Jealous brothers, high class law suites, smooth talking cowboy folk, news paper “gun shots” and body guard jobs ….. it can only be Better call saul!
This week’s episode of Better Call Saul, might have been the beginning of the end of Jimmy’s new found fame and glory in the cushy law offices of Davis and Main. but there’s always the chance he’ll manage to talk himself out of things.
Rather quickly we’re seeing the rise and fall of Jimmy McGill, at least that is the impression given as the final scenes of the latest episode indicated.
This gamble of running the commercial without approval from the Davis and Main partners might not work out so well for Jimmy. Don’t worry, though. ‘Saul Goodman (Dont leave, sorry, i promise no more puns!)
Jimmy didn’t want this job anyway, and the reason he took it was to please Kim and prove something to his brother. With Chuck’s presence in the case weighing on him and Kim’s continual disapproval of the way he does things, it won’t be too much longer before we may see Jimmy snap.
Even if running the commercial did pay off and let’s be real, It totally paid off. Using Mrs. Alpine Shepherd Boy as the star of his heart-tugging commercial designed to prey (gently) on the souls of senior citizens in Sandpiper communities will either be his greatest success to date of become his biggest failure.
Jimmy’s challenge was to find new Sandpiper residents willing to sign on to the class action suit in order to make it bigger, stronger, and better able to stand up in court which seems no problem for Jimmy thanks to a little creativity and some good old fashioned smooth cowboy sweet talk
Jimmy’s real challenge? Working inside the box and within the confines of the prescribed way of doing things, which just isn’t his style at all.
The showdown coming between Cliff and Jimmy isn’t even the one I’m most interested in seeing the most. Cliff might be the boss, but he’s wrong on this one. Let the man who knows the clients get the clients.
Its Kim who is going to flip when she finds out Jimmy ran the commercial without approval, because what matters to her more than making sure this is a good fit for Jimmy is making sure things are done “correctly.” There’s a time and place for that, they’re attorneys and they have to work inside the law.
Kim just has a more strict adherence to rules than Jimmy and instead of balancing one another out, they’ll be each other’s downfall in the end i feel.
He’ll sacrifice his own happiness and fight to stay at Davis and Main working on this case in order to please her (but also because it’s his case and he deserves to be there). She’ll end up pushing him so hard to do things the “right” way that she’ll push him away completely.
But Jimmy simply isnt like her having grew up in Chuck’s shadow.
Or maybe they’re more alike than we think. There are many things about Kim we don’t yet know and maybe there’s some rich storytelling there. Why is she so drawn to the rules? What is it about them which makes her feel safe?
Moving on to the secondary plot of Mike’s vigil outside his daughter in law’s house.
First of all, the actress playing Kaylee is ENTIRELY TOO OLD for where we are in the timeline. Entirely. Every time she comes on screen I’m taken completely out of the scene because this girl should be about three right now, and instead she looks like she’s ten.
Secondly, his daughter in law is cracking.
She’s hearing gunshots that aren’t happening, swearing she’s not sleeping at night because of what she’s hearing outside, and calling the cops to report it all. Mike knows she’s hearing things, but he’s such a protector he doesn’t even want to push the issue that she’s essentially being paranoid.
He’s also willing to take a job for Nacho to pay to move his family to a home where she’ll feel safer.
Nacho needs a man taken out of the equation, but who that might be we don’t yet know. I’m interested to see who it is Nacho wants gone and whether or not Mike will go through with it.He might be a killer when it comes to his own personal vengeance, but the man does have morals.
I admit part of me wanted the man who hired Mike to be Gus or at least a link to Gus, ive said in the past that Better call saul should keep the Breaking bad cameos to an absolute minimum. BCS has the albility to stand on its on and should do so, but the presence of Gus could elevate this show to the next level i feel.
What did you think of this weeks episode?
Until next week i will leave you with a picture of my favourite scence from last week, enjoy