Better Call Saul’s leading actor Bob Odenkirk, who plays the titular slippery lawyer, celebrates his co-star after a twist in the mid-season finale.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Better Call Saul season 6, episode 7.
Bob Odenkirk celebrates his co-star Patrick Fabian after Better Call Saul’s mid-season finale, “Plan and Execution.” Better Call Saul is now halfway through its final season and is on a short hiatus until it returns with its next episode on July 11th. The show is expected to conclude the story of the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe for now, which has dominated TV screens for over a decade.
Throughout the entirety of season 6, Kim and Jimmy have been attempting to bring down Fabian’s Howard Hamlin, their ex-boss, through a meticulously detailed plan. The latest episode saw that plan finally come to fruition, after some unexpected hiccups, blowing up Howard’s career in dramatic fashion. In the aftermath, Howard confronted both Kim and Jimmy in their home, where he was killed by cartel drug leader Lalo Salamanca, when the two halves of Kim and Jimmy’s legal world finally collided.
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Now, Odenkirk has taken to Twitter to celebrate the release of the episode, as well as Fabian’s starring role in it as Howard. The actor’s kind words are accompanied by a selfie of the two actors, which shows Fabian in costume as Howard, with blood caked on the side of his head. Check out the post below:
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Long-time viewers of Better Call Saul and its progenitor Breaking Bad might not be surprised by Howard’s fate, but the death was no less shocking. The character has become increasingly sympathetic since his introduction in season 1 when he appeared to be Saul’s primary rival. To see him killed in such a ruthless way, after years of sustained character development and added depth, will no doubt make his death one of the most memorable in the whole Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul universe. Odenkirk’s post not only points to the character’s influence on the show but also how much he respects Fabian’s performance.
Importantly for the progression of the show’s story, the death of Howard creates a route to Kim’s exit. Audiences know the character isn’t involved in Saul’s life during the events of Breaking Bad, and the death of Howard, which she is now partly culpable in, could push her to leave her husband and assume a new identity. This fate was hinted at after Kim took the contact card for Ed Galbraith, also referred to as the Disappearer, in the preceding episode. However, even with all the signals seeming to point in that direction after the death of Howard, Better Call Saul might still pull another twist.
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