‘Better Call Saul’ season 2, episode 3 review: Commercial chaos for Jimmy McGill
At the end of last week’s new episode of “Better Call Saul,” we saw the continued evolution of one Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman … which, in the minds of many of the show’s other characters, is probably devolution. Kim Wexler in particular is starting to realize that this is not a guy capable of flipping that switch over to being a good guy all around the clock. He’s still willing, after all, to bend some of the rules. He showed that with his recruitment of Sandpiper clients.
However, what we saw through at least a part of tonight’s episode was that there was at least a little bit of that desire to still do things the right way. That is why when he was entrusted to create a commercial, and he ended up actually making something that the average attorney would like. He even had a rather brilliant plan when it comes to airing it during a “Murder, She Wrote” repeat, the perfect show for people staying in nursing homes.
The commercial ended up airing, and as a result of that, Davis & Main find themselves so much more business than they’ve ever had before. Yet, there was one disingenuous thing that Jimmy still did: Not tell the truth to his boss about what he was doing. That led to him getting an angry phone call, and then lying to Kim all about it.
Elsewhere, we saw tonight the story of Mike trying to look after Stacey after some gunshots rocked her home … which eventually evolved into something more. At first, we were a little bored by all of this compared to past Mike stories … at least until we saw that it led to a meeting with Nacho, and an order to take out someone. We’ll see where that goes, but it caps off what we’d say was a solid, if not necessarily amazing, episode of the show. Grade: B+.