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Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20



Jimmy’s promotional stunt has unintended consequences. Nacho takes extreme measures to earn Lalo’s trust. “Saul” is a success at the courthouse, but still has yet to win Kim over. Simmering with rage and self-loathing, Mike loses his temper.

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Old 02-24-20, 11:45 PM
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

First time watching this show on the AMC app (not Premiere), and I’m glad they upload the new episodes after the east coast feed airs. I’m west coast, so I don’t have to wait anymore.

My old ass needs a longer night sleep haha

good episode, the elevator lawyer stuff was fun to see Jimmy doing his shenanigans
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

probably the worst opening of any episode yet and quite possibly the least interesting episode of the entire series
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

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probably the worst opening of any episode yet and quite possibly the least interesting episode of the entire series
Yea, that opening really didn't feel like anything from BCS or even a BB. Wasn't a fan.

I don't get the whole 50% off thing. So these guys find out they'll get 50% off and that gets them to go on a crime spree? I know they're idiots, but they know It's not a get out of jail free card.
Plus if someone tells me their fees are 50% off - that doesn't tell me it's a good deal unless I know what the full price is to begin with.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

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I don't get the whole 50% off thing. So these guys find out they'll get 50% off and that gets them to go on a crime spree? I know they're idiots, but they know It's not a get out of jail free card.
Plus if someone tells me their fees are 50% off - that doesn't tell me it's a good deal unless I know what the full price is to begin with.
Obviously, these guys are idiots, but I have to question their rationale. Jimmy also brings up the possibility of the 50% causing a crime spree later with Kim.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

I see they haven't decided to pick up the pace any in this season. How many scenes of Kim and Jimmy looking at real estate of some kind have there been now?
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

The first episode was such a home run that this one couldn't help but be a letdown. Other than the Lalo stuff it all seemed like retreads of the same stories we've been following since season one.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

Originally Posted by musick View Post
probably the worst opening of any episode yet and quite possibly the least interesting episode of the entire series
And ironically, they weren't even the ones that screwed up and got arrested, so I really don't get the point. (Maybe Badger and Skinny Pete were unavailable, but they're geniuses by comparison.)
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

Drug addled kids aside, I do like how all the main characters on the show are smart, and don't suddenly become dumb just because the script needs them to be. From Saul, Kim, Mike, Lalo, Nacho, etc. they're all capable people who are good at what they do, which is actually rare to see in TV shows and movies.
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Good stuff...


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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

Originally Posted by Coral View Post
Yea, that opening really didn't feel like anything from BCS or even a BB. Wasn't a fan.

I don't get the whole 50% off thing. So these guys find out they'll get 50% off and that gets them to go on a crime spree? I know they're idiots, but they know It's not a get out of jail free card.
Plus if someone tells me their fees are 50% off - that doesn't tell me it's a good deal unless I know what the full price is to begin with.
I guess they figured they can now afford a lawyer and he will be able to keep them out of jail. The montage went on too long for me with these morons. The drain pipe delivery method seems pretty stupid too, and other people have pointed out that it is sloppy writing for a swat team to not cover the back of a building and fail to notice a parked car of people watching them. Can't wait to see what they do with Krazy 8. That's one character who hasn't aged a day since BB. lol
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

This episode was definitely a let down & I agree that the opening with the 2 goofballs dragged on. It still bugs me how Mikes grand kid is the same age she was in Breaking Bad. Anyway, why did he blow up at her for asking about her father?
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

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It still bugs me how Mikes grand kid is the same age she was in Breaking Bad.
Yea, every time I see her I'm reminded of the continuity issue. It'd be easier if they just left her out of the show from now on.

Anyway, why did he blow up at her for asking about her father?​​​​​​
I think his son's death by corrupt cops is still a sore spot, and when Kaylee states that her father was a good cop and he learned from Mike - it reminds Mike that he's a criminal now... and he has a hard time accepting what he's become.
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Mike took bribes back in the day, -to get along, he said-and his son was Matt was approached to take bribe money by his partner. He wanted to go to IA and Mike advised him not to, so to protect himself and his family. Matt idolized his father and Mike admitting he was dirty "broke" Matt. Mike got Matt to toss away his ideals and take the money. But Matt hesitated when he took it and his partner grew suspicious and two days later murdered him during a drug bust. Mike eventually set up and murdered the partner in an alley.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

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Mike took bribes back in the day, -to get along, he said-and his son was Matt was approached to take bribe money by his partner. He wanted to go to IA and Mike advised him not to, so to protect himself and his family. Matt idolized his father and Mike admitting he was dirty "broke" Matt. Mike got Matt to toss away his ideals and take the money. But Matt hesitated when he took it and his partner grew suspicious and two days later murdered him during a drug bust. Mike eventually set up and murdered the partner in an alley.
I watch the show so I know the story. Still isn't an obvious answer to my question though.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

I agree that the scene with the two knuckleheads went on way too long. I thought the same thing about the cell phone giveaway in the first episode.

I also agree about the sloppiness of the police work with the drainpipe scene.

Regardless, I'm still enjoying this, and can't wait for more!
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

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Can't wait to see what they do with Krazy 8. That's one character who hasn't aged a day since BB. lol
The final scene of the series will be Saul, Mike, and Gus going to get Botox.

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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

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Anyway, why did he blow up at her for asking about her father?
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My guess is all the talk about his son reminded him how he endangered his son through his own actions and it got his son killed. So he acts like an ass to make sure his daughter in law never asks him to watch his granddaughter again, which will keep her safe. He’s always been paranoid they’re gong to come after them. It’s been demonstrated too often how much he loves that girl. I doubt he’s just going to lose it like that on her because of emotions.
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You guys are nuts. I loved this episode more than the first. It was well crafted from beginning to end.
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And ironically, they weren't even the ones that screwed up and got arrested, so I really don't get the point. (Maybe Badger and Skinny Pete were unavailable, but they're geniuses by comparison.)
The point was that Jimmy's 50% off deal was to gain clients and because of these 2 idiots, he is getting more than he bargained for.
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This episode was definitely a let down & I agree that the opening with the 2 goofballs dragged on. It still bugs me how Mikes grand kid is the same age she was in Breaking Bad. Anyway, why did he blow up at her for asking about her father?
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He's feeling guilty about Zeiglers death so he's a huge mess right now.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

It really was odd how excited the two meth heads were over the 50% off discount. Guys like that are probably unemployed and would end up getting free legal counsel from a public defender anyway. Other than Mike's grandkids age, this is the first time I've had any complaints about BCS.
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It really was odd how excited the two meth heads were over the 50% off discount. Guys like that are probably unemployed and would end up getting free legal counsel from a public defender anyway. Other than Mike's grandkids age, this is the first time I've had any complaints about BCS.
Sounds like that old joke about some guy's wife buying a bunch of shoes at 50% off, rrasoning that they cost $1000, but she got $500 off and used that to pay the $500 for the shoes, so they were free.
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Sounds like that old joke about some guy's wife buying a bunch of shoes at 50% off, rrasoning that they cost $1000, but she got $500 off and used that to pay the $500 for the shoes, so they were free.
I don't think meth heads are known for their financial acumen.
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Re: Better Call Saul (S5E02) -- "50% Off" -- 2/24/20

Originally Posted by Neil M. View Post
You guys are nuts. I loved this episode more than the first. It was well crafted from beginning to end.
Agreed. And that scene with the two knuckleheads didn't go on long enough. I loved it.

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