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Old 10 March 2015, 00:53
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If Jonathan Banks does not win an Emmy for his performance tonight there is no fucking justice.

BCS has now pulled up to BrBa's level.
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Old 10 March 2015, 18:35
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Nice episode. Explained his story
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Old 10 March 2015, 23:01
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Well, I'm no longer a skeptic of this show.
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Old 11 March 2015, 09:46
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That was an excellent episode.
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Good to finally see the background of Mike. Story is coming together now.
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Old 12 March 2015, 08:42
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That was an excellent episode.
Agreed, Im glad I decided to stay with it.
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Old 12 March 2015, 09:35
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Agreed. I was super pissed I paid for the entire season, paused episode 1 due to boredom and went to do house work.
Took a week before the wife baited me into finishing it and the second episode finally cleared up whether it was worth watching. It's pretty good so far.

I wasn't a fan of the multiple meth fantasy scenes in BrBr, felt they sexed it up way too much. I think too many people viewed that show and took away that meth high must be really cool, something to try...and the bad side would just never happen to them.
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Old 12 March 2015, 14:02
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I really enjoyed Monday's episode. Mike was one of my favorite characters from Breaking Bad, but they never gave any real background on him. I'm glad to see they are focusing on him in Better Call Saul. So far, I have enjoyed the series.
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Old 13 March 2015, 13:20
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This episode may explain Mike's mentoring of Jessie in BrBa. Mike may have seen Jessie as some sort of redemption or a second chance to raise a son who was broken.
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Old 13 March 2015, 15:36
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^^^I agree and I think the turning point for Mike was during the shootout at Don Eladio's hacienda. However, I still can't shake the image of Mike turning toward Jesse - almost as if he was deliberately going to sweep him - before he was shot.

Also, as we peel back the deeper subtext of BrBa was the friction between Mike and Walter in the end a battle between two father figures.
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Old 14 March 2015, 05:53
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I think that when all is said and done with BCS and BrBa that John Gilliam will have conducted one of the best told stories TV watchers will have ever witnessed. When a prequel/sequel adds to the original and yet is good enough to stand on its own merit we the viewer are privileged enough to watch true genius unfold. Few have told and even fewer have put to cinema a well orchestrated story that enhances your appreciation of the first with the brilliance of the second. Bravo Gilliam, Bravo!

If my gut is right... hold on fellas. This last episode was excellent. If you have watched BrBa prior... it makes it epic IMHO. I still think that some of the camera work is off the charts, stupidly ingenious.
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Geez... I meant Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. I should have proof read it before posting...my apologies.
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Be kind of an interesting branch of the story line if it turned out that Saul had some kind of involvement in Walt's getting shutout from the startup, Gray Matter, that he was a founder of. That was always a driving force behind his desire to turn his meth operation into an empire.

A bit of a stretch, but that was part of BB's appeal, speculating on what kind of twists they were going to throw at you.
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The camera angles, dialogue, action, and the acting of all the characters including the 2 dirty Philly cops were top of the line. There were many clever small things--I had to watch the episode a second time to see how Mike took the notebook from the IA investigator. My question is why Mike's daughter in law went to Albuquerque; and I wonder if the show is going to explain it...
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Old 15 March 2015, 23:37
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The camera angles, dialogue, action, and the acting of all the characters including the 2 dirty Philly cops were top of the line. There were many clever small things--I had to watch the episode a second time to see how Mike took the notebook from the IA investigator. My question is why Mike's daughter in law went to Albuquerque; and I wonder if the show is going to explain it...
There were a couple of BrBa takeaways I got from this episode:

1. Mike lifting the IA investigator's notebook foreshadowed Euell's light fingers in taking Jessie's cigarettes.

2. The camera angle when Mike was taking care of business in Philly was last seen in Felina.
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My question is why Mike's daughter in law went to Albuquerque; and I wonder if the show is going to explain it...
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Old 16 March 2015, 22:37
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Well, BCS has found its Lydia. Fuck that cunt.

And Mike is awesome.
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Old 23 March 2015, 23:35
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Looks like all the chess pieces are in place for the last two episodes.

I can't believe the end of the first season is drawing nigh.

Great show.
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Old 31 March 2015, 08:32
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Great show last night and that was quite the kick in the balls at the end.
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