Better Call Saul season 6 part 2 release date: when are new episodes on Netflix - and is there a series 7

Better Call Saul season six has been split into two parts with the midseason finale about to air

Better Call Saul is the latest in an ever-growing line of TV shows that have decided to cut their final season into two halves, thus forcing audiences to endure an even longer wait for a conclusion.

This seems utterly unfair given that viewers have had to wait a up to a year longer for the next season of their favourite shows to be released because of the pandemic enforced filming delays.

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But whether or not you like mid-season breaks, it looks like they are the new normal. The good news is that the final half of Better Call Saul season six is almost upon us.

Better Call Saul returns in April

Better Call Saul fans have had to endure a two-year wait for the final season to arrive, after the Covid-19 pandemic and a medical scare concerning the show’s star delayed filming.

Bob Odenkirk, who plays Saul Goodman in the show, had a heart attack on set, prompting fans to send him their love as well as their worries over the fate of the final season, although he was back on his feet after a few weeks.

After all the chaos, Netflix is delaying fans’ satisfaction even more, and for UK viewers the wait is even longer as episodes come to the US 24 hours earlier.

When is the Better Call Saul season 6 part 1 finale?

The mid-season finale for the last season of Better Call Saul dropped on Netflix on 24 May in the UK.

The episode, enticingly titled Plan and Execution, saw Jimmy and Kim deal with a last minute hitch in their plan to take down Howard.

After an intense third episode, the season has undergone a significant shift in pace, with episodes four, five and six clearly building up to a dramatic payoff.

With Plan and Execution being the final episode for more than a month, it is likely to be a big one.

When does Better Call Saul season 6 part 2 come out?

The second part of season six will begin airing in the UK on 12 July, seven weeks after the mid-season finale.

The final part will be made up of six episodes, meaning that season six is 13 episodes long in total, whereas the first five seasons were just 10 episodes in length.

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul

The first two episodes of season six were released at the same time, but we won’t get this treat again - each episode of season six part two will be released weekly, with the finale coming to Netflix in the UK on 15 August.

What happened in season 6 part 1?

*Spoiler warning* If you’re not up to date on the latest episodes of Better Call Saul, then skip this section as it effectively one long spoiler.

So far, season six has seen Jimmy and Kim plot Howard’s downfall, planting cocaine in his locker, stealing his car, and implicating him in prostitution.

In the fourth episode of the series Howard realised that Jimmy was messing with him and began plotting of his own.

Nacho went on the run after the season five hit on Lalo failed, and was eventually killed in the third episode of the series.

Lalo has embarked on a bloody revenge quest, shooting people traffickers, breaking and entering, and hobbling one of the men that worked for Gus in season four - why does it feel like he’s just getting started?

After Jimmy and Kim made Howard look a total tit in a major business meeting, he confronted the pair at their home.

After giving them a piece of his mind in a real cathartic spiel, everything went wrong. Lalo followed Howard into Jimmy and Kim’s home and calmly pulled out a gun, fixed a silencer to the barrel, and shot Howard dead.

He then told Jimmy and Kim he just wanted to talk. Cut to black.

What is the plot of season 6 part 2

The episode titles of the final part of the season have not been released and plot details are being kept under wraps, but there are some elements we can be fairly sure about.

Part two will have to mop up the catastrophic mess that part one has left on Jimmy’s carpet and ultimately bring Better Call Saul up to date with Breaking Bad.

As Lalo doesn’t feature in Breaking Bad and Gus does, things don’t look great for him. Kim is another character not to appear, or even be name dropped, in Vince Gilligan’s previous series, and her fate is also unknown.

Additionally, prior to season six airing Netflix revealed that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul would return as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman - as we’ve not seen them yet, they must appear in part two.

So far in season six we have seen nothing of Gene Takovic in the black and white scenes that began the first five seasons of the show.

This is one of the major plot points the final episodes will have to resolve - how does Jimmy become Gene, is Kim with him at this point of his life, and is it the end of Jimmy’s story?