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Better Call Saul - Season 3

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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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EPISODE 6!!!

WOW- Nacho: he's usually so calm and soft-spoken, but he obviously can channel aggressive energy as needed! Hector's voice and sour face are splendid, and the tantrum he threw leads me to believe that he will eventually blow the gasket that leads to being confined to a wheelchair with drool on his chin and a bell to ring. Nacho doesn't want his dad involved in the business, it seems there IS a softer side to this hoodlum... The 6 bricks vs. 5 bricks scene was the best part of this episode, in my worthless opinion. Hector may have twisted the knife a bit too far- he is playing with fire, Gus' fire.

Chuck's mental illness seems to have gotten worse? Yet, the call to his former doctor was important enough that he walked to a phone-booth (I didn't realize these still existed). What was up with him squeezing the battery? Is he punishing himself or trying to acclimatize himself to electricity? I thought for sure that Jimmy would succumb to Rebecca's pleading to help his brother, but... I was wrong (again).

Jimmy's commercial: We finally meet Saul Goodman... it was nice to see Kim with her feet up on Jimmy's lap relaxing... I wish these two could be happy together... but, she is in love with Jimmy, not Saul. This may be the beginning of the end for this couple. (sigh)

This episode was not as good as some of the others, and it went too quickly for the amount of stuff that was covered. I couldn't believe that 45 minutes had passed when the credits appeared. We did get to see Mike for a few moments... he will do anything for his remaining family. It would be cool to find out more about his past, hopefully we will get some more background on him before the series concludes.

I plan on re-watching this episode again because I feel like there is something I missed. I'm looking forward to hearing what you all thought of this one! Have a great week everyone!!!
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posted on May, 16 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

Really loved reading your thoughts on this episode. I personally thought it was a fabulous episode, but that's about the only thing I disagree with you on.

Will Nacho put something in the pill he swiped to cause a stroke (midodrine?)? I guess that's what I was left wondering.

AND...I was thrilled to see Lydia Rodarte-Quayle in the car waiting for Gus! What a treat!

The casting of this show and BB is so amazing...the best bad guys...the most conflicted good guys. I am never disappointed.



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 04:22 PM
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a reply to: MotherMayEye

Thanks for confirming for me that that was Lydia- when I first saw her, that's what popped into my head: "LYDIA"... but then, I thought, "NO, silly, that's just some real-estate agent!".

And, thanks for reminding me about the pill- now my blowing a gasket theory seems less likely, and I think you are probably right about Nacho's plans...

I wonder if Nacho will survive the season? Hector is pushing a lot of people's buttons- something is going to explode!!!



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

I think we are going to start seeing more Breaking Bad characters and Easter Eggs pop up.

Here's one I saw in the Better Call Saul discussion group I joined on FB:



I love that!

I don't recall Nacho being mentioned in Breaking Bad (although I could have missed it if he was). So I suppose he will be gone, at some point, by the end of this series.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 09:37 PM
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a reply to: seattlerat

This episode took place in 2001, right? Based on the year of the bottle of wine and how old Howard said it was. So phone booths still existed then.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: Blueracer

I think that was an error on the writers' part. The board hearing case number indicated it's 2003. That fits with the other year-clues on the show.

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Last night's episode was very good. On the surface, I think it felt a little boring, but I think there was some important groundwork laid (ha...not Mike's sidewalk) for Kim's & Jimmy/Saul's eventual transitions.

The last scene was fantastic.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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Season 3 Episode 7 - Expenses (Spoilers Follow)


This episode felt different... I can't quite put my finger on it, perhaps another cup of coffee will help me see through the fog of the morning (I was up quite late watching this).

I enjoyed the opening scene with Jimmy doing his community service: as usual, Jimmy has to pretend (lie?) to his potential clients on the phone, but at least for this new business he is using his own voice. Having to cleanup with wet-wipes and deal with his moribund car was painful to watch. He had come so far, now he's back at ground level.

Gosh, I hate pushy sales reps! I was in both corporate and retail sales for a number of years, so I know how difficult it can be when you are under pressure to make money. I found it hilarious that they are still using the wheelchair to help with their filming (dolly?). The make-up girl was very sweet offering to give back her paycheck- it might have been interesting to have a scene of the film crew back at the editing room talking about things.

Jimmy telling the Chinese food delivery guy, "How 'bout we make it zero", was priceless! It's obvious that he is beginning to become troubled by his monetary requirements, but he doesn't want Kim to know that he's struggling to come up with his half of the firm's expenses.

"Business... is that like code for stealing my baseball cards?"- I laughed my a$$ off when Pryce said that to Nacho! I suspect that the reason why Mike decided to assist (again) was because he knows that Gus won't allow anyone to kill Hector (yet). Perhaps this is Mike's way to get rid of Nacho?

Speaking of Mike, is he going to become romantically involved with the lady he met at church? Is he going to find out what happened to her husband who never came back from his hiking trip?

Yes, the final scene was brilliant!

Once again I was struck by how beautifully the scenes are shot, and how much I get sucked into the story because (most of it) it feels so "real"... this was a satisfying episode, even though it left me feeling sorry for Jimmy (and Kim). I'm looking forward to seeing what happens to Jimmy, Chuck, Nacho, Hector and the rest of the gang as this season winds down!




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