Season 3 Episode 7 - Expenses
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
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!