Better Call Saul - Season 5 (AMC)

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"A man...fuckin' a horse??"
I like that every time they've used their annual "fuck" on Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, it's always been in a big dramatic way but this year, it was for a crazy joke.


I have to admit the scene with Mike (after he awakens) has me completely baffled. It has been a long, long time since I watched Breaking Bad so a lot of details are fogged out in my mind, assuming there is a clue to Mike's location / status from BB.
It does seem like it's going to be a reveal of an existing character that helped him but I can't really think of who it would be (maybe one of the cartel characters?). My guess is that it's a new character that wants something from Mike.
 
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I like that every time they've used their annual "fuck" on Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, it's always been in a big dramatic way but this year, it was for a crazy joke.


It does seem like it's going to be a reveal of an existing character that helped him but I can't really think of who it would be (maybe one of the cartel characters?). My guess is that it's a new character that wants something from Mike.
Well the setting feels like a cartel hacienda. Hadn't thought about the aesthetic of the location until you mentioned the cartel. Seems like as good an idea as any. We'll see in a few days.

- Walter.
 
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Wow! SO much foreboding in the air in tonight’s episode. :unsure:
 
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Not sure which I liked more...

All of Jimmy's shenanigans to logjam the call center construction (or)

Mike going all Inspector Gadget trying to rig a cell phone charger and the lady of the house handing him a charger. Mike really sold the scene with the expression on his face when she hands him the charger. "Oh" :rolling-smiley:

Can't remember if we have seen Mike's replacement for Jimmy's surveillance op on Kevin. Someone who could fit into Saul's circle of contractors.

- Walter.
 

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Can't remember if we have seen Mike's replacement for Jimmy's surveillance op on Kevin...
Yeah, he's been on before. I'm stretching my memory but I believe the character is named Sobchak. In a first season episode, he was supposed to work with Mike to help Pryce (the pie sitter) sell pills to Nacho and Mike kicked his ass to show that Sobchak was lousy at his job. He had the mustache but not the beard back then.

I can only hope that he was 're-named' Mr. X as a nod to The X-Files character since Tom Schnauz and Vince Gilligan worked on that series.
 

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He was also one of Negan’s henchmen on The Walking Dead. Absolutely love it when he pops up anywhere.
 

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He was also one of Negan’s henchmen on The Walking Dead. Absolutely love it when he pops up anywhere.
Oh yeah, I definitely remember Steven Ogg from The Walking Dead. Him and his porn star 'stache'. :)

- Walter.
 

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This series continues to defy expectations. Jimmy and Kim seem to be growing closer together not drifting apart as expected, which leads to a growing sense of foreboding what happens to remove Kim from his life. I don't think she dies because I can't imagine Saul maintaining any kind of joy of life after such an event, but there has to be some big break coming down the pike soon.
 
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Let me start by saying, as usual, this series proves to be one of the best-written shows on television. I am amazed at the amount of wit and genius situations we see the characters placed into.

Just an extraordinarily well-made show. However, so was Breaking Bad.

As to Jimmy and Kim...

Yes, we all know that eventually, something will happen to separate them both.

I had assumed this series would have come to the conclusion of their relationship much sooner, but we all know that conclusion is forthcoming.

Right now the story is putting Jimmy and Kim in a very dangerous position as they poise to go after a very powerful man. In doing that, it could be the downfall of their personal relationship. I had always thought Kim would be killed and that death would somehow be Jimmy's unintended fault.
 

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Bob Odenkirk did say in an interview that for all we know, in the Breaking Bad timeframe, Saul was going back to Kim at home every night. :D
 
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Bob Odenkirk did say in an interview that for all we know, in the Breaking Bad timeframe, Saul was going back to Kim at home every night. :D

That's a golden nugget of information. Did not know that.

A lot of fans of this show are assuming that Saul and Kim's relationship does not last into BB.

Very interesting to hear that.
 

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That's a golden nugget of information. Did not know that.

A lot of fans of this show are assuming that Saul and Kim's relationship does not last into BB.

Very interesting to hear that.
For what it's worth I think he said it in jest and I don't really believe that.
 
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Right now the story is putting Jimmy and Kim in a very dangerous position as they poise to go after a very powerful man. In doing that, it could be the downfall of their personal relationship. I had always thought Kim would be killed and that death would somehow be Jimmy's unintended fault.
It’s easy to imagine that something bad ends up happening to Kim as some kind of collateral damage to something Jimmy gets involved in, though I tend to lean toward that not happening. I kind of feel that would be a little too dark and not a fate that most viewers would want for her (unless her character really starts taking a turn to a darker place). Seems the more simple resolution to her character is that she becomes further disillusioned with where she is right now (as she’s putting an awful lot on the line just to keep a stubborn old man from having to relocate) and maybe changes her career/relocates. I’m trying to think if there is anything in BB that rules out her still being in his life by that time, other than her not being a known factor when he decides to bug out via the vacuum guy near the end.
 

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“Where is Kim during Breaking Bad?” is the big mystery that Better Call Saul seems to be getting closer and closer to revealing. I’m betting some major shit is gonna hit the fan in these next five episodes.

BTW, I HATE Kevin.
 

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“Where is Kim during Breaking Bad?” is the big mystery that Better Call Saul seems to be getting closer and closer to revealing. I’m betting some major shit is gonna hit the fan in these next five episodes.

BTW, I HATE Kevin.

Scott simply claimed that the show's creator stated that she could have existed in Breaking Bad as the person Saul Goodman would come home to at night.

I can't confirm if it was said seriously or in jest. Now that I think more about it, it seems jest.
 

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I can't imagine Kim dealing with the Saul Goodman of Breaking Bad in any way, shape or form. I don't fear for Kim's safety because I assume that Gene will try to get some kind of redemption in the flashforwards and I think Kim will be integral in that.
 

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I can't imagine Kim dealing with the Saul Goodman of Breaking Bad in any way, shape or form.
I also think it would be a cheat for the writers to go that route and they’re too good for that. Surely at some point there would have at least been mention of a significant other at home. Come to think of it though, while it wasn’t really something I thought about at the time, Saul in the BB timeframe was basically asexual, wasn’t he?
 

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Let's also remember that Saul had to buy a vacuum, drop out of sight and off the grid.

It would have been much, much more difficult to explain that action if he and Kim were still having a healthy relationship.
 

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