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Better Call Saul - Season 3 (AMC)

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  1. joshEH

    joshEH Producer

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    First major promo for the new season just dropped today...and awwwww shit, look who's back, folks:



    Pretty much me when I saw this spot:

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    This show is absolutely great when it has no right to be. Bringing Gus back feels like a huge risk, but no more than anything else they've knocked out of the park to date.
     
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    Also, new DP this season: Marshall Adams. As with previous cinematographer Arthur Albert, he was handpicked by Slovis for one of the Breaking Bad episodes Slovis directed ("Live Free or Die"). So I assume we're in good hands, here.
     
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  3. TravisR

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    Returns on Monday, April 10 at 10 PM.
     
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    April?! Booooooooooo.

    At least we've got a couple of new teasers to keep us sated for the moment:





    These promos are suggesting that Chuck does indeed use the recording against Jimmy, and immediately.

    I know it's not a good thing to try to explain everything, but if they are really going to delve into the formative years of Gus's empire, then there are a lot of interesting gaps they could fill. Like how Gus hooked up with that Madrigal exec:

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    Today at the 2017 winter TV Critics Association press-tour, Giancarlo Esposito delivered -- in character as Gus Fring -- boxes of "Los Pollos Hermanos"-branded fried chicken and biscuits to those present.

    Ha. :laugh: :thumbsup:
     
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    I suppose it's probably fruitless to speculate but I don't see how that tape alone could get Jimmy arrested. He could easily say that the confession was for Chuck's benefit since he was torturing himself over the address "screwup"
     
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    For being a grown man, I'm ridiculously excited to see the flashforward at the beginning of the season.
     
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    Three-minute clip from the upcoming season-premiere episode:

     
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    Didn't realize Gilligan was actually less involved this year:

    http://www.variety.com/2017/tv/features/better-call-saul-breaking-bad-gus-fring-giancarlo-esposito-1202022793/
     
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    Returns tonight!

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    I feel like a weirdo for being most excited for what happens in the monochrome Cinnabon-opening.

    To celebrate, here's two straight minutes of Chuck falling and cracking his head open in the Kinko's, over and over again:



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    joshEH

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    "I think YOU'RE the one who needs the nice, tight roll..."

    The level of realism in this episode was broken by Ernesto's ability to open a pack of batteries in under 10 seconds. He is the most hardened criminal in this entire show. Poor Ernesto. He just wants a job, and he's gotta deal with all these freaking lunatics.

    And I think Chuck wanted Ernesto to hear the tape, and it's part of a scheme to scare him into testifying against Jimmy (it was the exact moment Jimmy said, "I changed it from 1612 to 1216").

    Sometimes we forget just how much of a fucking badass Mike is. Incredible. One of the strengths of this episode was that Mike's semi-complicated plan wasn't explicitly spelled out, and yet it was perfectly understandable. This is perfect "show, don't tell"-construction.

    Mike seems almost supernatural. Doesn't need sleep, can outsmart any foe, does crosswords in pen...
     
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    As awesome as all of the stuff with Mike was in episode one...

    If the individual who installed the tracker initially in the station wagon went to check on the device when the battery was discharged, it seems like he might notice that it is in a different vehicle; and consequently Mike was aware of the tracker.

    (I went back and forth between a semicolon and a hyphen in that last sentence. :) )

    Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems like the situation depends upon a different individual checking on the tracker. If there is another interpretation please enlighten me. Is there a possible set of circumstances where the mystery individual wants Mike to know that he was being tracked. (?) I only mention that scenario out of respect for the show and how tightly written it has been.


    - Walter.
     
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    He abandoned the first car. When he got home, he checked his other car and found another tracker.

    There's no maybe about Chuck tricking Ernesto into hearing the tape. That was the whole plan.
     
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    I love seeing more and more of Saul Goodman come back into Gene in the flashforwards. The only bad thing is that it'll be another year until I see more of it.
     
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    I beg to differ. I understood the end game of the plan, but what was that stuff about hooking the radio up to it?

    And it's a good thing Mike only drives really old cars that wouldn't have the gas cap attached.
     
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    Mike had replaced the tracking device with one of his own. Then he used the radio to run down the batteries from the original tracking device so the men surveilling him would come to replace their device. Only the device they swapped out wasn't their bug with the dead battery but Mike's replacement. Now he is tracking them.
     
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    Okay I guess I didn't understand why he didn't just pull the battery...that would have had the same effect.
     
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    He wanted it to drain and have signal steadily drop rather than just have it go suddenly dead. If it suddenly went dead, they might have been afraid that their tracker was found and wouldn't have replaced it.
     

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