I wouldn't be surprised if McKean won himself an Emmy for his performance last episode.
Honestly, the Jimmy McGill story just runs on too long. But, that's given the fact this is Better Call Saul rather than "Breaking Bad: Before Walt". But, seeing how it all comes together is interesting. I, too, didn't expect the laundry, or at least this early. And Lydia as well was a shock. I wasn't thinking her position with the company would include "Realtor".I did not think we'd see Lydia (or the laundry facility) in Better Call Saul, but it makes sense. I was happy to see the Gus/Mike/Salamancas story line return after being absent last week. For some reason their half of show interests me more than Chuck and Jimmy.
According to this fan wiki (http://breakingbad.wikia.com/wiki/Lydia_Rodarte-Quayle) Lydia is "Head of Logistics" for Madrigal during the time of Breaking Bad. It's possible that in 2003 (which is when this week's episode is to have taken place) she was a lower level logistics manager responsible for Los Pollos Hermanos' shipping operations. Perhaps she caught wind of what Gus was doing--or Gus brought Lydia into his trust--and she will use her position at Madrigal to buy the laundry.And Lydia as well was a shock. I wasn't thinking her position with the company would include "Realtor".
Well, that makes some sense. But, if she does know he's 'up to something', why, and how? And is Gus letting her linger because she has blackmail? Or he needs her? At the time, he's not exporting. And importing is done on his own trucks (which would not be the little box trucks making cross-border several hundred mile trips, either, but that's a minor quibble). It could be THIS is how they get hooked up to do business and this is just the first contact.According to this fan wiki (http://breakingbad.wikia.com/wiki/Lydia_Rodarte-Quayle) Lydia is "Head of Logistics" for Madrigal during the time of Breaking Bad. It's possible that in 2003 (which is when this week's episode is to have taken place) she was a lower level logistics manager responsible for Los Pollos Hermanos' shipping operations. Perhaps she caught wind of what Gus was doing--or Gus brought Lydia into his trust--and she will use her position at Madrigal to buy the laundry.
Pretty cool voiceover work in the beginning showing a father-like older brother Chuck reading to Jimmy as kids.*SPOILERS*
Definitely finished on a high note. The upward trajectory of Kim seems to be completely stopped now. She was working herself to death. Almost literally. Jimmy's own conscience torpedoed his own potential clients and this is obviously the cause of becoming more of the 'bus stop bench ad' lawyer you're more aware of from Breaking Bad.
Either Chuck dies, or winds up in a mental hospital after trying to take his own life. Especially if they see the way he destroyed his house before setting it ablaze. My guess is the whole thing doesn't burn down anyways. So, survival isn't going to be a free Chuck. Personally, though, i think he dies in the fire. My guess is despite everything, Chuck leaves some of his estate to Jimmy, which is going to include a percentage of that first check. Only question then is what requirements does HHM have to his estate to pay the rest given they triggered his buyout.
Season 4's big arc is going to be Saul getting more involved with Mike, his relationship with Kim and probably how it falls apart, during his remaining time before his suspension is over and he can resume his newer practice we're aware.
My guess is there will be some issue with Jimmy practicing under the McGill name simply because HHM already uses that name, and there was the big dust up when Jimmy did the billboard stunt after trying to mimic HHM right down to the pinstripe suit.Pretty cool voiceover work in the beginning showing a father-like older brother Chuck reading to Jimmy as kids.
I agree with the Chuck synopsis. Tough to imagine he got out and the house did not burn to the ground after you watch it go so fast in the one room.
So this begs the question, if Hamlin paid Chuck out of his own pocket and yet there were no witnesses to the 3 million dollar check AND assuming Chuck never cashed the check did it ever happen? Chuck did not tell anyone and more than likely did not cash the check yet was paraded in front of the whole firm with a standing applause send off. My guess is Hamlin's next move would be to never allow Jimmy to practice under the name McGill. Something to that effect.
I'm not sure about Kim. That sounds plausible that she winds up back at HHM. But only with a much higher position, and with Chuck gone, that could be a spot as a junior partner given her major account she handles for Mesa Verde. That alone might be enough.My second guess is Kim winds up at Hamlin. There is some major rift that will occur between her and Jimmy. You get the feel that she loves the hopeless side of Jimmy because she knows he is a good guy but I get the gist that she doesn't quite know exactly how corrupt he can be.
I watch this show and is all I can think about is how I know at least 5 Jimmy McGills. That guy whose heart is in the right place and is highly intelligent but you've learned to distance yourself from him because he cannot get out of his own way and everything he touches eventually becomes a dumpster fire.
Jimmy comes out of the Sandpiper gig doing something noble in order to save the friendships of old women that he had destroyed yet is hated by every side involved. That is Jimmy to a TEE.
The one thing about Gus is, for a crime boss, he has a very strict code, the same as Mike. Which is why I think they respect each other as much. For as much carnage as they may do, they know the rules of the game. And that's to only deal with those 'playing the game'. The outside world, like the kid on the bike in BB, is to be left untouched. They're not part of the game. They're innocent. It's that ethic, questionable as it may be, is what lured Mike into Gus's business and essentially his right hand man in Albuquerque.Still really like the Nacho character. From day one he seemed more like a Gus guy than a Hector guy. Very cool and calculated. That last scene with Gus looking to him makes me wonder? I also wonder if Hector's heart attack causes the stroke that essentially incapacitates him? Will be interesting to see where the Nacho character goes from here.
I agree, there’s not been much in terms of traditional TV. The only show I’ve watched consistently this Summer is “Succession” on HBO, and I’d only categorize it as “pretty good.”TV has been bad for me lately. The WTD/FTWD has gone off the rails. Its Always Sunny is on hiatus. GOT does not return until April?
Pretty excited for BCS to return.
5 seasons is the perfect length for a show in my opinion. Gives you enough time for a couple major story arcs and not too long that a show "Jumps the Shark" and starts to use stunt casting or idiotic situations to keep things fresh. Two of the best TV series in history went the 5 season route to great affect: The Wire and Breaking Bad.AMC announced that Better Call Saul has already been renewed for a fifth season. https://deadline.com/2018/07/better-call-saul-tca-season-5-renewal-amc-1202435812/