Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What I’m Watching: Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul: Season 2, Episode 9 “Nailed” (B+)

This episode did not waste any time in showing all the implications of Jimmy’s late-night copying and doctoring activity. The wrong address on the paperwork was such a simple mistake that it shouldn’t have been a problem, but Jimmy was smart enough to know that it could undo the entire deal, as was the case when the board argued that they had not had a chance to consider the property at 1261, just the one at 1216. It would have been just a simple mistake had Chuck not been in court to see the whole thing combust, since Howard would have assumed that Chuck was just too stressed and had made a minor error. Instead, Chuck knew exactly what had happened, and called Kim over to tell her about it. It’s disheartening but fair that Kim knew right away that Chuck was probably right, and her first response in bed that night was to tell him that they would never talk about it before she warned him that he needed to be careful to cover his tracks. Chuck’s aggravation got the best of him in the copy shop, and that fall looked very bad, which may make things even worse. Mike ripped off the cartel pretty easily, and so far it’s just Nacho who’s on to him, but Tio and the cartel can’t be far behind. My question is when Gus Fring enters the picture if in fact he does, and I’m sure I’m not the only “Breaking Bad” fan who would be happy to have him stop by the show and become a regular player, even though the show is already superb without him.

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