He’s back and better than ever. You better call Saul Season 6 premiered on April 18 for the first part of its final season, capping the story of Jimmy McGill, otherwise known as Saul Goodman on the hit series, Breaking Bad. With this last season, there is many moments we should remember to better prepare us for the ending, but this time we’re looking back at some of Slippin’ Jimmy’s best shots from the show.
That’s right, from the very first season through season 5, Jimmy McGill (played by the wonderful Bob Odenkirk) did crazy things to get his name out and people know who he is. Here are some of his best projects.
When Jimmy ‘saved’ this guy from falling off his billboard
We knew exactly what we were getting into when we started You better call Saul. In Breaking Bad, we can see that Saul is a sleazy guy, so there was no doubt that in You better call Saul we would see how Jimmy McGill slipped into this character. It was one of the first times we saw this.
In the Season 1 episode, “Hero”, Jimmy staged an accident where he saved a worker who was dangling over the edge of a billboard while filming a commercial for his new practice. lawyers. Due to the “seriousness” of the incident, it began to spread on news networks and give it free publicity. As sordid as it was, it was a awesome marketing technique and was the beginning of the slow process of his transformation into Saul Goodman.
When Jimmy replicated the Mesa Verde documents
Kim Wexler (played by Rhea Seehorn) is someone who should not be laughed atand honestly, I can’t imagine a better character to partner with Jimmy in later seasons.
But, before she started working with Jimmy to try and scam people out of money, she was doing her best to find favor with HHM and named Mesa Verde, a local bank, as her client. However, soon after, HHM attempted to exclude Kim from the deal due to outside circumstances.
Jimmy, knowing that the account should be hers since she was the one who tried to equalize to have he, falsified Mesa Verde documents in the season 2 episode, “Nailed”, so that when meeting with the New Mexico Banking Board, the application for the new branch would be delayed and Kevin (the man in charge of Mesa Verde) would then leave to sign with Kim, who could get him approved more quickly. It’s a dark ride, but a great one.
The History of Squat Cobbling for Wormald
To be honest, it’s both disturbing and hilarious. In season 2 You better call Saul episode, “Cobbler”, Jimmy is signed to represent Wormald after meeting the police for his baseball card debacle, but they seem unconvinced that nothing else is going on, as Wormald had a strange hiding place behind his couch.
Jimmy, in order to save Wormald, comes up with a whole story that the place was an area with videos of Wormald sitting on different types of pies as a sex fetish called a “Hoboken squat cobbler”. And, miraculously, it worked. It was so disgusting and yet I found myself giggling every time I saw it.
When Jimmy (and Kim) falsify their identity
You must always love it when these two fake their identities together. In the You better call Saul Season 2 episode, “Switch”, Jimmy and Kim both decide to go on a scam and rip off a “wealth manager” named Ken, using lie after lie to get the man to buy them a super dinner expensive with the intention of supposedly diversifying their “assets.”
And then, after all that, they leave him the check and they tear up the contract with their fake names, running away. It’s not as bad as some of the other cons here, but I still enjoy watching it.
When Jimmy turns the old people against Irene to settle the Sandpiper case
Ok I’m an emotional person so I won’t lie – I cried during this sequence because damn it Irene didn’t deserve this and Saul was getting a a little too close to the way Walt did its business in breaking Bad. In You better call Saul Season 3, during the episode “Fall”, Jimmy meticulously plots the best way to get Irene, the class rep on the Sandpiper case, to settle, so he can get a huge payday.
The way he does it is despicable, leading Irene’s friends to believe that Irene doesn’t give a damn about the colony because she has nice things – things that jimmy gave him a present. It all boils down to Irene falling apart because all her friends abandoned her, and Jimmy says it was because of the money they would get, so to get her friends back, she says she’s going to s install – and in this way he receives his money.
It was definitely a time when I was do not Jimmy’s biggest fan, but I can’t deny that’s not a great ploy.
When Jimmy cheats on Chuck in court with the drums
For three seasons at this point, we’ve seen Chuck supposedly deal with a condition called electromagnetic hypersensitivity, which basically means that Chuck is “allergic” to electricity. But in this episode, Jimmy takes it upon himself to prove that to be a lie.
In the You better call Saul Season 3 episode, “Chicanery”, Jimmy’s disciplinary hearing takes place and he stands next to Chuck during cross-examination, only for it to be later revealed that Jimmy had slipped a battery, which emits an electrical charge, unknowingly in Chuck’s costume, which Chuck had been wearing for over an hour – something Chuck couldn’t tolerate if his alleged illness were real.
The Law Society believes Chuck’s mental illness should not affect the proceedings, but thinking his illness is merely “mental” triggers Chuck – which is exactly what Jimmy wanted. Intelligent. Cruel. And to the point. It even means more with Chuck’s death later.
When Jimmy vs. Lawyers (and Kim) at Board Reinstatement Meeting With His “Crying”
In the season 4 finale of You better call Saul, titled “Winner”, Jimmy and Kim, are at the bar for his appeal to be reinstated. Renouncing an alleged letter left by his brother, Jimmy instead tearfully tells the bar that he wants to restore credibility to McGill’s name if he is reinstated and cleared to practice law again.
The ruse is so good that even Kim believes him, but it’s revealed moments later that it was all a scam and he had no intention of even training under his real name – at instead, using his alias, Saul Goodman, and the stunning Kim.
When Jimmy sabotaged Howard during his lunch in “Wexler v. Goodman”
The Season 5 episode of You better call Saul, “Wexler v. Goodman,” had two very important Slippin’ Jimmy moments, and this was the first. When Jimmy is done representing two prostitutes in court, he decides to put them to good use and pays them to interrupt Howard’s business lunch with Clifford Main.
It’s a hilarious scene, with these two women accusing him of not paying them for their “services” and of embarrassing him in front of Cliff. It’s a great ploy by McGill to make him look bad.
When Jimmy faced Kim and Mesa Verde in “Wexler v. Goodman”
Last but not least, we have to talk about how Jimmy faced Kim in “Wexler v. Goodman”, since the episode name is about both. At the start of the episode, it looked like Kim and Jimmy had come to an agreement on both terms not to blackmail Mesa Verde’s Kevin and seeking a settlement for Everett Acker. However, that was not the case.
Later, Jimmy meets Kim and everyone else there and shockingly asks for four million dollars. When they’re understandably upset, Jimmy shows them rough cuts of sleazy ads that seek plaintiffs for class action lawsuits against Mesa Verde, which in turn leads to Kim being the sucker in his scam so he gets a best settlement for Acker.
Kim at this point witnessed Jimmy’s downsides, but only now did she encounter the business side of one, and she wasn’t happy. But, it is certainly a memorable moment.
With so much going on in You better call Saul Season 6, I can only wonder what Slippin’ Jimmy’s final plans will be – that is, until we find Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Until then, I will watch and wait.