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'I Broke My Boy!’: 'Better Call Saul' writer on his Emmy-nominated script

16 July 2015 2:02 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In show business, it's often better to be lucky than good. "Better Call Saul" writer Gordon Smith has been both. Vince Gilligan's assistant for the latter half of "Breaking Bad" — a job he got in part because a friend of a friend was on the "Bb" writing staff — Smith was promoted to full-time writer when Gilligan, Peter Gould and company moved on to "Saul," then wound up with the best possible assignment for the prequel's first season: "Five-o," the episode that detailed the tragic story of how Mike Ehrmantraut came to leave his job as a Philly cop and move to Albuquerque. It got Smith the show's lone Emmy nomination for writing for its first season, and could well get Jonathan Banks the acting Emmy he never won on "Breaking Bad." I spoke with Smith a few minutes ago about the experience of being a first-time nominee, making the »

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