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Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 5 | Alpine Shepherd Boy


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LIVE at 11:15 pm ET / 8:15 pm PT, Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro Season 1, Episode 5 of Better Call Saul entitled, “Alpine Shepherd Boy”. Join us for our live review immediately after the episode.

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  • Charles Bikle
  • Charles Bikle

    The Chuck showing up at the Cinnabun is definitely a bold prediction, however, were that to happen, it might open up the possibility of Jimmy reclaiming his (fake) identity of Saul Goodman and practicing law again.

  • Charles Bikle

    Howsabout Walter White showing up at the Cinnabun ?

    • Guest

      As a ghost?

      • Charles Bikle

        SPOILER: Bryan Cranston has talked about how we never actually saw his body at the end of the show and I think he was only half-joking.

    • Have you seen BB?

  • PJinAlbuquerque

    Chuck isn’t a problem. His story is important to the development of Jimmy into Saul. Rob, please read your PM on FB-RobHasAPodcast. 🙂

  • PJinAlbuquerque

    Mike’s daughter WAS in the Breaking Bad timeline. She didn’t talk to Mike. I bet
    Mike has Saul help him with the granddaughter visitation.

  • Eart

    My bold prediction: Both Skyler and Marie walk into the Cinnabun. This serves as a backdoor pilot to another spin-off: The Widows Lambert, where the newly widowed Skyler and Marie travel across America looking for love in all the wrong places.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      oh man, getting into Thelma and Louise type scrapes, where one person’s shoplifting and the other’s experience at the center of a criminal empire cause them to get into all sorts of hilarious mishaps.

      I’d watch The Widows Lambert.

  • Nicole

    I may be in the minority but I actually like the Chuck storyline. His psychological ailment intrigues me. That may possibly be due to my nursing background. I also like to see Jimmy’s softer side when he is having to take care of his brother.

    • Charles Bikle

      I like the storyline too and Michael McKean is always great, but I can see how people who aren’t, might get frustrated by the Chuck subplot taking away screen time from Jimmy and Mike.

      Also, I like how Chuck’s POV is filmed with the crazy editing, sound effects and lighting.

      I suspect that there’ll be a future situation where Chuck is forced to venture outside to come to Jimmy’s aid at some point.

      • Antonio Mazzaro

        a good observation, namely in a show that already took us into the desert with Tuco and Nacho, literally a life and death situation right at the beginning of the season, the slower pace with the Chuck stuff just is not as easily of a piece with that stuff.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      I don’t *mind* the Chuck storyline, and I tried, and probably failed, to convey on this podcast that my biggest desire for it is for this time to pay off—either thematically in a big way or even in a storyline way as Charles suggests below. Therefore, I am hesitant in the moment to say we are wasting time with Chuck. I trust Vince and Co. to make it matter beyond “wow his brother is sad and screwed up and that is hard on Jimmy.” I think BCS is sort of hamstrung in this way. I would be fine with that speed of storytelling on another show, but in the BB universe it’s a tough road to hoe for sure. I think the expectation is a lot more dramatic tension so the slow burn is a little out of place, even though it will likely end up being perfectly placed.

  • Charles Bikle

    The identity Saul takes when his Cinnabun manager ID is compromised:

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      This feels an awful lot like a video of me from 15 years from now or so. hitting too close to home Charles!

      • Charles Bikle

        You’re going to be a stage magician in 15 years ?

        Good call. because there’s no future in law; litigation is just a fad.

  • toast

    Jimmy in “The Producers” mode. Off to Little Old Lady Land.