The midseason finale of “Better Call Saul” will end on an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger, according to executive producer Peter Gould (via TVLine). Gould is quoted as saying, “[T]his is a big one. I think this is going to be a painful few weeks for people to find out what happens.”
There’s a lot going on in this season, so that ending could involve any number of characters or plot points. On the Jimmy and Kim front, the couple has kept themselves busy waging a clandestine libel campaign against their former employer, Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian). They’ve convinced his associate, Cliff Main (Ed Begley Jr.), that Howard has a drug addiction. Having caught onto their scheme, Howard sent a private investigator after Jimmy.
Meanwhile, Mike has some of Gus’s men following Kim and Jimmy in case the cartel boss Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) comes back to town. Having survived the attack on his compound at the end of Season 5, Lalo is out for blood. We last saw him doing a bit of detective work in Germany, hoping to uncover the plans for Gus’ underground laboratory.
“Better Call Saul” seems to be following the same strategy as its predecessor, “Breaking Bad,” when it comes to capping off the series. The final season of “Breaking Bad” was also split into two parts. But whereas “Breaking Bad” fans had to wait nearly a year for the second half of that season, fans of “Better Call Saul” only need to hang on until July for the second half of Season 6.
So, just how upsetting could the midseason finale be? Upsetting enough for Gould to say, “Hopefully, people will enjoy the pain and not come after us with torches.”