Despite barely being on speaking terms three episodes into the season, Jimmy McGill and Mike Ehrmantraut have taken many similar, or tellingly opposite, steps down each of their parallel paths towards season two of Breaking Bad. Broadly, both men are employed at day jobs that either misuse or outright waste their specific, highly developed skill sets; both men have close family members who exert incredible pressure on their daily lives; both men are in the process of discover
When Vince Gilligan announced, near the end of Breaking Bad’s lauded run, that he would produce a spinoff show starring Bob Odenkirk’s character Saul Goodman, I was skeptical. Saul Goodman is one of the strongest characters in Breaking Bad, a smooth-talking lawyer who specializes in working around the margins of the law, whether it be fitting “victims” with properly-sized neck braces before their court appearances or laundering massive sums of cash for drug dealers and other
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