Better Call Saul season 6, episode 6 recap – “Axe and Grind”

By Daniel Hart
Published: May 17, 2022
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Better Call Saul season 6, episode 6 - Axe and Grind


Episode 6 is another plot-builder, leaving viewers at an exciting intersection. 

This recap of Better Call Saul season 6, episode 6, “Axe and Grind,” contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

Better Call Saul season 6, episode 6 recap

Episode 6 opens with a flashback; a young Kim has been caught stealing at a store. The mother is happy for the store to call the police, but the manager is happy to let this one go. The mother scolds her continuously and tells Kim to pay back what she stole, despite the store manager letting it go. After they leave the store, it’s revealed that her mother is a shoplifter and is proud that her daughter got away with stealing. This is a refreshing context, making the audience understand how she’s become so involved with Jimmy’s meddling and her thirst to lead on corrupt plans.

And then, the episode flits to the present, showing Howard creating an amazing latte for his wife. She places more milk into the latte which Howard notices as they discuss their day. Howard then mentions Jimmy, and tells her that it’s getting worse, and that she may hear or see something. He assures her that he’s handling it. Howard gets an update from his Private Investigator on Jimmy’s days. In one of the photos, they can see Jimmy taking out a large stack of cash.

Kim and Jimmy visit a vet. Jimmy says his skin is dry, but he’s otherwise good. The vet tells him the situation he’s going to go through will feel like “two red bulls on an empty stomach.” The vet says he has a little black book with all his secret clients, but when they look at it, the contacts are in another language. Jimmy then looks in the mirror and sees a change in his eyes.

Cliff Maine asks Kim how she left things with Howard. Kim states she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Howard and that she owes him a lot. He then brings up the Jackson Mercer Foundation and wants a more in-depth discussion with her about it.

Kim talks to Jimmy about the Jackson Mercer Foundation and he’s pumped for her. Cliff Maine wants her to be part of it. Kim is worried because the lunch session to meet the foundation is on “D-Day” but Jimmy reminds her that this is “huge.”

The ending

Jimmy gets his assistant to call about the Sandpiper Assister Living case and makes out her mother is one of their clients. This is the class action lawsuit led by Howard. They find out when the next mediation meeting is.

Late in the evening, Jimmy tells Kim they should go to the beach together, and so they do. They toast to “tomorrow.” The next day, Jimmy sees a man in a liqueur store that makes him flee back to his car. He rings Kim to tell her he’s bumped into Casimiro and he has a giant cast on his left arm. Jimmy thinks they need to pull the plug on their plans and to fight another day. But Kim says, “what other day?” and she insists “it happens today.” She turns her car around. She will not be going to the meeting regarding the Jackson Mercer Foundation. Episode 6 is another plot-builder, leaving viewers at an exciting intersection. 

Additional points

  • Lalo meets Margarethe’s husband out in the woods, and he wants to know what Gus is building. As always, Lalo resorts to violence to get what he wants.

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