Another Breaking Bad trait - double up scenes. The same scene but from two different points of view. This makes me happy.
So Tuco grabs his band of misfits and takes Jimmy and the dodgy skaters out into the desert. Here, we witness the first real scenes of 'Saul'. The guy that can talk his way out of a paper bag.
Just like Breaking Bad before it, Better Call Saul promises those gruesome I'm-not-sure-I-can-watch scenes. In this episode: 2 broken legs, and yes, I was covering my eyes with my hands.
After convincing Tuco and his men to let him go, and to only inflict two borken legs to the skateboarders, Jimmy seems to turn a corner. After visiting his brother, we learn more about their relationship, and his brother's disorder which is beginning to look a little more like OCD.
There's a great montage in this episode. A real stroke of brilliance. The mundane routine of Jimmy McGill as a public attorney. Heavily moving and grossly addictive.
But the most notable part of this episode was Jimmy's interaction with Nacho, Tuco's off-sider. Nacho offers Jimmy a cut of a dodgy deal involving a client Jimmy has been pursuing. As we all know, Saul Goodman is no good guy, so we can only assume this is the beginning of his transition.
Tie this in with scenes of banter between Mike and Jimmy, and it's an enjoyable episode...minus the bar scene. Not necessary and frankly, dull in comparison to the rest of the episode.
One thing this show does have going for it, is that we know how bad these 'bad guys' are. I really wish Jimmy would be careful around Mike...