The episode begins with a peaceful shot of a beach, with the ocean waves crashing along the shoreline. We see a leather shoe floating in the water, and the camera continues to pan back as another shoe appears until finally we come across a familiar Jaguar parked on the sand, "Namast3" vanity plates and all.
The show jumps back into the past, and we see the immediate aftermath of Howard's death. Jimmy and Kim still stand in shock as Lalo tells them to remain quiet and remain calm; he's not there to hurt them.
At least not yet.
Jimmy attempts to reason with Lalo, saying he had nothing to do with any wrongdoing against him. Lalo hands Jimmy a note, giving him an address and a map to a house, telling him to take his car to get there. Once he gets there, Jimmy will take a gun Lalo has placed in the glove compartment, and once he gets to the front door, he rings the bell, and when the door opens, he shoots whoever is inside. Lalo also tells Jimmy to take a photo of the dead body, saying that Jimmy has an hour to do the deed; otherwise, Lalo will kill Kim.
Before Lalo finishes, Jimmy says that he should send Kim instead. Admittedly at first, I thought this was out of cowardice on Jimmy's part, but he simply wished to get Kim out of the room. He trusted Kim to get in touch with the police or get herself to safety. Even if the police got there in time, Jimmy recognized that whoever remained there would more than likely die.
On the way to the house, a police car pulls up next to Kim, and she seems to contemplate letting them know but only for a moment. Kim drives to the house, which we know belongs to Gus, following Lalo's instructions, and rings the bell. As she waits for the door to open, she's suddenly grabbed from behind by Mike, who takes her away.
At the apartment, Lalo ties Jimmy to a chair and gags his mouth. Lalo tells Jimmy about the assassination attempt that killed everyone at his house except for him. Lalo explains that he knows Nacho Varga set him up and that he's here because Jimmy was introduced to Lalo by Nacho.
Lalo turns up the volume on Jimmy's TV to drown out any noise Jimmy might make, and he leaves. Jimmy tries to get out of his binds but only succeeds in tipping over the chair he's tied to, leaving him face to face with Howard's corpse.
As Gus watches through the security cameras, Mike asks what happened and why Kim is here. Kim explains that Lalo is at their apartment, and Jimmy is being held hostage, much to Mike's surprise. She says she's supposed to kill Gus, take a photo, and then leave. She admonishes Mike and his crew for failing them, as he had promised to keep an eye on them.
Mike tells Gus to remain at his safe house while he and his crew go to the apartment to help Jimmy, but mostly to try and kill Lalo. It's here we see that Lalo is parked across the street from the laundromat, which he had learned the location of earlier this season and knows that Gus is building his superlab down there. As Mike's guys leave the place unguarded, he sneaks in through a fan on the roof.