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Better Call Saul – S3E3 – Sunk Costs
At the end of season two, a couple of things seemed apparent: Mike was about to meet Gus, and Jimmy was going to face some fallout from Chuck’s plan. This week the show nudged both of those stories forward. We got our anticipated Ehrmantraut/Fring pow-wow, and we saw Jimmy under arrest for breaking into his brother’s house. Now it truly seems that the plot threads for season three are underway, with the addition of a new player to the mix, Kyra Hay, the “tough but fair” ADA from out of town who will be prosecuting Jimmy.
Luckily Jimmy isn’t alone in his fight to keep his license and stay out of jail, as Kim has more or less come to his rescue by deciding to defend him. Assuming they are going to trial, she knows he needs all the help he can get, as Chuck is one of the more connected and respected lawyers in the area. Jimmy’s predicament basically pits him against the local legal establishment. It will be a miracle if he and Kim both emerge with their careers intact.
Meanwhile, a brief meeting with Gus resolves a few things for Mike. Firstly, Fring’s men will supposedly cease their tracking of Mike, who initially pretends to be done with his vendetta against Hector Salamanca, but then admits that he still desires revenge. Gus makes it clear that disrupting Hector’s business is allowed, but that harming the man himself is not. This sets off a chain of events whereby Mike once again carries out a deceptively simple but ingenious scheme that gets the Salamancas’ Regalo Helado Ice Cream truck seized at the border.