Better Call Saul (2015) s04e09 Episode Script


Previously on "Better Call Saul" It was all you, start to finish.
Got to go.
Perhaps we should temper our expectations.
You can call me Lalo.
The Salamanca family.
It's gonna be like I'm not even here.
We're way behind schedule, but the work is solid.
And Werner? I've got eyes on him.
The thing that we did, I mean, it was nuts.
And I dumped it in your lap.
I'm this close to being reinstated.
Let's do it again.
Excuse me.
- May I help you? - Oh, I really hope so.
What can I do for you? Uh, my firm submitted plans for Mesa Verde Bank.
We're building a branch here in Lubbock.
Oh, sure, I think I saw that come through.
As I was cleaning up, re-filing all our plans internally, I realized I was missing one of the old versions.
We had some late changes to the conference-room dimensions, so there were different versions floating around and things got really complicated.
So, long story short, I think it's possible the wrong version ended up in our proposal.
- Oh, dear.
- Yeah.
So, I have the correct plans here, and I was hoping to just take a look at the approved plans to compare them, - just to make sure.
- Okay.
Um, but if they're wrong, you know you have to re-file Re-file.
I know.
I just want to make sure they actually are the wrong ones before I, uh, get into it with my bosses.
No problem.
- Uh, Mesa Verde? - Yes.
Do you have the address? 8783 Baylor Street.
I'll be right back.
Thank you.
Here we go.
Oh, I'll I'll come around to you.
Oh, good.
Dates match.
That's a good start.
Uh, all right, conference room is on sheet A1.
And room dimensions should be 15'6 " by 12'6"? Uh, 15'6 " by 12'6".
Uh, break or sprain? - Huh? - Uh, your foot.
Oh, uh, a sprain.
I started trail running a couple months ago, went for a run last week, wasn't paying attention, and got my foot snagged in one of the roots, - just twisted my ankle.
- Ohh.
Do you have a setback for that conference-room wall at 2 feet, 10 inches? Uh, yes, the wall is set back 2 feet, 10 inches.
So far, so good.
It hasn't been that bad except I have an 8-month-old, so Oh, congratulations.
Been, you know, kind of doing it on my own.
My brother's been helping since I'm a little limited these days, driving me around and whatnot.
Well, it's nice to have family around.
For the most part.
He tries.
That's the important thing, right? - Oh.
- Okay.
I think these are the same.
Am I missing anything? They look the same to me.
- Yes! - No re-filing.
Thank you.
Uh, thank you, Shirley.
You're welcome.
You saved my life.
I am telling you, my bosses would have murdered me.
I understand.
You know, you're the only person in charge of organization, - and suddenly everything's your fault, right? - Mm-hmm.
I assume you would know all about that.
Yo, Lizzie.
Where's Aidan? Oh.
Hey, lady.
Um, he's fine, but he's very hungry.
- Bill.
Bill - And he's like a little eating machine.
- Bill - Could you sniff this for me? Bill! Where is Aidan? He's fine.
He's in the Wrangler.
- Just take a smell because - What? - it's a little funky.
- You left my child in your Jeep?! Yeah.
I cracked the window, just - Bill - What? - Check this - Just give me the keys.
- I'm not gonna check it! - Where ya going? To get Aidan because you can't leave a baby in a car.
What the hell is wrong with you?! Oh, man.
- Get Go get the - What? - Go get the baby, Bill.
- What did I do? - Help her! - Well, it's only been a minute.
I didn't know! Sorry.
What am I supposed to do? What are you supposed to do? You're supposed to watch a baby for five minutes in a car.
How hard is that? Slow down.
I'm wearing flip-flops.
How's Aidan? Oh, he's fine.
He was only alone for a minute, thank God.
What What happened? - Your milk - What? Well, it it just kind of went everywhere.
- What are you talking - I am so sorry.
What Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
- I I - No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! - Shirley, I can't! Shirley, that's not - A-All right, all right.
Oh, my God, they don't even know I'm in Texas! L-Listen, this is what we're gonna do.
This is what we're gonna do.
You're gonna give me your copy, and I'll trade them out.
W-Won't you get in trouble? They're exactly the same.
No one has to know.
Are you sure? - Go on, Gettem.
- Okay.
Okay, if you're sure.
Thank you so much.
Shirley I can't tell you how much this means to me.
Really, you're a life-saver.
We need to stick together.
Being a mom is hard enough.
All right.
All right.
Let's make this official.
We have returned.
Welcome back to "The Newlywed Game.
" Gentlemen, we've recorded your predictions on cards.
You now have them flat on your laps.
Remember, each time that your prediction matches your wife's answer, you get 5 points, and the one couple with the most points at the end of the show wins a great second honeymoon.
So, ladies, we are so thrilled that you did come back, and here's your first question for 5 points.
Tell me, ladies, if you were a boat, does your husband think you've been taking in the most water lately on your stern on your port side, on your starboard side, or on your bow? Where you taking in that water, Laura? - My stern.
- - On your stern.
- Definitely, yeah.
He said you've been taking a lot of water in on your bow.
Bow? The top half's the bow.
- Yeah, but - Okay.
I I'm a little Are you saying I'm top-heavy? - Lately.
- Lately? I guess.
Are you complaining? No, not at all.
You don't like her bow? I love her bow.
- - I just thought my stern.
How's she stay afloat? She's top-heavy.
- She's top-heavy? - Yeah.
I see.
Tammy, where you taking in the water? Oh, because your bow is your stomach here.
Her bow is her top side.
Well, you know said you've been taking a lot of water in on your Big bow.
You don't like her stern? He said you dragged the telephone and dropped if off a 10-story building.
"Ding! Ding! Ding!" what will your husband say you think he needs to work on before your next big match? I'm sorry he has a problem.
Laura? Definitely follow-through.
- Follow-through.
- Yeah.
Everything else is doing good, but afterwards, he's like, "Okay, what's next? - Let's get up and go - " Oh, really? Yeah.
- That's 12:00 at night, right? - Yeah Hey, why don't you, um, go get some Jell-O? Pacing, yeah.
Everything else is fine, just pacing.
We got a big pacing problem.
Next question, ladies How many gallons of water will your husband say the largest tub or sink in your home holds? I would say 32 maybe.
That's a guess, but Yeah.
I'm not very good with, like, measure stuff.
Laura? Probably smaller, just, like, maybe 10.
- 10? 10 Gallons? - 10.
10 gallons.
- Oh, my.
- Yeah.
Smaller size.
- Pardon me? - A smaller size.
He's not taking a bath, is he? Well, we have a ver Same old Hector.
Just wants to kill everybody.
You know, the biggest pancake is not the best pancake, or they would call it "the best pancake that happens to be the biggest.
" Top off? But, no, it's the Thank you.
Can I get y'all anything else? - Stuffed.
- Uh, we're good.
No, you don't want a whole other burger? Whenever you're ready.
No rush.
Okay, thanks.
You better take it easy with that stuff.
Oh, we've still got at least at hour on the road.
Gotta stay awake.
Yeah, but you got to be able to sleep when we get home, too.
- What time is your hearing? - 11:00.
This time next week, I will once again be James McGill, Esquire.
- Yes.
- Mm.
Mm! And I already got a jump on my new practice.
Oh, yeah? - Yeah.
Unexpected bonus of the drop-phone business It turns out it's great for client development.
Y-Yes, I-I guess that's true.
Sooner or later, every last one of those idiots is gonna need an attorney.
Of course, they all know me as Saul Goodman.
That's just details.
Got to say, a lot of people are gonna be begging for the old Huell Babineaux treatment.
And what's that? Our powers combined.
People would pay top dollar for us to undo a potentially life-ruining sentence.
I think we should only use our powers for good.
What are we considering good as of - 9:06 p.
tonight? - You know what? It's like Potter Stewart said.
We'll know it when we see it.
We just drove 300 miles to scam Lubbock, Texas, so that your client can have a 13% bigger bank branch.
Don't get me wrong.
I loved every second of it.
But how is that using our powers for good? Okay.
We'll know it when we see it.
I-I like it.
It's a plan I can get behind.
I'm in position.
We're almost ready here.
Stand by.
What's up? My apologies.
We have a small problem.
How small? The red light.
It means there's no, uh How do you say Continuity on the circuit of one of the three charges.
The orange one.
There may be a loose or faulty wire.
I'll go in and check.
I thought you were the demolition expert.
It's my job, Michael.
Stand by.
Standing by.
I think we're ready here, Michael.
All green.
We're good here.
- Ready? - Go.
Call it.
On the go.
Five four three two one.
Now! Whoo-hoo! Oh, wait! We're missing one! We're missing one! Have a drink! No, no, no, no.
I'm good.
Thank you.
We don't accept this.
You can't be always on duty, Mike.
Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Mike! Ahh.
What's on your mind, hmm? Nothing, really.
I'm pleased the blasting went well.
No damage to the structure, no unforeseen incidents.
You don't seem pleased.
I'm just tired.
I need to know what's going on.
Nothing is going on.
This work is taking longer than I estimated.
- It is.
- And I appreciate the R and R.
The boys they had fun.
But I'm Michael, you were married? I was.
How long? 22 years.
Perhaps you will understand.
- 26 in April.
- Congratulations.
My wife.
I'm Uh, I'm Without her, I am adr Adrift.
Adrift without her.
You've been away before.
Yes, of course.
Not like this.
I'll finish what I've started, no question of that.
Still, I can't help but wonder No, of course not.
- What? - It's impossible.
Although Kai could supervise the work until I get back.
I don't wish to cause you hardship, even though I'd only be gone for four days or five, maybe, total.
You're talking about flying to Germany for a weekend? Just a quick trip.
Fwih, fwih! I could leave detailed instructions.
The work would not be interrupted.
You wanna see your wife? More than anything.
Then finish the job.
Werner, you can do this.
You put your head down, and you push your way through.
When it's done, from the money you've made here, you'll never be away from your wife again.
Of course.
Of course you're right.
Flight of fancy.
I-I tell you what.
We'll get you on the phone with her for an extra call.
We'll do it tomorrow.
Thank you, my friend.
You hang in there.
Fring? Ah, yes, Lyle? There's a, uh, man who just came in.
And I know that it's been a while, but I was just like, "He is so familiar.
" I think it's one of the guys that, you know, made all the trouble last year.
Not, uh, the the main guy, which is why I'm not totally sure.
I see.
He's not doing anything, though.
Uh, he and the other guy ordered some food, and they're just sitting, but I I thought that you'd want to know.
Oh, thank you, Lyle.
I'll take care of it.
And you should know because Is everything to your liking? Are you kidding me? This is the best chicken I have ever had.
Well, I'm delighted to hear that.
No, really.
I'm serious.
I mean, it's crispy, but it's not dried out, and the seasoning It's so flavorful.
Well, thank you.
Is there anything else I can do for you? Is there any chance And I know the answer is probably no, but is it possible for me to meet the owner? I am the owner.
Really? How lucky for me.
Would you be interested in franchising? Because I would be eager to invest.
Well, perhaps we should go to my office, where we can discuss it further.
- Don't waste that.
- This way.
Now, what may I do for you, SeƱor Salamanca.
Eduardo Salamanca.
But you can call me "Lalo.
" And you're Gustavo Fring.
I have been an admirer of yours for many years.
You have how many of these restaurants? - Seven.
- Seven.
And starting from nothing.
That's incredible.
What may I do for you? I come here on behalf of my entire family to give you our deepest thanks.
Well, for what? For what? For saving Don Hector's life.
I just visited him.
You know, seeing a man like that Can't speak, can barely move I wanted to weep.
But it could have been worse.
Varga tells me that while everybody else was picking their asses, you rushed to him, struck him on the chest, and brought him back.
It was simple instinct.
But still, with all the history between you two, what you did was a gesture of peace.
Or at least, that's how we see it.
I'm very pleased to hear that.
And here we are, gettin' along.
Really? Still, if we were to get along too well, I'm sure Eladio wouldn't like that, would he? I am satisfied with the current arrangement.
I'm just shitting you.
You would be crazy to go up against Eladio.
Look, I'm gonna be in town for a while, so, uh, you know, we'll talk some more.
We owe you.
If you need a favor, I'm your man.
Oh, and I'll be back for that chicken, eh? It's too tasty to stay away from.
You say you pick up six keys a week? Yeah.
Where? He's got a chicken farm way out of town.
Show me.
McGill, we're ready for you now.
And it looks like you've completed the Pre Prosecution Diversion Program? That's right 3 1/2 weeks ago.
Actually, I believe, if you look at the supplemental materials, there's a letter from my supervisor, Brad Markham.
Uh ah, good.
He says he was impressed with your commitment.
And for most of last year, you've been employed at CC Mobile? It's a cellphone store.
And, again, there's a letter from my manager, Mr.
Robert Finn.
Uh, it's also in the supplemental materials.
Says here you were part of something called the Silver Circle three months in a row? It's a sales award.
Finn and the people at CC Mobile have been very generous.
You don't have to sell many phones to get in the Silver, believe me.
What made you choose that particular field? Honestly, just, uh, to put bread on the table.
But I would say it's given me a new outlook on client relations.
I mean, after dealing with cellphone contracts, explaining statutes to my clients should be a cakewalk.
Well, as the saying goes, the law is constantly changing.
Have you been keeping yourself, uh, apprised of the latest developments? I've been reading the Bar Journal.
You know, what caught my eye recently was Crawford v.
Any of you follow that? That has to do with the admissibility of ex parte examinations? That was a-a Supreme Court case, wasn't it? That's right.
How did it go? "The only indicium of reliability sufficient to satisfy constitutional demands is the one the Constitution actually prescribes Confrontation.
" Classic Scalia.
I can't help but think about victims forced to confront their assailants in open court, but on the other hand, the Sixth Amendment is pretty controlling.
Uh I'm sorry.
I just I get rolling on constitutional questions.
Short answer I've been doing my level best.
Well, Mr.
McGill, is there anything you'd like to tell us about the reasons you were suspended in the first place? This past year, that's pretty much been the only thing on my mind.
And I'm humbled by the sheer stupidity of my actions.
Remorse doesn't begin to cover it.
I'm not gonna make excuses 'cause there's no excuse for what I did.
But as I sit here, I can assure you nothing like that will ever happen again.
Well, all right.
That would seem to be satisfactory.
Um, Meg, you have something? Mr.
McGill, what does the law mean to you? The law? Uh, yeah.
Um Listen, growing up, becoming a lawyer was, uh, the last thing on my mind.
Even if I wanted to, I didn't have the smarts or the skills or the "stick-to-it" -ivness.
But I happened to get a job with some attorneys, and I couldn't help but think, "Maybe I could do that?" Something inside me made me want to try.
Now, listen, my diploma says the "University of American Samoa Law School," and that's exactly what it sounds like.
That's a correspondence school.
I wish it said "Georgetown" or "Northwestern.
" But UAS that's the only one that would take me.
'Cause let me tell you, I wasn't a natural.
I mean, the classes, the studying, trying to pass the bar practically killed me.
I must have quit 10 or 12 times.
But I kept coming back to it, and I'm I'm really glad I did because when I got to work with actual clients, there was nothing else like it.
Our legal system is complicated, and sometimes it could feel capricious, but it's the closest thing to real justice that we've got.
And for it to work, it needs vigorous, passionate advocates.
And helping my clients, you know, arguing on their behalf That's the best thing I've ever done.
And this past year I've missed the hell out of it.
That was very eloquent.
Was there any particular influence on your views? Um, credit where credit is due.
The University of American Samoa.
Go, Land Crabs! Anything else? No.
- Thank you.
- No? Good.
I think we have everything we need.
You'll be getting a letter with our decision in the next few days.
All right.
Um, thanks for your time, all of you.
I thought he was right up there, you know? Yeah, no, he was part of the review process.
And you've worked with him before.
- Good guy? - Yeah, real good guy.
- Hi.
- Yes.
I know they said I'd hear from them, but, uh, just between you and me, uh, what did they decide? You got to be kidding me.
No, no, no, no, no! Oh, no! Hey, wait a minute! You're denying me?! - What did I do wrong? - Mr.
McGill? - What did I do wrong?! - I can't Mr.
McGill, this is not the place.
I did everything right.
Please tell me.
Look, these decisions are never easy.
Okay, come on.
I deserve an answer.
- Please! - Mr.
McGill, I-I can't I did everything right.
It was a question of sincerity.
A w-what? Some members of the committee found you somewhat insincere.
You're free to apply again next year.
Hey, Mike.
Well, how goes it with the dirty half-dozen? Playing volleyball.
That guy Kai cheats.
Werner still talking? Oh, they've been saying goodbye for about 20 minutes now.
Anything of note? Uh, they got a new puppy, and it's peeing everywhere.
The dog, the house.
Her back's acting up, so they want to go to the springs at Baden-Baden once he gets back.
- Sound like the usual.
- Yep.
They've been at it almost an hour and a half.
You want me to, uh, give a 10-minute warning? No.
Let him go on as long as he wants.
They're wrapping up.
She's got to get to book club.
I'm gonna check the perimeter.
Ahh! We have no problem with that language and will adjust.
We do have a concern on page 15, clause 4b.
Third paragraph begins, "The right to indemnification, payment, reimbursement.
" - Everyone with me? - Yes.
I see it.
This is clearly a pro-sandbagging clause.
Troy, it simply gives us the right to indemnification for breaches of representation.
Of which there are none.
We feel it's necessary, given the fast pace of the negotiations thus far and the lack of time we've had to complete due diligence.
Mesa Verde set the pace here.
Further, you're overstepping by requiring parts of the target payment be put aside as collateral.
Kim Wexler here.
If I may respectfully remind you, Mesa Verde is allowing you to keep a clause that warranty breaches must be in a material respect.
It's standard language.
Y As is ours.
Come on.
Guys, meet me halfway here.
Then we'd like to discuss how we're defining "knowledge" within the contract.
Be my guest.
We feel that what we've established is pretty reasonable.
- Our clients would like to propose - Hey there.
changing "within the seller's knowledge" to "to the best of the seller's knowledge.
" Slow down.
Slow down.
Insincere! Insincere?! - Jimmy, what happened? - A goddamn year? What am I supposed to do for a whole year?! - Jimmy - I can guarantee you I'm not selling cellphones for a fuckin' year.
- I'll tell you that.
- What did they say, exactly? - How How did it - Hard pass! - All right.
- And don't tell me I can appeal because once the board hears the word "insincere," I'm screwed.
- Jimmy Jimmy - How do you disprove "insincere"?! Please, Jimmy, just take a breath and start from the beginning, please.
I was good, Kim.
I mean, I-I wasn't stuck up, but I knew my shit, right? "What have you been doing during your suspension?" and, uh, "Have you been keeping up with the law?" Yadda yadda.
All fine.
And then one of them, out of nowhere, comes up with this weird-ass question "What does the law mean to you?" That's a big one.
Huge! And I nailed it! I talked about the meaning of the law and I was down-to-earth and I was humble and I was sincere and they loved it.
So So they turned me down.
Well, there has to be more to it than that.
There's not.
I don't What did they say when you talked about Chuck? What does Chuck have to do with this? What? Well, so, you didn't even Why would I? Okay.
O Um Okay, listen, we will figure this out.
And, yes, you will appeal.
We'll appeal this to the - They're just gonna rubber-stamp - Well, we won't let them.
- They're gonna rubber-stamp whatever - And we'll find a way to make you look sincere.
- Kim, I was sincere! - I know that.
- I meant we will fix it.
- I might have been a little corny, but I meant every word.
I know that.
You don't believe me.
- Of course I do.
- Jesus.
It's right there on your face.
You think I'm some kind of lowlife, some kind of asshole - What? - the kind of lawyer guilty people hire, right? No.
Jimmy, that's not Yeah, you look at me, and you see Slippin' Jimmy.
I never said that.
Yeah, but you thought it! You want to know why the committee called you insincere? Because you didn't mention Chuck.
What does that have to even They read the transcripts.
They know what happened, Jimmy.
They were waiting for you to say something about him.
So I'm supposed to make a big hairy deal about my dead brother at my re-instatement hearing? How is that sincere? Ya, I don't think about Chuck, okay? I don't miss Chuck.
Chuck was alive and now he's dead and that's that.
Life goes on.
So sue me.
There it is again.
- That's why we don't have an office.
- What? No! Just, you know, do not start in on that office.
I don't want to hear another word about that stupid office.
Stupid office? Okay.
Here we go.
Here we go.
Jimmy, I have been on your side since the day we met! Who comes running when you call? Who cleans up your messes? I have a job, but I drop everything for you every single time.
You confess to a felony on tape, I'm there.
You have a bar hearing, I represent you.
Over and over again, if you need me, I'm there.
But somehow in your mind the only measure of my feelings for you is is some office?! I'm good enough to live with, to sleep with, but God forbid you should have an office with me.
- What are you t I just told you - You get a little bored with your life, so you come down and roll around in the dirt - have some fun with Slippin' Jimmy - Oh, is it fun? - and then it's back up.
- Fun like lying to the ADA to get your friend out of the shitter? Or fun like standing there with a smile plastered on my face while you play infantile mind games on my law partner? Oh, what a mistake it was to take me up to your office in the sky! - You'll never do that again! - Yeah, maybe I won't.
And maybe next time you call, I won't come.
There you go.
Kick a man when he's down.
Jimmy, you are always down.
I messed it all up.
You still want to be a lawyer? Yeah.
Well, we can start with that.
Hey, Mike.
Oh, thank you, sir.
So, what do we got? It's pretty quiet.
Kai was up late again.
About an hour after he went down, Werner came out for a couple minutes.
Then Casper was up around 2:30, watched some TV, headed back in.
What's going on with 6? Huh? There What is that? Oh, yeah.
Dead pixels.
Wasn't there yesterday.
Had a voltage spike earlier.
Camera flared for about 20 seconds, but it came right back.
A voltage spike? Any of the other cameras do that? Uh Yeah.
Show me the outside cameras.
You let's go.
Get the lights! Up there.
You check that out.
What's going on? Mike?
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