The Untitled Better Call Saul Posting #23: Sunk Costs

Sunk Costs, the third episode of Better Call Saul season three, was written by Gennifer Hutchinson and directed by John Shiban.

Gus and Mike come to agreement to stop tracking the latter and not kill Hector, respectively. Upon quick deliberation, however, Mike agrees to once again try to attract police attention to Hector; Mike meets with Barry Goodman to pick up a package of cocaine as one part of this plan. Jimmy is arrested following a few harsh but hesitant words with Chuck and chooses to represent himself (against Kim’s wishes), plead not guilty and post bail. Jimmy later explains what happened during his break-in and tells Kim to work on Mesa Verde while he works his own legal battle, to which she flatly agrees. The prosecutor in Jimmy’s case, Hay, meets with Chuck and tells him that she doesn’t plan to let Jimmy off easy. Chuck wishes to seek a “better solution for everyone.” Elsewhere, Mike uses the cocaine and a pair of shoes to plant a dusting of the substance on the rear bumper of a truck owned by Hector. When it reaches the border, a drug-sniffing hound is alerted to it and two of Hector’s men are arrested by the DEA. Jimmy talks with Kim outside of Wexler-McGill and informs her that he can avoid jail time, but will have to confess to his felony break-in and submit his confession to the State Bar of New Mexico, which will likely result in disbarment. Kim convinces Jimmy to let her help him fight Chuck’s plot.

Another really solid episode with a lot of good character development, good comedy, and good drama.

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