Summary: Jimmy takes money from the Kettlemans to pay for his silence as they will argue that they never stole any money. Jimmy closes the deal with Nacho and seems to be spared for now, but Nacho tells him he will pay for what he did. Jimmy rips of HHM on a billboard and gets a cease and desist. He uses it for a publicity stunt where he is viewed in the public as a hero. This gives him good business. Jimmy tries to hide the news from Chuck, but Chuck steals a newspaper to learn of Jimmy's antics.
The Good: This was another solid and enjoyable episode.
I liked the follow-up to the previous episode. It was nice to see the interactions between Jimmy and the Kettlemans. It's hilarious to see Craig just going along with anything with Betsy being the one who is actively pursuing her own agenda. Jimmy attempting to get business before caving and taking the money was good as well and again hinted at Jimmy's morality compared to Saul. There was also a nice callback to Saul not taking a bribe back in Breaking Bad.
The conclusion to the Nacho story was good too. Jimmy continued to provide laughs when talking to Mike and the cops and I really enjoyed his scene with Nacho. I presume things will calm down in the story for now until Nacho comes back with a vengeance. There is definitely some good set up done there and it is intimidating to see Nacho say there will be consequences. I wonder if we will se paranoid Jimmy soon, scared that Nacho will try to get him.
I really enjoyed Jimmy's scheming too. Watching plans unfold always makes for fascinating television and it was great to slowly piece together Jimmy's plan throughout the episode and the conclusion with Jimmy finally getting some customers was satisfying. I'm glad to see some payoff for the voicemail scenes which have been shown a couple times in the past few episodes. But for the plan itself, it was wonderful to follow. It sucks in your curiosity the first time through, and it is fantastic to see all of the details coming together on rewatch. I enjoyed that Jimmy put himself in situations to trash Hamlin with this stunt as it continues to show that they have a poor relationship. Now we just need to know why Jimmy is so hateful towards Hamlin.
I liked the flashback too. If we keep getting flashes of Jimmy's past from time to time, I will be happy because it's very intriguing to see Jimmy's past. This flashback was essential as it shows us how Jimmy is a con-man which gives some backstory on how Jimmy is able to come up with this publicity stunt and follow through with it.
The humour was stronger than ever here. I really loved the film crew as they were hilarious and seeing Jimmy attempt to deal with them was pleasantly comedic. I also loved the hilarity of Jimmy fighting against Howard throughout the episode. Lastly, I really enjoyed the ending scene with Chuck. It was an impressive piece of cinematography and directing when we are shown how his disorder makes him feel when exposed to electricity. And then with a couple expertly timed shots of an old lady watching, it became one of the funniest moments of the episode. An expertly done sequence.
The Bad: This show is very well put together but it's missing something. The story is hardly memorable and there isn't much emotion at all currently. While I still enjoy episodes like this, the story is lacking that forward momentum and emotional engagement to make it truly great.
The Unknown: How will Chuck react to Jimmy's antics? We don't know a whole lot about Jimmy and Chuck's relationship currently but we do understand that Chuck doesn't approve of Jimmy's... ways. So will he turn on Jimmy now? Considering that it was the ending scene, I'm sure it will lead to something. I'm interested to see what that is.
Kim doesn't seem to be proud of her friendship with Jimmy. Why? Is Howard that against Jimmy? Or is it something else?
Best Moment: I'll say the ending sequence with Chuck. It was impressively executed.
Character of the Episode: Jimmy again of course.
Conclusion: This was another strong episode, though it is mostly set-up for the future and doesn't have many memorable moments. Still very good stuff though.
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