'Better Call Saul' Recap: Clothes Make the Man

February 24, 2015 4:35 AM

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'Better Call Saul' Recap: Clothes Make the Man

Forget the navy blue pinstripe jacket, the tasteful light-blue tie, and the club-collar shirt with real mother of pearl buttons ("none of this fake plastic crap"). Jimmy McGill's strong suit is scumbaggery, even when he spends a small fortune to make it look otherwise. To Jimmy, nothing works quite so right as doing wrong, and that's the super 170 Tasmanian wool thread that holds tonight's episode of Better Call Saul — "Hero" — together. To quote the Betsy Kettleman, Jimmy is "the type of lawyer guilty people hire." And to paraphrase Jimmy, it seems that the show's first season will be about the legal eagle realizing "that's not a bug, it's a feature."

Take the Kettlemans themselves, another pair of white-collar criminals in deep denial of the fact. Jimmy can't persuade them to take him on as their representation or to use their stolen money as a bargaining chip — or even to admit the cash was illegally obtained at all. (Craig didn't embezzle it, ...

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