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Lots of good stuff in that episode. Seeing Jimmy frustrate Kevin was great because, well, watching ruthless one-percenters being knocked down a peg is cathartic.

On the other hand, it's sad to see how Jimmy treats Howard. It's interesting because Jimmy, the confident maverick with the self-cultivated sleazy reputation, contrasts so sharply with Howard's lower self-esteem concealed by his outwardly flashy exterior.

And Kim not only going further down the dark path, but actively daring her boss to call her out on it, is another step towards heartbreak. What this show does so well is its slow burn towards catastrophe, all without feeling like the kind of filler so many other shows fall into.

"DEDICADO A MAX" was genuinely quite touching. It epitomises what I enjoy about Gus. It speaks to the complexity of his character that he's a merciless operator fixated on both business efficiency and bitter vengeance, yet he also hasn't forgotten about the man he loved. "I am what I am" sums it up perfectly. Unlike Walt, he doesn't try to rationalise his actions to himself. He knows what he's doing and why he's doing it.

 

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What a ride that was. I think drama is at its best when you're not sure who to root for, and that was very much the case here.

A marriage between Kim and Jimmy was always likely, and we know it'll end before Jimmy's first appearance in Breaking Bad. Jimmy mentions to Walt that "I caught my second wife screwing my stepdad". I have to wonder if that's actually going to happen or if it's a story Jimmy created to absolve himself of any blame. I think the latter is more likely, but who knows? It'll certainly be interesting if a new character turns up.

 

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2 hours ago, Bobfoc said:
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What a ride that was. I think drama is at its best when you're not sure who to root for, and that was very much the case here.

A marriage between Kim and Jimmy was always likely, and we know it'll end before Jimmy's first appearance in Breaking Bad. Jimmy mentions to Walt that "I caught my second wife screwing my stepdad". I have to wonder if that's actually going to happen or if it's a story Jimmy created to absolve himself of any blame. I think the latter is more likely, but who knows? It'll certainly be interesting if a new character turns up.

 

I think more than likely it has to do with..

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the fact that one can't legally testify against their spouse.

 

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1 minute ago, How The Cloud Stole Christ said:

I think more than likely it has to do with..

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I imagine you're right, but I'm speculating on how the marriage will eventually end. My guess has been that Kim will end up in trouble and get disbarred, probably because of the underhanded methods Jimmy has been encouraging. It would be particularly heartbreaking to see Kim, a person who always used to do things by the books (to the extent that she was prepared to walk three miles home in the dark with a cello on her back rather than get in a car with her drunk mother), getting taken down while Jimmy continues to enjoy success by breaking the rules.

 

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On 24/03/2020 at 14:38, Bobfoc said:
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What a ride that was. I think drama is at its best when you're not sure who to root for, and that was very much the case here.

A marriage between Kim and Jimmy was always likely, and we know it'll end before Jimmy's first appearance in Breaking Bad. Jimmy mentions to Walt that "I caught my second wife screwing my stepdad". I have to wonder if that's actually going to happen or if it's a story Jimmy created to absolve himself of any blame. I think the latter is more likely, but who knows? It'll certainly be interesting if a new character turns up.

 

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When he said that line in Breaking Bad Walter had just tried to attack Ted after learning that Skyler had cheated on him with Ted. I think he was just trying to be sympathetic (in his typical sleazy way) to calm Walt down. If there was a step-dad in the picture I think either Chuck or Jimmy would've mentioned him at some point in the past. And in the flashback when their mother died there was no one else present. Also if there was a step-dad about the same age as their mom he would be in his 70s or 80s now. I just can't see that Kim would jump into bed with an octogenarian or septuagenarian. 

 

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Jesus that episode made me anxious. Jesus.

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