Better Call Saul (2015) s06e04 Episode Script

Hit and Run

1 Previously on "Better Call Saul" Four for unlock, five for lock.
I gotta tell ya, it does not sound like the Howard Hamlin that I know.
You're going to forget you ever heard the name Howard Hamlin.
Lalo is dead.
The DA's office put it together that Lalo was calling himself "De Guzman.
" What do you think we should do? Do you want to be a friend of the cartel or do you want to be a rat? - What did you learn? - Lalo Salamanca lives.
Oh, no.
Really? I thought it'd be just the trim.
Of all the colors, why would you pick that? Use adobe red if you want red.
What do you even call that? Fire-engine red? Tomato red.
Their poor neighbors.
What an eyesore.
There's no way the Homeowners' Association approved that color.
Barb's gonna have a cow.
Whew! Maybe I could put a bug in her ear.
What can Barb do? That place isn't even in Mountain View.
It's Enchantment Hills over there.
Enchantment Hills starts at Pinon Lane.
Remember when the Westlakes planted those quaking aspens? That whole mess? I thought the Westlakes proved their lot was in Enchantment Hills.
They paid for a land survey.
Really? Where'd you hear that? Robbie Davis, maybe.
I'll double check the map after I shower.
- Want some? - Nah.
I'm good.
Is that iced tea? Would you like some? Love some.
Thank you, ma'am.
How's it going? Eh.
Status quo.
You know, humming along.
We did land a pretty big client last week, though.
Insurance outfit in Santa Fe.
They cover most of the high-end real estate up there.
But Howard, I'm not a shareholder.
I'm just getting warmed up.
Although I still think you would make one hell of a litigator.
Appreciate that, but I'll pass.
At home, things are more or less the same.
It's not any worse.
I guess I should be grateful for that.
It's like we're deadlocked.
Cheryl still won't talk about anything important.
- You tried what we discussed? - Yes.
Yes, I did, but I did have a dream.
So I look over the old man's ticket, and it's clearly an international flight, so we search for his gate number, but all the signs are in a language I can't read.
Kim! Any traffic? Nope.
Straight shot down 25.
This is us.
Thanks for meeting me.
I imagine you're swamped when you're in town.
Today's not too bad.
In fact, I have a meeting at your old stomping ground - with Schweikart.
- Oh.
- Tell Rich I said hi.
- Of course.
How's Jimmy? He's great.
Thanks for asking.
- How about Alice? - She's doing well.
She's taken up baking and no complaints here.
- Well, lucky you.
- Don't I know it.
I heard this place makes a killer latte.
They give Java Joe's a run for their money, if you ask me.
Hey, hey, hey.
Come on.
Had a customer.
Okay, okay, but it's time to go.
Come on, we gotta get moving.
What are you doing? No, no, no.
Come on.
We gotta move.
We gotta move.
Getting a root beer.
No, no.
We have a schedule, remember? We discussed it.
I put two quarters in.
I will buy you an entire case when we're done.
Here we go.
Right in.
Whew! All the way.
- Everything okay? - Sure.
Do we need to go over it again? Nah.
Well, just remember, keep your feet out of the way.
'Cause I'm gonna have to leave in a hurry.
What? I really like your hair.
It's not Thank you.
What if there was a different way? What if there was an independent team of lawyers, maybe four or five of them, who were dedicated to taking on the difficult cases? I'm not saying a few lawyers can solve a massive, systemic problem.
But they could make it better.
And why come to me with this? Well, if I wanted to shine you on, I'd tell you it's because you're known for your social conscience.
But the truth is it's because of your connections in state government.
- You can make things happen.
- Fair enough.
Kim, the firm has a service committee.
I should tell you to go to them and get in line with all the other worthy causes.
But you're putting your money where your mouth is.
I'm sure you've heard something about my son's drug problem.
Gregory's struggle gave me a more, let's say, personal view of the legal system.
Kim, I think you've got something here.
You can't skimp on the support staff.
They're the heart of the operation.
I know that's true in our office No, no! No! No! Jesus You son of a bitch.
You twisted, deadbeat piece of shit! - Wasn't that Howard? - Goddamn it! You owe me! Ma'am, are you okay? - You owe me! - Ma'am.
- I mean - Nobody does that to me.
I don't know.
It happened so fast.
Damn it, he owes me.
What a rip-off.
Damn you! No, no! They moved the cone? What kind of asshole moves a cone? Oh, crap! Hey, listen, um Be careful, okay? Okay.
- What? - Five-O.
That kills business for the rest of the day.
Always hassling me.
- Undercover cops? - Yep.
Well, listen, if you ever have any legal problems, give me a call.
Anytime, no charge.
So I pulled the Jag into the loading zone and I start scrapping with this hunk of metal.
Oh, my God.
It was in deep, like, down-a-well deep.
So I just wrestled it like a I'm a freaking bear and I jammed it in the dirt, in front of the Jag.
Barely made it out of there by the skin of my teeth.
Who moves cones? Who does that? - Narcissists.
- Heh.
You're damn right.
So you think Cliff really bought it, huh? One hundred percent.
You should've seen his face.
It landed, trust me.
God, it was beautiful.
- Oh, and that is not all.
- Spill.
So I'm doing the stall, I'm telling Cliff what I'm doing and what I wanna be doing.
All I'm thinking about is, I've gotta stretch it out until you get there.
But then I don't know, I kind of got caught up in it.
And then Cliff went for it.
I mean, like, really went for it.
What does that mean? Like, money? I don't think he'll write a check himself.
But he knows people.
And I think he'll deliver.
You're kidding.
I know! - How great is that? - This is unbelievable.
Are we on a roll or are we on a roll? Jeez.
You ever feel like you're being followed? When I dropped Wendy off at the motel, she thought she was being watched by some undercover cops.
But then, when I drove away, that same car was behind me.
Right after I spotted them, they disappeared.
Well, you know what they say: "The wicked flee when no man pursueth.
" You think we're wicked? No.
What? Ha-ha.
It's just a turn of phrase.
I think you're wicked hot.
All right.
Listen to the voice of experience, okay? You know why you're feeling like this? Because we got away with it.
It seems too good to be true.
But trust me, nobody is following you.
No one knows what we're doing except for us, okay? Okay.
I get it.
Under the circumstances, I wouldn't wanna be anywhere near a police station if I were you either.
Tell you what, um, the mahogany in my conference room's getting buffed out, so I'm using my satellite office at Juan Tabo and Skyline.
I'm letting a nail salon, you know, use the lobby, so my office is in the back.
Meet me there at 3.
Great! Thanks.
How's it hanging, Steve-O? Shoes.
I'm sorry, what? Shoes.
Seriously? Since when? It's procedure, sir.
"Sir"? Why did I hit the jackpot? Never can tell.
Hey, how are you doing on this beautiful day? Did you, uh, catch that cookie bouquet that I sent for Carlos's birthday? 'Cause I put a few extra white chocolate macadamias in there just for you.
- What do you need? - Me? Nothing.
But I have a "friend" who could use a-a preliminary hearing rescheduled.
Gonzalez v.
New Mexico.
My "friend" is looking for Friday around 9 a.
You know, before the judge's fourth cup of coffee.
Because caffeine jitters, they're brutal on the defense, so What friend? I don't believe you two have met.
- What is this? - A hearing change request form.
Hey, come on.
It's me.
Look, Mommy! I just graduated! I I can't use a pen.
I have no opposable thumbs.
Hey! Hannah Banana! Hey, yourself.
Come on, Bill.
That's no way to treat a lady.
You've got to make love to it, Bill.
You know, be gentle.
That's the way to do it.
Think Barry White, think seduction.
What the hell is going on? How come everyone's treating me like I'm covered in oozing pus sores? I liked you better when you were just a regular bottom feeder.
- But this - "This"? Wh-what is "this"? I understand advocating for your client.
Deep in my heart, I get it.
But you scammed the court, you scammed the judge.
And for what? To get a murdering cartel psychopath back out on the street? It's just wrong.
That's a lot of big talk, Bill.
Prove it.
Prove it, Bill! There's proving and then there's knowing.
Abe You don't want to go back to county, do you? Nuh-uh.
Okay, so - The meetings? - I'll go.
Then I'll see you Tuesday, 9 a.
You want this? I do.
Take your time.
All right, I'll be right back.
Yeah, you can sit anywhere you want.
It's fine.
Abe, would you mind watching my stuff? - Hey.
- Hello.
Nice day.
Are you following me? I'm sorry? Are you following me? What are you, APD? You know what? I think you're following me, and if you're not gonna identify yourselves then I'm calling in your plates because I feel threatened.
Sorry if we've disturbed you.
You have a nice day, ma'am.
Saul Goodman, speedy justice for you.
Uh, no, there is no charge for the initial consultation.
Today? Yeah, um I have an opening around 3:30.
Oh, I'm working out of my satellite office.
It's at Juan Tabo and Skyline, I'm letting a nail salon use the lobby, so office is in back.
Your name? Dante.
See you then.
Saul Goodman, speedy justice for you.
Yeah, I Yeah, I do have an opening today Oh, hold on, I'm getting another call.
Saul Goodman, speedy justice for you.
Hold, please.
My apologies.
Ahem, I'm having a bit of a rush here today.
You get these people out.
Right now! What, these guys? Are they bothering you? Not them! Inside! Who's here to see Saul Goodman? You're him? You're Saul? Yeah.
Then you're the guy, right? What guy's that? Salamanca's guy.
Yeah, that's me.
Everybody who has an appointment already Uh Oh, you know what? Um A Mr.
Spooge It's just "Spooge.
" Just Spooge.
Duly noted.
All right.
Um, Gael Morengo.
Okay, uh Let's see Is there a Dante? Mm-hm.
And Rocco Kubler.
Everybody else, um, kindly wait outside.
All right? Unless unless you desire spa services while you wait.
Uh, that's a separate charge, but it's highly recommended.
The best pedicures in Albuquerque, right here.
Six Lucky number seven Oh, you're with him? And eight Nice leathers.
Okay, together.
And nine.
Wow, um Thank you all for your patience.
And Justice for all! Cucumber water for paying customers only! Oh, believe me, they're gonna be paying.
Well, Spooge and friend.
This way.
Hi, ma'am.
Yeah Hang a left at the washing machine.
There you go.
I'll see you next week, Rosa.
And it was nice meeting you, Pilar.
Don't forget to bring as many family members as you can.
We will.
Thank you, Ms.
Take care.
- All done for today? - Yeah.
Here you go.
Just keep it, Shelby.
- Thanks, Kim.
See you tomorrow? - You bet.
They're gone.
I'm sorry? The two men that were following you.
They're gone.
Do I know you? Would you mind sitting for a moment? And I will answer any questions I can.
I have men watching you and your husband.
I'm not with the police.
And as far as I know, they're not investigating either of you.
I do know that you've been up to a few things that you probably would rather keep private.
I don't care.
That's not what this is about.
I'm trying to solve a problem of my own.
What problem? Lalo Salamanca.
Lalo Salamanca is dead.
He isn't? We're watching anyone he might contact.
That includes you and your husband.
Most likely, he'll never reach out, he's got bigger fish to fry.
But in the thousand-to-one chance that he does And who do you work for? I said I would answer anything I can.
You're the guy from the desert.
The one who was out there with Jimmy.
Why are you telling me this and not him? Because I think you're made of sterner stuff.
All right.
Here's what's best for everyone.
If you spot my guys again, which I'm hoping you won't, let them go about their business.
Just pretend they're not there.
And pretty soon they won't be.
You and your husband, just go on living your lives.
I do know you.
You worked in the parking booth at the courthouse.
You're the attendant.
I was.
The markets will continue to be in a state of flux until the Fed tightens interest rates.
Some days we'll feel pretty good about the rate of economic recovery.
Other days, not so much.
Wait a minute.
I think I saw that somewhere.
- Where? - Here.
How's your edge coming along? I'm still missing two.
You found all your edge pieces.
I thought I did.
Maybe we lost a few.
- These trees are killing me.
- They all look exactly the same.
There was a green Ford van.
He was behind me for almost three blocks.
'98 Econoline.
We ran the plate.
Guy's a freelance plumber.
He's legit.
The man you placed in my kitchen Roy.
You told me he had experience as a short-order cook.
Two years in McDonald's in college.
He's not there just to make french fries, I need guys in close.
He's not up to Pollo standards.
I'll find a replacement.
We're stretched thin.
I've got guys working 18-hour days all over town.
Two weeks, we haven't had a tickle.
- And ? - All due respect, the rest of the world thinks the guy is dead.
Lalo Salamanca is alive.
Then where is he? - Hey.
- Hey.
How was your day? Uh, what are we doing here? Take a look.
What do you think? About what? My new office.
Come on.
Nguyen kicked me to the curb.
- What? Why? - That's a long story.
But upshot is she wants me out of there with extreme prejudice.
Bad day, huh? No.
It was a great day.
With actual paying clients.
The word is out.
People were throwing cash retainers at me just to say Saul Goodman is their lawyer.
Because of who you represented.
Well, I mean, that's part of it.
But, um, the bottom line is I need a new place to do business, pronto.
Now, this place is a shithole, but the price is right.
And I think I can talk the landlord into a month-to-month.
So it's temporary.
You know, until I find something better.
What do you think? It's small.
It's dirty.
And this whole place smells funny.
But the courthouse is five blocks away.
You can't get to MDC without driving past.
Parking is good.
Bail bond row isn't far, and Taco Cabeza is just around the corner.
Might be a diamond in the rough.
Just promise me you won't move the toilet.
There it is.
All right.
Um Speaking of Taco Cabeza I'm starving.
Let's do it.
On the next episode of "Better Call Saul" Thank God he's dead.
I can put more guys on the place if that's what you're thinking.
Open for business.
What you're doing to help the little guy, it's incredible.
I'm just getting started.
I just need you to know that I know.
It wasn't me, Cliff.
Sounds like money.
Who is this Saul Goodman? - You? - You got it.

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