Better Call Saul: There’s a Hidden Easter Egg in That Parking Garage Meeting Between Jimmy McGill and Kevin Wachtell

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jimmy McGill

One of essentially the most satisfying features of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul, is how effectively it rewards followers for paying consideration. There are huge alternatives for foreshadowing and delicate references to the unique present, from having characters making ominous statements to utilizing particular, Walter White reminiscent graffiti on the aspect of a payphone. The present was made for sleuths.

These Easter
eggs are hidden
all through the complete sequence. That’s why it’s not even
barely shocking that Episode 6 included one more little bit of hidden symbolism,
solely this time, it was referencing a traditional piece of literature.

[Spoiler Alert: Spoilers forward for Better Call Saul,
Season 5, Episode 6]

Jimmy McGill
Jimmy McGill | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Jimmy helps Kim take down Kevin at Mesa Verde

The bother between Kevin and Kim began when his firm, Mesa Verde financial institution, determined to construct a name middle on a bit of property the place house owner Everett Acker was at the moment residing. Mesa Verde had authorized rights to the land, however did they’ve the ethical proper to take it away from him? These questions pressured Kim to query whether or not she must be defending her consumer or secretly defeating them.

Ultimately, Kim determined to enlist Jimmy to assist her pressure Mesa Verde to desert their plans and transfer the decision middle. At the final minute, she tried to desert the con and pay Acker out of her personal pocket to make it proper. But Jimmy went forward with their scheme anyway, infuriating Kim and forcing Kevin to make a deal to save lots of his repute.

Kevin and Jimmy strike a deal within the parking storage

After displaying a doubtlessly damaging business and threatening a copyright infringement lawsuit, all of which might destroy Mesa Verde’s repute, Kevin leaves his workforce of attorneys (together with Kim) frantically planning injury management and heads off to secretly discover Jimmy and make a deal of his personal.

Kevin WachtellKevin Wachtell
Kevin Wachtell | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

We see Kevin and Jimmy meet up in a parking storage, a setting that’s very acquainted to Better Call Saul followers. But there may be one element that some followers may need missed. As Kevin heads to the assembly, we see that the 2 males are assembly on stage eight of the construction. This element says greater than you assume.

The parking storage represents Dante’s depiction of hell from
‘The Divine Comedy’

Dante Alighieri’s narrative poem lives on as one of many
nice classics of Western literature. In essentially the most well-known part, Inferno,
Dante takes readers
on a journey
by the everlasting fires of damnation and divides the underworld
into “sections” based on the character of sins.

Dante's InfernoDante's Inferno
The Divine Comedy (La Divina Commedia, La Divine Comedie | Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis through Getty Images

Level one was made for unbaptized pagans and disobedient Christians.
The second stage consists of the lustful, the third is reserved for the gluttonous,
and the fourth is for the grasping. The fifth circle of hell was made for these
who sinned out of anger whereas the sixth was for the heretics. Violent criminals
discovered themselves within the seventh circle.

Jimmy is subtly accused of being a fraud

Kevin and Jimmy discover themselves on stage eight amongst the
fraudulent. Which is smart when you think about how Jimmy has been performing these days.
In Dante’s epic poem, the one individuals nearer to the satan are these within the ninth
circle, the traitors.

It’s simply one other instance of a intelligent, significant reference added
to the present only for perceptive followers.

Catch new episodes of Better Call Saul on AMC Monday
nights at 9 p.m. ET.

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