Short Overview of Better Call Saul Season 4 Finale – ‘Winner’
This episode marks the inception of Jimmy McGill’s infamous alter-ego ‘Saul Goodman’.
Jimmy visits Chuck’s gravestone and is greeted by his brothers old acquaintances who pay homage. He releases his emotional turmoil and returns to Kim for a coffee.
‘Winner’ is epitomised by the opening flashback with Chuck and Jimmy’s beautiful brotherly bond. As they karaoke and sing ‘The Winner Takes It All’, they are utterly at their closest. A very somber scene given the nature of Jimmy currently without Chuck in his life.
The episode continues as a memorial event for a library dedicated to Chuck’s legacy is created and opened by an anonymous donor. This is revealed a Jimmy later in the episode as fellow lawyers are rather shocked at the notion that ‘the brother’ had paid for such a prestigious event and library.
A high octane chase then entertains audiences as Mike and Gus’s acquaintance is on a wild goose chase by a stellar and determined Mike. He sends the South American in circles as they search for the ill gotten Ziegler, who manufactured the meth lab and made a run for it following the build. Mike finds the builder and confronts him as a phone call from Mike’s chaser is received. It is threatening but a jarred by a light-hearted message.
Following this, Mike, at a hilltop with Ziegler, at Gus’s orders shockingly shoots him in the back as he gazed among the stars for a rather abrupt scene.
Jimmy is confronted by the bar association in an attempt to get his law license back as he begins to read an emotional letter from Chuck a year on from his demise. Jimmy begins to read the letter but halts as he sees the matter as personal. Therefore he goes off on a tangent by saying how he is not worthy of the name McGill. In response, the panel reinstate his law license. Kim is left bemused as Jimmy says his words about Chuck were purely false and meaningless and said for his law licence to be approved again.
In a beautiful end to a magnificent episode and season, Jimmy hints at the moment when he decides to change his name. When saying to Kim ‘it’s all good man’, as his notorious name ‘Saul Goodman’ in Breaking Bad suggests, we are left thrilled and on edge.
I would rate this episode a 9.7/10.
Overall I would like to say that the season is a solid