Similar to Breaking Bad, the ending of Better Call Saul comes in the form of an epic two-parter: Plan and Execution and Point and Shoot. Not only do we see Jimmy and Kim’s plot against Howard finally come to fruition, but we also see the finale of the Lalo saga. After his fall while hosting Sandpiper, Howard leaves to confront Jimmy and Kim at their apartment. After a delightfully venomous (but still eloquent) tirade from Howard, the tone immediately changes with the arrival of Lalo Salamanca. With no remorse or qualms about this total stranger, Lalo shoots Howard dead.
Using Kim and Jimmy as bait/distractions, Lalo then goes to Gus Fring at the Laundry ie secret meth lab (which is still ongoing). Lalo, always the sadistic showman, takes Gus at gunpoint and forces him to give a tour of his pet secret project on camera. This leads to Gus taking a page from Nacho’s playbook and laying out his true thoughts on camera. In a vicious tirade brilliantly performed by Giancarlo Esposito, Gus tears apart the entire cartel system and directs additional anger at the Salamancas. He speaks his mind, but he also causes a distraction: when given the opportunity, Gus turns off the lights and discharges a whole cartridge full of bullets, eventually taking out Lalo. In a haunting sequence, it is revealed that both Lalo and Howard are buried in the same grave beneath Gus’ meth lab.