The world is getting smaller as the third season of “Better Call Saul” progresses.
The third episode opened with Mike Ehrmantraut’s (Jonathan Banks) meeting with Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) at the Mexican border. The latter knew that Mike is after Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Gus’ drug trade competitor.
After the meeting, Mike planted a bag of cocaine in one of Hector’s trucks. That particular truck was set to cross the American border. The K9 dogs detected it, and the border patrol arrested Hector’s men.
“They have competing goals here, so there’s definitely an inherent conflict between them, but at the same time they’re intrigued by each other and there’s a bit of respect between them even from the beginning, because ultimately they’re gonna have a very close working relationship,” writer Gennifer Hutchison explained Mike and Gus’ truce to The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, the authorities arrested Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) following his break in at Chuck’s (Michael McKean) house. He claimed to represent himself in court in spite of Kim Wexler’s (Rhea Seehorn) offer. The prosecutor told him that he can escape jail time if he confesses all his felonies in writing, which will likely result in his disbarment.
Jimmy realized that his brother just wanted him to lose his law license. Kim, once again, offered her help to bring down Chuck.
“I think there is something about Kim that is self-destructive and there are aspects of Jimmy that speak to that, but the attraction is something that’s very, very hard to pin down and I think all those things play a role,” Hutchison asserted.
He added that Kim’s love towards Jimmy has blinded her. However, she is ready to take responsibility for her action.
In the upcoming episode, Jimmy, while in the middle of his own legal battle, decides to represent a new client. This disappointed Kim.
Meanwhile, Mike meets a formidable ally who presents a tempting offer to him.
“Better Call Saul” will continue on May 1 on AMC.