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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 04:47 PM

Better Call Saul - Speculation

I have to admit, as much as I loved, loved, loved Breaking Bad, I might just be loving BCS more. Probably because of the relative lack of violence.

So here's what I'm wondering: what are your thoughts of what happens between Chuck and his wife? I don't think we have learned anything at all about that yet. Her being a violinist is going to play some sort of role, right? But what? I know it is going to tie into the story, and possibly into BB as well, somehow. What do you think?

Also, I have a predictions for an easter egg: at some point, we're going to see one of the law firms getting involved in Walt's former-partners' biotech company. That occurred to me when Kim was making all of her outreach calls.

I wish this were a Netflix series that got all released at once. It is too good to only have an hour per week!

One more: how many BB characters do you think will appear in BCS? So far we have Nacho, Tuco and Tio Salomanco. Who else?

Loving this show so much!

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:35 PM

1. Just read an interview with Saul writers about BB characters showing up..

None of the major ones are scheduled, they feel it would detract focus on Saul.

Since Mike was part of the Mexican crew in the BB universe, it makes sense that connection would appear.

Incredible writing and directing kudos to the show, and wonderful use of color.
I love how the scene are framed, also.

This is another series to save and savor in the future.

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 05:40 PM

2. Last night was interesting...

Chuck's wife really seemed to like Jimmy and it obviously bothered Chuck. I got to wondering whether they got divorced later, or maybe she died. Either way, Chuck's weird mental problems may have been caused by losing her. Chuck plays the piano - maybe they played together. Remember the music Chuck was playing on the piano a couple of episodes ago? That's Faure's "Sicillienne," which was written for violin (or flute) and piano. It's interesting that he was playing a piece that was missing one of its performers. Maybe that's something he used to play with his wife.

Maybe Jimmy will end up defending one of Jesse Pinkman's stoner buddies on a drug charge?

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 06:10 PM

3. I love the show, as well.

But as I've said on other BCS threads: I would love, love, love for Mike to have his own series.

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 09:09 PM

4. We are getting a third season

So this is great news!

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:45 PM

5. You left out Krazy-8 from last week

No idea regarding Chuck and Rebecca except that they didn't seem particularly affectionate towards one another. Just kind of existing... Chuck seemed annoyed that Rebecca was charmed by Jimmy. And then the lawyer jokes and later when Chuck's joke fell flat. I think Chuck has some deep seated resentment of Jimmy's charisma and so not only is he doing his best to trash Jimmy's budding professional career, now he's doing his best to drive a wedge between Jimmy and Kim. I think that Chuck will wind up driving Jimmy into becoming Saul.

I think they need to tread carefully regarding Breaking Bad character reprisals but so far we've had a passel. It's fine as long as it serves the story—bringing Uncle Tio back was brilliant—so long as it doesn't turn into fan-service.

Great show. Enjoying it every bit as much as Breaking Bad.

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Response to pokerfan (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 03:07 AM

6. It's so great to have a show that I can't wait to watch and BCS is it!

Last nights (3/14) episode confused me. Maybe because I was in and out of the T.V. room and missed some important information. I guess I am to assume that the scene with Chuck and his wife was a flashback but I missed how long ago. Also, I thought Jimmy was on his own and that Chuck's vile takedown of him was the beginning of turning Jimmy into Saul. I can't wait to see who else appears from BB. I loved seeing Tijo. And I really, really hope Mike is a major part of the shows plot. It's so good!

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Response to Upthevibe (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 09:00 AM

7. The flashback scene with Chuck's wife would have happened

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when Jimmy first came to Albuquerque to work in the mail room at Chuck's law firm (after Chuck bailed Jimmy out of his trouble in Cicero). So it would have been at least 5-6 years before the current events, since after that Jimmy secretly got his law degree by correspondence and passed the bar, and all of that would have taken maybe 5 years. We don't know yet what happened to the wife.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 03:58 AM

8. Thank you. I kind of didn't know what was going on. I was thinking maybe I'd missed an

episode or some important scenes and missed the story about the wife. I'm glad I'm pretty up to date.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:42 PM

9. Yup it's the end of Jimmy's 1st week in ABQ and he's met Kim but she's not named. nt

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Response to intrepidity (Original post)

Thu Mar 17, 2016, 05:47 PM

10. I love it more than BB too. It has more heart. What would make you change your name and walk away

from your family.
I think we haven't even scratched the surface of the break between Jimmy and Chuck yet.
Seeing Chuck and Kim together in that scene made me wonder if, in the future of the series, Chuck wins over Kim on the love front and that's the final straw for Jimmy so he becomes Saul.
It's going to have to be something big (deep loss) to push him there.

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