Better Call Saul (2015) s03e10 Episode Script


1 Previously on AMC's Better Call Saul Should I settle? Hector Salamanca.
- Turn the lights on.
- I'm back to normal.
You'd rather tear down HHM than retire.
You think I'm trouble now? Imagine me as your enemy.
Kim: It's a new client, and if I mess this up, it's a former client.
Sandpiper is settling.
This is the solution to everything! I'll be back in a few hours.
- [Air bag explodes.]
- [Gasps.]
Young Chuck: "It was very still except for the tree-toads and the frogs in the brook peeping mournfully, and every little while Mabel could hear strange rustlings in the leaves.
- [Dog barking in distance.]
- She tried to remember the way home, but the woods looked so different now that she couldn't think which way to go.
She began to be frightened.
'What's that?' said Mabel.
'Oh, I'm I'm so frightened!' In a minute or two she heard the howl again 'O-o-o-w!' a long, wild cry.
She began to run, but the poor thing had lost her way.
" Is she gonna be okay? - She'll be fine, Jimmy.
- How do you know? Just listen.
You'll see.
[Gas hissing.]
"It was so dark that she stumbled over the bushes and the roots of the trees" [Telephone ringing.]
[Indistinct conversations.]
[Footsteps approach.]
I know.
Does she need to spend the night? Tech: Once this is done, she'll be discharged.
[Breathes deeply.]
[Indistinct talking in distance.]
[Indistinct talking on P.
[Wind howling, papers rustling.]
This is a situation no firm ever wants to be in.
It's well, it's embarrassing.
I know we all want a swift resolution here.
So what are our options? Take it to trial.
And extremely damaging for HHM's reputation.
Not my first choice or yours, I imagine.
The firm could choose to buy me out for an amount that is almost certain to bankrupt it.
I spent decades building this firm.
I don't want to be the agent of its destruction.
There is a third option.
There's no reason we can't put all this unpleasantness behind us and continue on as we have been.
I'm willing to let bygones be bygones.
And if you agree, I think we can settle all this right now with a simple handshake.
Would you all give us the room for a moment? [Door opens.]
[Indistinct conversations.]
17 years.
18 in July, actually.
All those years we built this place together.
And all that time I've supported you.
Looked up to you, deferred to you.
Because I always thought you had the best interests of the firm in mind.
I have Mnh.
You did.
For a long time.
But you've let personal vendettas turn your focus away from what's best for HHM.
You've put your needs first.
- To our detriment.
- I don't think that's accurate.
And the moment that I mildly suggest, with empathy and concern, that maybe it's time for you to consider retirement the first instinct you have is to sue me?! To sue the firm? [Scoffs.]
Well, I I-I don't even know I-In what world is that anything but the deepest betrayal of everything we worked so hard to accomplish? In what world is that anything but the deepest betrayal of our friendship? Howard.
I could argue that you're the one who betrayed me.
That's bullshit.
And you know it.
This is pointless.
Just take this.
[Paper rustles.]
$3 million? The first of three payments, as per the partnership agreement.
The firm can't afford this.
Are you You're not shutting down, are you? I would never endanger the firm.
This is mostly from my personal funds.
And a few loans.
You're paying me out of your own pocket.
You won.
Hamlin: There's one last thing [Indistinct conversations.]
Hamlin: Everybody! [Conversations stop.]
Thank you for gathering.
I have some bittersweet news to share.
I'm sorry to say, but our fearless leader, Charles McGill, will be leaving HHM.
Effective immediately.
I wanted to take this moment to thank Chuck for everything he's done for HHM.
We started off with six employees.
And Chuck helped grow us into one of the largest firms in the state.
We will be forever grateful for his dedication.
Do you have anything you want to say? Alright, then.
Let's give him a hand! [Applause.]
[Indistinct talking.]
[Applause continues.]
[Birds chirping.]
[Vehicles passing.]
[Grunts softly.]
You need electrolytes.
You hungry? I'll make you somethin'.
Be right back.
Just finish that.
[Footsteps depart.]
Kim: Hey.
I said I'd bring it to you.
I needed to stretch my legs.
This is, uh, twisted.
Oh, thanks.
This one-handed crap is gonna get real old, real fast.
Is there coffee? Sure.
But, uh, more Gatorade first.
[Pan thuds lightly.]
[Silverware clatters lightly.]
Alright, your, uh, two options are good ole' ibuprofen which, uh, you know, should take the edge off.
Or the proverbial "good stuff.
" [Pills rattle.]
The answer is always "the good stuff.
" Right.
But food first.
[Bottle thuds.]
[Clears throat.]
You're not feeding me, Jimmy.
There are lines we do not cross.
[Breathes deeply.]
I was looking into our lease on the office.
Um, we'd definitely take a haircut if we broke it.
But we are allowed to sublet.
Might be our best option.
Furniture's mostly rented month to month.
So that's not an issue.
For you, I think you need a desk, some file cabinets.
A Westlaw terminal And, uh, haven't figured out Francesca yet.
That's another conversation.
All that sound okay? Are you sure about this? I mean, even with the Sandpiper money? Look.
After, uh everything [Sighs.]
I don't give a shit about the office.
[Breathes deeply.]
So can I start looking for a tenant? Yeah.
[Fork clinking.]
I could've killed someone, Jimmy.
I worked most of last week on maybe six hours of sleep.
And then I I crossed three lanes of traffic, and I don't remember any of it Look, you were just doing what you thought you had to do.
- Because of me.
- You didn't make me get in that car.
That was all me.
I'm an adult.
I made a choice.
[Fork tapping.]
Jimmy: Hey.
All I can say is, I am gonna fix things.
[Fork tapping.]
[Car door creaks.]
[Vehicles passing.]
[Car door closes.]
[Car door creaks.]
[Whirring in distance.]
[Ringing in distance.]
[Dog barking in distance.]
[Car door closes.]
Nacho: Okay.
So, we're gonna do everything around back.
It's mostly commercial around here, so it's quiet at night.
- ["Dinero Sucio" plays on radio.]
- We pull the trucks up to the doors.
We unload right into the shop.
[Sewing machine whirring.]
We can break down the stuff in here.
There's space in the back for storing scales and, uh, supplies when the shop's open.
Should be able to process everything overnight.
I'd be here to see it gets done right Where's, uh, Papi? I'll be taking care of all this.
But he's good.
Once we get everything packed, Arturo will pick up and supervise distro, uh, make sure everything is clear.
Here's Papi! Ah.
[Knocking, whirring.]
Don Hector [Chuckles.]
[Money rustles.]
Mm? [Sighs.]
Nacho: Papá [Vehicles passing in distance.]
[Door closes, sound of passing vehicles fades.]
[Door opens.]
[Vehicles passing in distance.]
[Door closes.]
He's old-fashioned.
He'll come around.
[Dog barking in distance.]
Don Hector.
I'll talk to him.
He'll come around.
I don't trust him.
[Door creaks.]
These are from Kevin and Paige.
Well, I guess they're from everybody at Mesa Verde.
Oh! And there's a card.
Somewhere in here.
Ah, here! You brought the book? Um, sure.
The card wasn't clear, but I'm pretty sure you're getting steaks, too.
Really? Texas.
He wishes you a speedy recovery.
You are so lucky.
I, um, I used to drive that highway every weekend to visit my brother and his kids, and I saw an accident almost every single time.
People die on that road all the time.
I-I already rescheduled everything you had this week.
But I didn't touch that meeting with the regulator.
I know that whole Utah timeline is delicate, so Right.
It's next Wednesday, right? Yes.
And there's still a lot of prep that we pushed so you could focus on getting Mr.
Gatwood up by the end of the quarter.
Which isn't happening now.
Actually? I talked with Colleen, and she said everyone's fine doing that meeting Monday.
So, you know, that means we could still slide in just under the deadline [Scoffs.]
Did you bring a breakdown of the documents I'll need for next Wednesday? I would I would have to figure out Yep.
how long that'll take me.
[Papers rustling.]
That's four, six.
Go to 11.
[Papers rustling.]
Found it.
Here you go.
And Paige's timeline's on the top.
Kim? Y-You okay? I-I can always come back I'm gonna need you to cancel Gatwood and push everything else.
What? E-Everything? Yeah.
- [Book closes.]
- Uh.
But first, could you give me a ride? Absolutely.
Where to? [Little L plays in background.]
Wexler sends her apologies, Mr.
A-And she feels terrible about this, but with her accident and the recovery she's just not gonna be able to finish her work for you in time.
Oh, of course, I'll tell her.
A-And again, she is very sorry, and I know she'll be giving you a call herself soon.
Well, yes.
Wexler did ask me to tell you she strongly recommends Schweikart and Cokely.
They're an exceptional firm.
Well, I will send that info over today.
A-And Ms.
W-Wexler will follow up herself shortly.
"Thanks for the meat.
" Uh.
A-And she says thank you for the steaks.
She's so excited to fire up that grill.
Thank you.
B-Bye! Okay.
How many do I have? Nine Good.
[Birds chirping, dog barking in distance.]
[Engine starts.]
[Gearshift clicks.]
[Tires screech.]
[Engine shuts off.]
[Keys jingling.]
- [Knock on door.]
- It's Jimmy.
I know you don't wanna see me, but, uh, I just want to know you're okay.
C'mon, Chuck.
I just want to see your face.
C'mon, Chuck.
I just need a minute.
I just need to know you're alright.
[Pounding on door.]
[Door opens.]
I'm alright, Jimmy.
Oh, hey.
I mean, I'm glad you're alright.
I Uh can I come in? Just talk for a minute? ["It Never Entered My Mind" playing.]
[Refrigerator humming softly.]
As you can see, I'm more than alright.
I'm very well, in fact.
How? I always told you I'd get better.
You just never believed me.
Sure I did.
But, Chuck [Chuckling.]
this is great! How did you do it? What was it you wanted? Beyond "proof of life"? Oh.
S-Something happened, and it made me think about what ha went down between you and me.
I wanted to say, in hindsight, I could've made different choices.
- Is that so? - Yeah.
I mean, I'm not saying it's all on me.
It's not.
But if I had to do it all over again [Clicks tongue.]
I would maybe do some things differently.
And I just thought you should know that.
That you have regrets? Yeah.
I have regrets.
- Mm.
- [Sighs.]
Why? [Chuckling.]
'Cause you're my brother.
There aren't that many of us McGills left, and, uh, I think we should stick together.
Why have regrets at all? What's the point? What do you mean? Well, look at you.
You're in so much pain.
Why are you putting yourself through all this? 'Cause I wanted to tell you That you have regrets.
And I'm telling you: don't bother.
What's the point? You're just gonna keep hurting people.
- That's not true.
- Jimmy, this is what you do.
You hurt people.
Over and over and over.
And then there's this show of remorse It's not a "show"! I know you don't think it's a show.
I don't doubt your emotions are real, but what's the point of all the sad faces and the gnashing of teeth? If you're not going to change your behavior [Chuckling.]
and you won't - I can change.
- why not just skip the whole exercise? In the end, you're going to hurt everyone around you.
You can't help it.
So, stop apologizing and accept it.
Embrace it.
Frankly, I'd have more respect for you if you did.
- What about you, Chuck? - Hmm? You didn't do anything wrong? You're just an innocent victim? Let me put your mind at ease, Jimmy.
You don't have to make up with me.
We don't have to understand each other.
Things are fine the way they are.
I don't want to hurt your feelings but the truth is you've never mattered all that much to me.
[Clock ticking.]
[Light thudding.]
[Clears throat.]
[Door opens, closes.]
[Light switch clicks.]
[Pills rattle.]
Gold comforter.
Green chair.
Brown journal.
[Breathing deeply.]
- [Light switch clicks.]
- [Sighs.]
[Door opens.]
[Switches clicking.]
[Switches clicking.]
[Knocker taps.]
What a nice surprise.
Irene! As beautiful as ever! Why don't you come in? - Can I get you some tea? - [Door closes.]
Oh, I don't want to be a bother.
I just have a couple things to drop off.
Well, w-what is all this? Well, when we win, we celebrate.
That's very sweet.
And I didn't forget about Oscar and Felix.
I've got some kitty toys and catnip in there for those two little rascals.
You shouldn't have, Jimmy.
Of course I should.
[Claps hands.]
Now, have you given any thought to how you want to spend that settlement money? I don't know Well, I'll tell you what I'd do.
Alaskan cruise.
You can walk on a glacier under the Aurora Borealis.
And if Alaska's too cold, maybe a European river cruise.
Float on down the Danube.
I bet you and the ladies could split a deluxe suite.
Get into all sorts of trouble.
That sounds very nice, but I don't think they'd really want to.
Why not? They're still upset.
They must be excited about the settlement though, right? Jimmy: But you can't let one little misunderstanding - destroy years of friendship.
- ["Steal Away" plays in background.]
Myrtle: Oh, it's just not the same, Jimmy.
She showed her true colors.
When it came to that settlement, we were the furthest things from her mind.
It just took her a bit to realize what was important to you.
She came around.
She just wanted to get back on our good side Okay.
How do you trust someone who bends any way the wind is blowing? Where is her integrity? Well, I can't help but blame myself.
You were just trying to help.
I stuck my nose in where it didn't belong, and I stirred the pot.
So [Scoffs.]
Look, if you want to blame someone, you should blame me.
Jimmy, you're a good friend.
She doesn't deserve you.
- No, she doesn't.
- [Train whistle blows.]
[Bell ringing.]
[Door creaks.]
[Gate creaks.]
Chuck: Yes.
I've I've shut off all the breakers.
Yes, I have checked.
Several times.
The power meter is still turning.
All I can think is that there's something in the house that isn't wired through the breaker box and it's drawing power.
Well, I-I want you to send someone over to find it and disconnect it.
I Wednesday? I can't wait that long.
Are you sure there's nothing sooner? [Clock ticking.]
Wednesday then.
[Exhales deeply.]
[Switch clicking.]
[Switch clicks.]
[Switch clicks.]
[Light bulb scraping lightly.]
[Light bulb creaking.]
[Buttons clacking.]
[Grunts softly.]
Yes, hello? T-This is Charles McGill.
I have a three o'clock with Dr.
Cruz today? Uh.
Yes, well, w-would you tell her that something's come up and I'm not able to come in today? No, no need to reschedule.
I'll just see her next week.
Thank you.
- [Receiver clicks.]
- Ohh! [Clicks.]
[Breathing heavily.]
[Breathing deeply.]
[Switch plate clatters.]
[Grunting softly.]
[Hammer tapping.]
[Grunting softly.]
[Hammer clatters.]
[Grunting softly.]
[Music intensifies.]
[Music slows.]
[Grunts softly.]
[Breathing heavily.]
[Music intensifies.]
[Electricity crackles.]
[Meter clatters.]
[Music ends.]
[Insects chirping.]
[Vehicle approaches.]
[Gun cocks.]
[Car door creaks open.]
[Door creaks.]
[Insects chirping.]
[Engine rumbling.]
[Engine shuts off.]
[Car doors open, close.]
You got my message.
You strapped? [Door creaks open, closes.]
They're coming.
[Vehicle approaching.]
[Gearshift clicks.]
[Engine shuts off.]
[Car doors open.]
[Car door closes.]
[Car door closes.]
Don Hector.
Don Eladio wanted me to speak with you face to face, so there's no misunderstanding.
From now on, there will be only one route over the border for our product the chicken trucks.
That is final.
But you must understand this is for efficiency only there's no disrespect to you or your family.
What's he doing here? The boss wants you to settle this.
I settle it right now, okay? [Sighs.]
You have to work together.
It's what the boss wants.
The boss can suck me.
I'd watch what I say if I were you.
Who you think you are? You should be kissing my ass right now.
Me and my family? We built this whole business.
We all did.
No, no! Salamanca did! Salamanca money! Salamanca blood! You have to calm down.
That hacienda! I paid for it.
And you treat us like dogs! Hector, this isn't personal It is! It is personal! [Groaning.]
[Pills rattling.]
Call 911.
Stash the guns.
You should not be here when they arrive.
[Cellphone dialing.]
I need an ambulance.
iNo te mueras cabrón! Arturo: Outside a garage at the corner of Aztec and Girard.
My boss collapsed.
I think he's having a heart attack.
iNo te mueras cabrón! [Grunting.]
Come on! - [Engine starts.]
- [Grunting.]
[Radio chatter.]
EMT: Does he have a history of cardiac issues? Nacho: Yeah.
And was he taking any medications? He took these.
EMT: Thanks.
We're headed to Lovelace, if you'd like to follow.
[Engine idling.]
[Metal clanks.]
[Siren wailing, ambulance departs.]
- [Keys jingling.]
- Kim: Hey.
How's, uh, relax-o-thon 2003 comin' along? No complaints.
Join me.
Oh dip dip it in the sauce.
Seems like overkill.
Trust me.
So what's next? Uh, Monty Python.
Solid choice.
Or we could just watch "To Kill a Mockingbird" again.
- Again? - Yeah, I watched it this morning.
It was my favorite when I was a kid.
I loved Atticus Finch.
All the girls were in love with Gregory Peck.
I wasn't in love with him.
Well, a little.
But, no.
I wanted to be him.
Fight the good fight.
Change the world.
Didn't you? That was more Chuck's thing.
But, I mean, the good news is you made it! Oh, yeah.
I am.
I'm changing the world by helping a mid-size local bank become a mid-size regional bank.
Yay me.
So no luck with Ms.
Landry? No.
That bridge is burned.
- It's that bad? - [Sighs.]
T-There's no putting that genie back in the bottle.
And I've tried everything.
I sent muffin baskets to the gals.
- I signed them from her.
- Nice.
They saw right through it.
"Oh, Jimmy, you're too nice.
Jimmy, she doesn't deserve you.
" The more I try to make them like her again, the more they end up lovin' me instead.
Well sounds like you've exhausted all your options I mean, if muffin baskets don't solve it I don't know what else to do.
I'm not good at building shit, you know? I'm excellent at tearing it down.
- [Sighs.]
- Oh, rookie move.
- What the - [Grunts.]
- It's already cheese.
- It's cheese on cheese.
- See? - [Crunching.]
You know, sometimes, you got to play to your strengths.
You should stitch that on a pillow.
Oh, I will.
All right.
Screw it.
"Mockingbird" encore, it is.
Oh, shit.
What? What is it? [Chuckles.]
You figured it out.
But I really, really don't wanna do it.
[Indistinct conversations.]
[Door closes.]
Hello! Hi there.
- Jimmy! - Jimmy.
- Good morning.
- All: Good morning.
I know that many of you were expecting Sandy for this morning's chair yoga, but her daughter has a cold.
- [All groan.]
- But she'll be fine.
Uh, the nice folks in front said I could sit in.
So, you guys ready to get to it? All: Yes.
Let's wake up those spines with, uh, cat/cow position.
[Clears throat.]
Very good.
Cat [Exhales deeply.]
And then cow [Inhales deeply.]
Sit up straight.
Very good, Jasper.
Cat [Exhales deeply.]
And cow [Inhales deeply.]
Long, deep breaths.
Breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth.
[Exhales deeply.]
And cow [Inhales deeply.]
And cat [Exhales deeply.]
- Mr.
- [Door closes.]
Erin Brill! You're just in time for chair yoga.
- [Exhales deeply.]
- I need to talk to you.
Uh, well, pull up a chair.
There's always room for one more.
- [Exhales deeply.]
- Now, Mr.
[Inhales deeply.]
- What? - You are unbelievable.
I could not, for the life of me, figure out why on earth Mrs.
Landry would suddenly change her mind about the Sandpiper settlement.
I had to practically drag the information out of her that you filled her head and all of her friends' heads with lies.
I never lied to anyone.
You drastically misrepresented the reality of the case.
So? So?! You took advantage of poor Mrs.
Does she know how much money you're gonna make from this? Nope.
And again I ask so what? These people trusted you, Jimmy.
Do you have any idea how much time I had to put in listening to their insipid ramblings about their sciatica or which grandchild disappoints them the most? Damn right they trust me.
I worked my ass off earning their trust.
Then you betrayed it.
If the only thing standing between me and a million bucks is some old lady's tears, then I'd suggest investing in Kleenex.
You've ruined her life because you wanted your money faster.
Boo and hoo.
Besides, it's not like she's got that much time left, anyway.
You're disgusting.
And rich.
Hey, everyone.
Apologies! That was probably more like 20 breaths instead of 10.
- [All murmuring.]
- Uh.
I don't see a lot of forward folding going on.
[Indistinct conversations.]
[Door opens, closes.]
Come on, girls.
Shame on you.
[Vehicles passing in distance.]
So? Like a charm, yeah.
She'll go back on the settlement? I imagine you'll hear from her within an hour or so.
- Good.
- Hey.
Well done in there.
I meant every word I said.
I know.
Thank you.
[Footsteps depart.]
[Car door opens, closes.]
- You got the address? - Yep.
I'll meet you guys there in about an hour.
- We'll unload.
- Sounds good.
[Truck door closes.]
[Latch clinks.]
You guys about done? Yep.
Listen, I, um I'm real sorry that this didn't work out.
It's fine.
I already talked to my old supervisor at the MVD.
Looks like they can take me back.
- So - Oh.
That's great.
And, you know, if we ever get another office up, you'd be our first call.
Good to know.
Bye, Kim.
She understands.
[Clicks tongue.]
So, uh, what's left? I think this is it.
This is all admin stuff.
Uh, appointment book.
Your Rolodex.
- [Thuds.]
- Hey, why'd you do that? Because no senior's coming within 20 feet of me ever again.
I'm gonna need a whole new business model when I get my license back.
It's pointless.
They're smearing my name across the tri-state area.
Sendin' telegrams to everyone far and near.
You never know.
It's a good wall.
You think? Yeah.
We'll get another.
A better wall.
Ready? Let's go home.
[Door creaks.]
[Door creaks.]
[Insects chirping.]
[Thump, creaking, gas hissing.]
[Thump, creaking.]
[Thump, creaking.]
[Thump, creaking.]
[Thump, creaking.]
[Thump, creaking.]
[Thump, creaking.]
[Insects chirping, dog barking in distance.]

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