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"RICO" introduces an intriguing fraud case while providing insightful backstory to Jimmy's unlikely beginnings as a lawyer.
["RICO" is] easily one of the driest Better Call Saul episodes yet, digging far more into the complexities of the legal system than its characters.
A facet of this budding show that I have come to love is Jimmy's fixation with popular culture: when manhandled by a pair of burly security guards... he blurts out, "Seriously? What are you, making 'Soylent Green' over there?"
This week there was a sense Gilligan may finally have settled upon a storyline worthy of the endlessly sympathetic Jimmy.
I'm amazed this seemingly-boring story has kept my attention so long, but that's what the show does best. Taking a little thing like one ply toilet paper, and making it as big as a fraud charge.
"Rico", the latest episode of Better Call Saul, was surprisingly optimistic, but heartbreaking all the same.
Better Call Saul has turned out to be several different shows in one: a character-driven drama, a high-concept comedy, a Breaking Bad prequel, a crime show, and more.
What has become increasingly obvious about the series is how episodes like "RICO" succeed in their ability to demonstrate why Jimmy had to become Saul Goodman and why Mike turned to criminal work.
With "RICO", Better Call Saul lays the foundation for the circumstances that will likely transform sweet(ish) Jimmy McGill into the hardened Saul Goodman.
We've seen Jimmy team up with Mike, and this week we get to see the McGill brothers in action.
This feels like such a richer, more nuanced show than the one that started eight weeks ago.