‘Better Call Saul’ season 2, episode 6 review: Slippin’ Kimmy and the Cousins
Tonight on “Better Call Saul,” we saw potentially the turning of tables for Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler. All of a sudden, he started to be a little bit more of a protector, while she was the one playing a little bit fast and loose with the rules.
Maybe it was due to her questionable job status as of late, or maybe it was because the good part of Jimmy’s brain took over. Maybe it was both. We feel like he was okay with the scam when he was the one in control of it, but he doesn’t like the idea of rubbing off on her and causing her to start to go down into Slippin’ Kimmy. Of course, this is the sort of thing we think we’re being really clever on when people have been using it on social media for a while.
Kim made it clear to Jimmy at the end of the episode that she did get a job offer, including the opportunity to have her loans paid off. The decision has not been made, but it feels like she’s in a similar position that Jimmy was at the start of the season. She wants freedom, and cannot justify having given the chance that is in front of her. Also, Jimmy destroyed his cup holder.
Mike says no – Here’s what happens when Mike decides that he doesn’t want to go along with Hector’s plans of taking the fall to help Tuco out: He is followed and his granddaughter’s life is put in danger. Despite him having a seriously awesome moment tonight taking out some guys, he started to realize that he really didn’t have much of a choice.
We know that we’re not going to get too much of a chance to mention them when it comes to substance, but how about the cousins? Isn’t it nice to see them, or is that the wrong word? Mike offered Nacho the money back that he was paid, knowing that he wasn’t going to be able to get Tuco out of the equation as quickly as he wanted.
In the end, this was a really strong episode accented with some humor and of course some action. Also, it’s probably our favorite Jimmy story in a while. Grade: B+.