Breaking Bad: Season 2, Episode 8

Better Call Saul (26 Apr. 2009)

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Badger is caught by the DEA. Walt and Jesse hire the best criminal lawyer in town, Saul Goodman.

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Walt and Jesse have yet another problem to deal with when one of their dealers, Jesse's friend Badger, is arrested by the Albuquerque police. They end up hiring a shady lawyer, Saul Goodman, who has a unique way of ensuring that Badger gets off with a light sentence without having to give away Jesse or Walt's identity. As Walt learns however, it may come at a very high price. Walt's brother-in-law Hank, the DEA Agent, is suffering from post-traumatic stress following the shooting in Juarez. He puts on a brave face but is having trouble just getting out of bed in the morning. Walt has some suggestions for him. Written by garykmcd

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In the opening scene of "Better Call Saul" the viewer gets his first introduction to Saul Goodman from the ad on the bus stop bench bearing his name. When the undercover cop sits down on the bench next to Badger, the two conceal appropriate letters of "Better Call Saul" to make it read "Balls". This is when the viewer gets his true introduction to the sleazy Yellow Page lawyer. See more »

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Saul Goodman: I'm gonna get you a second phone call, OK? You're gonna call your mommy or your daddy or your parish priest or your boy scout leader, and they're gonna deliver me a check for $4650.00. I'm gonna write that down on the back of my business card. Four, Six, Five, Zero, OK? And I need that in a cashiers check or a money order, doesn't matter. Actually, ah, I want it in a money order and ah, make it out to "Ice Station Zebra Associates." That's my loan out. It's totally legit... its done just for ...
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Now This Is What I Like!
11 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eighth episode in the second season of Breaking Bad is an utterly fantastic episode. Nothing much happens in the action department, but there is no reason for action this time around. This episode introduces us to a slimeball sleazebag of a criminal lawyer named Saul Goodman. And oh did I love his character! Saul, who is portrayed wonderfully by Bob Odenkirk, is just truly a scumbag but man he is funny and his sarcastic jokes are very much worth watching this episode for.

In this episode, "Better Call Saul," one of Jesse's partners, Badger is arrested by the DEA and no one knows what to do. Jesse and Walt decide to hire Saul to help out, but little do they know who he is. Hank is sent back to his old job and while putting on a tough face, he is suffering from disorder related to the events that occurred in the previous episode.

Overall, such a fantastic episode and is one the best ones yet. The action isn't there, but the drama and even the comedy is definitely present. Based on the conclusion, I'm going to take a wild guess that Saul is here to stay. I think it's also pretty cool that Jesse has fallen in love. I'm eagerly anticipating what happens next. I rate this episode 10/10.


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