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Author:  Mike [ Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:55 pm ]
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It's pretty damn good

Author:  Max [ Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:35 am ]
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Wouldnt miss it.

Mike was one of my favorite characters in BB so more of him is a bonus.

I was waiting for him to say "Law Offices of Jimmy McGill" while he was in the dumpster this week. Missed opportunity for the writers.

Author:  Nyarlathotep [ Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:33 am ]
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I'm liking it too, finding a way to give Mike more story lines was genius. I'm also a fan of everything Michael McKean does.

It's interesting to see Jimmy in this show and compare him with Saul from Breaking Bad. Especially with this latest episode we see a Jimmy that is willing to actually put some work in to do the right thing, he works himself ragged for a legitimate cause! I wonder what happens to make him become Saul Goodman and embrace his role as a 'criminal' lawyer.

I have to think that something tragic happens to Chuck at some point. It seems that Jimmy's main motivation to walk the straight and narrow is to redeem himself in Chuck's eyes. That hug he gave him when Chuck said they could work together did a lot of character development I think.

And we never see or hear anything about Chuck or HHM in Breaking Bad - probably because Jimmy/Saul is damaged goods by that time.

Author:  Max [ Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:16 pm ]
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My guess?

Somehow Jimmy get cheated out of the nursing home deal by Chucks law firm HHM. Chuck may be involved which would kill any integrity Jimmy has or perhaps Chuck is eliminated/murdered by them.
Kim could betray him also.

Whatever it is you know it is going to be bad.

Author:  Max [ Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:06 am ]
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People will just never learn. You dont fuck with Mike. :D

Big guy just running away was hilarious and totally believable from my experiences.

Good episode but only one more this season.

Author:  Nyarlathotep [ Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:17 pm ]
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That scene with the two guys and Mike was awesome. If you want something to go the way you want, all you need to do is bring Mike along - I think that pill peddler realizes that now. He certainly did get a good deal at $1,500!

Also - I like that actor Mark Proksch that played the pill guy. He cracked me up with every single line he delivered in The Office.

It's kind of sad but Chuck was probably right about Jimmy. He does mostly rely on his slick charm to do his thing, and that would be a liability for HHM. Jimmy might have had a chance to do things the right way and really become a "real lawyer" if Chuck would have had a little faith in him but I can't blame him for not forgetting about "Slippin' Jimmy".

It looks like next week he's going to hit rock bottom and hook up with his old scam artist buddy again. I imagine he'll realize that he could do well combining his law knowledge with his scamming knowledge. I have a feeling that starting with season 2 we're going to see the start of his "criminal lawyer" business - and that's really what we want to see. He works best when he's shucking and jiving and generally weaseling himself and his clients out of jams.

Author:  Max [ Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:57 pm ]
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Are you watching "Last man on Earth"? Pretty funny.

Jimmys old scam artist is TODD!

Wonder what will happen with him and Kim. She wasnt in BB as far as I can remember so even though she advised Jimmy to his benefit because she knew he was betrayed by Chuck, she may become untrusted by Jimmy and cut out of his life.

Come on, strip mall office with 20K upfront money from HHM.

He never did get the big payoff in BB that we know of (should have been before BB started) or maybe that is what set up the strip mall office.

Author:  Nyarlathotep [ Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:10 pm ]
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Yeah I also wonder what happens with Kim. They seem to share a pretty trusting backchannel of communication, and we have to assume that goes away. Maybe it's a combination of her success and him becoming Saul Goodman.

I wonder if we'll see Mike meet Gus.

Author:  Mike [ Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:20 pm ]
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I'm liking the last man on earth too.

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