Better Call Saul (2015– )
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After a strange encounter with the police, Chuck ends up in the hospital. Jimmy meets up with a series of unruly clients.


Nicole Kassell


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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
Clea DuVall ... Dr. Lara Cruz
Kerry Condon ... Stacey Ehrmantraut
Tim Baltz ... Roland Jaycox
Carol Herman ... Mrs. Strauss
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Detective Sanders
Omid Abtahi ... Detective Abbasi
Joe Berryman ... Big Ricky Sipes
Jacob Browne ... Veteran Cop
Ryan Jason Cook ... Younger Cop




Jimmy's publicity stunt has served its intended purpose and he soon has a list of prospective clients. The first of these, a somewhat eccentric man by the name of Big Ricky Sipes seems just too good to be true - which is exactly the case. Another is seeking to get a patent on his new invention - which looks very much like a flush toilet. A third wants a will drawn up - perhaps the most complicated ever. Jimmy decides to focus on the elderly and soon finds himself trolling for clients in retirement homes. Meanwhile, Jimmy's brother Chuck has a confrontation with the police after a neighbor complains that he stole their newspaper. He has a mental breakdown and is hospitalized with the doctor recommending he be sent for a 30 day psych evaluation. Mike Ehrmantraut's past seems to have caught up to him and he is taken in by the police. Written by garykmcd

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Saul (Bob Odenkirk)'s client pays with a mix of old and new style twenty-dollar bills. The new-style bills were released in late 2003 so she should not have any at this point. See more »


[first lines]
Veteran Cop: [knocking on Chuck's front door] Albuquerque police. Hello? Sir, we'd like to talk with you for a minute. Could you open the door, please? Look, we know you're in there. You're casting a shadow through your peephole. All we want to do is talk. Would you please open the door?
Chuck McGill: I'd, uh, I'd prefer not to, officers.
Younger Cop: Sir, come on and open up.
Chuck McGill: I have a condition. Uh, I can't go outside or be exposed to what's out there.
Veteran Cop: You were able to come outside to steal your neighbor's newspaper.
Chuck McGill: I ...
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Life Is Hard!
14 May 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There are two major strains here. The major focus of the episode has to do with a couple of bullheaded police who break a man's door down because he took a fifty cent newspaper belonging to the nosy lady down the street. Of course he has all kinds of issues--a fear that magnetic and electric fields are going to destroy him. He is afraid of light and technology and the outdoors. He has such a panic attack that he ends up hospitalized. Saul is faced with the possibility of committing him, but he is his brother and, nutty as he seems, he love him. Saul also has an interesting series of potential clients: a man who wants to secede from the union and prints money with his own picture on it; a man who has invented a toilet that talks to potty training children, and a woman who has a Hummel collection who needs a will. Finally, we are taken into the life of the man who runs the parking lot at the courthouse. He is played by the guy who was the ever-present MIke in "Breaking Bad." There is an intriguing scene at the conclusion of this episode.

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2 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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