Better Call Saul (2015– )
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Struggling public defender Jimmy McGill constructs an elaborate yet questionable plan for winning back a pair of wealthy, potential clients.


Vince Gilligan


Vince Gilligan (created by), Peter Gould (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Odenkirk ... Jimmy McGill
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Rhea Seehorn ... Kim Wexler
Patrick Fabian ... Howard Hamlin
Michael Mando ... Nacho Varga (credit only)
Michael McKean ... Chuck McGill
Julie Ann Emery ... Betsy Kettleman
Jeremy Shamos ... Craig Kettleman
Miriam Colon ... Abuelita
Eileen Fogarty ... Mrs. Nguyen
Steven Levine ... Lars Lindholm
Daniel Spenser Levine ... Cal Lindholm
Raymond Cruz ... Tuco Salamanca
Nadine Marissa ... Contract Counsel Administrator
Sarah Minnich ... Brenda


Lawyer Jimmy McGill is having a hard time making a go of his law practice. He works mostly as a public defender. He works out of the backroom at a nail salon and meets clients in coffee shops as a result. He's nowhere near as successful as his brother Chuck, a name partner in a major law firm but who is currently living at home dealing with personal issues. After two skateboarders try to scam Jimmy in a set up accident, he thinks he's found the perfect way to sign on to defend a possibly rich prospective client. Nothing goes quite as planned. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


A coat and hat are seen in the background of this episode which look suspiciously like the outfit worn by Walter White (Bryan Cranston)'s drug-peddling alter ego, Heisenberg. See more »


When Saul 'hits' the skateboarder he comes to a stop in front of a yard of rocks and a tree. Once he exits the vehicle the car has moved to the house next door. See more »


Jimmy McGill: Yeah, forget the boat. Look at the car. You know what that is?
Cal Lindholm: I don't know. A station wagon?
Jimmy McGill: It's a Mercury, a 1988 Mercury Sable wagon. Remember it. Burn it into your brains. You got it?
Cal Lindholm: It's a Mercury Sable wagon. Sure.
Jimmy McGill: Close your eyes. What color is it?
Cal LindholmLars Lindholm: Brown.
Jimmy McGill: No, it's Medium Sandalwood. Keep your eyes closed.
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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »


Shared Smoke
Performed by Dave Porter
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There you have it
10 February 2015 | by PulpPhictionSee all my reviews

What a great pilot! This episode was exactly what I expected it to be - a development episode. It's amazing how they squeeze in so many characters in one short show and we learn so much about them.

Some people may be skeptical before going into this series thinking "Is this just going to be a copy of Breaking Bad? Is it not going to be original at all?", and I can assure those people that while it may have a slight BB vibe and feel to it, it won't bother you and it is very much it's own show so far, and is as original as any other non BB- related series.

This is an excellent re-introduction into the universe of Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul, and into the life of Saul Goodman/Jimmy McGill. I'm definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.

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