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Better Call Saul may never rival the epic bloodshed of its parent series, but the show is often devastating in more understated ways. And the show's existential dread has never felt more apparent than at Season 4's end.
Yet I loved the way the series slowly shifted its focus so that in some ways, its true protagonist is Kim, the character who still has a chance to escape the rapidly decaying orbit Jimmy finds himself trapped in.
As the series' fourth season inflicts real tragedy upon its characters, it's a catalyst for listlessness-and in Better Call Saul, idle hands are the Devil's workshop in BCS and everyone's open for business.
Season 4 will likely continue to dish out details about Gus' past and as long as the series continues to show restraint in its use of one of its most iconic characters, audiences will continue to reap the benefits.
What Saul does, maybe better than any other show on TV right now, is make Jimmy's fabrication of this new persona somehow gut-wrenching and tragic, rather than depict it as the triumphant emergence of the show's title character.
What a sad and beautiful show Better Call Saul is. It's a lament for squandered human potential that's too cool to ever use a word like "lament," and a portrait of actions and consequences that goes far beyond simplistic finger wagging.