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Better Call Saul ends with its biggest monologue

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, April 6. All times are Eastern.

Top pick

Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.): In the finale of Better Call Saul’s freshman season, Jimmy reconnects with an old friend, and Chuck makes some changes to his life. Most importantly, the folks behind the show have promised that Saul Goodman will deliver his most powerful monologue yet, possibly even topping the monologue he used to save his life in the desert with Tuco in episode two. Saul producer Tom Schnauz has promised it will be “epic.” See what TV Club’s Better Call Saul correspondent Donna Bowman thinks after the episode.


Also noted

Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): Throw a party because Jane is finally back in our lives! Rafael deals with a crisis at the hotel, and the ever-overthinking Jane starts to wonder how he’ll handle parenthood if he can’t even take care of a little hotel. Michael and Rogelio continue to become BFFs as Michael tries to remain relevant. We missed you, #Brogelio. We missed you, Jane. Meanwhile, where is #SinRosetro?

Regular coverage

Bates Motel (A&E, 9 p.m.)

RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo, 9 p.m.)

Elsewhere in TV Club

If you were a kid in the 1980s and 1990s, you probably remember Nickelodeon’s Super Toy Run, which gave winners the chance to run rampant through a toy store for five whole minutes. In a new Expert Witness, The A.V. Club spoke with two former winners, Douglas Berry and Andrew Moose, who reminisce on their toy store runs 20 years later.

What else is on?

The Voice (NBC, 8 p.m.): The top 20 vocalists perform in the first of the live playoffs.


The Originals (The CW, 8 p.m.): Klaus is forced to ask Freya for help when Rebekah becomes trapped as a result of Eva Sinclair’s reemergence. Marcel makes a plan with Vincent to help take down Eva, but Plan A never ever works on The Originals, so we can expect a hitch or two.

The Following (Fox, 9 p.m.): Joe Carroll’s execution date inches closer and closer, but Ryan and Mike have a new threat to deal with. Max gets cleared to rejoin the task force and is immediately thrown into danger. People will murder. People will get murdered. Such is The Following’s way.


The Returned (A&E, 10 p.m.): Dead people keep coming back. Helen theorizes that the town could be evil. Helen sounds like she’s onto something.

2 Fast 2 Furious (Spike, 6:30 p.m.): Look, it’s the worst installment of the franchise, but there are few treasures to appreciate about 2 Fast 2 Furious, like Tyrese’s sleeveless denim shirt and Ludacris and the iconic “stare and drive” scene (don’t try that one at home, kids).


Matilda (ABC Family, 7 p.m.): This one doesn’t have street races, but it does have a telekinetic child, which is pretty cool.

MLB Baseball: Indians at Astros (ESPN, 7 p.m.): Guess who’s back, back again, baseball’s back, tell a friend! Cleveland faces Houston tonight.


In case you missed it

Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All: Erik Adams watched the new Sinatra-centric HBO doc, which was decidedly less appalling than Going Clear.