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Hero 

Jimmy makes a bold move against Hamlin in an effort to attract potential clients.

Director:

Colin Bucksey

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Peter Gould (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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
Michael McKean ... Chuck McGill
Julie Ann Emery ... Betsy Kettleman
Jeremy Shamos ... Craig Kettleman
Mel Rodriguez ... Marco
Eileen Fogarty ... Mrs. Nguyen
Kevin Weisman ... Stevie
Dawnn Lewis ... Judge
Josh Fadem ... Camera Guy
Dorian Missick ... Detective #1
Paul Geoffrey ... Tailor
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Storyline

The Kettlemans and Jimmy come to an agreement on how they should proceed. Nacho is released but doesn't believe Jimmy's story. Meanwhile Jimmy is fed up with his brother's law partner, Howard Hamlin, and sets out to disrupt him as much as possible. Jimmy starts dressing like him and puts up a huge billboard which drives Hamlin to the edge. After being ordered by an arbitrator to take down the billboard and while filming his plea for fairness, Jimmy apparently saves a worker working on the billboard and he's soon hailed as a hero on local news outlets. Nothing is as it seems however but it leads to new clients. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This is the first episode in the series where the "Saul Goodman" alias is used. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, when they discover the dead guy. Before Jimmy pokes him with the stick, the dead guy's body changes positions, most notably his head. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy McGill: Like they say in Silicon Valley, "it's not a bug, it's a feature!"
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Connections

References The Thing (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Ma Mamma Mia
Performed by That's Amore
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Jimmy And His Schemes!
15 April 2020 | by gab-14712See all my reviews

Vince Gilligan is a genius! How he is able to come up with these plot points and excellent line of dialogue is either the work of a madman....or a genius. The fourth episode of the first season, "Hero" is yet another work from this Albert Einstein of television. One wouldn't think that this prequel would ever come close to the adventures of Walter White....well I think it has. This particular episode does play down the drama and ups the comedy, but we are in for a treat. In addition to Bob Odenkirk, Michael McKean as Chuck stands out this episode. He provides many of the comedic lines, but also delivers a very tense running sequence wrapped in a space blanket. Finally, the episode shows you how clever Jimmy McGill really is, pulling off some complicated cons.

The episode's opening starts off with one of those cons Jimmy used to do against people in an alleyway. Very clever, I gotta admit. Then, we roar right back to present day (episode-wise). The Kettlemans have to deal with the aftermath of their kidnapping and they compare the situation to human slavery (LOL). Nacho is released from prison and is very hesitant to believe Jimmy. Jimmy has a thing against Chuck's law partner, Howard Hamlin. He drives Hamlin to the brink, especially when he puts up a giant billboard. He has an injunction filed against him which forces Jimmy to take down the billboard, but he apparently saves someone in the process...which may lead him to more clients as Jimmy's answering machine gets busy.

The episode takes more of a comedy route and I'm all down for that. I laughed often and hard. I took great pleasure in watching Jimmy pull of his cons and embarrassing the weasel that is Howard. I am also intrigued by Jimmy's taste in cinema. He quotes Spartacus the wrong way here. Kim, however, has a great taste. The Thing is an 80's classic. The cliffhanger is great! Maybe Jimmy will be yet again a disappointment to his brother. Only time will tell.

My Grade: A


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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