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[This story contains spoilers for the Monday, Sept. 17 episode of Better Call Saul.]
The German construction crew Mike (Jonathan Banks) hired in the previous week’s Better Call Saul has been busy.
As the show continues to show the slow transformation of the basically decent Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) into the oily Saul Goodman viewers knew in Breaking Bad, it’s also telling the parallel story of how the world Saul inhabits came to be. A sizable piece of that world clicked into place in Monday’s episode, “Something Stupid.”
Midway through the episode, Mike and the construction crew make their way to the industrial laundry run by Madrigal and Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and down to the project they’re working on: the meth-manufacturing facility known as the superlab. You can watch the sequence in the video at the top of the post.
It’s a quintessentially Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul scene. There’s no dialogue for nearly three minutes as the camera follows Mike and the crew through the laundry and down to the unfinished space while the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain” plays.
Deborah Chow, a Saul first-timer who’s previously helmed episodes of Fear the Walking Dead, Reign and Snowfall, directed the episode. Alison Tatlock wrote “Something Stupid.”
Check THR’s Better Call Saul page for more coverage of the episode on Tuesday.
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