Better Call Saul (2015) s06e06 Episode Script

Axe and Grind

1 Previously, on "Better Call Saul" Did I mention the signing bonus? I got a name.
Rand Casimiro.
Retired judge.
And what about your husband, ma'am? He must have said something to you.
HOWARD: All roads lead back to you.
I'd like to think that this ends it.
Probably not.
I need to know everything he does.
SAUL: I let him suck me into his game.
KIM: Because you know what's coming next.
- And here she is.
- Oh, my God.
Really? What is going on with you? She's never done anything like this before.
She's a straight-A student.
She's always got her nose in a book.
Well, I don't know what to tell you, ma'am.
She was caught red-handed.
A thief.
You know better than this, Kim.
I-I'd say I'm disappointed, but that doesn't even begin to cover it.
What happens now? Well, [SIGHS.]
when the merchandise in question is over $20 in value, it is company policy to call the police.
The police.
You know what? Maybe that's for the best.
Nip it in the bud.
I mean, protecting her from the consequences - of her own actions - I do have some discretion here.
Our main concern is we just don't want to see the same faces over and over.
So if you can promise me that this was a one-time thing Well, Kim.
You heard Mr.
Are you going to do it again? No.
I'd like to believe that.
And what was so wonderful that you just had to steal it? [LOWERED VOICE.]
What? I-I can't even hear you.
Earrings and a necklace.
Earrings and a necklace.
It's part of our new Starlight Collection.
It's priced at $34.
50, but that one is unsellable.
The chain was broken when she tried to hide it in that purse.
My God.
50? What about tax? No, I-I don't expect you to I'm not paying for it, she is.
This is coming out of your allowance.
I don't care if it takes 10 years.
She's going to wish we called the police.
PEARSON: Well, including sales tax, it's $35.
Thirty-five Uh, I it's it's really not necessary.
This is - I can I can give you $13 right now.
- Uh And we'll come back with the rest.
Really, i-it's fine.
You've been very, very kind.
Well, Kim, what do we say? Thank you.
Y'know, you got a fine mother there.
You don't want to disappoint her again.
Thank you for being so understanding.
Oh, my pleasure.
Best of luck.
"Nip it in the bud " [LAUGHS.]
I didn't know you had it in you.
I got you something.
See? Your mom's good for something, hm? [CHUCKLING.]
Hey, kiddo, relax.
- You got away with it.
Why don't you use it? ♪ Try not to bruise it ♪ lucky clover ♪ Isn't that bizarre? ♪ And every little thing the reflex does ♪ Leaves you answered with a question mark ♪ ♪ ♪ [PERRY COMO & THE FONTANE SISTERS' "A DREAMER'S HOLIDAY" PLAYS.]
♪ Climb aboard a butterfly ♪ An' take off on the breeze ♪ Let your worries flutter by ♪ An' do the things you please ♪ In a land where dollar bills ♪ Are fallin' off the trees ♪ - [WHIRRING.]
- On a dreamer's holiday! ♪ - [BIRDS CHIRPING.]
- Every day for breakfast ♪ There's a dish of scrambled stars ♪ - [CAR CHIRPS.]
- An' for lunchin' you'll be munchin' ♪ Rainbow candy bars ♪ You'll be livin' à la mode ♪ On Jupiter and Mars ♪ - [WHIRRING.]
- On a dreamer's holiday! ♪ Make it a long vacation ♪ - [WHIRRING.]
- Just bring along the one you love ♪ Help yourself to happiness ♪ An' sprinkle it with mirth ♪ Close your eyes an' concentrate ♪ An' dream for all you're worth ♪ From a dreamer's holiday! ♪ ♪ [BIRDS CHIRPING.]
How'd you sleep? Good.
And you? All right, I think.
Didn't you say something about replacing the mattress out there? It's fine.
That is for you.
We should talk about the Abramson fundraiser.
- Is that coming up? - Next Friday.
I can't believe it's been a whole year How do you want to handle it? Well, however you want.
You can go, or I can go.
Or, if it's easier, we could both go.
I'll go.
Probably for the best.
Uh, actually, t-there is something you should know about.
A situation I'm dealing with.
Y-you remember what was going on with Chuck's brother, Jimmy? You mean with the bowling balls and so on? That's not over with? Mmh-mmh.
I think it's getting worse.
In fact, it's possible you might hear or see something.
I couldn't say what.
Just know that, if you do whatever it is I'm handling it.
I will put an end to this.
Whatever it takes.
I thought you should know.
Duly noted.
I'm having dinner with the Appels tonight, so you've got the house to yourself.
Tell them I said hello.
I will.
GENIDOWSKI: He saw clients starting at 9:00 a.
One tried to bring a pet cockatiel into the waiting room.
That caused a bit of a ruckus.
Then it was more clients until lunch at 1:15.
Takeout for him and the receptionist Taco Cabeza.
After that, another four clients.
He left the office around 2:00.
Made a quick stop for coffee same place as the day before.
2:30 to 3:20, he was down at the courthouse for a bail hearing.
Then back to the office.
Home at 10 after 8:00.
Wednesday was more of the same.
Out at 8:30.
Got to the office by a quarter-of.
Clients all day.
Uh, that takes to the second composite, case you want to check them out for yourself.
He got lunch for himself and his receptionist at around 1:30.
The Vietnamese place again.
- Then, in the - What's this? Yeah, I was just getting to that.
That was three days ago.
Only time he broke the pattern.
Stopped at Cradock Marine over on Central instead of going straight to the office.
Looked like he made a cash withdrawal.
I couldn't get a good angle through the window, but I counted four, maybe five stacks? I'd say somewhere in the ballpark of 20 grand.
I'm not a lawyer, but is there any reason he'd need that much cash in the normal course of business? No legitimate reason.
- MR.
OLIVER: Thank you so much, Doc.
- Of course.
Of course.
Come on in.
We'll take a look.
It's gonna be okay.
Gonna be okay.
Come on.
- CALDERA: Okay.
Fernando's gonna be fine.
The shot I gave him will settle his stomach.
But I want to keep him for a few more minutes, make sure he doesn't have any reactions.
- After that, you're all set.
- That's such a relief.
- We were so worried.
- We're lucky you were able to see us.
Ah, it's no problem.
I was already here with another patient.
All right.
Be back.
All right.
How are we doing? I dunno, um, I guess my skin's a little dry where you put that stuff on, but otherwise Are you sure you used enough? Absolutely.
Just give it a little more time.
Look all the way to the right.
Now to the left.
What's it gonna feel like? [SIGHS.]
Depends on how used to caffeine you are.
I mean, you're not gonna be trippin' balls, but it's gonna feel like, you know, two Red Bulls on an empty stomach.
And how long is it gonna last? Is the guy roughly your size? Yeah.
An hour or two.
And if there's a blood test? This stuff is not showing up on any blood panel they're running in this town.
You're gonna do this, this is the way to go.
- Here.
Whoa, whoa.
Promise me this has been sterilized.
It's brand new, and for you, it goes under the armpit.
I cannot wait to be done with all of this.
I hear ya.
You know, I read somewhere that vets are even more depressed than lawyers.
- Depressed? No, no, no, no, no.
I love being a vet.
Look over there.
See that? That's what it's all about.
Animals are my life.
It's this other stuff that's getting to be too much, no offense.
Anyway, a guy's gotta know when he's bagged his limit.
What so you're closing up shop? Yep.
Leaving town.
Once I sell my little black book, it's gonna be all animals, all the time.
Black book? Yeah, the keys to the kingdom.
You know, you call me up, you're looking for a someone? [TAPS BOOK.]
Keep all my "someones" in here.
Can I see it? Knock yourself out.
All right, yeah.
I think we, uh we found the Zodiac Killer.
Well I'm not keeping my contacts in plain English.
"Best Quality Vacuum"? Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
All right.
Let's give it another 10.
I'll be back.
What a waste.
You think? [SCOFFS.]
Did you see how many people he had in that book? I mean, he's raking it in, day in, day out.
It's passive income.
Minimal risk.
I can't believe he's walking away from that.
Well he knows what he wants.
Anything? [SIGHS.]
Not really.
Oh, my God.
- What? - Uh [CHUCKLES.]
- Whoa.
Hold on.
Let's just cut to the chase.
Your client who has, let's call it a "checkered" past, was pulled over for a clear violation of traffic laws and found in possession of a felony quantity of marijuana.
And now you're asking me to throw out this evidence? In words of one syllable, how does this pass the smell test? KIM: Your Honor [CLEARS THROAT.]
this is what this is all about.
According to Officer Connell's report, this is the reason Joshua Holcome was pulled over.
New Mexico statue 66-3-846.
Driving with an obstructed window.
This morning, I did an informal survey of the courthouse parking lot.
And by my count, over a third of the vehicles had something similar hanging from their rear-view mirrors.
I believe your car was one of them, Your Honor.
unless you and 47 of our colleagues have outstanding tickets, I'd argue that this statute is not regularly enforced.
Your Honor, this was a perfectly reasonable, routine stop for cause.
Uh, what's the point here? The point is that this was not routine.
Officer Connell knew my client.
In fact, he arrested him five years ago when Joshua was a juvenile.
And Officer Connell's record shows that this is only the third citation he's written for this statute in almost 20 years.
So either this is an incredible coincidence or Officer Connell recognized my client and used the dangler as a pretext to violate his Fourth Amendment rights.
Your Honor, all I'm asking is that you take another look at the officer's statement.
Ask yourself if the state's version of events passes the "smell test.
MAIN: That was nicely argued.
We'll see what the judge does.
Defense like that takes time to pull together, doesn't it? Whaddya think it took 30 hours? Oh, probably more like 50.
50 hours.
And the contracts office they pay ? $700 a case.
So you're making minimum wage, more or less.
I've been meaning to ask, if you don't mind how did you leave things with Howard Hamlin? [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS IN DISTANCE.]
I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for Howard.
I wouldn't be an attorney.
I wouldn't have met my husband.
I owe Howard and HHM a lot.
Have you heard of the Jackson Mercer Foundation? Of course.
They fund justice reform programs on the East Coast.
I wish we had something like that out here.
Well, it's a bit hush-hush at the moment, but we will soon.
And that's what I wanted to talk to you about.
FRANCESCA: We're closed! Francesca? [KNOCK ON DOOR.]
- Hi! KIM: Hey.
Come on Come on in.
- Thanks.
- It's good to see you.
You, too.
Jimmy was so, uh, thrilled - [LOCK ENGAGES.]
- when you said you would work for him again.
Well, so far, so good.
It's no Wexler-McGill.
They're they're still working in the back.
Oh, okay.
My God, look at this place! Yeah, Jimmy Oh, sorry, "Saul," is letting me take a free hand.
I'm going for a vibe that's professional and refined but, still, you know, inviting.
- Oh, it's definitely inviting.
It's It's It's classy! Thanks! I don't know if you saw it before, but it's come a long way.
That whole back wall is brand new.
Um, everything has been repainted.
I know there's a lot of molding.
I-I found a contractor who does it for a price so I just went for it.
I've also got a pair of water features coming.
For serenity.
Wow, Francesca, you really have an eye! Well, it's still a work in progress.
Well, I can't wait to see the final product.
But I know you were on your way out.
I don't want to keep you.
Yeah, I should get going.
Oh, yeah.
Congratulations! The wedding? Uh, uh, y Saul told me you guys got married.
I, um C-can I ask, are are you registered anywhere? That is so sweet, but, uh [CHUCKLES.]
no, it was all very low key.
We have everything we need.
Well, it's great to see you - Yeah, you, too.
- again.
Have a good night, Francesca.
SOUND GUY: Where are the extra batteries? CAMERA GUY: Black bag, front pocket Umm.
Well, this could work, right? No, our guy has more of a curl on the ends.
CAMERA GUY: Doesn't matter.
Nothing matters.
It's an action shot.
I'm gonna shoot it 1/13 of a second.
- Give it some blur.
- Blur? No! No blur, okay? We need him to be recognized that's the whole point.
- [SIGHS.]
Kim, hey! - Hey, everyone.
- Hi.
We started late because someone took forever to get the equipment.
I don't control when they do inventory.
- Hey.
I'm playing a man of substance, am I not? - What? I see him as a man of means.
Of style.
Uh, no, these are just stills, Lenny.
- Just keep it simple.
- Well, b but just just to ask, though, wouldn't my character grow something more like that? It's docu-drama.
Doc reality, right? Just keep it simple and no improvisation.
He's gonna be great.
- Weigh in on this.
Uh All right.
Let's try this one.
Just trim it a little bit and put wax on the ends.
That one trimmed and waxed.
- You got it.
- [SIGHS.]
Everything okay? Yeah, yeah.
I'll talk to you later.
Let's keep this going.
You wanna ? - 10 minutes to set, guys.
- Oh.
Thank you, 10.
- You're doing great.
- I am, aren't I? Holy shit! The Jackson Mercer Foundation.
That's like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.
Well, it it's not a done deal.
Some of the foundation board members are flying in next week to meet the Lieutenant Governor at a luncheon in Santa Fe.
So they are inviting a select group of people with Cliff called them "up and coming organizations.
" And, uh, yeah, Cliff thinks I have a good shot.
A good "shot"? You have more than a shot.
They're gonna love you on sight! The only thing is, the lunch is on D-Day.
So? What? That's You don't have to be there on the day.
Was Eisenhower on Omaha Beach? No! Kim, this is great.
Right? - It's huge.
- It is pretty great.
- Kim, this is fantastic! [BIRDS CHIRPING.]
Yeah, sorry.
I don't speak any German.
Are you lost? It's a beautiful place you have here.
The air, it's just so fresh.
♪ Do I know you? Well, I don't think we've officially met.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [GRUNTS.]
Who are you? [GASPING.]
Who are you?! [STRAINED.]
Ed-Eduardo Salamanca.
♪ I'm not here for you ♪ T-this is about Fring.
I want to know.
♪ I want to know what he's building.
How did you find me? M-Margarethe M-Margarethe Z-Ziegler.
- What have you done to her? Nothing.
You sent her a g-gift.
♪ Was ist das? [GRUNTING.]
♪ - Carajo.
I think you broke one of my ribs.
♪ Here.
♪ Tie that off before you bleed to death.
You and I are gonna have a talk.
♪ JIMMY: The last thing you want is to look like you're some kind of loner.
If someone can come with you, a boyfriend or girlfriend, that's a good thing.
If you can convince your mom, that's even better.
I mean, if granny's still alive, jackpot.
Thank you, m'dear.
So, if you will just sign on the dotted line [CLICKS PEN.]
we'll have you back to the Rusty Bucket by happy hour.
You made that call, right? Uh Try to [SIGHS.]
make it legi About that.
I-I just had a couple of questions.
Francesca, can we sidebar in the law library? [CLEARS THROAT.]
What is the holdup? I just I-I don't know if I'm comfortable.
Is this even legal? I'm sorry, which of us went to law school? Because I could stand here and go through the ins and outs of what's quote, unquote legal with you, uh, but we're on a clock.
- I just don't - Francesca, let's get something straight, okay? We can't be holding a graduate seminar in Constitutional Law every time I give you something to do.
But I Uh, I-I'm not sure I feel You know what I'm paying you.
It is above market.
To whom much is given, much is expected.
We're not gonna make a habit of this, right? Of course not.
No, no, no.
Put it on speaker and let me hear.
HHM RECEPTIONIST: Hamlin Hamlin McGill.
Hi, um, there.
Uh, I'm calling because my my mother is is Well, I guess she's a a client of yours.
She lives in the Sandpiper Assisted Living ? Sandpiper? Of course.
Let me transfer you.
- It's just a phone call.
- HHM ASSISTANT: Good afternoon.
Do you have a question about the Sandpiper Crossing case? Uh, yes.
My mother's out at the facility in Amarillo.
Says she's supposed to call in to some meeting on Thursday? - Yes, you're talking about the mediation? - That's it.
Uh, thing is, she lost her dial-in instructions.
I'm just looking everywhere and can't find them.
- I'd be happy to help you with that.
It's very important to us that all the class members are fully looped in.
What's your mother's name? Uh, Marnie Stuber.
That's that's S-T-U-B-E-R.
Bless your heart.
She'll be so relieved.
- Okay.
It's very simple.
The meeting is happening at our offices, so she just has to call the main line, the same number you called just now, press 7, and then enter the passcode.
I can give that to you now.
Do you have a pen? Uh.
Yeah, yeah.
I-I'm ready.
- Okay.
It's 8-4-2-1-5-9.
8-4-2-1-5-9? - That's right.
- Okay.
Uh, thank you so much.
I really appreciate it.
- Of course.
Take care.
- Mm.
Was that so hard? [URINATING.]
- [GASPS.]
- Whoa, whoa, whoa! Stop! No, wait! Don't turn around! What? Finish what you're doing! - Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- Finish.
Uh, yeah.
Hey, where are you going? Cleanup on aisle nine! You clean it up.
- [SIGHS.]
Need something? Yeah.
The boss sent me.
He wants to know why you took guys off your house.
I haven't been home for more than an hour - in the last three weeks.
- Still.
Salamanca knows who you are.
He could show up there.
We're stretched thin.
I made a judgment call.
Stretched thin.
You got guys at, uh, the lawyers', the garage, - Varga's upholstery shop, El Mich - Your point? Seems to me the most obvious place to pull from is Alameda Street.
My guys stay on Alameda.
Alameda is a long shot.
The boss has a problem, he knows how to reach me.
If you have a problem I'm right here.
♪ ♪ Hey, Bryan.
Thanks, Mike.
♪ ♪ Thanks.
♪ MIKE: Hey, honey.
STACEY: Just a sec, Mike.
Almost ready.
KAYLEE: Want to know the star closest to Earth? Huh? Tell me.
- It's the sun.
- That's right.
- Hi, Pop-Pop! - Hey, kiddo.
You ready for some star-gazing? Yeah! How's your view? Not too much light? No, it's good.
All right, I want you to start by finding the Big Dipper for me.
Um I've got it! You see the handle and the bowl? Uh-huh.
Trace a line across the bottom of the bowl till you see a bunch of stars that look like a backward question mark.
Oh! It's Leo the Lion! I see him.
There's his head.
There you go.
What's that underneath? The really bright one.
Is it a planet? You know what? That might just be Jupiter.
I think Jupiter is my favorite.
Did you know it's the largest planet in our solar system? Is it? Bigger than the Earth? Uh-huh.
It's called a gas giant.
Now, that's not very nice.
Pop-Pop! It's not that kind of gas.
Oh, oh, my mistake.
What's next? [WHISPERING.]
Almost bedtime.
Let's say good night.
- But, Mom - MIKE: Hey, hey, hey.
You do what your mother says.
The stars will still be in the sky tomorrow night.
- I promise.
- Okay.
Good night, Pop-Pop.
Love you! Love you, baby.
Thanks for doing this, Mike.
How's Chattanooga? Oh, it's fine.
I'm, uh going to have to stay here longer than I expected.
Really? Well, I hope they're paying you overtime.
They're making it worth my while.
That's good to hear.
G'night, Pop.
Good night, dear.
Same time tomorrow? Wouldn't miss it for the world.
- [SIGHS.]
We didn't miss anything.
Hey, let's go out.
Out where? [SIGHS.]
Omaha Beach.
Here's to tomorrow.
- JIMMY: Hey.
You got this.
All right? Today is our day.
Victory in Santa Fe, victory in Albuquerque.
That sounds good.
Don't worry about anything except for your pitch.
Okay? I'll record the whole show, and we can listen to it later.
It's a date.
I'm sorry.
I don't think we have it, sir.
You do.
I'm looking at it.
It's the wood box.
Upper left.
Oh! Right you are.
I didn't realize we had any left.
Gotta warn you, though, it's on the pricey side.
$495 for the bottle.
And worth every penny.
Oh, you've had it before? 'Cause I was gonna let you know about the stopper here.
It's pretty sharp.
I'll be careful.
All right.
Well, drink it in good health.
CASHIER: Thanks.
Come again.
Can I help you, sir? MAN: I think you're holding a bottle for me Casimiro.
Let me take a look.
♪ It's all paid for.
Thank you.
- Enjoy.
- Thanks.
♪ Fuuuuuck! Unh! [BREATHING SHARPLY.]
Ultimately, it's about equal justice.
A system that works for everyone.
A justice system that works for everyone.
And what is more important than that? - It - [CELLPHONE RINGS.]
- Hey, Jimmy.
- Flag on the play.
Uh, you're not gonna believe this, but I just ran into Casimiro.
- The real one.
- Oh, God.
Yeah, and before you ask, he didn't shave his mustache - He broke his arm.
- Are you serious? The guy has a giant cast on his left arm.
And I just checked all the pictures, and you can see his arm in every single one of them.
No cast.
Clear as day.
- Shit! - I know! I know! Uh, but, hey, hey, hey.
Look at it this way if if I hadn't seen him, I mean, that really that really could've sunk us.
Right? So, we're gonna pull the plug, and we are going to live to fight another day.
- What other day? - Um, we'll figure it out.
I promise.
Okay? Just go.
Just do your thing in Santa Fe.
And we'll re-group when you get home tonight.
♪ Kim? Kim, are you still there? Yes.
W Did you hear what I said? ♪ It happens today.
On the mid-season finale of "Better Call Saul" ♪ [CLICKS.]
We need home court advantage.
I'm gonna figure out what the hell's happening.
Howie! Seize the day, carpe diem, don't live with regret.
Go! Action! ♪ [RINGING.]
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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