The Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 2 Scene That Went Too Far

Contains spoilers for "Better Call Saul" Season 6, Episode 2

In the first two episodes of "Better Call Saul" Season 6, Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) appear to be at relative peace, while virtually every other member of the show's central cast is in some sort of danger. Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton), for example, has just survived a coordinated assassination attempt on his life. Although he's still alive and in the midst of planning his vengeance, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) suspects that this might be the case, meaning that Lalo must move in the shadows or risk death once again.

Nacho Vargas (Michael Mando), meanwhile, is in the most trouble of any of the show's principal cast members after letting Gus' assassins into Lalo's home at the end of Season 5. Now Nacho is on the run, and his survival hinges on aid from Gus, communicated through associate Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks). However, while hiding out at a motel in rural Mexico, Nacho begins to suspect that he's being watched. After finding out that his spy is there at Mike's behest, he decides to take his survival into his own hands.

It's in the midst of Nacho's ensuing escape from the Ocotillo Motel that "Better Call Saul" Season 6, Episode 2 takes things a step too far, abandoning the show's usual grounded plausibility for a conspicuously silly spectacle.

Nacho's gunfight with the Salamanca twins is unrealistic

Immediately after discovering that Mike is in charge of the man spying on him, Nacho rushes to escape from his illicit motel stay. However, as he attempts to steal a truck from the motel's parking lot with two pistol in hand, a group of gun-toting tough guys arrives, led by the Salamanca twins (Daniel and Luis Moncada).

They soon engage one another in combat, which reaches its climax when Nacho aims his stolen truck and aims it at the motel's exit, pointing his two pistols straight ahead of him. The twins, meanwhile, stand in his path, guns aimed toward their fleeing target. The two sides fire at one another while Nacho floors it. In the end, Nacho escapes unharmed.

Realistically, Nacho should be in the twins' captivity. Not only are the twins highly skilled — to the point that some fans find their abilities unrealistic — but Nacho sits in his truck for thirty seconds or so, completely still, before leaving. Although the twins mention that they need him alive, they seem plenty capable of landing an incapacitating shot onto either Nacho or the car's tires, at the very least. Instead, they miss Nacho entirely and let him escape scot-free. While Nacho's survival and freedom is likely necessary for the story "Better Call Saul" is in the midst of telling, the means of his escape are at odds with a commitment to realism that typically underlies many of the series' biggest moments.