Better Call Saul – S02E01 – Switch

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Better Call Saul – S2E1 – Switch

John and Chris are back for a second year of obsessive chat centered on the story, the characters, the craft, and the philosophical ins and outs of AMC’s Better Call Saul.

The new season begins right where it left off, or even slightly before, as Jimmy decides whether to take the dream job at Davis & Main or strike out on his own path. The only thing that seems to matter to him now is what Kim thinks, and hearing that her feelings have nothing to do with his career choices, Jimmy abandons the law and reverts to his cavalier con-man routine, lounging by the pool and racking up charges under the presumably fraudulent name “Mr. Cumston.”

After being roped—with minimal effort, it bears noting—into one of Jimmy’s schemes, Kim kisses him and they end up at her place. The next morning the two go their separate ways but there is an easy rapport between them and it seems like a step forward. After some consideration, Jimmy feels dissatisfied with his relapse into Slippin’ Jimmy territory and he contacts Davis & Main to take the job.

Meanwhile Mike has continued his association with the snippy, amateurish Pryce, but severs it when the little man displays a shocking lack of perspective. Pryce’s arrogance not only loses him his backup, it sets him up for a fall when Nacho determines where Pryce lives and therefore where he stores his drugs.

Altogether, it’s a promising start to a new chapter in the life of Jimmy McGill, who is primed to command the most respect that he ever has, while also being in a position to make his biggest mistakes yet.

 

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