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Better Call Saul Series Premiere Recap: Uno

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Rob Cesternino and Antonio Mazzaro recap the premiere episode, “Uno”, of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul.

After the first night of “Better Call Saul” on AMC Rob and Antonio discuss how the first episode was much different than what they expected.  Both Rob and Antonio were pleasantly surprised with the first outing of the new series.  The biggest surprises of the night were how “Better Call Saul” incorporated the “Breaking Bad” universe in a big way.

Rob and Antonio were shocked to see the flash forward to the time period after “Breaking Bad” and the surprising reveal of Saul working as a manager at the Cinnabon.  Then at the end of the episode, it was an even bigger surprise to have Saul end up being taken prisoner by Tuco (who was a former adversary of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman).

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  • Antonio Mazzaro

    SLIGHT SPOILER (even though it’s only info that was screenshotted from this episode) From AMC’s storysync feature, and as seen on Reddit, the skateboarders just followed the wrong car. Horrible coincidence.

    • Brendan Fitzpatrick

      So they jumped themselves in front of the wrong car? Or Followed the wrong one, once they got on the highway? I couldnt tell if the windshield was cracked or not on Lady Tuco’s car.

      • Antonio Mazzaro

        Jumped the wrong car. The windshield was cracked.

        • Brendan Fitzpatrick

          Tight. I must have blinked and missed that. Thanks.

        • toast

          I was wondering too. They showed a final shot of the cracked windscreen just before the skater dudes walked to the house. I’m pretty sure to help us confused folk.

    • Michael Norris

      Wow, totally didn’t see this before I made my comment.

  • susan appleby

    Sorry I missed you guys. Great job. Love you guys together.

    Cinnabon is about 500 calories for the smallest thing.

    See you tomorrow if I can make the next podcast.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      500 calories for the smallest thing is a small price to pay for delicious.

  • Guest

    That was pretty…

    • Robert Penner


  • Laws

    I have to think we’ll see more future Saul. The problem with prequels is that you know the ending from the very beginning. BCS will probably set up a situation that threatens future Saul and creates suspense.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      I agree. Although there is something poetic about having an epilogue as a prologue.

    • toast

      That would be a fun side story. His journey through Cinnabon, out the other end to a renewed life as a Criminal Lawyer.

  • Aaronupsidasium

    My guess about Chuck is that he developed some sort of schizophrenia and the the electro sensitivity is part of his paranoia.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      I definitely am thinking something brain-related, not sure if full on schizo or not.

  • toast

    So, the story is essentially Breaking Bad, but with Law instead of Chemistry.
    Tired of making miserable money, resenting others who are successful, he takes the criminal path, which of course turns out to be littered with horrible violent people. And someone has cancer. And he picks up a reluctant sidekick with a contrasting personality.

    • Antonio Mazzaro

      What’s interesting about that to me is that Saul doesn’t break truly bad until he meets Walter. And Walter doesn’t break truly bad until he meets Saul. So it’s cool how they have similar arcs but can’t evolve into their different forms without each other.

      It also occurred to me that it is possible Saul was always working Walt behind the scenes for a larger player. To the extent that was possible we could see Saul as much more of a kingpin than he let on with Walt. I hope that’s not the case as I feel it would slightly water Walt down but it’s at least possible.

      • toast

        In Breaking Bad, Saul was the voice of sanity. Surrounded by these damaged, violent criminals, he tries in vain to point them down safe paths. Walter is where it gets too big and dysfunctional and dangerous. Walter White. Destroyer of Worlds.

  • Michael Norris

    I haven’t seen the second episode, so maybe they clear it up, but I think they were following the right car. I think they got hit by the wrong car. Like, they successfully followed the car that hit them, they just got hit by the wrong brown Mercury. When Saul walked up the driveway at the end, you could see the windshield was smashed. I could be wrong though.