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This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 10 “Lantern”. The lantern burned, just as we expected. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email | Instagram | Facebook Mike @scathingtweets Michelle @michellefromtn Subscribe to the Better Call…

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Better Call Saul 309

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 9 “Fall”. Things slow to a crawl as the season winds down. The most exciting part of this episode was the win-in-5-moves Bingo game. Sneak peek of

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Better Call Saul 308

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 8 “Slip”. Things are going so well for the good guys that something has to come crashing down upon them as season 3 closes. Sneak peek of

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Better Call Saul 307

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 7 “Expenses”. Jimmy and Kim begin to feel the full weight of events related to the 12 month suspension. Watch a sneak peek of episode 308 “Slip” Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our…

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Better Call Saul 306

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 6 “Off Brand”. Better Call Saul Productions is born. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email | Instagram | Facebook | Beme Video Mike @scathingtweets Michelle @michellefromtn Subscribe to…

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Better Call Saul 305

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 5 “Chicanery”. The McGill brothers go toe to toe. Kim’s fate remains mysterious, but looks good for now. Gus, Mike, Hector and the cartel take the night off. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of…

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Better Call Saul 304

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 4 “Sabrosito”. Gus outperforms Hector in the Cartel’s distribution business. Jimmy and Kim move their plan forward at the PPD hearing. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email |…

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Better Call Saul 303

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 3 “Sunk Costs”. Jimmy and Kim plan to defend against Chuck’s charges. Mike and Gus cross paths. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email | Instagram | Facebook |…

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Better Call Saul 302

This is Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 2 “Witness”. Mike follows the gas cap gang. Gus is back, along with Francesca and Victor. Chuck springs his trap for Jimmy. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email…

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Better Call Saul 301

Better Call Saul Season 3, Episode 1 “Mabel”. Mike tracks his pursuers. Chuck has vengeful plans for Jimmy. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email | Instagram | Facebook | Beme Video Mike @scathingtweets Jamie @wordgirly Subscribe…

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Better Call Saul Season 2, Episode 10 “Klick”. Mike tries to wrap up loose ends. Jimmy tells Chuck the truth. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email | Instagram | Facebook | Beme Video Mike @scathingtweets Jamie…

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Better Call Saul 208

Better Call Saul Season 2, Episode 8 “Fifi”. Jimmy and Kim celebrate their new office, but only temporarily as Mesa Verde switches back to HHM. In one of a few mysteries presented in this episode, Jimmy alters documents related to Mesa Verde. Other mysteries are the cargo getting shipped by the cartel and then getting…

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Better Call Saul 205 Rebecca

Better Call Saul Season 2, Episode 5 “Rebecca”. Kim fights her way out of the basement. The writers reveal a happier Chuck and Jimmy seems limited by his shortcuts. At the close, Mike gets a friendly-scary visit from Tio Salamanca. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and…

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Better Call Saul 204 Gloves Off

Nacho needs Tuco to go away so hires Mike and then watches as he maneuvers the volatile Tuco into a corner. We see a baby-faced Krazy8 working at his old Tampico furniture job. Jimmy and Kim struggle with the repercussions from the Sandpiper TV commercial. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If…

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Better Call Saul 203 Amarillo

In this slower-moving setup episode, Jimmy uses his Client Outreach skills to generate business for the firm. Mike tries to protect Stacy and Kaylee from threats, real or imagined. Jimmy and Kim struggle with their relationship when the TV commercial and Jimmy’s tactics approach attorney solicitation. Nacho hires Mike to help make a guy go…

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Better Call Saul 202 Cobbler

Jamie is back and she totally kills it with insights. From Sicilienne to colors, motivations and moods. Jimmy seems to take major steps towards Saul, and eventually Gene, in this episode. Please rate and comment on our podcast on iTunes If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast,…

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Better Call Saul Recap

Better Call Saul Season 1 Recap. Jamie and Mike team up with Dave and Bryan from the “It’s Saul Good, Man” podcast. We have some laughs and discuss theories on season 1, including Jimmy and Kim’s romance, the second Hamlin and how Chuck replaced Howard as the big heavy antagonist. Dave and Bryan are super…

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Better Call Saul 110 Marco

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 10 “Marco”. The final episode of season 1 has Jimmy saying goodbye to Marco, lamenting the Chicago Sunroof and his debt to Chuck. The future is set when Jimmy resolves with Mike to never let “doing the right thing” stop him from future career advancement. Please rate and comment…

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Better Call Saul 109 Pimento

Nothing was hidden from us in the previous eight episodes, yet here we are, surprised again by the evil genius Gilligan and his all-star writers. It was Chuck pulling the strings and keeping Jimmy out of the firm all along. While the rejection Jimmy feels is hard to watch, Chuck is probably right, Jimmy is…

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Better Call Saul 108 RICO

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 8 “RICO”. This episode starts with a prequel to present “Saul” events. Jimmy starts in the mailroom and works his way through law school, eventually passing the bar on his third try. Kim seems romantically close in these earlier days and Chuck is well, pre-electromagnetism problems, working his corner…

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Better Call Saul 107 Bingo

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 7 “Bingo”. I’m not sure what was more difficult to watch, Mike agonizing over his lost son or Jimmy doing the same over his lost career dreams. We are still left with the bigger question, what event will take Jimmy completely over to his Saul persona? I don’t care…

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Better Call Saul 106 Five-O

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 6 “Five-O”. Jimmy gets a new customer, Mike! We learn Mike’s murky path to Albuquerque. This is the darkest point of BCS and this complexity connected to Mike seems much more serious and poignant than the story of Chuck or anything else related to Jimmy/Saul so far in the…

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Better Call Saul 105 Alpine Shepherd Boy

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 5 “Alpine Shepherd Boy”. Jimmy/Saul uses the publicity from his billboard caper to try to find his lawyer space. He cares more for his brother than for money and proves it by saving Chuck from the hospital and bringing him home. Mike gets a visit from some old Philly…

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Better Call Saul 104 Hero

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 4 “Hero”. Jimmy becomes more like Saul than ever before. This episode opens and closes with him “building his brand” through scams, the latter of which is quite refined and polished. Jimmy/Saul is also developing more courage. He stands up to Nacho and presses his point that his interaction…

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Better Call Saul 103 Nacho

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 3 “Nacho”. Saul/Jimmy shows us he does have a conscience as he tries to go back and right his scam with the Kettlemans. We also learn more of his Cicero backstory in a scene from the Cook County jail when Chuck appears to bail the younger Jimmy out. Jimmy…

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Better Call Saul 102 Mijo

Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 2 “Mijo”. The Kettleman scam gets messed up and Saul runs into Tuco and his associate Nacho. Saul and his twin cronies Cal and Lars are in trouble until Saul reveals the original plot. Saul gets his confidence back by saving the skateboarding twins. This leads to a new…

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Better Call Saul 101 Uno

Better Call Saul, 101 “Uno”. Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 1 “Uno”. True to the closing dialogue in Breaking Bad, Saul is living in quiet desperation in a Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska. But this is only a flash-forward, Saul is a struggling Jimmy McGill, cutting his public defender teeth in Albuquerque courtrooms for $700…

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Better Call Saul flashback 516

Recap of Breaking Bad 516, “Felina”. The police converge on the New Hampshire bar where Walt saw Eliot and Gretchen on the Charlie Rose show. Walt hides inside a snow covered Volvo and prays, “Just get me home. I’ll do the rest” as the police lights pass over him. He gets the car started and…

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Better Call Saul flashback 515

Recap of Breaking Bad 515 “Granite State”. The Disappearerer arrives with his passenger at the vacuum repair shop. In a twist, that passenger is Saul. Ed the Disappearerer processes him in and we learn that Saul’s new life will be in Nebraska. Saul meets Walt here at the vacuum shop and ends Walt’s grand ideas…

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Better Call Saul flashback 514

Recap of Breaking Bad 514, “Ozymandias”. The gunfight plays out in the desert scene from last episode. Gomez is dead and Hank is badly wounded. Things develop quickly as Walt negotiates for Hank’s life. His unsuccessful pleading involves revealing the location of the buried money. The money cache becomes a grave for Hank and Gomie.…

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Better Call Saul flashback 513

Recap of Breaking Bad 513, “To’hajiilee”. Todd is trying to cook meth on his own but can’t seem to get the color or purity down right. Walt puts the hit on Jesse by setting it up with Todd and Jack. Hank’s plan is to trick Huell into revealing the details of the van and the…

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Better Call Saul flashback 512

Recap of Breaking Bad 512, “Rabid Dog”. Hank has teamed up with Jesse to bring down Walt. Even though he is not convinced it will work, Jesse reveals all of their criminal activity on videotape at Hank’s house. Hank is prepared to sacrifice Jesse to catch Walt and sets him up with a wire. Jesse…

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Better Call Saul flashback 511

Recap of Breaking Bad 511, “Confessions”. The freight train methylamine moves from AZ (Declan) to NM (Jack’s gang). Jesse gets questioned by the ABQ police for tossing his money away. The confession happens with Walt and Skylar vs. Hank and Marie at the tableside guacamole meeting. Jesse deserts the “disappearerer” when he gets the truth…

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Better Call Saul flashback 510

Recap of Breaking Bad 510, “Buried”. Jesse’s money is on the ground, Walt’s money is in the ground and Declan’s lab is underground. Not for long though, as Jack’s crew takes over their operation. Lydia is providing an expanding customer base in the Czech Republic. Hank and Gomie get closer to the answers. Stay tuned…

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Better Call Saul flashback 509

Recap of Breaking Bad 509, “Blood Money”. Getting right back into it after almost 11 months, Blood Money is the season 5 1/2 premier and the start to the final eight episodes. Walt flashes forward to see the Heisenberg graffiti on his old house. Lydia seeks answers to purity of meth for her Euro customers…

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Better Call Saul flashback 508

Recap of Breaking Bad 508, “Gliding Over All”. This episode closes out the first half of season 5. Todd and Walt need to take care of Mike’s car and body. They do this behind Jesse’s back. Dennis the laundry manager strives to make a deal with the DEA for a reduced sentence. Hank holds out…

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Better Call Saul flashback 507

Recap of Breaking Bad 507, “Say My Name”. Walt talks Declan into distributing the meth from the 1000 gallons of methylamine. Mike is out, disposing of weapons, his computer and taking his $5 million payout and covering his team in prison. DEA SAC Ramey shuts down Hank’s pursuit of Mike, Fring and Heisenberg. Hank doggedly…

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Better Call Saul flashback 506

Recap of Breaking Bad 506, “Buyout”. More of Todd’s character is revealed as Walt, Mike and Jesse dispose of their train heist evidence. The team has to make a decision about Todd, ultimately deciding to keep him. Mike realizes he is losing a step to the authorities and wants to take his “buyout”. Jesse has…

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Better Call Saul flashback 505

Recap of Breaking Bad 505, “Dead Freight”. Lydia gets interrogated by Mike, Walt and Jesse. Proving her mettle, she makes a call to Hank Schrader, that, and a subsequent call from the Houston DEA, verifies that she was protecting them. Lydia adds further value by sourcing an “ocean of methylamine”. This leads to the train…

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Better Call Saul flashback 504

Recap of Breaking Bad 504, “Fifty-One”. Say goodbye to the Aztec and hello to the cool new Chrysler products! The Houston warehouse for Madrigal gets scrutiny from the DEA. Lydia actually helps Team Heisenberg by pointing out the GPS tracker attached to a barrel of methylamine. Skylar is forced into a celebration of Walt’s 51st…

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Better Call Saul flashback 503

Recap of Breaking Bad 503, “Hazard Pay”. Mike makes arrangements with each member of his crew by visiting them in various jails around ABQ. Their “hazard pay” is a cut of the profits from ongoing criminal activity. Saul helps the boys find a new venue for the cook lab and they settle on Vamanos Pest…

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Better Call Saul flashback 502

Recap of Breaking Bad 502, “Madrigal”. Even though he’s gone now, Gus’ connections to the German company Madrigal become an important part of the show. Walt stashes the ricin vial for future use. Merkert is out and Hank begins to look towards the German executives for new clues. He also uncovers Mike’s finances and this…

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Better Call Saul flashback 501

Recap of Breaking Bad 501, “Live Free or Die”. In the opening scene of this new season, Walt goes from his greatest moment of victory (blowing up Gus and destroying the superlab), to his lowest (cancer ridden, buying the components for his last stand and eating one of his final meals at Denny’s). Using Old…

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Better Call Saul flashback 413

Recap of Breaking Bad 413, “Face Off”. In a continuation of episode 12, Walt has to readjust when his car bomb idea doesn’t work out. Brock gets better, but the cops want to know more about Jesse’s knowledge of ricin. Walt needs to locate Saul and pays Francesca a small fortune to find him. Hector’s…

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Better Call Saul flashback 412

Recap of Breaking Bad 412, “End Times”. The DEA protects Hank, Skylar and their families while Walt plans his next moves. Those plans include Brock’s poisoning and laying the blame elsewhere. Hank goads Gomie into checking out the laundry. Brock gets sick and Jesse realizes his ricin cigarette is missing. Gus’ sixth sense warns him…

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Better Call Saul flashback 411

Recap of Breaking Bad 411, “Crawl Space”. On the run from the cartel poisoning, Jesse, Mike and Gus arrive at the pre-staged medical tent. Jesse and Gus recover quickly and visit Hector in Casa Tranquila. Hector learns that the last of his family has been wiped out. Ted tries to wiggle out of his IRS…

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Better Call Saul flashback 410

Recap of Breaking Bad 410, “Salud”. Jesse proves his cook quality with a high-pressure 96% purtiy in the Mexican lab. Gus completes his revenge plot, wiping out the cartel with poisoned tequila. Skylar helps Ted with money that he uses for other things and Jr. gets a used PT Cruiser. If you want to connect…

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Better Call Saul flashback 409

Recap of Breaking Bad 409, “Bug”. Hank and Gaff both find Gus’ distribution center. Skylar helps Ted with his IRS audit and Jesse plans for an important trip to Mexico. If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check us out on Instagram, Facebook, or @scathingtweets. Subscribe to the Better…

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Better Call Saul flashback 408

Recap of Breaking Bad 408, “Hermanos”. Gus and his 1989 hermano Max meet with Don Eladio to sell him on their methamphetamine idea. We see the motivation behind Gus’ hate for Hector when he kills Max to teach Gus a lesson. Saul and Huell deliver Jesse’s support money to Brock and Andrea. If you want…

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Better Call Saul flashback 407

Recap of Breaking Bad 407, “Problem Dog”. Walt Jr loses his hot car after only one day and Saul has to bail Walt out of trouble for it. Walt Sr cooks up a new batch of ricin and designates Jesse to deliver it. Hank finds compelling evidence against Gus. If you want to connect and…

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Better Call Saul flashback 406

Recap of Breaking Bad 406, “Cornered”. Walt is the one who knocks. Skylar’s coin flip won’t let her escape from New Mexico. If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check us out on Instagram, Facebook, or @scathingtweets. Subscribe to the Better Call Saul podcast on Subscribe to the Better…

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Better Call Saul flashback 405

Recap of Breaking Bad 405, “Shotgun”. Walt and Skylar have a reconciliation? Hank thinks the now deceased Gale was the “Heisenberg” genius he has been pursuing. He is ready to call it quits until Walt drunkenly convinces him otherwise. Jesse learns money pickup techniques from Mike. If you want to connect and become a part…

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Better Call Saul flashback 404

Recap of Breaking Bad 404, “Bullet Points”. Skylar and Walt rehearse the blackjack cover story. Hank shows Walt the Gale video and his Lab Notes diary. Saul, now concerned about his safety as well, gives advice about the Disappearerer. If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check…

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Better Call Saul flashback 403

Recap of Breaking Bad 403, “Open House”. Skylar devises a scheme to get the carwash. Jesse sinks deeper into sadness and chaos. Marie’s kleptomania gets her into trouble, but it lands Gale’s Lab Notebook into Hank’s hands. If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check us out…

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Better Call Saul flashback 402

Recap of Breaking Bad 402, “Thirty-Eight Snub”. Walt buys a gun and practices his quick-draw technique. Jesse descends further into madness among his house party guests. Even a brief interlude with Andrea and Brock doesn’t bring him happiness. We meet Tyrus and Roomba. Gus remains out of sight and Mike looks world weary. If you…

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Better Call Saul flashback 401

Recap of Breaking Bad 401, “Box Cutter”. In flashback, we see the birth of the superlab. Gale orders the gear and sets it up (while taking meticulous notes in his lab book). In real time, we see the demise of Gale that took months between seasons to reveal. Victor meets his end too, at the…

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Better Call Saul flashback 313

Recap of Breaking Bad 313, “Full Measure”. Walt and Jesse take a final definitive step to secure their future. Gale gets two important visits, one from Gus and one from Jesse. Saul commits to Walt as his boss. If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check us…

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Better Call Saul flashback 312

Recap of Breaking Bad 312, “Half Measures”. We learn about the connection between Andrea’s brother and Combo. Mike explains why half measures don’t work. And of course, more Wendy! If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet us. Subscribe to the Better Call Saul…

Better Call Saul flashback 311

Recap of Breaking Bad 311, “Abiquiu”. Georgia O’Keeffe lived in Abiquiu, NM and we see a nice flashback of Jesse learning about her art with Jane. Jesse has a new girl though, we meet Andrea and Brock and find out about their connection to Gus’ distribution network. Walt and Gus share a cozy dinner. If…

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Better Call Saul flashback 309

Recap of Breaking Bad 309, “Kafkaesque”. Gus’ Pollos commercial shows the drug/chicken distribution network. Jesse is unhappy with their $3 mil salary for cooking $96 mil of meth. Walt puts his cards on the table with Gus. Skylar whips up a blackjack story to explain Walt’s extra money. Saul still wants to creatively launder profits.…

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Better Call Saul flashback 307

Recap of Breaking Bad 307, “One Minute” Hank’s anger jeopardizes his career. Jesse comes back to cook and the cousins seek their vengeance. If you want to connect and become a part of our Better Call Saul podcast, email us, check us out on Facebook, or Tweet us. Subscribe to the Better Call Saul podcast on Subscribe to the Better…

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Better Call Saul flashback 306

Recap of Breaking Bad 306, “Sunset” There’s trouble at the RV as Hank finally closes in, but Saul bails them out with a clever maneuver. The Krystal Ship sees its final day. Gus meets the cousins in the desert at sunset and offers them Hank for vengeance. If you want to connect and become a…

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Better Call Saul flashback 304

Recap of Breaking Bad 304, “Green Light” Hank tracks the blue meth that Jesse leaves at the Chief gas station. Merkert urges him to make the decision to move to El Paso but Hank’s fear keeps him from pulling the trigger. Skylar and Ted stay cozy while Walt first fumes with Skylar, then flirts with…

Better Call Saul flashback 303

Recap of Breaking Bad 303, “I.F.T.” The danger deepens as we see the roots of the criminal empires competing with one another. Our characters deepen too, Skylar steps out and becomes more independent, Hank show his vulnerability with panic attacks, Jesse is truly heartbroken over Jane and even wheelchair-bound Tio looks like an important cartel…

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Better Call Saul flashback 302

Walt is having a tough time, getting arrested and receiving divorce papers from Skylar. He does manage to toss a pizza perfectly on to his garage roof. Jesse emerges from rehab and, with the help of Saul, buys his parents’ house. Skylar schemes with Ted to get the Beneke Fabrication books under control. Walt moves…

Better Call Saul flashback 212

Elements of life and death bookend this episode. Baby Holly is born into the Breaking Bad universe while Jane chokes and dies.  In between, we see Saul give Walt advice on zombie computer donations to Jr’s website. Best of all, we meet Mike as he deals with the aftermath of Jane’s demise. If you want…

Better Call Saul flashback 211

Saul gives the guys some much needed tough love.  They “suck at dealing meth” and he knows guy who knows a guy who knows a guy. Walt and Jesse meet this guy and we get introduced to Gus. We say goodbye to Combo and say hello to Holly.  Jesse and Jane make the dangerous decision…

Better Call Saul flashback 209

Saul outlines the math for his money laundering (75 cents on the dollar) and fees (17%), leaving Walt with just under $10k in net worth. Saul advises him to “Make hay while the sun is shining.” Walt and family visit the Oncology Center for a PET scan that will determine the results of his chemo. …

Better Call Saul flashback 208

Badger is stung for selling $175 of meth to an undercover cop. This gets him arrested and introduces us to Saul Goodman, the lawyer hired by Walt and Jesse. Hank is a bit shaken after his Juarez experience, but Walt gives him the “fear” pep talk. He starts to see that there may be more…

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This is the intro episode for the Breaking Bad sequel “Better Call Saul”. How will that show answer some lingering questions? (Spoilers!) What will we learn of Walt’s past with Gray Matter? What ever happened to the families of the dealers killed in the prison murder spree? What happened to Merkert? What was Gus’ past…

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Breaking Bad lives on in Better Call Saul.  How will that show answer some lingering questions: What will we learn of Walt’s past with Gray Matter? What ever happened to the families of the dealers killed in the prison murder spree? What happened to Merkert? What was Gus’ past in Chile? What happened with Madrigal…