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Better Call Saul – S2E2 – Cobbler
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.
Jimmy has taken the job at Davis & Main, with all its perks. And while it isn’t quite clear how comfortable he is in his cushy new surroundings, Kim is sincerely happy for him (and maybe even a little envious of the company car). Chuck, on the other hand, isn’t so supportive, and emerges from his seclusion to crash a Sandpiper meeting at the offices of Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill, all the better to check in on his little brother as well as, perhaps, just to see and be seen.
Mike, for his part, is stuck dealing with the consequences of Pryce’s incompetence, when it becomes clear that the unlikely drug dealer will stop at nothing to reclaim his stolen baseball card collection, even if it means incriminating himself in the eyes of the police. So out of pragmatism and a little compassion, Mike pursues the cards, which means approaching Nacho in an attempt to make a deal. Nacho is at first resistant but caves when Mike threatens to reveal their pharmaceutical side business to Tuco.
Rather deftly and with zero bloodshed (yet) Pryce and his collectibles are reunited, Nacho takes the Hummer to a chop shop, and Mike walks with ten thousand dollars in his pocket. The only remaining loose end is getting the cops off of Pryce’s back, which leads Mike to call in one final favor. Jimmy is all to eager to assist with something shady, having just had an encounter with Chuck, who still clearly views Jimmy’s legal prowess with skepticism.
In the end, due to Jimmy’s quick thinking and a particularly Saul-like performance for the cops, Pryce is cleared of suspicion. The only problem? It required fabricating evidence, the news of which greatly worries and disappoints Kim. She demands that Jimmy not tell her about things like this in the future, a condition to which he agrees.