Season 6 of ‘Better Call Saul’ Kills Major Character

Better Call Saul Season 6 has been nothing but utterly surprising so far. On Monday, the hit series returned with Part 2 of its final season. Please Note: Spoilers Below Better Call Saul.

Lalo (Tony Dalton), attempting to force Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) to kill Gus, took Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk), and Kim (RheaSeehorn) hostage during the premiere. Lalo was eventually defeated by Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) and his henchmen. Lalo then shot himself in the head. Although the big death was not surprising, it was still quite spectacular with Lalo smiling a bloody smile as his body died.

Interview with Entertainment WeeklyDalton shared his thoughts about Lalo’s passing, and how long it had been his dream to see the end. “I got a call during the height of the pandemic, before they started filming. And it was Vince [Gilligan, creator] and Pete [Gould, co-creator] and it was kind of the death call, where they say, ‘Okay, at [episode] 608, that’s far as you go.’ And I go, ‘How do I die?’ and they didn’t want to tell me. I was like, ‘Come on.’ They’re like, ‘I’m not going to tell you.’ I was like, ‘Tell me something.’ They’re like, ‘All right, you kill a bunch of guys before you die.’ I was like, ‘That’s awesome!'”

Dalton spoke out about his initial reactions to Lalo’s passing. “We were filming the episode before that, the one where I kill Howard [Hamilin, played by Patrick Fabian]. I’m in sort of a truck stop, in a shower. It was a night shoot, and I got the episode, and I got a little chair and I took it out. It was, like, one in the morning. I knew I was going to die, but I didn’t know what was going to happen. Also, the episode’s amazing just in general. Everything that happens with Kim going to the house, it was kind of cathartic, you know? I didn’t think I was going to care that much, to be honest with you, because, you know, it’s not real. But it was like, ‘Wow, man, this is it. Gotta go look for a job now. [Laughs] I’m unemployed again!'”

He said, “These [writers] do such a good job with everything. Just the way that everything happened, at the end, taking them down. I mean, just the fact that when you’re watching Breaking Bad from now on, for the rest of your life, they’re walking on top of Howard and Lalo, you know?”The sixth and final season of Better Call SaulThe series premiered on April 18th and will end on August 15. New episodes will air Mondays on AMC.


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