Better Cast Saul - 402 – Breathe

AMC’s Better Call Saul delivers the goods in another tense episode, reminding us to “Breathe”. Between Gus’s high stakes plot to squeeze the Salamanca gang by taking ownership of Nacho to Kim’s blistering of Howard in his own firm over his callous treatment of Jimmy, this episode had plenty of fireworks. Speaking of Jimmy, the real mystery that is driving a lot of the intrigue this season is the man himself. What’s going on with him? Why is he going through the motions with Kim? Why can’t he get out of his own ways? Is the ghost of Chuck still haunting him, or are there deeper problems going on in his mental machinery? We ponder all this and more with the help of plenty of fan feedback!

House of Cards - 401, 402, 403: Chapters 40-42

Jim and A.Ron return to the seedy amoral world of “House of Cards”, taking in the first three episodes and finding it more nuanced and complex as it returns to the purer forms of politics from the first two seasons. Frank is trying to prove that he doesn’t need Claire to win, and failing miserably. Claire schemes on a plan that seems on the face of it insane, but what is she actually getting at? And how will Lucas’ sudden return to relevancy impact Frank? Which of the seemingly endless stream of weapons of mass destruction being hurled at the highest levels of government will be the first to go off and destroy everyone? Is there any good to root for at this point? We’ll be back with coverage of the next six episodes over the course of next week. See you then!

Breaking Good - 402 – Thirty Eight Snub

First up, I challenge some of Jim’s takes from last week, we touch on a cranky dude from Seattle’s complete failure to get the point of Breaking Bad. We recap the show, and considering the relative health of Jesse’s lifestyle, how Walt’s gangster side is being figuratively and literally knocked down a peg, Hank’s mancrush on his PT, Skyler’s new career in hostile takeovers, Victor’s replacement, and Mike’s apparent lack of attention to detail.