Better Call Saul

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  1. VTXCyRyD

    VTXCyRyD Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I was waiting for it to happen and when it final came it was huge. Well worth the wait. (I know TWSS)

    The acting and directing in the final scene were fantastic. The smug look on Howard's face when Chuck showed the phone had no battery to the look of "OH CRAP" when he found the battery in his breast pocket. The camera focusing on Chuck got tighter and tighter as Chuck blew up. Then when Chuck realized what he did and calmed himself down the camera zoomed out slowly. Loved it.

    I also liked how it was Chuck's lawyer that finally sent him over the edge.
     
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  2. keepngoal

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    And last weeks episode was the best yet..... till tonight's. Wow.
     
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  3. runbikeswim

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    I wondered what the pictures were for.....I had suspected the address was for the ex-wife, but had no clue how the pictures were going to be used.

    Seems we might find out about Saul Goodman name change next week given the preview where Kim says "Saul Goodman?" ....

    The acting in this episode was outstanding. Each and everyone of them were so subtly believable without overacting. This is a rewatch episode
     
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  4. isufbcurt

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    Love it!!! Chuck proved what a prick he is to everyone in the court room. I also loved the "he defecated through sunroofs", the ole Chicago Sunroof, lol.

    And the look on the Bar panel's faces after Chuck blows up is awesome.
     
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  5. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    This was definitely one of those shows/episodes where even after the credits rolled at the end, I was still thinking about it. I'm definitely going to go back and watch on Hulu today at some point.
     
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  6. josh777

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    Did Jimmy prove that Chuck's disease is BS? I'm conflicted because there have been plenty of scenes in which Chuck was suffering the effects of electricity alone, with no one to be "acting" in front of. Is it all in his head?

    I think last night proved (again) that much of Chuck's motivation in life is driven by his jealousy of Jimmy's position in their family.
     
  7. keepngoal

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    I think it plays that Chuck can 'act out anything' for his pleasure/needs. It removes credibility, almost all of it, and shows how much Chuck hates Jimmy. Yet is shows how much Jimmy loves Chuck and has helped him in the past (care giver), and how he wants him to feel good. Jimmy is gonna get a 'slap on the wrist' for this, and can't practice law as Jimmy McGill. Remember he admitted to felony charges. And enter in Saul Goodman.
     
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  8. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    He made the story up...remember ;)
     
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  9. CycloneWarning

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    The best part was the foreshadowing of Chuck using the transposition lie to explain to his ex that the power company accidentally shut off his power.
     
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  10. isufbcurt

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    I think it paints Chuck in a couple different ways:

    1) It implies his condition is in his head and triggered by his divorce, since it came about right after the divorce. The hidden battery proves that if Chuck didn't know the battery was in his pocket his mind can't tell him to be afraid of electricity.

    2) It shows that Chuck is a good actor and can play it up to get what he wants.
     
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  11. CycloneWarning

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    Yep, it proved that Chuck's condition is likely psychosomatic, as the doctor said. Chuck's earlier testimony that it causes physical pain, but he remains lucid was undercut by his rant triggered by the knowledge the battery was right over his heart. Jimmy can play up the angle that he had cause to be worried about Chuck's mental state and that is why he concocted the confession.

    From previews, looks like this might get settled anyway. Howard talks Chuck into backing off if Jimmy agrees to not practice under the McGill name anymore.
     
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  12. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome episode, like "A Few Good Men" good. I really enjoy this show, and look forward to "binge" watching it again when it's done. I feel like I've missed a ton the first time through.
     
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    I must say as a huge fan of gangster/organized crime etc. and a veterinarian this connected vet in the show is a diety to me
     
  14. SayMyName

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    Anyone else think Chuck goes the suicide route? Kinda has that feeling to me.
     
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  15. mj4cy

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    Same here. I was so jacked up I couldn't fall asleep. Hadn't felt like that since ISU beat Nevada.
     
  16. SayMyName

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    Sweet!
    Origins of the Superlab site at the laundry, Lydia tie-in, giddyup!
     
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  17. BigJCy

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    And that's how he became Saul Goodman...

    Also Nacho going to spike that pill and give it to Hector
     
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    ...and Saul is born!!
     
  19. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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    What is that red "stuff" they put the drugs in on the truck?
     
  20. arobb

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    Just guessing, but maybe it's cayenne pepper to cover the scent?
     

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