In a scene from the second episode of Better Call Saul’s season 6, a character, high on a substance, meticulously arranges several dominos in a U-shape.

She gives a gentle push and knocks the first tile, producing a literal version of the domino effect, her eyes full of childlike wonder.

The scene serves as a fitting metaphor for its titular character and the show in general. Every action of Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), every decision he made during the show, good or bad, is going to come spiralling down.

It’s probably safe to say when the last tile falls, things are not going to end up well for him.

From its inception as a spinoff of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould (Gilligan had the sole creator credit on Breaking Bad) has cemented its place as one of television’s finest dramas, and deservedly so.

Some, including me, believe that in most respects, it may even be the better show. While Walter White’s rise and fall were undeniably spectacular and thrilling, if a little depressing, Jimmy McGill’s descent into Saul Goodman is a tragedy playing out in slow-motion.

Much before White became Heisenberg, he was still a small-minded, egoist but brilliant chemist who thought he was robbed of a great career by others.

 He was just too much of a coward to give it back to the world before his cancer diagnosis. But Jimmy was genuinely kind and clever (if a little wayward) who felt dwarfed by the titanic shadow cast by his brother.