Better Call Saul Season 1 Premiere Recap: Uno
“Better Call Saul” has officially premiered with the episode titled “Uno.” It took us back to when Saul Goodman goes under a different name and was just starting out. Read below for the full recap.
The first scenes of the show were shown in black and white. Saul or rather, Jimmy McGill working at a Cinnabon in Omaha. After his shift, he went home to watch a tape showing a series of short commercials for Saul Goodman, attorney-at-law.
Then it was 2002 that shows a courtroom where Saul told the jury not to look too harshly on the three teenagers that he was defending because they were only victims to a “lapse of judgment.” Then, the prosecutor played a video of his clients having sex with a severed head of a corpse then after that Jimmy got a check of $700 for paltry. He then got a call from a client and pretended to be his own secretary. Then, he met a local county treasurer who was interested to seek legal advice due to the fact that a million of dollars is missing from the county funds. However, the client’s wife was not convinced at all with Jimmy so he sent them flowers and while he was ordering the flowers over the phone, driving he hit a passer-by.
He went out and found out that he hit two teenage boys who were skating. The brother told him that they got everything on videotape and demands $500. They shut up when he told them that he’s a lawyer. When he got to his office, he got a check for $26,000 but he tore it to pieces and went to the law firm that sent the check.
He accused his partners there that they were trying to buy Chuck, his brother for pittance. He told them that his brother will never work again and the best thing that they could do would be to buy him out for $17 million. Howard told him that the firm expects Chuck to come back and they are going to take all the time he needs to recover. When he got out of the firm he learned that the clients he met earlier that day took Howard as their lawyer.
Saul or Jimmy went to visit Chuck. He told him about the situation at the firm and Chuck told him that he plans to go back to work real soon. Jimmy reminded him that he built the firm, which means that he’s entitled to a third of its profits, which is $17 million. Chuck said that it’s not all about the money and revealed that he’s been getting stipend checks of $800 from Hamlin. Then he asked Jimmy if he ever consider changing his name due to professional courtesy but Jimmy had other things on his mind: revenge.
He went back to the two skater brothers and made a deal with them to videotape something and get a chance to earn $2,000. Every thing was going smoothly until Mrs. Kettelman didn’t get out of the car and the teens tailed the wrong car. Jimmy arrived a few moments later and he was able to find the house and knocked on the door when he got pulled inside by Tuco Salamanca.
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