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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 11 September 2018 at 11:45pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

By the way, itís surely no accident that Kim says ďI like it. Iím good at it.Ē when telling Jimmy about her public defender work. Gotta be a deliberate callback to Walter Whiteís famous confession in the BREAKING BAD series finale. 

Of course, the context is the polar opposite, since Kim is doing a good thing with the legitimate goal of helping people in need. She and Jimmy have been drifting apart for awhile. Sheís trying to find and become her best self, and heís sliding back into old patterns as a coping mechanism for his grief. 
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With Kimís admission that the enjoys the PD work, Iím now thinking that it actually IS her number Saul gives to Francesca in the previous episode. 
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That would be the best-case scenario: Kim and Jimmy split up, and then she goes on to really make something of herself. The sort of successful, legitimate lawyer Saul would want to send Francesca to for help, later on.
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The scene at the restaurant had so many layers to it. Not only did Kim put the kibosh on the idea of Wexler-McGill, but there were unintentional but symbolic rejections of Jimmy in other ways. 

First, Kim is going to work for the firm that represents Sandpiper Crossing just as Jimmy is mourning the death of one of his Sandpiper clients and the star of his commercial. 

Secondly, after working to become the kind of lawyer that he thinks Chuck and Kim would respect, Jimmy finds out that Kim has fallen in love with the indigent defense work that he was doing at the start of the show.
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With Kimís admission that the enjoys the PD work, Iím now thinking that it actually IS her number Saul gives to Francesca in the previous episode. 

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Plus if Kim is still a partner at a big firm in the BREAKING BAD time period, it makes a little more sense that he told Francesca "Tell 'em Jimmy sent you." If Kim had remained a sole practitioner, it'd be weird for Jimmy to give Francesca a referral to someone she already knew.
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First, Kim is going to work for the firm that represents Sandpiper Crossing just as Jimmy is mourning the death of one of his Sandpiper clients and the star of his commercial. 

Secondly, after working to become the kind of lawyer that he thinks Chuck and Kim would respect, Jimmy finds out that Kim has fallen in love with the indigent defense work that he was doing at the start of the show.
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Those are are both nice, subtle payoffs to seeds planted in the first two seasons. 

Theyíre like ships in the night. Season one Jimmy and season four Kim might have been able to work. Now, though, Kim is slowly finding herself in a way Jimmy couldnít by doing PD work, whereas Jimmy is backsliding into crime as a coping mechanism. 

It also appears that the Sandpiper plotline may yet pay off (literally, in Jimmyís case, since heís still due his share of the eventual settlement). There are a lot of foundational elements from the early seasons which are slowly and subtly coming into play, now.

I wouldnít be surprised if Jimmyís share of the eventual Sandpiper settlement gets rolled into his new practice, to be based in a strip mall which can be easily accessed by the sort of clients he wants to attract. And maybe itíll allow him to buy a Cadillac.
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https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/better-call-saul-season-4- bob-odenkirk-jonathan-banks-character-development-1202002966 /
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I got some real joy in seeing those young punks who beat him up and mugged him in the previous episode get their comeuppance. 
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Those German guys, can`t possibly complete the job and
live can they?
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Well, we know at least one of them wonít make it out alive. 
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True!
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I have a sneaking suspicion that a certain German worker is going to end up being Mike's first professional hit.
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