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"Something Unforgivable" is the tenth and final episode of the fifth season of Better Call Saul and the fiftieth episode of the series altogether.

Summary

Teaser

After the confrontation, Lalo leaves Kim's apartment and drives away in Nacho's car. Jimmy picks up the phone and asks Mike what happens next. Mike just replies, "We'll see" and remarks that Kim saved his life. When he ends the call and Kim asks him who he was talking to, Jimmy tells her the truth about his desert trek with Mike. Jimmy and Kim feel the apartment isn't safe and immediately go to a hotel to wait out the situation for a few days.

Act I

Mike meets Gus at the burned down Los Pollos Hermanos, Los Lunas restaurant and informs him that Lalo and Nacho went to Lalo's Chihuahua home. Gus reveals to Mike he has sent assassins after Lalo and suggests Nacho can help them.

Lalo and Nacho arrive at Lalo's residence, an expansive hacienda located within a large, walled compound. They are both warmly greeted by family and staff. Nacho receives a call from an unknown number telling him to open Lalo's back gate at 3 a.m. He tries to warn the caller that there are several innocent people in the compound, but the caller seemingly ignores the advice.

Act II

Kim ignores Jimmy's request to remain at the hotel and visits the courthouse. She meets with a public defender named Grant and accepts twenty pending felony cases pro bono. While in an elevator, she unexpectedly encounters Howard and his associates from HHM. On her way out, Kim tells Howard she quit Schweikart and Cokely. This intrigues Howard, and he attempts to find out what exactly happened. Kim tries to leave but Howard beckons her into an empty courtroom for privacy. Howard warns her about Jimmy's recent harassment and suggests Kim should stop following his lead. Kim laughs at Howard and says she is insulted by the notion that she cannot decide for herself. As she leaves, Howard tells her that Chuck best understood Jimmy.

Act III

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Lalo introducing Nacho to Don Eladio after presenting him with a new Ferrari

Lalo prepares Nacho for his first meeting with Don Eladio. When Lalo enters Eladio's Hacienda, the Don waltzes in and charms all of the gangsters in attendance. At their meeting with Eladio, Lalo explains that Nacho is associated with Tuco and will manage the Salamanca business while Lalo is in Mexico. Lalo also gives Eladio a Ferrari 308 GTS, which Eladio recognizes from Magnum P.I. Eladio is impressed with Nacho's plans to expand Salamanca territory and gives his blessing.

Jimmy goes to Mike's house to question him about who he works for and about the situation with Lalo. Mike tells him he's not allowed to know this information, but still reveals that Lalo will be assassinated that night. Jimmy goes back to the hotel, packs their possessions, and informs Kim when he gets back. Kim, still angered by Howard's comments, proposes a forced resolution of the Sandpiper case by sabotaging Howard, which would enable Jimmy to receive his seven-figure share of the settlement. Jimmy counsels against it, but Kim makes use of a similar finger-pointing gesture Jimmy previously used after he was reinstated, indicating she is serious about undermining Howard.

Act IV

At 3 a.m., Nacho is approaching the back gate to let in Gus' assassins when he finds Lalo, awake, sitting next to a fire pit. Looking for a way to distract Lalo, Nacho goes to the kitchen on the pretense of grabbing stronger drinks, pours a lot of oil into a pan, and places it over the lit stove. Soon, when Lalo runs to the kitchen to investigate smoke, Nacho to opens the gate for Gus's assassins and flees.

Lalo manages to dodge out the initial fire of the hitmen and scalds one of them with the boiling oil. He runs off to his jacuzzi, which is the secret entrance to an underground tunnel. Lalo intentionally keeps the entrance open, crawling just outside the compound from a trapdoor. The assassins find the tunnel; two of them enter it while one remains as a guard outside. Lalo surprises and kills the guard dead, then takes him machine gun and empties the full magazine in the narrow tunnel, killing both the men inside.

Lalo overpowers the remaining assassin, who is heavily injured. He tells him to call his bosses and tell them that the mission was successful. Lalo notices the liquor glasses undisturbed, which makes him realize Nacho's betrayal. Eventually Lalo finds the lifeless body of his cook Yolanda, shot through the chest. He storms off into the night as the scene goes out of focus and fades to black.

Trivia

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  • With a duration of 60 minutes, this is the longest episode of Better Call Saul so far, as well as the longest episode in the Breaking Bad universe, tied with "Winner".
  • At the end of the episode, Kim makes the same kind of gesture to Jimmy that he made to her during the last episode of season 4, when he decided to practice under the name of Saul Goodman.
    • If the symbolism is the same as for Jimmy, assuming his true personality and his transformation into Saul Goodman, it is very likely that this gesture marks a turning point in Kim's personality.
    • Jimmy seems frightened by the fact that Kim is willing to harm a lawyer's career in order to benefit the little people. While Jimmy has always been an unambitious little scammer, Kim seems ready to take on the role of a modern-day Robin Hood.
  • When Kim makes Jimmy an ice cream, Jimmy asks her not to use the mint flavor. At the end of the episode "50% Off", Jimmy had to leave his mint ice cream on the sidewalk, forced to get in the car with Nacho, and that was the beginning of trouble.
  • The final scene with Lalo walking toward the camera in anger while the sound of his steps switches to the sound of thunder may be a reference to the idiom "a storm is coming," which alludes to the impending advent of big trouble or danger.
  • This is the first season finale of Better Call Saul to not begin with a flashback.
  • Jimmy says "Let's John and Yoko this" while staying in the hotel. This is a reference to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Bed-Ins for Peace.

Production

Credits

Co-Starring

  • George Cisneros as Experto Leader
  • Marco Morales as Kitchen Shooter Experto
  • Robert Paul Taylor as Wounded Experto
  • Michel Curiel as Tunnel Experto
  • Jesus Banuelos as Bearded Capo
  • Victor Chavero as Chatting Capo

Uncredited

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Featured Music

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Memorable Quotes

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