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Better Call Saul Season 2, Episode 7 Recap | Inflatable

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Better Call Saul Season 2 Episode 7 Recap Podcast of “Inflatable” on March 28, 2016

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Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro recap Season 2, Episode 7 of Better Call Saul on AMC and answer some of the listener questions.


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  • Charles Bikle

    Early on in BB, Jimmy has clients pay with money-orders made out to Ice Station Zebra Associates. Since Ice Station Zebra is Kim’s favorite movie, do you think that might be her future firm in the BB universe ?

    • Park that is Paranoid

      I think it may be more of a tribute to her. Similar to how he wears Marco’s ring. I don’t think Kim is going to die. But like Antonio it looks more and more like something is going to ‘happen’, when they are under the same roof together, forcing Kim to move back to Nebraska.

      • Kim is a person of ambition and it keeps growing inside her. My take is that whatever she does, she herself makes decision.

        • Park that is Paranoid

          Yes. And in the end that decision could be moving back, and practicing law in Omaha.

          Someone also posted on Reddit a few weeks back that Kim could become depress because of the “ways of Jimmy effecting her career”. Uses meth to cope wit her depression, then changes her name to Wendy.

          • That seems pretty far out there.

          • Park that is Paranoid

            Rob I agree, but its’ pretty funny to think of Kim turning into a meth addicted prostitute. And with that The Association song.

          • Antonio Mazzaro

            Yeah this isn’t Fargo Season 2. I mean I’ve seen Faces of Meth but there’s that and then there is scientific impossibility.

  • Charles Bikle

    In meeting Jimmy early on Breaking Bad, we find out that he’s very comfortable in his clients using murder to solve problems (when he advises Walt & Jesse to murder Badger) and it even seems implied that he would arrange to have that set up for them (his clients).

    We still seem to be a LONG way from THAT Saul Goodman.

    • Wow. I don’t think Jimmy is ready for that YET.

    • TrentC

      I feel similar to Antonio. Saul will be born out of something that happens relating to Kim. I err to the side of darkness in these situations so I’m going to plant the flag by saying Jimmy loses his sense of morals about doing the right thing because of something sad that happens between him and Kim. Maybe even death.

      Also much in the same way, Mike right now still has a lot of values he holds true to. He becomes a different character later and there is likely going to be a strong catalyst to cause that sort of change.

      Relating to the missing 14000, I’m hoping it’s a three pronged reason. One because of Dad being a soft touch, two because of Jimmy occasionally dipping into the till for pocket change and three, because Dad secretly paid some of Chuck’s law school bills.

      Enjoyed the episode and podcast, thanks.

      • Charles Bikle

        I like your theory about the till, but I’m hoping that what we saw was the first instance of Jimmy using funds from the register as seed money for one of his scams, which he then secretly puts back (most of it) into the register to try and offset his Dad’s generosity. I’d like to think that, without Jimmy at the register, the till would have been $22+K in the red instead of just $14k.

        • TrentC

          That’s the impression I get from Jimmy as well. He wouldn’t outright screw over a kind person or people. Nice theory, hope something like that does happen.

  • Do you think it is ever possible that this show actually moves on to the timeline of breaking bad and somehow manages to show other cases which could be related or not related to breaking bad?

    • Park that is Paranoid

      I kind of think that may happen. Show Jimmy as Jimmy, when he is not in his “Oval Office” and dealing with Walter, but his him personal life. And show him as Saul, putting on the show. And the stress that is having on her persona life as Jimmy.

  • PJinAlbuquerque

    What a great BCS episode. How could anyone be frustrated with the telling of Jimmy’s story. It’s fascinating. I loved how Mike is so reluctant to roll with Jimmy, knowing what we know about them in Breaking Bad.

    • Charles Bikle

      In early episodes of BCS, Jimmy & Mike almost seem a little too chummy, but in BB, they never ever seemed close.

      Mike was Saul’s P.I., but his position with Gus clearly outranked his relationship with Saul and there may not have been any overlap in Mike’s 2 jobs until Walt & Jesse entered the picture.

  • dapete

    RE Itty-bitty Jimmy taking money from the til: I saw it as a fairness issue. “Why should that con-man get $10 from dad while I have to sweep up for 25¢ an hour?!” In fact, maybe Jimmy doesn’t even bother taking it from the til. It could be that he does it over-the-counter by conning his dad just like everybody else.

  • Craig

    Jimmy McGill is like the George Costanza that doesn’t suck. The only way his attempts to get fired could have been better was if he stuck his feet in the meditation pond or something.