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Better Call Saul Season 1 Episode 8 Recap | Rico

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Rob Cesternino is joined by Antonio Mazzaro to recap episode 8 of the Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul entitled, “Rico”. Join us for our live review immediately after the episode.



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  • rojeezee

    Glad Rob thinks arachnophobia is funny. He doesn’t know what it’s like!!

    • Charles Bikle

      Unless you’re afflicted with it, most phobias are funny to others.

      • rojeezee

        Maybe like, fear of balloons or commitment but spiders can actually hurt you!!

        • I don’t trust anything with more than 2 eyeballs.

      • There isn’t enough fire in the world for the images above.


  • Face your fears Mazzaro!

  • Charles Bikle

    The one phobia that I have (and it’s mild) is that of heights – I’m OK with flying or being high up, but sometimes in modern movies, if one of the characters is screwing around on a ledge or rooftop and it looks realistic, that irks me a little.

  • Eart

    There must be some Vick the Di… errr… Nacho action coming in the last two episodes. Michael Mando is in the regular cast and he’s barely done anything.

    (And I appreciated the Simpsons reference, Antonio.)

  • toast

    Ahh well, I was hoping Rico was an uncle of Nacho and Tuco. I enjoyed the episode, but I’m still awaiting Criminal Lawyer Saul.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      He’s got to break bad first! He’s still working for the little guy!

      • Eart

        I hope he breaks bad soon — if not this season then mid-way through the next. I’m enjoying the show but I’m not sure I want a whole second season and still no Criminal Lawyer Saul.

  • p566

    Antonio, what’s a typical percentage of a RICO settlement that goes to the attorneys involved? 30%? So Jimmy and Chuck might be looking at $6 million?

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      Yeah, for a class action the court is involved in determining the reward and there are certain cases where you can also get your fees simply paid straight up to incentivize attorneys to help right societal wrongs, but I would guess 30 percent is a fair estimate for this example. Still, it’s a very big case.

      • Charles Bikle

        Hey Antonio, got a question for you – in BB, we saw Jimmy’s law degree, but it was made out to Saul Goodman – his fake name (legally changed ?) – is this something a lawyer can get away with ?

        • Antonio Mazzaro

          If he legally changed it, he might be able to get a diploma re-issued. I do like the implication, though, that Saul Goodman is the kind of guy who abides by rules of what he can or can not get away with. ;)

        • Jason Johnson

          If you look closer, you will see that it isnt even a law degree. It is a Master of Arts degree and it is from 1984. it would say juris doctor if it were a law degree. Same shady school though…

  • “It’s sort of like being reminded that you’re going to die.” – I lost it

  • PJinAlbuquerque

    Antonio. Come to New Mexico. it is beautiful and you WON”T have to see any crazy tarantulas. I promise. I’ve lived here all my life.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      I have friends who have a yurt in Abiquiu and I am dying to go but I really really am afraid. :/

      • PJinAlbuquerque

        I understand, Antonio. Abiquiu is a beautiful place, yet kind of in the ‘wild’. Maybe come to NM in the winter? It get’s really cold and the “S” words are not present. AND don’t stay in a yurt. Get a nice hotel. Just a bit of advice.

  • Charles Bikle

    I think this clip will be good therapy for Rob.

    Clip is NSFW due to language.