'Better Call Saul' Fans Think They Know Why Saul Is So Afraid of Lalo in 'Breaking Bad'

Now that Better Call Saul has reached its final season, fans are finally about to get clarity on some of the things that happen in Breaking Bad. This includes what Saul Goodman means when he tells Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, “It wasn’t me, it was Ignacio!” But after the show’s latest episode, some fans think they might already know.

[Warning: This article contains spoilers from Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 3.]

Saul faced a difficult decision in the latest episode of ‘Better Call Saul’

In “Rock and a Hard Place,” the third episode of Better Call Saul Season 6, attorney Suzanne Ericsen approached Kim Wexler after finding out Lalo Salamanca’s identity.

She knows Saul represented him and several others with cartel connections, but she doesn’t think he did so intentionally. She figures Saul got himself into a messy situation and couldn’t get out of it and recommends Saul work with authorities to tell them everything he knows about Lalo.

Back at home, Kim relayed Ericsen’s comments to Saul, including the revelation that Lalo was killed in Mexico. Conflicted about what to do, he asked Kim what she would do in that situation. “Well, it depends,” she told him. Did he want to be a friend of the cartel, or did he want to become a rat? He pondered over that for a few seconds before the show cut to another scene, leaving the question of what he does next in the air.

Fans think that sets up the Lalo line in ‘Breaking Bad’

Fans took to Reddit after the episode aired to discuss what’ll happen from there. Many seem to believe that Saul will rat on Lalo, but that authorities will act as if Nacho did it to protect Saul. Still, Saul will be terrified of Lalo, even years later when he makes the aforementioned line in Breaking Bad after Walt and Jesse abduct him.

“I like where you’re going with this,” one fan wrote. “The one thing that Papa wanted was for Nacho to go to the police. If Saul ‘goes to the police’ but they spin it as Nacho having been the one, that might convince Papa to take the ‘witness protection’ in Canada. in the end, Nacho will have redeemed himself in everyone’s eyes. Papa can end up being part of Ed’s vacuum operation. His last scene can be a shot of his office wall with a picture of Nacho.”

“Yes exactly!” said another. “Even though nacho was killed quite early in the season. Going the ‘fake rat’ route would give him a proper send off, both to him and his father. While tying it in with that famous line in breaking bad.”

“Damn, I really like this theory, as if we needed any more reasons for Nacho’s arc to get even better,” read a third comment.

Other ‘Better Call Saul’ fans had different ideas

Others couldn’t see Saul turning into an informant, pointing out his poor reputation with law enforcement in Breaking Bad.

“If Saul was an informant, he would be on good terms with Hank and Gomez in Breaking Bad,” read one comment. “He’s not though, they butt heads a little when he’s defending Badger, a meth dealer. You’d think if Saul were a rat, there’d be an expectation that he would be working with the DEA to convict Badger rather than genuinely getting him a good deal.”

Some figured he would be afraid of Lalo for other reasons.

“Saul was terrified of Lalo in BB which makes me think Lalo does something to Saul or kim,” one person wrote.

They’re all interesting theories, for sure. We guess we’ll see in due time. Check out Better Call Saul on AMC on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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