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  1. S04.E10: Winner

    Well, that one surely was a winner. They saved the best for last and Bob Odenkirk delivered. What a great speach and at the same time, you knew it was all a giant load of horseshit. RIP Jimmy McGill.
  2. But she's way too busy binging (N)CIS to bother with boring transcripts. Eh, there's ways. There's always the very new arrival at the bad place whose cards haven't yet been locked on Earth. Although Michael paying with "stolen" credit cards sounds like it could come up again, especially if/when Michael gets his own little trial. Yeah I was waiting for something as well. Maybe next week? Eh, maybe the doorman is on their payroll already or they have another way? Though I'd like to find out, as the answer could well be relevant to the plot. But showing it ahead of time would've spoiled the surprise and it was the very last scene, so I'm sure we'll get an explanation if it's relevant. Ultimately, I think the show will have to adress the injustice in the system, I think the four of them plus Michael will make the case that the entire system should be changed. So meddling with it shouldn't do much damage, if the judge ever finds out in the first place. Well, Chidi will have to make a decision at some point... Besides, it frees up Eleanor and Tahani, so I'm all for it. But yeah, I have a feeling Simone isn't going to stick for very long.
  3. S04.E08: Coushatta

    Oh with "everyone" I was just referring to the German workers. The prostitues would simply be instructed not to talk about it. No need to put them through the whole ordeal.
  4. S04.E08: Coushatta

    I don't know why Gus let the Germans out in the first place. Werner had to wear a mug when Mike took him to the lab at first, why not do that for everyone? If they need company, Gus could've brought in some prostitutes. I always assumed Gus had them built their own little bar near the lab, but apparently not. Maybe he wasn't quite that paranoid back then and we're seeing one of the reasons he'll become that way.
  5. S04.E07: Something Stupid

    No, it's not an equivalent to some other name, nor has it any other special meaning. It's just a name I guess. I though it just meant she was going to go on a post-it rampage, marking millions of pages of text in another montage that I now want to see. But yeah, it most likely will be related to the stuff we had in this episode, so your guess sounds pretty good to me. I was a bit confused by the time jump, I guess we're now close to Jimmy getting his license back? It seems he passed several months of tests at least. Not the most eventful episode, but the Kim/Jimmy relationship had to take center stage for it to work and it did. Loved the montage at the start, that was just done so well. If it weren't so sad. I liked the bit with Jimmy pouring wine into the glas on the other side of the split screen, like they were still together phsically but so seperated already that I was surprised when it turned out they actually were eating dinner together in that scene. Visually, this show is still miles ahead of everything else.
  6. S04.E03 Something Beautiful

    The letter itself is no big deal at all. It's just exactly what the show claims it to be - a letter from Chuck to Jimmy. Never understood what all the fuss was about, especially if it could be fake. I think people are just conditioned by shitty TV dramas to expect some kind of plot twisty revelation when a seemingly mundane thing like a letter gets a lot of attention, when all the interesting stuff is in how Jimmy and Kim react to it and that was why the show amped up the tension.
  7. S04.E02: Breathe

    Well, maybe not if it's ruled as arsony, and technically it was. I wonder if that's a potenial plot? Howard lies to the insurance company about the possible suicide and Jimmy uses it to sink him for good?
  8. S04.E02: Breathe

    I hope there is room. Jesse, Saul and Mike initally weren't meant to stay on Breaking Bad either. And I don't want the law firm angle to dissapper entirely and as long as Kim's around Howard should be relatively easy to write in somehow.
  9. S04.E02: Breathe

    That doesn't make much sense. If he doesn't want to work there, just talk to the owners so he can prepare a scam, why come back that second time? Either they grow suspicious, or they hire you on the spot, both are bad outcomes for a scam. So my guess is that it's mainly him trying to cope with the news that he's driven his brother to suicide, probably on an unconscious level. Given that he'll become Saul Goodman eventually, it makes perfect sense that this is the way he's doing it. He isn't confronting himself, he's fleeing further into the Saul Goodman persona - and the job interview was both a test to see how well his hustler style works and a bit of an ego boost. Maybe I'm wrong here, but I'm sure this whole thing is supposed to show the mental process he's going through, diving deeper into the rabbit hole that is Saul Goodman's mind. The answers won't be clear, but it matters little - we're in for one hell of a ride. Plus he's called him "reliable" already. For Gus, this is basically the business equivalent of love on first sight.
  10. S06.E09: Jennings, Elizabeth

    Stan would be my guess, maybe he gets something right next week. That was surreal, like a scene right out of Police Squad or Sledge Hammer. Not sure if that was intentional or not. The show has done those weird offbeat jokes before, but that was a strange moment to do it. I guess getting killed by the other would've made the day only slightly worse for either of them.
  11. S06.E08: The Summit

    That background may complicate matters. If Stan tells anybody at work about his suspicions, even if it's just Aderholt during lunch, this will probably look bad for Renee so Stan will have a motivation for whatever solution he comes up with. Or it may be just enough of a delay so things can unfold as they should.
  12. S02.E06: The Trolley Problem

    Yeah that's what I think as well. What's the "Ride or Die Protocol"? Great episode, the show's really running full steam on track (quite literally this week, that subplot was just epic). It's probably way too plot heavy for a large audience to ever really take off ratings wise, but I'll be damned (and off the bad place, where I'll go anyway if the show's scoring system would be applied, so screw it!) if this isn't the best comedy right now. The whole cast was absolutely on fire as well, with no exceptions. Favorite moment this week goes to Jason for popping the Pikachu balloon, that was just perfect comedic timing. Ted Danson is getting better every week (how is that even possible?), his gleeful evil version of Michael is the best thing ever, period. Count me in among the "wants that shrimp machine" crowd. Eleanor is right, this is the dream. Who cares about that boring lump of carbon?
  13. S07.E07: The Dragon And The Wolf

    Well, that's the books - the show never mentioned it, possibly because (f)Aegon was the third. I'm also not sure it stands for dragon rider in the books - three heads could just refer to three figurative heads, the heads of the House Targaryen. Or maybe Aegon and Jon do ride the dragons there and Aegon goes down with Viserion in a similar (hopefully much less stupid) way like Viserion in the show. They never bothered to attack them, it seems. Maybe never noticed. So I assume they just let them walk and way and then... I dunno, maybe the old spies behind the line routine? It would be a nice subplot to start off next season.
  14. Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    They can just send Sam to the Citadel to look for a treatment. Or maybe Mel knows something - your ending is possible, but I doubt that this is what GRRM has envisioned for her from the very beginning. Re: how long is Cersei going to stick around? They'll probably capture a wight next week and arrive in KL in the season finale. Cersei said she likes an armistice so she can plot to kill her or whatever, so she'll accept Dany's proposal. Dany, Jon et al will move up north and the continuing skirmishes against the WW and Cersei's plotting is likely how the first couple of episodes of season 8 will play out. The penultimate episode (in this case, episode 5) will likely be the big ass battle with Dragons, WW and whatever else HBO can afford, with the finale probably being the killing of the NK and resolution. Episode four should be the transition episode leading up to that final battle. Cersei's downfall is going to be a great couple of scenes and shouldn't be overshadowed by a WW battle, so I guess she'll get her big moment(s) in episode three or four.
  15. S07.E05: Eastwatch

    Sam wins hypocrite of the week award - that was right under your nose! Arya vs LF is going to be interesting. I'm he's got something up his sleeve, but Arya's a level 20 assassin (and she wisely didn't neglect to put some points in lockpicking) now with heavy plot armor - good luck in that fight... Speaking of Arya: She got right to Sansa there - yeah, she knows those thoughts are wrong and she can not act on them, but Arya's right that they're there. So is Cersei's plan now to accept the armistice and strike them in their back? Sounds about right. The Gendry stuff was handled pretty fast, from KL to north of the Wall in fifteen minutes of screen time. But luckily for him, he seems pretty adept with that war hammer - crushing skulls sounds like a good way to take out a wight.