Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 4 Recap – In “Hit and Run,” Better Call Saul returns to Jimmy’s (Bob Odenkirk) transformation plotline, as he gets closer and closer to the criminal lawyer viewers remember from Breaking Bad.
Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) is more antsy than ever to ward off any sneak attacks from Lalo (Tony Dalton) after last week’s heartbreaking Nacho (Michael Mando) expose, while Kim (Rhea Seehorn) is determined to see her and Jimmy’s scheme through in this chapter. We’ve broken down all of the important moments from the hilarious episode below.
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Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 4 ‘Hit and Run’ Recap
A pair that viewers have never seen before bikes through a suburban neighbourhood and have a talk in the show’s opening moments. While they’re talking, it appears like the episode’s title will come into play. Still, instead of getting hit by anything, the couple enters their home to find it surrounded by surveillance and security staff. However, it’s unclear why they have cameras pointed on Gus’ door until later in the episode.
Howard is being Cheated On
Howard (Patrick Fabian) is seen driving into a parking lot, where he parks his Jaguar, unaware that Jimmy is planning to steal it for his and Kim’s plans. While Howard pretends to be at a therapist’s appointment to address issues in his marriage, Jimmy is outside disguised as a Howard impersonator. As he gets into the car with the keys Huell (Lavell Crawford) prepared for him, Jimmy places an orange cone in the empty space.
Meanwhile, Kim, who is sitting at an outdoor cafe, is nervously looking about. Cliff Main (Ed Begley Jr.) joins her as she adjusts her seat, making sure she can see everything around her and placing what appears to be a recorder under the table. On Jimmy’s side, he drives into the Crossroads Motel, where he meets a character familiar to Breaking Bad viewers.
Because Wendy (Julia Minesci), the prostitute from the first season, appears to be a part of this strategy, as Jimmy seeks to emphasise the importance of timing, implying that her position in the conspiracy has already been discussed between them. When he rushes her away from the vending machine where she was looking for a root beer, she gets irritated.
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Kim, on the other hand, continues her talk with Cliff, giving Jimmy enough time to drive Howard’s car down the street. Cliff and Kim chat about wanting to build more connections while he talks to Kim about his son’s drug problems, making it evident that Jimmy and Kim are trying to make Cliff doubt Howard’s recovery.
When Jimmy comes tearing down the street in his automobile, he pushes Wendy into the street, producing a disturbance and worrying Cliff, who believes Howard is behind the wheel.
Following the setup, Jimmy returns to the parking lot to see that someone has moved the cone he had placed in Howard’s position. As a result, he must think quickly and park the car in a no-park zone while also changing some signage so that Howard is not confused about his surroundings when he leaves the therapist’s office. In the meantime, Kim returns Wendy to the motel and offers her free legal help whenever she needs it.
When Wendy observes a car parked across the street, she expresses her displeasure, claiming that it means there will be no work for the rest of the day. Wendy believes the car to be undercover cops, but Kim isn’t so sure, as the car follows her out of the parking lot before speeding away.
Jimmy tells Kim about his struggle with the automobile and sign when they get home, and she chuckles. Cliff bought the position they presented, and Kim admits that she got carried away talking business with him despite having ulterior motivations for meeting with him.
Kim also mentions the car that was tailing her, implying that she believes they are being followed. Jimmy tries to reassure her that it’s nothing and that she’s simply upset because she wasn’t caught up in her plan.
At court, Jimmy discovers that no one wants to cooperate with him because everyone believes he helped Lalo avoid paying the price for his crimes while knowing he was a cartel member. Of course, Jimmy was aware of the situation, but it was more intricate than Jimmy cared to reveal, and as a result, he has become a social outcast among his classmates.
However, he is less of an outcast among possible clients looking for the lawyer who worked with Lalo Salamanca. When he arrives at the nail salon to meet with clients, a number of people, including another Breaking Bad alum named Spooge (David Ury), also known as the man who had his head crushed by an ATM, are prepared to pay whatever it takes to get out of their legal difficulties.
Kim is on High Alert in Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 4
Kim, on the other hand, continues to meet with clients at restaurants, where she discovers the automobile that had been following her the day before had now parked outside. When she confronts the men and asks if they’re following her, they apologise for making her feel uneasy and drive away.
Later, when she prepares to leave the restaurant where she had returned, she glances out the window for the car, but Mike (Jonathan Banks) interrupts her. He promises her that he’ll answer any questions she has and that he’s working on a solution to the Lalo Salamanca mystery.
Mike, who believes the cartel man is dead, informs Kim that he is believed to be alive and that a car is following her and Jimmy to keep an eye on them in case Lalo tries to strike. Mike informs Kim that she’s made of stronger stuff than Jimmy, and that’s why he’d share this with her, and she learns that Mike is the man from the desert.
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But an even more profound understanding emerges when Kim recalls that Mike is from the courtroom parking garage, identifying him in both the real and cartel worlds.
Kim later runs across Jimmy in a strip mall parking lot, where he leads her over to the future front of his offices. Kim appears agitated and worried, most doubt as a result of knowing about Lalo’s possible status, and gives Jimmy a hard time about the location he’s eager to claim. Finally, she tells him she likes it and demands that he keep the strange toilet in the middle of the room when he opens it.
Gus at his own home at the End of the Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 4
Gus arrives home near the end of the show and goes about collecting his mail, taking off his shoes, and changing his clothes. When he takes off his shirt, he reveals a bullet-proof vest, making him look less Los Pollos Hermanos and more crime lord.
Gus pulls several levers and pushes some switches as he heads downstairs to his basement’s laundry room, revealing a hidden tunnel space where he can enter the house where surveillance was put up at the start of the episode. Mike turns revealed to be assisting Gus in getting stuff out of the house while Lalo is still missing.
What happened to Salamanca’s wild card? He hasn’t shown since the first episode, which is quite strange. As AMC Better Call Saul Season 6 progresses, viewers will hopefully get an explanation sooner rather than later.
Season 6 of Better Call Saul airs Mondays at 9/8c on AMC and AMC+.
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