Better Call Saul - Season Three Discussion

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by stereoptic, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    I just finished rewatching season 3. I had forgotten about the glimpses we saw of Jimmy becoming a pretty unlikeable character (i.e. Saul). Guess there's a lot more of that coming soon.
     
  2. rburly

    rburly Sitting comfortably with Item 9

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  3. mpayan

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  4. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    He’s not a real lawyer
     
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  5. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Senior Member

    Since season 4 is about to start I binged season 3 on Netflix over the past few days. It was definitely my favorite season to date.
     
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  6. gkella

    gkella Let there be songs to fill the air

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    Any one know when Netflix will get season four ?
     
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  7. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

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    In Season 4, why did Saul need to launder his money from the Hummel theft? Haven’t gone past this episode.
     
  8. Jerry Horne

    Jerry Horne Peace Be With You.

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  9. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

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    Thanks I didn't see that. When searching for "Saul" in thread titles only, I thought all the results were showing but only 5 of the 6 totals results were. Of course this thread was hidden off screen.
     
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  10. Chrome_Head

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    Bumping this thread as I recently started rewatching the series from the beginning (hadn't seen the episodes since they aired on TV). Some stray thoughts (may contain ***spoilers*** for Season 5):

    - Chuck is a lot like Walter White in many ways--deep down, they are both seething control freaks. Chuck also ended up isolated and alone much like Walt.

    - The season drags in parts, particularly some of Jimmy's scams and the Sandpiper residents plot which they return to here (and which apparently is coming back again in S6)--but it's still mostly fun, and Odenkirk is great throughout. I loved the stuff with Nacho, Mike, Gus, Hector and the cartel--very well done I thought. Nacho massively gets sidelined after this season and that's a shame because Michael Mando is a strong screen presence.

    - I didn't really buy that the bar association would have been okay with Jimmy planting a charged battery on Chuck for the hearing and using Huell to do it. Great episode otherwise, but that was a bit of a "yeah right" moment. Chuck and Jimmy's games of cat and mouse were most entertaining this season, and their whole relationship is tragic.

    - Kim's car wreck--it actually really distressed me to see her like that even though I knew it was coming. Rhea Seehorn is fantastic and I love how they write Kim and Jimmy together.

    Can anyone who remembers tell me what Mike was looking for in the desert with the metal detector at the beginning of one of the later episodes of this season? They don't seem to go back to it that I noticed.

    I still need to rewatch S4 next, but I believe S3 is the best one so far. The show hasn't really been the same since Chuck died (Michael McKean was so good in the part). I remember S4 massively spinning its wheels, and S5 was an improvement over it.

    Also, this show absolutely flies by on streaming--I was watching 3-4 a night some evenings.
     
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  11. EddieMann

    EddieMann I used to be a king...

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    I think he suspected his friend Anita’s husband was buried out there. Sure enough...
     
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  12. Tim S

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    I thought we were going to have a brief Mike and Anita romance (the sparks were definitely there), but that didn't happen. I guess they were just trying to get Nacho and Mike together and then shoot that Mike desert sequence.
     
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  13. Hot Ptah

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    That was an unresolved story line. It really seemed that Mike and Anita were going to be a couple
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S Senior Member

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    Anita: "Mike, these last few weeks have changed my life. I feel love again. I never thought I could get past my grief over my husband. But you've lit a flame in my heart, and I never thought I'd have that again."

    Mike: "uh-huh" *slightly changes position of one eyebrow*
     
  15. Hot Ptah

    Hot Ptah Forum Resident

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    Mike can be terse.
    His responses can be pithy.
     
  16. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    Are we talking the scene where Mike is using a metal detector out in the desert?

    Thats not Anita’s husband or friend that Mike finds. Its the anonymous good samaritan that Hector and his goons blew away. Mike felt, rightly so, responsible for the persons death and after Anita mentioned that the worst part of her husband missing was not knowing if he was alive or dead.

    Sure enough Mike finally ran across the dead body and the hand had a wedding ring. Mike then calls the authorities to let them know. That way the family at least wont be tortured not knowing.

    I think though more and more, Mikes ability or desire to “make things as right as possible” fades. He becomes more Mike the assassin with very little feeling. Maybe towards Jessie he kind of does. But I think even then its more for the reason he detests Walter so much and hates to see this kid get involved with Walter the monster.
     
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  17. Chrome_Head

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    Wow, I really didn't put that together at all. Thanks both of you for clearing that up.

    Yeah, Mike gets caught up in the "making things right" mode again in S5 after the death of the kid in the Travel Wire store because of Lalo and then Mike having to take out Werner because he gave him too far long of a leash, both at the end of S4.
     
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