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The investment into Better Call Saul's first season pays off with a finale that is at once comic and tragic, as Jimmy's conversion to Saul nears completion.
Jimmy's decision to abandon all his original ambitions and principles ultimately feels like a massive crisis of faith - one we know Jimmy will never really recover from.
Ironically, this refusal to be daring is the most daring thing the show could have done.
The first season reaches its end - and Jimmy is going into an exquisite meltdown in a bingo hall.
The sharp left turn makes for some fascinating characters moments-not all of which totally work-and moves Jimmy in a direction that will no doubt make for an interesting season 2.
The tragedy of Oedipus is that he acted like he was free when he was actually living out a script written by the fates. So it is for Jimmy.
If there's one thing we've learned from Better Call Saul, it's that sometimes doing the right thing just doesn't get you what you really want. That's what Jimmy finally comes to realize in the season finale... a quirky, tragic and beautiful episode.
It took him a lot longer than I had expected, but Saul has finally arrived.
Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman has begun, and Better Call Saul probably has a long life ahead of it.
A series of set-pieces designed to bring us further into the desperate world of Odenkirk's Jimmy McGill, this episode succeeded in making viewers want to know more and more about this character.
There are so many questions that remain unanswered for me, and though I understand that many disagree, I feel as though this entire season was a meandering path to a destination we knew from the start.
The final moments of "Marco" tell us a great deal about what this series really is, where it's headed, and why.
A more open-ended conclusion may have felt more emotionally impactful. On the whole, though, this was a gorgeously designed and executed episode; one that leaves enough room for - what we hope will be - an equally extraordinary second season.