“It’s Saul Gone In The Better Call Saul Series Finale”
We realize here, just like Jimmy, that this is the moment that could’ve changed it all. That if Jimmy had just stayed and talked with Chuck about his cases and his clients, every single thing could be different. But Jimmy doesn’t have a time machine; as Walt pointed out, they don’t — and can’t — exist. Which means this is only a memory. Or a glimpse of what could’ve been.
In the end, things end the only way they could. Having confessed his various crimes and blown up his deal, Jimmy McGill goes off to prison — and not the fancy Bernie Madoff prison, either. There’s a wonderful moment where Jimmy is headed to prison and recognized by the other convicts on the bus — all of whom begin chanting “BETTER CALL SAUL!” as a slight, knowing smile comes on Jimmy’s lips.
Finally, one day during his incarceration (it’s unclear how much time has passed), Jimmy gets a visit from his lawyer — who turns out to be Kim, of course. And she has a cigarette. I felt a pang in my heart here, remembering back to the first episode, when Jimmy and Kim stood in the shadows of the HHM parking garage and shared a smoke. Once again, they are shrouded in shadow here, with the lighting invoking film noir and German expressionism (lots of cell bar shadows cutting across faces and walls).
As the two share a cigarette, we learn that Jimmy has been sentenced to a staggering 86 years. “With good behavior, who knows?” Jimmy winkingly says, and it’s bittersweet, and heartbreaking, and perfect. The idea of Jimmy rotting away in prison for the rest of his life is not a good one — but it’s ultimately fair. He was a criminal who did terrible things. He may not have physically killed anyone himself, but he played a major part in the empire of those who did. We want him to be free because we like him, but liking someone doesn’t determine justice.
The show ends with a series of powerful shots. Outside the prison, Kim is walking to her car when she sees Jimmy, behind a fence across a courtyard. Kim, standing behind her own fence, watches him — and he shoots at her with finger guns, a knowing gesture they both understand. There’s a wide shot here of the two of them, separated by fences and distance and space and eternity. And as Kim finally walks away, we see Jimmy fade into the distance, the camera traveling, passing in front of a solid object, blocking him from our view forever.
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