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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:57 pm

And Nacho, confusingly, runs the Sbarro.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby UMFan83 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:04 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:The people behind BCS and BB have always been cagey like that since they change or come up with so much of it as they go along as opposed to having some kind of mapped out plan; it would have been odd for him to say something, like, "the Gene scenes are just showing what he's been reduced to," or, "we're definitely going to see something big happen with Gene!"

I guess I really just don't care that much about Gene. Jimmy is fascinating to me because of the character and the world they've created around him. Gene is just...Gene. Like, if he gets tracked down by the cops, then he's just this loser with nobody who's been busted. If he's killed by someone from the drug world...who cares? What would that really be besides just checking off a box so people can say, "yup, now I know how and when Jimmy McGill bites it."

Pretty much the only way I want to see the Gene stuff expanded is if Kim is involved.


Yeah, I have such a love hate relationship with seeing a Gene story. On one hand I am dying to hear any bit of info/story coming out of the post-Breaking Bad years but on the other hand any major revelations or continuation of the story even if its just what happened to Saul would probably ruin the perfect Breaking Bad ending.

I don't even know if seeing Kim would be much of a payoff. Gene is arrested and Kim (who I believe the story established is from Nebraska) shows up randomly as the prosecuting attorney, and then the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme plays as the show fades out.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Banedon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:29 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:And Nacho, confusingly, runs the Sbarro.


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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:35 pm

I was more bummed by no Nacho in the finale than no Gene.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby TarzanJoeWallis » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Doesn’t every season start with a Gene scene and that is all we see of him for the season?
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Banedon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:20 pm

TarzanJoeWallis wrote:Doesn’t every season start with a Gene scene and that is all we see of him for the season?


Is that right? I though for sure there'd been more sprinkled in.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:23 pm

Banedon wrote:
TarzanJoeWallis wrote:Doesn’t every season start with a Gene scene and that is all we see of him for the season?


Is that right? I though for sure there'd been more sprinkled in.

pretty sure just season opener flashbacks
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Banedon » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:29 pm

If they've been consistent with that, then I take back my nitpick.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Old Style » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:36 pm

TarzanJoeWallis wrote:Doesn’t every season start with a Gene scene and that is all we see of him for the season?

I think that's accurate.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Proven Veteran » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:32 pm

All of BCS and BB are delusions in the mind of Gene. Pull a St Elsewhere.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:28 pm

Finally watched the season finale. That scene of Werner getting whacked was gorgeously shot.

I was hoping for some sort of overlap w/ Gus & HHM, with Howard maybe being on retainer for Gus' legitimate business, or something. Admittedly, I'm constantly looking for character pieces fitting together even when it just doesn't have to be so tidy.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby 17 Seconds » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:48 pm

i'm sad that hamlin doesn't really have a purpose anymore
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby CubinNY » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:21 am

The look of hurt on Kim’s face when Jimmy reveals he was putting on the act is heartbreaking.

He has certainly lost a lot of his charm this season.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby weis21 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:37 am

CubinNY wrote:The look of hurt on Kim’s face when Jimmy reveals he was putting on the act is heartbreaking.

He has certainly lost a lot of his charm this season.

well we knew he would eventually be a sleazy type of lawyer that does shady things with criminals so it's not like nobody saw it coming
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby badger » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:56 pm

I'm gonna go there and say that i think BCS is at least AS good but likely better than BB. It's complexity, character development, and hauntingly depressing degradation of character is outstandingly done. i think I'd watch Gilligan create a show a about watching paint dry,.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby cl smooth » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:58 pm

badger wrote:I'm gonna go there and say that i think BCS is at least AS good but likely better than BB.


same.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:00 pm

I don't know if it's better, but I definitely enjoy watching BCS more than BB.
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Re: Better Call Saul (Again)

Postby BigbadB » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:37 pm

I didn't even realize I was watching the finale. I looked for new episodes these past two weeks when it finally dawned on me that "S'all good, man" was the perfect season ender line.

Absolutely love BCS, but to me it will never top Breaking Bad. The writing seems better and more tedious for BCS. But I liked the flow of Breaking Bad a lot better. With Breaking Bad, you got new death totals on each new episode, so it was very action packed. BCS is more about understanding the psyche of Jimmy and all of the pitfalls that create his new persona. So not nearly as action packed.
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