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Old 09-17-18, 07:46 AM
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Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18



Season four of "Better Call Saul" continues on Monday, September 17th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the seventh episode, "Something Stupid," Jimmy expands his business, but runs into a problem that only Kim can solve, while Gus intervenes in Hector's medical care and Mike deals with a setback. This episode is written by Alison Tatlock and directed by Deborah Chow.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

Word to the wise : Whatever you do, avoid the AMC app or website until after you watch this episode. Some big-time idiot is in charge apparently. Just like last week's episode "Pinata", they chose as their image for this episode an image that appears to be a HUGE spoiler, and one that explains the episode's title. Once you see it, you can't unsee it. They ruined Pinata's reveal last week and it sure looks like they spoiled this one as well.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

"Better Call Saul Something Stupid".... xD
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Word to the wise : Whatever you do, avoid the AMC app or website until after you watch this episode. Some big-time idiot is in charge apparently. Just like last week's episode "Pinata", they chose as their image for this episode an image that appears to be a HUGE spoiler, and one that explains the episode's title. Once you see it, you can't unsee it. They ruined Pinata's reveal last week and it sure looks like they spoiled this one as well.
What did they spoil last week?
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What did they spoil last week?
This was the image they showed when you tried to select the episode on the app :



And trust me, this one is worse. And, even worse, it was posted on the app last week.
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So proud of tonight's BetterCallSaul. Opens with 1 of the boldest, heartbreaking sequences ever done - and that's just for starters! - Peter Gould
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I don’t know if I would look at that image and think spoiler. What did they post this week?
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

So proud of tonight's BetterCallSaul. Opens with 1 of the boldest, heartbreaking sequences ever done - and that's just for starters! - Peter Gould
Seemed like a typical boring couple to me, nothing bold or heartbreaking about it.
So, this episode time jumped 8 months since last week's episode?
Unless I missed something, the German said something like "it's been 8 months and we're not even halfway done."
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

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Word to the wise : Whatever you do, avoid the AMC app or website until after you watch this episode. Some big-time idiot is in charge apparently. Just like last week's episode "Pinata", they chose as their image for this episode an image that appears to be a HUGE spoiler, and one that explains the episode's title. Once you see it, you can't unsee it. They ruined Pinata's reveal last week and it sure looks like they spoiled this one as well.
Did they change the image? From what I'm seeing, I don't see a spoiler.

I have to say, that ending seemed very abrupt.
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Originally Posted by JZ1276 View Post
Seemed like a typical boring couple to me, nothing bold or heartbreaking about it.
So, this episode time jumped 8 months since last week's episode?
Unless I missed something, the German said something like "it's been 8 months and we're not even halfway done."
Yea.
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Seemed like a typical boring couple to me, nothing bold or heartbreaking about it.
I think the heartbreaking part was how the couple was falling further and further away from each other. They were doing things together early on (ie. eating, brushing their teeth, etc) and then they were doing their daily routines separately with a split-screen diving the two - Kim in the office while Jimmy was selling phones, Kim sleeping while Jimmy's watching TV, and now brushing their teeth at different times, etc.
The key indicator of their separation from each other was when they were together in the same bed at the same time, yet the split-screen was still active - showing that even in the same room doing the same thing, they were no longer together.

I liked Kim's reaction to when she heard Jimmy's plan to set up the cop... and then later when she heard the prosecuting lawyers opinion of Jimmy - which she realises is actually an accurate assessment of him.

Huell is another example or problems with doing prequel type shows/movies using the same actors. It's not out of the realm for someone to be thinner when they're younger and gain a whopping amount of weight as the years go by - but Huell also looked much older, which really doesn't jive.

Still, great episode.

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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

Do couples actually brush their teeth together like that at the same time? Seems like a TV cliche to me.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

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Did they change the image? From what I'm seeing, I don't see a spoiler.
Yes, they did. Since this morning it's been changed. The previous image showed Jimmy and Kim standing together in formal attire in front of a man. I suppose it could have been from the party scene in this episode but it sure looked like
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they were getting married
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

I don’t think either of those are a spoiler.

Anyway what do you guys think of Kim’s plan with all the markers and things she bought at Staples.
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I'm assuming this picture? I saw it in the morning and didn't think anything of it. I guess your desire for them to get hitched is working on overdrive! I was worried you really got spoiled. Your description was so dire like they showed a pic of Jesse or something.

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I liked the opening montage. Visually well-done and conveyed the sense of time passing (which the show does well) - just didn't know it was 8 months of time. I'm glad they're spending time on the super lab construction. That's probably something I thought about the least on BB, but now that they're investing time on it could become intriguing. No clue where Kim's plan is going with the art supplies.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S4E07) -- "Something Stupid" -- 9/17/18

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Anyway what do you guys think of Kim’s plan with all the markers and things she bought at Staples.
I think she should've called Jimmy to hold off on whatever he was doing BEFORE she went on her shopping spree instead of after - just in case he set the wheels in motion already.
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I liked the opening montage. Visually well-done and conveyed the sense of time passing (which the show does well) - just didn't know it was 8 months of time.
I thought it did a nice job of showing the slow day-to-day disintegration of a relationship, -their growing apart, -as opposed to some big dramatic scene that would be hard to come back from (which is more typical of Television Drama). It was sad to watch because I like these people, and I like them together, and, frankly, the scene felt achingly familiar.
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I liked the opening montage. Visually well-done and conveyed the sense of time passing (which the show does well) - just didn't know it was 8 months of time.
They actually showed the dates go by on Jimmy's parole drug tests. I didn't catch the earliest ones but at the end we were in Jan, 2004.
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I'm assuming this picture? I saw it in the morning and didn't think anything of it. I guess your desire for them to get hitched is working on overdrive! I was worried you really got spoiled. Your description was so dire like they showed a pic of Jesse or something.
Fair enough. I thought it was a quickie wedding picture which would have been a big spoiler. That Piñata one last week really pissed me off since it was a big staged reveal and it was totally spoiled for me or anyone else watching the show on their app.

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I don’t think either of those are a spoiler.

Anyway what do you guys think of Kim’s plan with all the markers and things she bought at Staples.
Agree to disagree. Knowing what the Piñata treatment was and who was getting it before the scene began kind of ruined it for me.
My guess about the Staples purchase is that Kim will organize a protest (with people holding signs) and bring the story to a news reporter to put pressure on the DA to give Hewell a light sentence.

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I like how they planted the seed about Huell getting pinched for pickpocketing previously.
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I like how they planted the seed about Huell getting pinched for pickpocketing previously.
He planted a cell phone battery on Chuck last season.
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I really don't think they are growing apart, or their relationship is falling apart.

1) The opening montage was used to show the passing of time - Daily tasks we do every day, how Kim is doing the legal work for the bank expansion, how Jimmy is selling his phones, going to his parole hearings, bla bla bla..

2) They both have a passion for criminal defense - Kim helps those caught in the system, and Jimmy was a public defender. If anything - this "project" is going to bring them closer together

3) Jimmy still wants to be partners with Kim, and they show him looking at an office space with Kim in mind ---- Possibly a criminal defense practice??

4) I don't think that Kim sees him as a "low life" or a "loser" - she is protective of him and knows what a shitty life he has had living under the thumb of his brother, and what he could have been had his brother not stifled his career. So if anything - this motivates and pushes her to find 'creative' solutions.
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He planted a cell phone battery on Chuck last season.
I know, but I'm glad they continue it. I remember people being kind of iffy on him actually swapping the cigarettes on BB before they revealed it for sure was him.
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They actually showed the dates go by on Jimmy's parole drug tests. I didn't catch the earliest ones but at the end we were in Jan, 2004.
Ahh, I didn't catch that. I usually go back and re-watch the BCS episodes for reasons like this.
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I know, but I'm glad they continue it. I remember people being kind of iffy on him actually swapping the cigarettes on BB before they revealed it for sure was him.
Really? That seemed pretty unequivocal to me. I liked it last night when Jimmy said "That was three years ago. Maybe you're thinking of a different guy" and the cop looks at Hewell and replies "Really?"
Then again my wife didn't remember who he was when he showed up in Piñata, to my astonishment
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