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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2016, 12:30:11 AM »
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It would actually not surprise me if he dies here. Chuck's story seems complete, doesn't it? Kim even delivered a definitive relationship summary at his house. We also got other pieces of Chuck's past this season that helped make sense of their history and the larger picture.

This is my feeling: If something tragic is going to happen to Chuck, how could this not be that moment?

If not death, maybe he becomes a vegetable as a result of this TBI. And his electrosensitivity is cured.

Other things I enjoyed:

- Requiem For A Dream cam
- The way I immediately knew that Kim knew. What a performance. Also, the complexity of her tolerance for Jimmy.
- Mike simultaneously dominating and suffering a moral defeat. Was this his last half measure?

Now all of Kim's work with Mesa Verde (the entirety of her work day) is going to be tainted, in her mind, by Jimmy's corruption. She will always know she never got that account legitimately. And that she did not strike out on her own legitimately. Jimmy robbed her of that. Seems just as bad as working with him directly.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2016, 07:39:40 AM »
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I'd be Kim, I wouldn't give a shit about what Jimmy did. She knows Chuck better now. She knows he robbed her —legally, yes, but also against his own health— because of his jealousy...

At this point, Chuck knew that attacking Kim was the best way to affect Jimmy.

He's an asshole.

She's even helping Jimmy at the end of the episode...
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2016, 12:31:55 PM »
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amazing episode.

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At this point, Chuck knew that attacking Kim was the best way to affect Jimmy.

He's an asshole.

She's even helping Jimmy at the end of the episode...

Kim FTW.

If Chuck dies that 'help' will affect her, knowing she played a part in his demise or even if he's incapacitated.

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- Mike simultaneously dominating and suffering a moral defeat. Was this his last half measure?

probably? I wonder if he will have something to do with Tío's incapacitation, of course if he does he won't see it coming, as he could use his bell to point at Mike and we know that never happens.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #108 on: April 19, 2016, 10:17:06 AM »
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whoa. i dont really know how to feel about any of what just happened. this fucking show, dude.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #109 on: April 19, 2016, 10:53:57 AM »
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I'm not sure what to think either...

Superficially, it was a frustrating experience. Because Better Call Saul is an illusion. You have Chuck suffering a serious injury, and you have Mike doing reconnaissance and actually taking aim with a sniper rifle, but this is not that kind of show. Chuck won't die, and Mike won't shoot.

At times it feels like an endless tease. Why else would they show us 10 minutes of Mike preparing for that hit? They are withholding payoffs wherever possible.

It doesn't bother me that much. I just think there might be better storytelling choices than this endless string of cliffhangers.

I can't deny how rich the characters have become, though. Chuck and Jimmy have never been more interesting.

I do like Mike's disorientation when he finds that note. And I can't wait to find out who his special friend is...

SPECULATION SPOILER

It's probably Gus Fring. Apparently the first letters of this season's episode titles anagram to "Fring's Back." Thus the weird spelling of this episode, "Klick."

This would 100% make sense. I can see why Gus might be stalking Hector, too. And obviously it's an essential plot move to set up the eventual Gus/Mike/Saul partnership. What if we actually get to see Mike and Gus putting Hector in a wheelchair?
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #110 on: April 19, 2016, 06:35:47 PM »
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Wow, Chuck. You used your brother love for you to set him up? Wow.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #111 on: April 21, 2016, 10:31:09 AM »
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^^ He is a heartless prick.

 and when Chuck uses that recording that will probably be the dawn of Saul Goodman.

SPECULATION SPOILER

It's probably Gus Fring. Apparently the first letters of this season's episode titles anagram to "Fring's Back." Thus the weird spelling of this episode, "Klick."

This would 100% make sense. I can see why Gus might be stalking Hector, too. And obviously it's an essential plot move to set up the eventual Gus/Mike/Saul partnership. What if we actually get to see Mike and Gus putting Hector in a wheelchair?

I would bet on it they will have something to do with it, and Hector won't ever see them coming nor will know who did it.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2016, 05:36:13 PM »
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I can't imagine that speculation spoiler being anything else now that I read it.

As far as the tape goes. I can't see Chuck using it using it. It will be for blackmail. He will force Jimmy to change his name like he wanted in the first place.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2016, 06:12:32 PM »
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Oh, good call. I actually don't remember Chuck asking Jimmy to change his name. Would that be good enough for Chuck?

I also can't see Jimmy getting disbarred. He may change his name, but he stays in New Mexico. Not exactly stealing someone's identity or running from disbarment.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #114 on: April 25, 2016, 09:19:16 AM »
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That makes sense. The whole recording thing really bothered me, and I really felt like the writers had painted themselves into a corner with it. Couldn't see how they'd get out of it unless Chuck did suddenly die and nothing happens with it, but that theory makes sense and would fit. I really felt that Chuck's story had run its course already, especially with Kim's speech in the previous episode. If that's right though, I can see Jimmy actually feeling freer than ever with the name change - he won't feel like he has to try to live up to Chuck's expectations any more, and his resulting actions will probably piss off Chuck even more.

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2016, 11:43:49 PM »
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Here's a medium semi-spoiler for next season, straight from Vince Gilligan. It relates to the anagram and the speculation spoiler I previously posted. It might accurately set one's expectations.

From Hitfix

Gilligan: People should not assume in any way, shape, or form that they'll see Gus in the first episode of next season. It's possible they will. It's also possible, if not more possible, they won't. Gus is a character, as we know from Breaking Bad, who casts a very long shadow, and has a great many agents doing his bidding. He's a guy who's very hard for Walter White to pin down when Walt met him, and I think that will continue to be the case. That is his character, as I understand it. He is not a guy who reveals himself very quickly.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #116 on: April 29, 2016, 06:29:42 AM »
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Makes total sense. But the fact remains Gus will be a force in the show next season even if we don't see him. But we likely will, just not in the first episode it sounds like. (Though have they even started writing the next season yet? Probably not.) VG makes me laugh - on the podcast he'll try to drop teasers about stuff, but he always does it so diplomatically that he pretty much tells you exactly what to expect. "Will we see more of Tio? Ah, well, you know, he's not the type of guy to let sleeping dogs lie, so I'd say there's probably a very good chance we'll see him again very, very soon. Mark is an amazing actor."

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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #117 on: January 04, 2017, 06:02:01 PM »
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #118 on: January 04, 2017, 09:09:54 PM »
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Oh? Spring? Damn.
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Re: Better Call Saul
« Reply #119 on: January 11, 2017, 10:18:28 AM »
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