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Ever since Chuck died, I feel like Better Call Saul has just become Breaking Bad without Walter White. I care far less about Gus' lab and the business of the Cartels than I do about seeing Jimmy hustle and scheme in court, and find out what's going to happen with he and Kim. Unfortunately, while that is still present, I feel like it's being pushed to the background of the story.

 

It's still a fantastic show, but I feel like it's lost some of its luster.

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The Gene intro was great stuff. E2 seemed to lose the momentum a little, but I do enjoy Lalo and Hector`s shenanigans. Good to see Jimmy doing some actual legal work and how Kim seems likely to reach a bad end by not cutting ties. Blindingly obvious observation - Gus is very unconvincing as ten years younger than he was in BB.
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Ever since Chuck died, I feel like Better Call Saul has just become Breaking Bad without Walter White. I care far less about Gus' lab and the business of the Cartels than I do about seeing Jimmy hustle and scheme in court, and find out what's going to happen with he and Kim. Unfortunately, while that is still present, I feel like it's being pushed to the background of the story.

 

It's still a fantastic show, but I feel like it's lost some of its luster.

Good point. That story arc was fantastic
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For a spinoff, Better Call Saul is fantastic!

 

I'd say it's fantastic, full stop!

 

I can't figure out Kim's motivations, though.

I liked the flashback of teenage Kim from last week`s episode. It showed her smalltown background, morally ambiguous mother, single-mindedness, willingness to do the hard yards to get where she wants on her own - all that in a two minute scene where she barely had any lines, So I think that her motivations are the time-honoured pull of who she is at her core from a genetic perspective, and who her ambition and drive wants her to be. So she makes professional moves forwards whilst her innate character will always try to sabotage it - like Jimmy. And like Walt before them.
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Girlfriend and I started watching a month or two ago, binged to the end of Season 5.

 

We are thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying the show. Phenomenal. And neither of us has ever seen Breaking Bad.

 

Didn't notice this until it was put in front of my face

 

 

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1 minute ago, That One Guy said:

Girlfriend and I started watching a month or two ago, binged to the end of Season 5.

 

We are thoroughly, thoroughly enjoying the show. Phenomenal. And neither of us has ever seen Breaking Bad.

 

Didn't notice this until it was put in front of my face

 

 

Strap yourself in for Season 6. There`s only S6 E13 left - the very last one - next week. I`m a mess. :fistscrying:

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What a fantastic ending to this series, and perhaps to the franchise.

My favorite moment was in the courtroom, Oakley says "That stuff about your brother wasn't even a crime", and Jimmy owns up and says "Yeah. It was."

 

For the first time, Jimmy doesn't take the shortcut. He knows he can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, but he chooses to face the music as Jimmy rather than steal his freedom as Saul. They nailed it. 10/10.

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