Fan Theories For The Final Season Of 'Better Call Saul' That Just Might Be True

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Vote up the best theories about how Slippin's Jimmy's story will end.

Whenever it finally makes it to the airwaves, Better Call Saul Season 6 will arrive on the crest of a tidal wave of hype. Not only will the sixth season mark the end of Jimmy McGill’s solo adventures, it will also represent the conclusion of the entire Breaking Bad universe - at least for the time being - and that’s a big deal. As such, online speculation is already rampant, and various television forums have already been flooded with a torrent of Better Call Saul fan theories.

Anyone who was initially skeptical about the prequel/spinoff has no doubt been won over by this point, and most will attest that the top Better Call Saul episodes stack up well against Breaking Bad’s best. While few are happy to see this story reach its presumably bitter conclusion, fans are undeniably excited to see what happens. In the meantime, they’ve got some predictions to share. You can also find more shows like Better Call Saul!

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    97 VOTES

    Lalo And Mike Are On A Collision Course

    Perhaps the two most quietly unstoppable individuals in the entire Breaking Bad franchise, Mike Ehrmantraut and Lalo Salamanca, played a prominent role in Season 5 of Better Call Saul, and they seem to be on a collision course for Season 6. As Redditor /u/NiceBeaver2018 posits, a mano-a-mano showdown between the two seems practically inevitable, and it’s sure to be bloody.

    Specifically, the Redditor in question sees it going down like this:

    Mike will save Gus from Lalo's hand. Like, a face-to-face, 1-on-1 situation where Gus is in actual danger of being eliminated by Lalo. This, along with his abilities and success leading operations for their side, will help cement him as Gus' number one.

    It would certainly go a long way to explaining where Gus and Mike’s rock-solid alliance comes from.

    97 votes
  • 2
    93 VOTES

    Nacho’s Storyline Will End In A Series Of Tragedies

    No character in Better Call Saul is in a worse position heading into Season 6 than Ignacio “Nacho” Varga. At the end of the finale, Nacho plays a key role in letting the strike team into Lalo's compound, but he has no idea that the operation failed to take out the lethal Salamanca leader. Lalo is alive and hungry for vengeance, which seems to point toward a tragic fate for Nacho as Redditor /u/CarrotcakeSuperSand outlines in a painful fan theory. 

    First and foremost, Nacho’s father - whose wellbeing has been held over Nacho’s head for the entirety of the series - is almost certain to be collateral damage as payback. From there, Lalo will track down Nacho himself, perhaps because Saul Goodman sells him out to save his own skin. That could go a long way toward explaining why Saul shouts “No, it wasn’t me. It was Ignacio. He’s the one!” when Walter White and Jesse Pinkman kidnap him in Breaking Bad, a line he follows up with “Lalo didn’t send you? Oh, thank god.”

    93 votes
  • 3
    88 VOTES

    Jesse Pinkman, Badger, Or Skinny Pete Will Show Up As Kim’s Pro-Bono Clients

    Fans of the Breaking Bad franchise has been waiting for five seasons for Better Call Saul to truly crossover with its predecessor, and Season 6 is the last chance for that to happen. Surely, some form of overlap is going to occur, and Redditor /u/JuankoMaximo may have spotted the ideal opportunity.

    Heading into the final season, Kim Wexler seems determined to do whatever she can to open up a pro-bono practice so that she can provide legal assistance to the less fortunate. According to the theory, Kim could find herself defending a young Jesse Pinkman in court over substance charges, or perhaps his two friends, Badger and Skinny Pete. This could also be the perfect time to “resurrect” Combo, Jesse’s oft-forgotten pal who was slain by a child in Breaking Bad.

    88 votes
  • 4
    120 VOTES

    Kim, Not Saul, Is The One Who Will Really Break Bad

    The conceit of Better Call Saul originally seemed to be one of a villainous transformation, with the somewhat lovable Jimmy McGill destined to become the amoral Saul Goodman of Breaking Bad fame by the end of the series. And while that metamorphosis does appear to be on track, a fan theory Redditor /u/iiielka suggests that the more dramatic character arc was never really about Jimmy, and that it is Kim Wexler who will truly “break bad” and be the Walter White of the series.

    As they argue:

    After watching the finale it's clear that Kim is on an almost identical path to the one Walt was on in Breaking Bad.
    Working a fairly respectable job, but feels almost wasteful when compared with their true potential […]
    The desire to unleash that potential taking them down an illicit road, Kim and her various scams, Walt and his drug manufacturing.
    And finally, the most crucial element, seeing the harm their actions will bring but deciding it's worth it and that it will pay off in the end. That the ends do justify the means.

    Of course, the plot unfolding this way could also inspire Saul’s own dark turn, but it would still certainly qualify as unexpected after Kim's introduction as a good, noble-hearted advocate fighting to do things the right way.

    120 votes
  • 5
    92 VOTES

    'Gene' Will Revert To Saul Goodman Mode And Con His Way To Freedom

    “Gene Takovic,” the third iteration of Jimmy McGill, is a broken man, as demonstrated by several flashforward sequences throughout Better Call Saul. His storyline still has to be resolved in Season 6, and that could happen via something Redditor /u/lunch77 is calling “The Return of Saul Goodman.”

    According to that theory, Saul has one last con left in him, and he’s going to use it to escape his mundane life on the lamb. Fellow Redditor /u/Hamlin_Hamlin_McGill delves even further into the idea, surmising that “Gene” will find a way to take advantage of Jeff, the obnoxious man who recognizes him from his old commercials, en route to freedom.

    92 votes
  • 6
    70 VOTES

    Kim Will Be The Brains Behind Ice Station Zebra Associates

    While the first five seasons of Better Call Saul have done a fine job of transforming Slippin’ Jimmy McGill into the ruthless Saul Goodman, the series hasn't given much indication of how Ice Station Zebra Associates, the shell company he uses to facilitate most of his Breaking Bad era criminality, comes to be. If a theory by Redditor /u/godbottle is correct, that’s only because Kim Wexler hasn’t thought of it yet.

    As /u/godbottle points out, a quasi-legal organization of that magnitude really seems like something that an uber-talented legal mind like Kim would relish creating. They even posit that Kim’s quest to obtain millions from the Sandpiper settlement, as outlined in Season 5’s finale, will eventually be funneled toward to founding of Ice Station Zebra and perhaps the purchase of Saul’s eventual strip mall office. 

    This could indicate that Kim actually is around during Breaking Bad, and the audience just never sees her.

    70 votes