Sunday, May 28, 2017

What I’m Watching: Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul: Season 3, Episode 7 “Expenses” (B+)

It’s remarkable to watch Jimmy work. Sure, I prefer – and I’m sure we all do too – to see him in court arguing something that seems impossible to prove or winning over old ladies with his ability to pen a good will. Jimmy bounced back from a yearlong ban on practicing law to selling the commercial space he had already paid for in less than a day, and now he’s trying to turn it into his regular business. He has an incredible knack for selling, and he went from trying to get two guys in a musical instrument shop to pay for a bulk package to offering it up completely for free, with the understanding that, if the advertising works, they’ll pay the full rate for more. That scene at the end of the episode was really something, since he was clearly getting revenge on his brother by putting him in the crosshairs of the insurance agency, but part of his sob story was true: he can barely afford his minimal bills at this point. Kim lashing out at her Mesa Verde contact was an unexpected moment, but I think she’s grappling with what they’ve done much more than Jimmy is. Nacho is taking on a more central role in the story, and I like that he and Mike have crossed paths again. Seeing Mike in a more sentimental lens with the support group and doing his construction project was very worthwhile, though it’s clear that his new association with Nacho is going to pull him deep in to more criminal enterprises.

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