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Old 05-18-2017, 07:49 PM   #621
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I wonder how many BB fanboys have not found this show yet. It's such a great show, and I can't help but think the Breaking Bad fanboys would be going nuts over the nuggets in every episode lately. I know I've talked to a lot of random guys who'd fit that persona at parties or whatever that never gave this show a chance.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:11 PM   #622
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He really is a great character. The actor (Patrick Fabian) does a fantastic job here as he's got a lot of layers from charming, ruthless, calculating, sincere, etc. It's starting to feel in this season that he's the only character in the show that's really a down to earth good person.
Skills he no doubt learned during his time on Saved by the Bell - The College Years.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:17 PM   #623
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So what is Chuck's game here? He clearly wants to get past his "illness", but is it for himself, or so he can stick it to Jimmy without the stigma of it? Howard throws out the "Jimmy will screw up" line, which makes me think Chuck is not going to quit until his brother is ruined.

Do we also get some foreshadowing of Howard in a car accident while drinking when he says he is fine to drive?
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My wife gasped when Howard said he was fine to drive. Unless it's a red herring, it will come into play.

Gilligan is more of a Chekhov's Gun rather than Red Herring kind of guy.
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Could be in a few months Howard dies and Chuck is suddenly in charge of HHM, free of his mental issues and on the warpath. Which would suck, because Howard is awesome.
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I had the same "oh" reaction. These writers never really mention extraneous stuff just to do so.
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I thought Chuck was going to report Howard to the police for drunk driving as he was pissed he wouldn't go at Jimmy anymore, and wanted him out of the picture so he could continue down that road.
I am so interested by Chuck and his mental state.

Following the trial, he is struggling with many emotions. Shame at having his illness seen by his peers in the law and by his ex-wife. He's feeling betrayed by the law, by Jimmy, by Kim, by his ex-wife and by Howard, who routinely tried to put the breaks on this and in Chuck's clouded mind, may be part of the reason the case failed. He's feeling confusion about his illness and perhaps some shame or embarrassment there as well. The construct of his illness was just exposed, and he is having a difficult time reconciling not being able to 'feel' the battery.

His animus to Jimmy might be approaching blind rage.

I think he dropped a dime on Howard driving drunk.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:59 PM   #624
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I have to think that by the time that Chuck made it to a payphone, Howard would have been home already, no? I mean, it's Albuquerque, how long could a drive between 2 points be? If anything, I think it foreshadows Howard getting into an accident and getting killed. Something else that Chuck can indirectly blame Jimmy for.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:11 PM   #626
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That was next level scumbag. But oddly satisfying.
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Jimmy is as smart as Chuck, but oriented in the complete opposite direction.

Great episode.
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I didn't expect him to turn vindictive like that...but he is a broken man right now.
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Do you think that the insurance company is going to know that Saul Goodman is Jimmy McGill?

Perhaps that's the trigger for the name change.

I can also see Howard turning on Charles when Charles' malpractice insurance skyrockets.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:30 AM   #630
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i really enjoyed how they illustrated Kim's second thoughts about Jimmy consistently in the episode.

When Paige, the Mesa Verde counsel, made the comment about switching the dates and the magna carta, it was like you could 'feel' the revulsion coming off of Kim. Her comment about bringing down a sick man, was also illustrative of the acknowledgement that Chuck wasn't wrong, but they were able to take enough advantage of his condition to malign his character to get the judgement they wanted.

Then in the bar, she gets real insight into Jimmy's world when he is plotting against the various people in the bar. Jimmy's vindictive side is unmasked to her again, as it seemingly was when Rebecca confronted him in his office.

The ethics conflicts are slowly unravelling Kim.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:36 AM   #631
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Do you think that the insurance company is going to know that Saul Goodman is Jimmy McGill?

Perhaps that's the trigger for the name change.

I can also see Howard turning on Charles when Charles' malpractice insurance skyrockets.
Actually, I don't think his payments will skyrocket, I think he may be denied coverage, which I'm assuming would effectively end his ability to practice law or be considered for partnership in HHM.

Does his loss of good standing impact the potential payout as partner in HHM?
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I actually thought that was probably the worst episode of the season so far. Didn't keep up with the others and was kind of boring. Interested to see where the season goes from here though.
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Slow episode but this show is more engaging than most so even though it was slow it doesn't feel like filler.
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The voices are immediately noticeable to anyone that listens to the Jim Rome show as they have filled in for him a few times over the years. I kind of thought that was dick of them to have Saul bring his crew there and back out.
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