Better Call Saul (2015) s06e03 Episode Script

Rock and Hard Place

1 Previously on "Better Call Saul" I think there's a way to get Sandpiper settled and leave him standing.
Maybe the trick is, we're not working on Howard.
Not at first.
You've got two dozen lawyers up there, and it's my fault you can't keep track of Lalo? I meant De Guzman.
Varga's alone in foreign territory.
He's gonna get caught.
You're not doing that.
He wants to talk to you.
Jefe! Un campesino.
Tal vez lo vio.
A to Z Fine Upholstery.
Hello? Dad.
It's me.
Nacho? Si, Papa.
Um Nacho Okay.
Hm? Yeah.
It's me.
You knew.
You knew that I was going to Mexico to die, that I was never supposed to make it out of that motel.
And you let it happen.
Not my call.
What happens now? That's up to you.
Is that bastard with you? Put him on.
He wants to talk to you.
You are screwed.
You want the cartel to blame me for Lalo.
But if they catch me, make me talk That is not good for you, is it? Even if I disappear, everyone's gonna smell your stink all over it.
The only way that this works for you is with me dead.
All right.
Whatever bullshit way you want the story to go, I will make it go.
But I need one thing.
Yes? My dad.
I need to know that he'll be safe.
If you are true to your word, there will be no reason for anyone to harm your father.
You are not the one that I need to hear it from.
Your dad's gonna be okay.
How do you know? Because anyone who goes after him is gonna have to come through me.
Zip? All set.
What's up? Well, I'm just thinking about the timeline.
Let me.
Everything has to go off by the 18th.
That's the target date, right? Uh-huh.
And before that, just for the driving work, we're saying we want, uh, the right year and model.
Mint condition, no less.
And then get it painted.
Plus we want to get the custom plates So not enough time? That's what I'm wondering.
Here you go.
What if What if we used the real car? I mean, like, his real car.
His car? That's a bit direct.
I think the word you're looking for is "audacious".
That, too.
But it's a real risk, 'cause, uh We're exposed when we take it, and then, what? Just Just put it back? Pretend some kids took it for a joyride? I mean, there's a dozen ways we tip our hand.
I got it.
Valet scam.
Hm? How does that work? Well, it wouldn't be me.
This has got Huell's name written all over it.
- Huell? - Yeah.
He knows Huell from your hearing.
Yeah, but if we do it right, Huell will be invisible.
Oh, yeah? Like a ghost.
That's pretty slick.
I think the word you're looking for is "audacious".
All right.
Thank you for that.
Try talking Oh, hey, Suzanne! Kim.
Glad I s-spotted you.
I have some new info on Caldwell.
Am I reading this right? This is an out-of-state misdemeanor arrest report.
- On your client.
- Yeah.
This is six years old, Kim.
There's no way we ever would've chased this down.
Why are you giving this to me? We're in discovery, and I discovered it.
I'm supposed to turn it over.
Besides, we are going to beat you on the merits.
You can keep that copy.
I'll see you.
Do you have a minute? I'm sure you recognize this man.
He's a client of Jimmy McGill's, one Jorge de Guzman.
This This is Eduardo Salamanca.
Same person.
And who is Eduardo Salamanca? A major drug trafficker.
We got this photo from Federales in Chihuahua.
Seems Salamanca jumped the $7 million he posted in bail and fled to Mexico.
That's news to me.
How did this come to light? He died in a massive firefight at his compound.
Over a half dozen people were killed.
That's terrible, but where are you going with this? Bear with me.
Let me explain how this looks from where I stand.
A couple years back, Jimmy McGill represented Ignacio Varga, a local dealer.
Now, Varga is a known associate of Tuco Salamanca.
Jimmy was involved in getting Tuco a reduced sentence on an assault and battery charge shortly after he represented Varga.
And now here he is, representing Eduardo Salamanca under the assumed name "De Guzman".
What are you getting at? Are you building some kind of case against Jimmy? No.
No one is, at the moment.
"At the moment".
Gina Khalil thinks Jimmy knew who De Guzman was.
That Jimmy helped Salamanca even after he knew.
I'd like to believe he didn't.
I don't think Jimmy ever intended to become a cartel lawyer.
It's not a suit that fits him.
I think maybe he got in over his head and couldn't get out.
And if that's true, if Salamanca duped him, then the lawyer-client privilege was obtained in bad faith.
You want Jimmy to rat on a client? Even if Salamanca's dead, his privilege survives.
You know that.
If the privilege was clean.
But if he wasn't in on the De Guzman deception, Jimmy could talk to me.
And tell you what? You just said Salamanca's dead.
His accomplices aren't.
Salamanca was in deep, and I want to know what his people are doing here in Albuquerque.
And Jimmy could help.
I'll make sure anything he tells me won't blow back.
And if it turns out that Jimmy's made mistakes, we won't hold him accountable.
I'm talking to you because I think you'll be more willing to hear what I have to say.
Look, we had a monster in custody.
And we just let him walk right out of jail.
We failed.
The whole system just failed.
This guy killed a 22-year-old kid.
In cold blood.
It's wrong.
You know it's wrong.
And I think Jimmy does, too.
I'm sorry? He practices now under the name Saul Goodman.
Although I distinctly remember you referring to him as a "scumbag".
Uh, I admit I have had my problems with Saul.
That's true.
But I also believe underneath it all, underneath all of his Showiness He's a lawyer.
And a human being.
And I think he knows what's right.
When? Tomorrow.
Boss says he looks too pretty.
Want me to take care of it? No.
I'll do it.
Now get the hell outta here.
Gotta make it look real, right? Let's get it over with.
First things first.
Tony, good to see you.
How's night school treating you? "A" in Econ, Mr.
Ah, good for you.
Keep it up! Oh, uh, sorry, sir.
- 'Scuse me.
- My bad.
No worries.
'Scuse me.
Better get a move on.
Kid looks quick.
Let's go, yo.
Prolly 'bout 45 seconds.
I'm just sayin'.
Heard you the first time.
Smooth as glass.
Guy drove away without a clue.
Great! And, uh, how does it work? Press "four" for unlock.
"Five" for lock.
Rest'll take care of itself.
Four for unlock, five for lock All right.
What you asked for, and a little extra.
Should cover you and the "keymaster".
Can I ask you summin'? Sure, go ahead.
Personal, kinda.
What? You a lawyer.
You make good money, right? Good days and bad, but, yeah.
Legit money.
On the level.
So? Your wife's a lawyer.
A legit lawyer.
Why you do all this? Oh.
I gotcha.
I-I know, from the outside, this looks like just another scam.
But You're not seeing the bigger picture.
A couple months from now, there are people whose lives are gonna be way better because of this.
A We're making a real difference.
Trust me.
We're doing the Lord's work here.
If you say so.
Be seeing you.
Buckle your safety belts, boys and girls, because Huell came through.
Huell says "hi", by the way.
Hu Glad to hear it.
What's going on? I have news, Jimmy.
Lalo is dead.
Holy shit.
The D.
's office put it together that Lalo was calling himself De Guzman.
They are pretty upset they let him go.
I'll bet they are.
Ericsen seems to think that if Lalo lied to you and you didn't know about the pseudonym, that you could break confidentiality.
She wants you to talk.
She says it's "right".
Well, what do you think we should do? You should do whatever you want, Jimmy.
They don't have anything on you.
It's just a fishing expedition to see if you bite.
You think I should do it? It depends.
On what? Well.
I guess it's basically Do you want to be a "friend of the cartel"? Or do you want to be a rat? Bolsa will want to hear the truth from you before the Salamancas have you.
Their methods take too long for his taste.
What will you say? I'll say it was Alvarez.
Working for Los Odios out of Peru.
That, um I've been on the payroll for almost a year.
All right.
Once you say it, you get to your feet.
You start running as fast as you can at Victor.
You'll be zip-tied, he'll be ready.
Get past him and keep running.
He'll handle it.
He puts me down, you mean.
It'll be over quick.
You have something more to say? I wanna be there.
The Salamancas know you.
They know your face.
I'm not gonna be close enough for them to eyeball me.
I should be there for insurance.
There are a lot of ways this can go south.
Turn around.
Today, you are going to die.
But There are good deaths, and there are bad deaths.
Tell me what I need to know I'll see that your death is a good one.
Who put you up to this? One last chance.
Who? It was Alvarez.
Los Odios, out of Peru.
They paid me to set up your nephew.
And I did.
Alvarez, we know.
Los Odios, we know.
Was anyone else involved? Him? You think the Chicken Man? What a joke.
Alvarez has been paying me for years Years.
But you know what? I would've done it for free, because I hate every last one of you psycho sacks of shit.
I opened Lalo's gate.
And I would do it again.
And I'm glad what they did to him.
He's a soulless pig.
And I wish I'd killed him with my own hands.
And you know what else, Hector? I put you in that chair.
Oh, yeah.
Your heart meds? I switched them for sugar pills.
You were dead and buried, and I had to watch this asshole bring you back.
So when you are sitting in your shitty nursing home and you're suckin' down on your Jell-O night after night for the rest of your life, you think of me, you twisted fuck! Es suyo.
Do it.
On the next episode of "Better Call Saul" You ever feel like you're being followed? Who's here to see Saul Goodman? You're the guy, right? I'm just getting warmed up.
What the hell is going on? It's just wrong.
I need guys in close.
Following me?
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