'Better Call Saul' Ending Explained: What Happened to Saul and Kim?

Better Call Saul ended on Monday, August 15, bringing the series and the iconic Breaking Bad franchise to a close.

The finale episode revealed what happened to Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) in the wake of the penultimate episode's dramatic events, all of which is set post-Breaking Bad.

Here is everything you need to know about the finale.

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the 'Better Call Saul' series finale

'Better Call Saul' Ending Explained: What Happened to Saul and Kim?

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L-R: Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn as Saul Goodman and Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul" Season 6 finale, which revealed the fates of their characters post-"Breaking Bad." Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

In the penultimate episode, Saul was forced to go on the run after cab driver Jeff (Pat Healy) was arrested following a con gone wrong and his mother Marion (Carol Burnett) learned who Saul really was and called the police on him.

Saul made good on his escape for a short time but he was eventually cornered, and when he attempted to hide in a bin he was held at gunpoint by police and taken into custody.

Wasting no time, Saul called Bill Oakley (Peter Diseth) to help represent him in his case as co-counsel, and he met with law enforcement to discuss his sentence.

There he met with Hank Schrader's widow Marie (Betsy Brandt) who shared how his support of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) impacted her and Steve Gomez's widow Blanca's lives.

Saul explained that he was threatened into helping Walt and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and claimed that he went into hiding out of fear of them, not the police. In the end he managed to persuade the prosecution to make a deal with him, reducing his sentence to seven years in prison.

At the hearing, however, Saul decided to change tactics after learning that Kim had already confessed to everything that had happened in the lead-up to Howard Hamlin's (Patrick Fabian) death at the hands of Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton).

In the penultimate episode, Kim had an affidavit made where she revealed how Howard was murdered by Lalo and the crime was covered up, and she and Saul knew about this and kept quiet out of fear for their lives.

In order to protect Kim from being prosecuted by Howard's widow, Saul confessed to everything at his hearing.

As Kim watched on, Saul reversed his earlier statement about being threatened by Walt and Jesse and admitted that Walt would have died or gone to prison had it not been for him.

Speaking of Walt, Cranston returned in a flashback to one of the final scenes he shared with Odenkirk, when Saul and Walt stayed together in hiding while waiting to be given new identities near the end of Breaking Bad.

Another flashback saw Saul, then Jimmy McGill, reunite with his late brother Chuck (Michael McKean) in a scene where he brought his sibling supplies and they bickered about Jimmy's work as a lawyer.

Taking full responsibility at his trial, Saul was sentenced to 87 years in prison. While being taken to prison, Saul's fellow inmates recognized him immediately and chanted "Better Call Saul" in reference to his adverts about helping give justice to criminals like them.

The show ended with Kim visiting Saul in prison, and the pair shared a cigarette like they used to do when they were married and they spoke about the future. While discussing his 87-year sentence Saul said that "with good behavior" he may well get out earlier.

In the closing moments of the episode, and season, Kim and Saul looked at each other across the prison fence, and as Kim continued to look at him while walking away Saul watched on until he went out of view.

Better Call Saul is available to watch in full on AMC+ now.