'Better Call Saul' Recap: Open Mike Night

March 3, 2015 4:42 AM

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'Better Call Saul' Recap: Open Mike Night

With all due respect to James Morgan McGill's entrance into the glamorous and lucrative field of elder law, there's a very specific senior citizen in the silent, standout final scenes of tonight's Better Call Saul that has our undivided attention. The man with the legal plan disappears temporarily from the action — leaving one Mike Ehrmantraut front and center. How did this lovably gruff toll collector become Saul Goodman's private investigator, Gus Fring's lethal enforcer, and Walter White's eventual nemesis? This week's episode, titled "Alpine Shepherd Boy," hints that we may soon get the answer.

And not a moment too soon. Before our long day's journey into Mike began, the limitations of Jimmy's pre-Saul career began to reveal themselves for the first time in the series. McGill's attempts to parlay his big billboard-rescue stunt into a slew of new clients — the rich secessionist with his own...

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