Better Call Saul S03E02 Review
The much awaited season 3 of Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul has arrived and carries on from the events of last season. We see how Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Chuck’s (Michael McKean) backstabbing brotherly relationship is becoming more than an issue. As Jimmy changed the address of Mesa Verde from 1261 to 1216, Chuck is left devastated and at odds against his ‘hypersentivity to electricity’ when unravelling Jimmys part in the sabotage.
With intelligent and prominent lawyer Chuck McGill setting up his brother, we see the lengths the character is willing to go to for justice to be served. As we see the character of Howard Hamlin (Patrick Fabian) climbing over fences to reach Chucks home an amusing but foreshadowing scene is gestured. The seriousness of the matter is seen as a hired bodyguard is put into shot and Chuck explains to Howard his plan. When Jimmy storms in as predicted, natural brotherly love is dismissed and Chuck calls upon his witnesses the bodyguard and Howard. When the police arrive to incarcerate Jimmy, yet another epic scene is constructed by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.
Overworked and undervalued Kim Wexler is revelling in the success at the latest ‘Wexler McGill’ partnership and with Mesa Verde as her new clients she is finally working as an independent and confident lawyer.
Aside from the brother-brother shenanigans, the legendary Los Pollos Hermanos is back! As Mike asks Jimmy for help in discovering an undercover drug ring led by none other than Hector Salamanca, the indistinguishable Gustavo Fring is introduced as a cleaner at the iconic fast food restaurant – instantly recognisable in the background from his upright posture and mediocre disposition. Such a character is an inherent villain in Breaking Bad with Better Call Saul giving the character more screen time for viewers to understand how Jimmy and Mike became involved with him and his crystal meth business.
Giancarlo Esposito’s return as Gus is exciting, with the actor, 59, integral to the shows father series Breaking Bad. The anticipation in the story of Gus, Mike and Jimmy this season is intriguing, as we the audience know Fring’s actions later on in Vince Gillian’s masterful drama.