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Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15





Mike's tragic past comes back to haunt him, and he's forced to seek help from an unusual source. Jimmy's moral compass is put to the test.

Written by: Gordon Smith

Directed by: Adam Bernstein


Episode 6 of 10
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Bob Odenkirk said in a podcast that aired around the launch of the series "I'm glad you liked Episode 1, Episode 2 and Episode 3, but just wait until you see Episode 6 and Episode 9". So looking forward to watch Episode 6 tonight....
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can't wait
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

a Mike-centric episode?

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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Just awesome.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Going to be a long wait for Season 2 of this show. It's amazing.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

First great episode. Riveting.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Amazing episode. Jonathan Banks should get some Emmy love for this one.

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First great episode. Riveting.
Strongly disagree.
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Strongly disagree.
agree ... with your disagreement
best thing on tv

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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

So was she wearing a wire in that last scene?
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Doubtful. We know Mike doesn't end up in prison for murdering two police officers, but it will be interesting to see how he gets away with it at this point.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Random Thought. Anyone else think Mike's granddaughter was not much younger than when we saw her in Breaking Bad? I'd guess we will see Saul become Saul fairly quickly time wise.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Fantastic episode. As someone else already pointed out, Jonathan Banks deserves an Emmy nod, especially for the last 5 or so minutes of the episode.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

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Doubtful. We know Mike doesn't end up in prison for murdering two police officers, but it will be interesting to see how he gets away with it at this point.
He never admitted anything though. The only thing he said is that EVERY cop is dirty, and they killed his son.

It was just the way she asked "so who killed Hoffman and Fenske?" And "what happened then? "
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Only issue was Kaylee seemed too old, shouldn't she have been around 2-3?
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Yep. Get that man an Emmy.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Just as the episode ended, I immediately stated "Emmy"

Incredible episode
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

damn, that was heavy as shit. nice to see some backstory to mike.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

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He never admitted anything though. The only thing he said is that EVERY cop is dirty, and they killed his son.

It was just the way she asked "so who killed Hoffman and Fenske?" And "what happened then? "
I could be wrong, but I just don't see her setting up her father-in-law for taking vengeance on the men who murdered her husband. And considering he's seeing his granddaughter in Breaking Bad it seems even less likely.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Fucking amazing, there really isn't much else to say about this episode. This series just gets better and better as it goes. Some great backstory to Mike and totally agree that Jonathan Banks should be up for an Emmy.

I do agree that the granddaughter's age seems a bit problematic because if this takes place in 2002 and Breaking Bad in 2009 she was probably four or five in this episode so she should be around eleven or twelve when she's seen on Breaking Bad which doesn't seem right.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Man, knowing how it ends for Mike in BB, and now getting his back-story, he's such a tragic character!
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Jonathan Banks IS Mike Ehrmantraut

From an interview with Variety on tonight's ep:

Variety: This is Mike’s hour, but he does call Jimmy for help. When you’re working with Bob Odenkirk do you ever break when he’s going on one of his ridiculous rants or saying something completely crazy?

JB: I don’t break much. You know, I don’t break because after years and years of doing this when people fall over on the set and laugh at each other or do whatever they’re doing, it’s a waste of time. The crew is standing around. Am I smiling inside? Do I smile and laugh afterwards? I certainly do. But I got a thing about the time element for my crew. I’ve seen — nice people, you understand, nice people — but when they’re really indulgent with the crew’s time, I’m going, “F— that!” You know? That’s bulls—.
http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/bett...-o-1201449350/
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

Nothing really to add, but DAMN what a great episode. Best one so far - easily. I've enjoyed a lot of the episodes -- all of them to at least some extent, but this was the first that felt really substantial. It wasn't just amusing backstory, this one had gravitas and emotional heft that I feel had been missing from this show (partially because I just don't buy or care much about the Jimmy/Chuck dynamic).
How much of that is because this episode ties up loose ends and unanswered questions from Breaking Bad and how much of it is Johnathan Banks' amazing performance I couldn't say. But I do know I loved it and wouldn't mind him walking away with the Emmy (even if it's at the expense of Peter Dinklege and John Slattery)
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Re: Better Call Saul (S1E06) -- "Five-O" -- 3/9/15

I love the reacquiring theme that all these people can easily call out and spot that James is dirty at heart regardless on if he's trying to stick to the straight and narrow in doing elder law.

First Nacho and now Mike pointing out that they could smell how dirty he really is.

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