In “Fun and Games,” in which there were no fun or games to be found, Gus refuses to allow himself a moment of happiness; Mike is trapped behind metaphorical bars; and Kim quits being a lawyer. Oh yeah, and she breaks up with Jimmy, who goes full Saul Goodman following a shocking time jump. One of the few laughs during the episode (not a criticism, merely a fact) comes from a dead man’s photographs.
As noted by Twitter user @Mindswideasleep, Howard Hamlin’s memorial at the soon-to-be former Hamlin, Hamlin, & McGill office is decorated with pictures from actor Patrick Fabian’s Instagram. “They just used his Instagram photos I’m dying,” she tweeted.
— Danielle 🍅 (@Mindswideasleep) July 19, 2022
Here he is diving in Mexico:
And another from the Malibu Triathlon:
The set decorator really outdid themselves: that photo is from 2015, although considering Better Call Saul season six takes place during 2004, Howard’s photos mean he basically invented the selfie. He was a great lawyer, and a trendsetter.
Following the Saul midseason finale, in which he’s shot and killed by Lalo, Fabian told Vulture, “I knew I was going to bow out early, that was already told to me before the season. I didn’t know how, I didn’t know specifics, and like all the seasons, it’s come to me script by script by script. So I didn’t know what was going on until 607 was dropped.” But when he read the script, he thought, “Oh, that’s final. That’s like a shot in the dark as I’m driving away. That’s that.” I mean, he’s kind of in a bunch of Breaking Bad episodes?