Better Cast Saul – 210 – Klick

We’re trying to walk a fine line here. On the one hand, we are impressed as we can be with the quality, pacing, and storytelling on display throughout season two of AMC’s “Better Call Saul”. Heck, we even really like the finale, episode 210, “Klick”. But we also have a few problems with how they’re going about doing what they do, and worry that the mounting coincidences, reliance on karmic timing and a fairly limp reveal for the finale will eventually undermine the enterprise. And we have a giant mailbag full of opinions from you and your fellow fans.

Better Cast Saul – 209 – Nailed

Episode 209 of AMC’s “Better Call Saul”, entitled “Nailed”, is superlative, and takes us on quite the intense and unexpected emotional rollercoaster. We can’t wait to see what goes down in the finale next week! But first things first, we talk about Mike’s snatching a total moral defeat from the jaws of victory, Chuck’s crazy pants theory that just happens to be true, Kim’s very nuanced and perhaps conditional acceptance of Jimmy’s wily ways, and much more, including tons of great feedback from our fellow fans.

Better Cast Saul – 208 – Fifi

A.Ron and Jim are digging Better Call Saul’s latest episode, “Fifi”, which finds the perfect Mike/Jimmy balance and pacing. Your mileage may vary, of course, but lots of intriguing and interesting things are afoot. Jimmy is smuggling “war heroes” on Air Force bases, Chuck is sabotaging Kim and Jimmy’s dreams of teaming up, and Mike is dabbling in rather unconventional gardening accessories. We discuss this and more with help from our fellow fans!

Better Cast Saul – 207 – Inflatable

Episode 207 of AMC’s Better Call Saul, “Inflatable”, was the best of Jimmy, and the worst of Jimmy. While his colorful sabotage of the corporate, buttoned down Davis and Main firm was entertaining, and the sabotage/montage a masterful edit by Insider Podcaster Kelley Dixon, it was at the expense of some genuinely good people. And while it’s wonderful that Mike can provide a comfortable and safe lifestyle for his daughter and law and granddaughter, we know it eventually sets up a situation which forces the doting Mike to abandon them both. Lots of mixed and poignant feelings in this one. Plus, we get lots of feedback as people put on their theory hats and give us their best shots.

Better Cast Saul – 206 – Bali Ha’i

It’s episode 206 of Better Call Saul, “Bali Ha’i”, and the cameos keep coming. When will Jim’s hands start shaking worse than Mike after bouncing two wannabee tough guys out of his hacienda? We discuss the various deals, scams, and schemes that make up the bulk of this episode, undertake the complex task of figuring out what the chameleon Howard is all about, wonder what’s next for Mike, and worry about the future of Kim’s career. Is the S&C offer genuine, or an Akbar-esque trap. Lots more Star Wars analogies, feedback, and even Law Talk on offer this podcast.