I wouldn't be surprised if McKean won himself an Emmy for his performance last episode.
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.
And Lydia as well was a shock. I wasn't thinking her position with the company would include "Realtor".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/