The seventh episode of the sixth season of Better Call Saul certainly delivered on the promise that the show will go out with a roar, as the producers are making every effort to do so. Since the show first began broadcasting, Howard Hamlin has been a pivotal character, and he has consistently been Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler’s source of frustration.
In addition, he has been the source of many laughs. As a result of Howard’s tragic encounter with Lalo Salamanca in the most recent episode of Better Call Saul, the character’s stint on the series has come to an end. However, in the wake of the mind-blowing moment, fans have been left wondering just why Lalo made the decision to murder Howard in cold blood.
Howard Hamlin’s Final Scene
The plot of the sixth season of Better Call Saul revolves around Jimmy and Kim’s strategy to bring about a rapid settlement in the Sandpiper Crossing case so that Jimmy can earn a payout of $2 million. This would be accomplished by discrediting Howard Hamlin as a witness in the case.
In the seventh episode, the plan that the two of them had devised is successful, and Howard is left to lick his wounds. In the final scene of the episode, he pays Jimmy and Kim a visit to congratulate them on the success of their plan, but he also offers a warning that he will not only land on his feet but also make their lives a living hell.
He does this in the context of a scene in which he pays them a visit to congratulate them on the success of their plan. However, just at that moment, the door to the apartment opens, which causes the candle that is currently sitting on the table to flicker, and Lalo Salamanca enters the flat.
Jimmy and Kim are visibly shaken up by the appearance of the cartel kingpin, and they try to persuade Howard to flee the scene. Howard, however, doesn’t heed their advice and instead remarks that Lalo has to find himself some better attorneys. These were the final words that Howard spoke before being viciously shot in the head by Lalo, who then proceeded to spatter Howard’s blood and brains all over Jimmy and Kim’s apartment.
Why Did Lalo K*ll Howard?
Lalo decided to take Howard’s life for a number of reasons, the primary one being that he did not want there to be any witnesses to the crime at the scene. Lalo had been absent from Albuquerque up until episode 7 since he had travelled to Germany in order to gain additional knowledge regarding Gus Fring’s superlab.
Lalo desired to keep his homecoming a secret. Keeping Howard around in his talkative state would have put that in jeopardy. Second, by eliminating Howard, Jimmy and Kim would be terrified beyond belief, which Jimmy is successful in accomplishing. This would give Jimmy the upper hand in the discussion that they are about to have with each other.
And finally, the third reason is that he was aware of the kind of individual Howard was. After Jimmy and Kim’s warning, Lalo at first gave the impression that he would be willing to let Howard depart swiftly in order to avoid the possibility of Howard being able to remember his face.
Lalo’s violent disposition, however, kicked in when Howard’s arrogance led him to joke that Lalo needed to hire better counsel, and Lalo disregarded the warning. As a result, Howard was k*lled by Lalo.
Better Call Saul Fans React to Howard’s De@th
Fans have certainly found that the passing of Howard, a figure who has been a part of Better Call Saul from the very beginning, has proven to be a significant topic of conversation among them. On Twitter, a user expressed their opinion that “That conclusion of Better Call Saul was nuts.”
The expressions of sheer horror on Kim and Saul’s faces when Lalo walked in, and Howard’s helplessness as he had no idea what was about to happen.” And still another voice chimed in, saying, “One thing that Howard hasn’t accounted for – that there are monsters in this world far more heartless than Jimmy McGill.”
This supporter, who was aware of how serious Jimmy and Kim’s plan was, provided their feedback as follows: “That was actually wonderful. If they hadn’t been able to pull off the con, Howard never would have been there in the first place. It demonstrates the unintended consequences of their actions as well as how sinister their plan actually was.
Another fan said in surprise, “I can’t believe it!” “When it came to Better Call Saul, one of my all-time favourite characters was Howard Hamlin. I was hoping it wouldn’t come to an end like that! This viewer noted how the show emphasised Jimmy and Kim’s achievement, only for them to be left feeling terrible for Howard in the show’s concluding moments: “Now that is narrative.”
After experiencing the rush of seeing Jimmy and Kim triumph over Howard in a single episode, one is left feeling sorry for Jimmy and guilty for Kim’s actions. I can’t help but feel like I’ve been duped. And I just adore it!