“Better Call Saul”: Beautiful, Sad Finale

Not having watched “Breaking Bad,” I sometimes wonder why I so enjoy its spinoff, “Better Call Saul.” Last night’s episode, the season’s finale, reminded me why. This season has been a journey, and, as ew.com puts it, ‘we should start at the beginning — not of this season, but of Jimmy McGill’s legal career. In an opening flashback, we see Jimmy years earlier, at his original swearing-in as a lawyer, where he’s accompanied by a still-alive and supportive Chuck. Hours later, the whole gang (including Ernie! Hi, Ernie!) have gathered at a karaoke bar to celebrate, where Jimmy convinces a reluctant Chuck to stay and join him onstage for a rendition of ABBA’s “The Winner Takes It All.”’

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