Better Call Saul: Season 5 Episode 1
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In a flash-forward, the taxi driver says he knows about Gene’s past. A nervous Gene proceeds to call Ed, “the disappearer”, but changes his mind, saying he will handle the problem himself. In 2004, Jimmy tells Kim the “Saul Goodman” alias he used for his cell phone business gives him an instant criminal law client base. Nacho reports rumors that some cocaine Gus provides the Salamancas is inferior, which Lalo confirms. Gus tells Lalo and Juan Bolsa that Werner was building a chiller on the chicken farm under Mike’s supervision, but fled with stolen cocaine, which Gus replaced with locally-acquired meth. Lalo accepts Gus’ cover story but remains suspicious. Saul gives away his remaining cell phones to publicize his criminal law practice. Gus shuts down lab construction because of Lalo’s suspicions and Mike sends Werner’s crew home. Upset over Gus’ lack of compassion for Werner, Mike refuses to accept payment during the downtime. Saul’s camera crew helps generate publicity for his practice by faking a confrontation with Deputy District Attorney Oakley. Kim’s client refuses a favorable plea bargain. Saul offers to help trick him into accepting. Kim refuses, but after Saul leaves she successfully runs the con herself.
Now doing business as Saul Goodman, Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy that tests Kim’s tolerance of his new legal persona. Lalo searches for the mysterious “Michael.”
Director: Bronwen Hughes
Star Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Tony Dalton, Giancarlo Esposito
Producer (s): Princess O’Mahoney
Cinematographer: Marshall Adams, Paul Donachie,
Music: Dave Porter
Production House: Sony Pictures Television, American Movie Classics (AMC), High Bridge Productions, Crystal Diner Productions, Gran Via Productions
Original network / Official Sites: AMC, Netflix
Release Year: 23 February 2020 (USA)
Runtime: 55 min
Genres: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, India
Language: English, Spanish, Vietnamese