‘Better Call Saul’: Some Fans Think Lalo’s Death Is Sealed After Season 6 Episode 3

As Better Call Saul makes its way through its sixth and final season, Lalo Salamanca is one of the only characters left whose fates remain uncertain. Many have assumed he’ll live based on a line Saul Goodman makes in Breaking Bad. But after the tense events in the latest episode, some believe his death is a given.

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

Tony Dalton, who stars in 'Better Call Saul' as Lalo Salamanca, appears as his character in a scene from the show wearing a shirt and jeans while standing in the desert with Nacho Varga
Michael Mando as Nacho Varga and Tony Dalton as Lalo Salamanca in ‘Better Call Saul’ | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

What’s happening with Lalo in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6

This season has followed Lalo on his quest for revenge after the attempt on his life in the Better Call Saul Season 5 finale. Nacho Varga fled the compound after letting the assassins in and holed up in a motel to wait for rescue. Unbeknownst to him, Gus Fring was planning to have Nacho killed to ensure his involvement in the attack remained a secret.

When Nacho finally realized that, he agreed to do whatever Gus needed in exchange for his father’s safety. Once Mike Ehrmantraut gave Nacho his word that his father would be safe, Gus let him on his plan. Nacho had to tell Juan Bolsa that he had been working with a cartel in Peru and got paid to kill Lalo to shift suspicion from Gus. He would then break out of his restraints and attack Victor, causing him to shoot and kill Nacho.

When they took Nacho to Bolsa and the Salamancas, Nacho admitted that and more, including that he was responsible for putting Hector Salamanca in a wheelchair. He then broke out of the zip ties and snatched Bolsa’s gun. But instead of trying to get away, Nacho turned the gun on himself.

Fans think Lalo’s death is next in ‘Better Call Saul’

Lalo will surely be happy to hear about Nacho, but some viewers think he won’t be completely satisfied because he didn’t get to pull the trigger himself. They believe he’ll go after the next best thing, Nacho’s father, causing Mike to intervene and kill him.

One fan wrote on Reddit: “I can sort of see where this is going. Lalo will find out Nacho is dead, go after his dad, and Mike has to be the one to protect him.”

“Lalo def gonna go after Nachos dad and Mike is gonna put him down,” said another.

“Very good point cause right now Mike looks like a piece of sh**,” someone wrote under a different Reddit thread. “He needs some kind of redemption for what happened to Nacho.”

Others had different ideas.

“maybe [he’ll go after Nacho’s dad]. Or he’ll want to go directly after the bigger fish, Gus,” read one comment.

Another hoped for any other outcome because they “really don’t want anything bad happen to Nacho’s dad after episode 3.”

‘Upsetting’ moments are ahead

What happens next is anyone’s guess. But in an interview with USA Today, co-creator Peter Gould warned that there would be some seriously “upsetting” moments on the show as it comes to a close.

“There are a couple of turns this season – some of them are shattering, just shatteringly upsetting moments that I can’t wait for people to see. And that I think are going to be very emotional for people,” Gould said. “And then there are a couple places where the show takes a turn I don’t think anyone’s done before.” 

He didn’t discuss the sequence of events, but Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) chimed in to say “the ending is awesome.”

Stay tuned to Better Call Saul to see how it all unfolds.

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