Thursday, September 27, 2018

What I’m Watching: Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 8 “Coushatta” (B+)

One of the most rewarding things about watching this show is slowly understanding what it is that Jimmy is up to. Keeping Huell out of jail is now his number one priority, and he was ready to do whatever it took to stack the odds in his favor. Taking the bus to Huell’s hometown and getting other passengers to write letters along the way for him to mail back in support of this alleged good Samaritan was pretty brilliant, and his whole operation of dozens of cell phones on the table and his loyal film crew there to answer whichever of them rang worked to tremendous effect. Watching the opposing counsel lawyer’s face while she was on the phone with Jimmy pretending to be the pastor made me nervous since she seemed to understand that something was going on, but luckily, and to Jimmy’s credit, it didn’t lead to anything and Huell won a decisive victory with just probation and time served. Kim pushing Jimmy against the wall to make out with him after the verdict came was a surprise, and even Jimmy seemed floored that she wanted to do it again when he said he would stop. Mike’s supervision of the strip club visit presented an unfortunate hiccup in the form of the main scientist’s gregariousness, and Gus knowing about it can’t be a good thing for his longevity. Nacho’s life just got a whole lot more complicated, though it’s not clear to me whether Gus or the Salamancas being in charge of his every movement is worse.

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