Better Call Saul season 6, episode 1 recap – the premiere explained

By Daniel Hart
Published: April 19, 2022
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Better Call Saul season 6, episode 1 - Wine and Roses


It’s like it never left as the season 6 premiere of Better Call Saul strengthens the story for the final chapters.

This recap of Better Call Saul season 6, episode 1, “Wine and Roses,” contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the season 5 finale. 

It still surprises me that people have watched Breaking Bad in its entirety but have not given Better Call Saul a chance. People tend to raise their eyebrows when I highlight the possibility that this prequel could be better than the sequel. There’s just something about this drama, and I am happy that it is back.

Better Call Saul season 6, episode 1 recap

Episode 1 opens up showing Saul Goodman’s mansion getting emptied by removal men. There’s plenty of wealth shown. Presumably, this is a moment in time showing Jimmy’s demise.

The premiere of season 6 then moves to Nacho — he’s on the run after the raid at Lalo’s place. Mike calls to warn him that everyone will be looking for him; he tells him to lay low. Meanwhile, the ever-threatening Lalo is still in survival mode, but his violence continues. Gus is told that Lalo is dead, but they are on the verge of chaos. He talks to Mike about the next steps. Mike tells him that Nacho did everything they asked of him and that he deserves respect. The tension between Mike and Gus is building. Nacho receives an update, but he’s told to remain low. He seems downbeat and frustrated at the position he’s in.

As for Kim and Jimmy, well, they wake up and act like it is business as usual, talking about their day ahead. The development of their relationship is clear as Kim throws away the coffee flask with the bullet in it. Oh, how I’ve missed Rhea Seehorn’s acting.

During dinner, Kim talks to Jimmy about their next move to sabotage Howard. Jimmy seems hesitant, clearly seeing the changes in Kim in recent times. Kim seems irritated when Jimmy doesn’t initially reciprocate her plan, but then he’s all ears.

And so, the start of Kim’s plan comes to light. Jimmy heads to a prestigious golf club and meets the director of memberships. However, Kevin, who is fully aware of Jimmy, sees him and grabs the director for a quick word. Unsurprisingly, Jimmy is told there’s a two-year waiting list, and the golf club tour is suspended. Jimmy acts irritated and starts shouting about how he is excluded due to anti-semitism, creating a scene.

The ending

By playing the victim, Jimmy manages to sneak into the changing room where Howard is. He hides and listens to Howard partake in a conversation with a colleague. When Howard opens his locker, a bag of cocaine drops out, and his acquaintance looks surprised. Howard states it’s not his. Jimmy planted it, and when he reunites with Kim outside the golf club, she references how it is baby powder.

The premiere ends with Lalo continuing to plot revenge. He rings uncle Hector at the care home. He tells Hector that he wants everyone to think he’s dead and believes Gus set up the attack on his life. But Hector has another idea — he wants proof that it was Gus who orchestrated the whole thing.

It’s like it never left as the season 6 premiere of Better Call Saul strengthens the story for the final chapters.

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