Better Call Saul (2015– )
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Jimmy visits an old friend and takes up a new pastime; Chuck and Hamlin spar over the future of the firm; and Kim faces challenges at work.

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Minkie Spiro

Writers:

Vince Gilligan (created by), Peter Gould (created by) | 1 more credit »
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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
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Michael McKean ... Chuck McGill
Laura Fraser ... Lydia Rodarte-Quayle
Chris Mulkey ... Billy Gatwood
Bonnie Bartlett ... Helen
Jean Effron ... Irene Landry
Tina Parker ... Francesca Liddy
Jeremiah Bitsui ... Victor
Juan Carlos Cantu ... Manuel Varga
Phyllis Applegate ... Myrtle
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Jimmy visits an old friend and takes up a new pastime; Chuck and Hamlin spar over the future of the firm; and Kim faces challenges at work.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

12 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The jazzy number playing while Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) is talking to the mall-walking ladies is a version of "Popcorn" by Hot Butter. See more »

Goofs

A scene shows Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) strolling through the mall wearing a style of shoe similar to Skechers Shape-Ups. These shoes were not released until much later than when the show takes place. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jimmy McGill: [knock on door] Mrs. Landry, you're looking lovely as ever.
Irene Landry: Jimmy McGill! What are you doing here?
Jimmy McGill: Oh, I was in the area, and I thought, I wonder how my favorite former client is doing? And I have cookies.
Irene Landry: [chuckling] Oh, you're so sweet. Come on in!
Jimmy McGill: After I made these,
[offers store-bought cookies]
Jimmy McGill: I looked down, and I thought, "Wow! That looks just like your Felix."
[chuckles]
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Connections

Features The Night of the Hunter (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Soulful Strut
Performed by The Young Holt Trio
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17 June 2017 | by clacuraSee all my reviews

Said it before, will say it again, this is not Breaking Bad! The pace is a bit slower and the content different. However, we get the brilliance of Vince Gilligan and his team on display with cutting edge storytelling. Like any great artist, with a few notes of a song, you know the talent. Gillian has as a distinct style as the Cohen Bro's, and that is very impressive!

This episode ties so many small parts together seamlessly. The casting is stellar. Take for example Jean Effron who plays Irene. Her IMDb resume is almost blank. How did they find her? She has done basically nothing...and that is the risk that pays off so well. She does not seem like an actor. I really believe this is a little old lady living in a retirement home who likes to take walks at the mall with her girlfriends. The actors that surround her have been around for awhile, one of which was on Little House on the Prairie. This is the shift today in film making, to not go with the seasoned character actor first.

Another great selection is Rhea Seehorn playing Kim. She plays this role so understated, never capitulating to 'more'...if she was a drummer, her style would be 'less is more'. There are so many moments she could have thrown in more 'chops' but she doesn't. Great directing here, but this makes BCS so mature and satisfying. In this episode, what other writer would throw in a scene where she gets stuck in the dirt to develop more character depth and reality? It comes out of nowhere. Brilliant. Satisfying!

Better Call Saul is a full album over a hit single! You have to soak in the entire context. Watch season one over and so on...the flow is seamless with the old and the new. This is ground breaking storytelling. What other TV show has risked blending a former hit series into a new without trying to be, "Joanie Loves Chachi?" Frasier is the only other that has done this so well imo.

I could go on about the casting. This is an orchestra playing with a lead instrument! This is a TV show similar to Michael Clayton. It builds, does not have to rely on special effects and action to communicate depth, just relies on great storytelling and allows the characters to speak loudly.

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