Better Call Saul season 3 episode 9 spoilers: Chuck’s insurance issue
What is going on with Chuck and his malpractice insurance leading into Better Call Saul season 3 episode 9? Hopefully, this article will help to bring you up to speed on what seems to be the long game of Jimmy McGill’s revenge plan against his brother.
As you may recall, a couple of episodes ago Jimmy paid a visit to his provider, using his own sad story to try and get his coverage changed. More than likely, he knew that he wouldn’t be refunded because of his suspension at the Bar. That wasn’t what he was going for. Instead, he wanted to create such a cloud of judgment around Chuck’s ability to do his job that his own insurance would face a snag. Howard called Chuck in for a meeting last week, and the sneak peek below is a result of that.
In this meeting, Chuck learns that the insurance company no longer trusts him to be competent at his job, meaning basically that they are ready to railroad HHM in almost every way possible. If Chuck works on a case, they’re requiring that another senior partner is there with him to ensure that things don’t go off the rails. We probably don’t have to tell you that this is bad news for the firm and for Chuck, since he comes an instant liability that costs HHM so much more than the standard attorney.
Notice that Chuck, during this meeting, is sitting in a well-lit room and showing no issues of his previous ailment. Maybe this is a sign that some of his “work” to better himself is really taking off. Or, maybe this is just further evidence that the only thing that seems to cure what ails him is his desire for revenge on his brother. He wants to prove him wrong so desperately that he’s willing to push his own problems to the side. It’s a shame that all of this happened to Chuck, given that he is a rather-fine lawyer. He’s also grasping at straws, given that he boots the insurers from the meeting when he claims that they are facing litigation of their own over some of the proposed changes.
Will Chuck succeed? Well, probably not. Jimmy is the master of the slip-and-slide; meanwhile, Chuck is more the type who wants to huff and puff until your house blows down. Unfortunately for him, he is starting to run out of air.
What do you think is Chuck’s Better Call Saul endgame? Sound off in the comments!