'Better Call Saul' Recap: Do the Right Thing

February 17, 2015 4:49 AM

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'Better Call Saul' Recap: Do the Right Thing

Conscience costs quarters. Poor panicked Jimmy McGill must have gone through half a roll of 'em during his frantic attempts to save the would-be clients Craig and Betsy Kettleman, using nothing but Albuquerque's conveniently located payphones. But whether he was jerry-rigging a voice modulator to warn the family or leaving voicemail after voicemail for their supposed captor, Jimmy gained something even as his wallet lost weight: our respect. "Nacho," tonight’s Better Call Saul episode, showed that once upon a time, the Man Who Would Be Saul cared about people — which makes it a whole lot easier to care about him.

Granted, Jimmy's quest to rescue the corrupt Mr. Kettleman's nuclear family from a meltdown at the hands of the no-nonsense drug lieutenant Nacho wasn’t his first stab at lifesaving. Just last week, he spared the hapless skateboard brothers from certain death courtesy of Nacho's boss Tuco. It was a ...

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