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Better Call Saul | Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: “Quite a Ride”

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Better Call Saul | Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: “Quite a Ride”

Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro recap “Better Call Saul” Season 4, Episode 5: “Quite a Ride”

  • Bry_Lander

    The opening sequence with Saul scrambling to clear his office and escape was very compelling, much more so than it would have been if it was featured in Breaking Bad. The BB Saul was just a 1 dimensional scumbag lawyer with a waiting room full of thugs and degenerates, while we have gotten to know Jimmy as a person on BCS and have seen the good in the character, so I was much more sympathetic to his situation (understanding that he totally deserved everything that happened to him)

    • TrentC

      Talk about love letters to fans. As soon as I saw the wall, the scales etc, I realized it was a late scene in Saul’s Breaking Bad timeline and I became excited.

      Unfortunately those flashbacks also expose that I’m becoming one of those fans who while appreciating this show, is becoming a little bored and impatient with Jimmy’s scenes. The Mike/Gus content is totally compelling and the potential laundry architects are interesting, but where does that eventually end up? The meth lab will be installed under the laundry. And then some guys start making crappy meth until Walt shows up?

      I loved seeing Gale, but again, most of the interest or excitement I’m getting is from the components of another series.

      Right now my only constant question while watching is what happened to Kim?

      • Bry_Lander

        My theory is that the writers are attempting to make a show that is more driven by subtlety and character development and somewhat less by shock and action sequences. Therefore, there is less drug abuse and shoot-em-up stuff and more dialogue and nuance.

        So now instead of having exploding wheelchairs, choking to death on vomit during a drug OD, a head crushed by an ATM machine, airplanes colliding, and millions of dollars buried in the desert, we have the changing of a number in a court pleading, a cellphone being slipped into a shirt pocket, safety inspections by Mike, and a heist that just involves an $8,000 Hummel figurine. Everything has been drastically toned down – it is still interesting, but BB definitely kept you on the edge of your seat more often…

  • Robin

    Great podcast as always. I didn’t click that it was that same shoebox.

    Hate to be a Fishbach, but are you guys mispronouncing Forster as Forrester? I’ve loved that guy since back in Jackie Brown. You mentioned this ep having a similar feel to Taxi Driver and Jackie Brown. I agree, and that Randy Crawford song we hear here, Street Life, was in Jackie Brown too.

  • Heidi Christensen

    Where’s episode 6 recap??😭😭 I love the Mike impressions!

  • Susan Howard

    Hey guys! Last night was episode 7 and you haven’t recapped #6 yet. You got me hooked on your podcast and now I’m hanging…

    • Talkin Hockey

      Rob had a death in the family and was away for that. I am sure they will catch up soon.

      • Agent__Zigzag

        I’m so sorry to hear that. Just checked Twitter. Thanks for letting us know.