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Something Stupid 

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Jimmy runs into a problem as he expands his business that only Kim can solve. Gus gets involved in Hector's medical care. Mike has to deal with a setback.


Deborah Chow


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





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Odenkirk ... Jimmy McGill
Jonathan Banks ... Mike Ehrmantraut
Rhea Seehorn ... Kim Wexler
Patrick Fabian ... Howard Hamlin (credit only)
Michael Mando ... Nacho Varga (credit only)
Giancarlo Esposito ... Gustavo 'Gus' Fring
Mark Margolis ... Hector Salamanca
Lavell Crawford ... Huell Babineaux
Rainer Bock ... Werner Ziegler
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Rick Schweikart
Poorna Jagannathan ... Dr. Maureen Bruckner
Keiko Agena ... Viola Goto
Colby French ... Undercover Police Officer
Julie Pearl ... ADA Suzanne Ericsen
Ben Bela Böhm ... Kai


Jimmy runs into a problem as he expands his business that only Kim can solve. Gus gets involved in Hector's medical care. Mike has to deal with a setback.

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Crime | Drama




English | Spanish | German

Release Date:

17 September 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode moves some months forward in time after the last episode, visible in Gus's and Mike's operation with the German workers, Hector's recovery and in Kim finally removing her arm cast. Jimmy's PPD paperwork is shown to progress from June 2003 through January 2004 during the opening montage. See more »


It actually too dark in the dig project to do any actual digging. OR shoring up, setting forms or even reading blueprints and diagrams. See more »


Kim Wexler: You don't know the whole story.
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References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »


No Aloha
Written by Kim Deal
Performed by The Breeders
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Danger Ahead
21 September 2018 | by HallowLooyuhSee all my reviews

First off, in reading user reviews of this and previous episodes, there is a lot of play about Kim's character, e.g., that the storyline following her is boring.

i disagree about the boring part, but I do agree that, as far as a man-and-woman relationship, where there's give and take and not a lot of mind reading required (even if the partners know each other well), Kim's blank-page persona just wouldn't cut it in real life. she is the exact opposite of Jimmy, personality wise. he is an open book, able to paint in broad strokes but also careful and precise when he needs to communicate important or intimate points with his partner. I just don't see how he would be together with her, in real life. He's a give-and-take guy. Whether it's in Breaking Bad or BCS, he'll cajole you, insult you (as evidenced by his exchange with Howard last week), etc., to do anything to get you to respond. In order to communicate with you.

Kim gives about zero feedback. not verbally, not via body language, and from what we've seen, not physically (except in the episode last season following her car crash, when she went to the kitchen in her pajamas and the shot behind her revealed a stunning lower body that would catch any red-blooded man's sexual fancy).

i think this is a weakness common to both Breaking Bad and BCS. Namely, when a woman gets in a crisis, the writers have her clam up. Think of Season 5 & beyond of BB. Skyler basically went mute after she surmised that Walt was behind Gustavo's demise at the end of Season 4. The remainder of the show, her character was basically written out; at most she became an obstacle for Walter. As far as the strong, intelligent, articulate woman she'd crafted her character into, it disappeared in Season 5.

Kim's character has always kind of been that way. We've only gotten glimpses of her without her iron mask of defense. The only one that comes to mind right now is when she was having drinks with the Mesa Verde people and she confided that, where she grew up, golfing was about the only thing she could do to deal with the monotony. And there are the instances of her penchant for the "Giselle" fantasy the few times she and Jimmy went to bars to let off steam. Other than that, she's rarely if ever opened up.

So the writers have never let us really get to know Kim Wexler. Either they've never figured out who she is, or Rhea is unable to communicate it, or they're saving her "outing" for one big -- and surely unfortunate -- splash.

We viewers have a pretty good handle on every single character in the show. Except for Kim Wexler. Why is that?

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