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Ugly feelings loom large in "Talk," an installment that manages to lay foundations for future episodes without losing its dramatic own hold.
It's rare that an episode of "Saul" feels like it's treading water, and while there are some fascinating moments in this installment, it's definitely laying groundwork for the future, rather than offering its own momentum.
Both Jimmy and Kim went to great lengths to avoid their feelings. But there's inevitably heartache ahead.
The Kim subplot gets perhaps the least amount of time here, but as usual, Rhea Seehorn sells it beautifully. The steely look she shoots at the judge is powerful, and just the way she carries herself is riveting.
Better Call Saul continues to project confidence as it rolls ever closer to its parent show. The more that the stakes stand on their own, the more recognizable the show becomes.
"Talk" exponentially increases the ominous vibe that can be felt surrounding all of our central characters. Like Mike, everyone appears to be bottling up all of their ugly emotions; it's only a matter of time until the floodgates open.
Nacho's arguably in the most immediate peril of all Saul protagonists, and tragically he's also the most sensitive.
[In] the fourth episode of Better Call Saul's fourth season continues the show's ongoing study of how vivid a picture it can paint of the moral collapse of its characters in as few brushstrokes as possible.
Even by Heisenberg-verse standards, the advancement of plot in Saul Season Four has been pretty slow... Fortunately, this week's episode - "Talk" - isn't only about the way everyone is stuck in neutral. It also starts to get them going again.
The abject mundanity of the job played out beautifully, Jimmy pacing the customer-free shop bored out of his mind as a soft jazz album almost indistinguishable from straight elevator muzak piped out of the speakers.
It's hard to know precisely what is running through the mind of Ms. Wexler these days. Delightfully, she has emerged as one of the most intriguing characters in the show.