Better Call Saul (Breaking Bad Spinoff)

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fljoe0

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So weird, FlowJoe, my exact thoughts last night. I hope she doesn't see an untimely end. Like Bev said, we know she's not a part of Saul's life in Breaking Bad...at least not one that is shown to the audience. I think she's going to be the heartache of Jimmy/Saul's life. I'm loving the writing, too.
The actor that plays Jimmy's brother is great. Everyone in the show. Best season so far. :)

I really thought she should have taken the job with the other law firm instead of starting up with Jimmy. I have a feeling that the partnership with Jimmy isn't going to end well for her.
 

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I really thought she should have taken the job with the other law firm instead of starting up with Jimmy. I have a feeling that the partnership with Jimmy isn't going to end well for her.
I think so, too. I was a little conflicted because part of me wants Jimmy and her to succeed but deep down I know it doesn't sound promising for her.
 

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I was thinking at some point in this show that Gus may show up. Saul and Gus already knew each other when Walt White first went to Saul's office.
I was wondering that, too. A couple things I wondered:
1) The story about Half Measure that Mike told Walt. I wondered if we'll get to see the guy he kills. The writers may not show it because the story has been told to us already. Also, not sure timeline wise when it happened. Don't remember. Do you?
2) Will we see what happens to Hector that confines him to wheelchair? I think it was a stroke or something, but will they show us this?
3) I noticed Jimmy and kim ate at the hot dog joint that showed up in BB. Jesse ate there a lot. What other places will pop up? The diner where Mike frequents and met Hector is also the diner where Lydia had a meeting with Mike.
Anyway, I'm excited to see the other connections. They feel natural, an homage, not bastardized or cheap.
 

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I guess there is bound to be the camp that thinks the show is planting too many Breaking Bad references but I don't think they've went too far. It feels like each character reintroduced serves a purpose and it has been fun to watch their backstory, if not their origin story. I would love the show even without these asides and interconnections but it really makes the viewing much more exciting. I think the Jimmy McGill narrative and the relationships with his brother and Kim Wexler have made for great, must-watch television. I agree with Bev; the writing is unfailingly compelling and clever.
I have tried not to gush over this show but there you have it.
Ok, wouldn't it be fantastic if Kim Wexler goes to the car wash where Walt is presumably working (while still employed at the high school) and the meek version of Walt comes out and washes her car. Before she leaves he gives her an air freshener and says, "Have an A-1 day!"
I have a feeling
Gus or one of his men left the note on the windshield for Mike. Who do you think left it?
 

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I guess there is bound to be the camp that thinks the show is planting too many Breaking Bad references but I don't think they've went too far. It feels like each character reintroduced serves a purpose and it has been fun to watch their backstory, if not their origin story. I would love the show even without these asides and interconnections but it really makes the viewing much more exciting. I think the Jimmy McGill narrative and the relationships with his brother and Kim Wexler have made for great, must-watch television. I agree with Bev; the writing is unfailingly compelling and clever.
I have tried not to gush over this show but there you have it.
Ok, wouldn't it be fantastic if Kim Wexler goes to the car wash where Walt is presumably working (while still employed at the high school) and the meek version of Walt comes out and washes her car. Before she leaves he gives her an air freshener and says, "Have an A-1 day!"
I have a feeling
Gus or one of his men left the note on the windshield for Mike. Who do you think left it?

I'm thinking Gus too. For a while, I was thinking that Mike might actually shoot Salamanca and that would be how Salamanca ended up in a wheel chair.

I would wash Kim's car anytime for free. ;-D
 

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I guess there is bound to be the camp that thinks the show is planting too many Breaking Bad references but I don't think they've went too far. It feels like each character reintroduced serves a purpose and it has been fun to watch their backstory, if not their origin story. I would love the show even without these asides and interconnections but it really makes the viewing much more exciting. I think the Jimmy McGill narrative and the relationships with his brother and Kim Wexler have made for great, must-watch television. I agree with Bev; the writing is unfailingly compelling and clever.
I have tried not to gush over this show but there you have it.
Ok, wouldn't it be fantastic if Kim Wexler goes to the car wash where Walt is presumably working (while still employed at the high school) and the meek version of Walt comes out and washes her car. Before she leaves he gives her an air freshener and says, "Have an A-1 day!"
I have a feeling
Gus or one of his men left the note on the windshield for Mike. Who do you think left it?
They drop easter eggs like Stephen King does in his books. It makes a person feel like they are part of the joke/secret. I love them.
 

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Wouldn't it be cool if while Saul is working at the Omaha Cinnabon he gets a call from Jesse?
Jesse: "Saul, I need your help."
Saul: "What? Um...I don't know any Jesse. Goodbye."
Jesse: "Saul, wait! I'm in Alaska...don't worry, I'm out of the business."
Saul: "I'm hanging up now."
Jesse: "Mr. White is alive. I saw him."
Saul: (breathing)
Jesse: "Saul? Did you hear what I said?"
Saul: "... (sigh)...ok, call me back in five minutes."
Jesse: "Are you ok?"
Saul: "I gotta change my pants, does that answer your question?"
:)
 

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Excellent article.
Many of his points I had myself while watching it. The aerial shot was brilliant. I, too, like the moral ambiguity in the show. I hadn't considered the things he said about Chuck and Jimmy; makes sense.
At first, I thought Nacho was going to drop the bottle on the floor, startling Hector, and therefore forcing Nacho to shoot him out of self-defense and because of the element of surprise. That certainly would have been a possible explanation to Hector's wheelchair origin. Do you think Mike and Gus are hatching a plan to kill Hector? Could that be their "arrangement"? Of course, whatever happens, we know the outcome.