Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Review & Recap: Lalo Salamanca’s Name Continues To Build Fear

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From Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Featuring Jimmy/Saul

Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 sees some of the characters preparing themselves for the return of Lalo Salamanca. Then, there are characters who have been making a whole lot of success in his name. So last time around on the show, Jimmy and Kim pulled out one of the strongest moves on Howard by putting up a show in front of Cliff, who was in utter disbelief. Apart from these adventures, Jimmy struggled with clients while Kim saw herself being followed by the unknown.

Turns out, Jimmy being Salamanca’s lawyer, has worked for him in a positive way as well as in a negative way. The DA rejected him, but all the criminals are now seeking his help in their cases. On the other hand, Mike has hired people to keep an eye on Kim and Jimmy, believing Salamanca might come for them. Realizing Salamanca is alive leaves Kim shaken. Now Salamanca’s name haunts her along with Gus as we move into the fifth episode.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Recap

Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 opens up with a concerned Kim who woke up in the middle of the night. She is still concerned about the information she received from Mike. Jimmy comforts her, believing that Lalo is still dead, while Kim keeps away the truth Mike told her. Kim isn’t the only one who is afraid that Lalo might show up anytime. The man who is afraid the most at this point is Gus.

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From Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Featuring Jimmy/Saul and Francesca

Gus knows once Lalo returns, his head is the first thing he is coming at. In order to prevent that from happening, Gus has been taking every piece of precaution. Even the slightest thud manages to scare Gus, believing Lalo is coming at him sooner or later.

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Amidst all of this, Howard is picking up the Sandpiper case and is later confronted by Cliff about what he saw in the previous episode. Howard didn’t believe Cliff until he uttered the name Kim from his mouth. That made Howard realize the Jimmy McGill Problem.

Jimmy/Saul’s business was blowing on his side. There were a number of clients waiting to meet him. Jimmy hired Francesca Liddy again and doubled her salary. After attending to a number of clients, he visited a boxing gym to meet another potential client, who turned out to be Howard.

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From Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Featuring Howard

Howard tells Jimmy that he knows what he is up to. They engage in a boxing match, with Howard beating Jimmy and warning him to stay away. Howard also has hired a guy to tail Jimmy’s movements further.

The show finally takes us to the position of Lalo Salamanca, who is in Germany. We see Salamanca keeping an eye on Margarethe, the widow of Werner Ziegler, the engineer behind Gus’s lab. Salamanca hopes to retrieve information from her that Gus might be planning to manufacture drugs in hiding, hoping Cartel will then allow him to kill Gus.

Salamanca breaks into her house and grabs an object we saw in the cold open of the episode that says “In Liebe … Deine Jungs” which translates to “Love … Your Boys”. Amidst all of this, Kim manages to grab some intel on the Sandpiper case’s judge from a colleague.

Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Review

Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 switches back to the slow momentum as it takes its time to build where the characters are at this point of the show. There was an element of fear that we can feel throughout the show. Everyone was waiting for Lalo Salamanca’s arrival. Like we said in one of the previous episodes, Salamanca has built himself up in a way his name is enough to scare everyone.

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From Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 5 Featuring Lalo Salamanca

While Kim and Gus continue to fear what is about to come, there is Jimmy, who is in dark about Lalo’s survival. Plus, Lalo’s name on his side has done a great job for him.  Jimmy seems to have been moving away from setting up Howard. Especially with the fact that he received a number of clients in the name of Lalo.

Talking about revelations, after months of being kept in dark about what has been happening to him, Howard came to realize Jimmy’s game. He has a fair warning for him but will be looking out for him. On top of that, that beating has certainly encouraged Jimmy for revenge. So we might come to see that soon in the next episode. There is a chance Jimmy and Kim will be messing up with the Sandpiper cases’ judge.

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