‘Better Call Saul’ season 2, episode 7 review: Jimmy trolls Davis & Main, but to what end?

Better Call Saul season 2For everyone out there eagerly awaiting the moment on “Better Call Saul” where we start to see Jimmy McGill become a little bit more like Saul Goodman, rest assured that you probably got some of what you were wanting and then some on Monday night when our hero decided that he was going to troll the heck out of everyone at Davis & Main in order to ensure that he was fired from his job.

You see, he realized that if he quit the job or was fired with cause, he would end up losing his bonus. However, if he acted like as much of a jerk as humanly possible, he knew that it would be a whole lot easier to get fired and keep the money. His execution here was brilliant on almost all parts … and very funny. There was some truth to the fact that he never even gave the new firm a chance.

After his dismissal from Davis & Main, Jimmy’s next order of business was having a chat with Kim. He wanted to branch out with her and form their separate law firm, one where they could finally get their own business going. Unfortunately, she wasn’t too keen on going in with him and his “colorful” way of doing things. We don’t blame her, given the guy has shown a matter of instability that would certainly lead to trouble down the road. She went on her job interview, but maybe then did find herself realizing that she may not have made the best choice overall. Sure, Jimmy was a risk, but it was freedom!

So in the end, Jimmy packed away his things and prepared to open up, once again, back under the nail salon. Yet, it’s different this time since he knows precisely what he can do and what he’s capable of. Meanwhile, Kim eventually did come back to him with a compromise: Work with him under the same building, but as two separate entities. They’d be close, but not unified.

As for Mike, he’s plotting his next move after last week … but this was a quiet one for him. We know that there are great things to come here, though, so we’re not too concerned. After all, Jimmy held his own in his best one-episode story this season. Grade: B+.

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