lunch.

Gene says he’ll get Marion (Carol Burnett) to assist bail him out and he offers the aged lady a name. She’s startled to listen to from him and he explains the scenario, saying that they should get Jeff out and she or he will get upset. She mentions how the boy would be the demise of her and she or he listens intently to Gene’s recommendation when he will get into detailed authorized jargon, like how, in contrast to Albuquerque, Omaha doesn’t have outdoors bail bonds, so Jeff’s exit from jail shall be fast and painless.

When he tells her to dress earlier than he arrives to choose her up, Marion pulls out her laptop computer and begins looking out. She will get so swept up in what she finds and is listening to that she doesn’t see or hear Gene come into the house. She tries to cover what she’s seen, however the noise offers it away, she’s found who he’s. He tries gaslighting her, however Marion’s too good. She says that she solely needed to google Albuquerque conman to uncover his id. As she goes to name 9-1-1, he pulls the twine from the wall.

In a threatening method, he begins wrapping the ends round his hand and also you surprise, is he actually about to strangle Marion? She then holds up her life alert caller, and he begs her to not push the button. Pulling it from her hand, she says, “I trusted you.” That comment pauses him in his tracks as he drops the clicker and she or he presses the button, saying {that a} felony is in her kitchen, that it’s Saul Goodman. He begins operating simply because the credit start to roll.

Speak about a heart-stopping ending. Just one extra episode will decide the place Jimmy and Kim finish their story. Tell us what you considered the penultimate episode, beneath, and don’t miss the Higher Name Saul sequence finale when it airs on AMC and AMC+ on August 15.

Higher Name Saul, Sequence Finale, Monday, August 15, 9/8c, AMC and AMC+

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