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Monday, July 18, 2022

[Better SQUAWK Saul: E7] Season 6, Episode 8 of Better Call Saul, "Point and Shoot"

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We're back and covering the midseason premiere of #BetterCallSaul's 8th episode of it's 6th and final season, "Point and Shoot".
Thank goodness TWDU is on hiatus because we've now been able to make available the RAW and Unedited Recording of this Episode available to you and, believe me when I say, it's QUITE a doozy! We cut down over 15 minutes of extended laughter from horsing around: before, during, and after this recording (especially before: you have no idea how hard it was for Bridget to record that intro using her baby voice)! If you want to stream it, while supporting this podcast, you need only click this link and buy us a coffee (or join a membership tier for as little as $1 /month), here:

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  • After reading an article from Den of Geek, Bridget realizes how excruciating this month long wait for this episode was!
    Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 8 Review Point and Shoot
  • Would we have been better off starting the midseason break after this episode as opposed to the last one, Plan and Execution?
    Better Call Saul - Plan and Execution - Review / Recap
  • The music playing on Howard Hamlin's car stereo is Mazurka in the Style of Chopin, by Leslie Howard. Chopin refined this Polish (Peasant) Dance music for the age, which could be a reflection of many characters on the show. It was also meant to be played ad infinitum, which could be seen as a beautiful, upbeat (since they were largely played in major keys) memory that goes on forever or that no one will ever find Howard's body
    [Editor's Note: this is not the same Leslie Howard in Gone With The Wind]
  • Sherrandy: When Mike Ehrmantraut tells Jimmy McGill to put on an act in order to not raise suspicion about Howard's death, he embraces it in order to complete his Saul Goodman transformation.
    Better Call Saul Final Season 6 Premiere Date Announced - IGN
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  • Were you worried for Kim Wexler when Eduardo "Lalo" Salamanca sent her to assassinate Gustavo Fring?
    ANVBIS — BETTER CALL SAUL 6x08 – "Point and Shoot" BREAKING...
  • Kim's assassination attempt on Gus, thwarted by Mike, is a direct callback to when Walter White attempted to murder Gus in Breaking Bad 4x02 Thirty-Eight Snub.
    Gus' house - Breaking Bad Locations
  • Dave: Kim's struggle with murdering Gus is also reminiscent to that of Jesse Pinkman's of Gale Boetticher on Breaking Bad.
  • Around this time, last year, Bob Odenkirk had a heart attack while filming the opening scene.
    Bob Odenkirk gives health update after heart attack
  • Dave reads the following from the Fandom.com Breaking Bad Wiki, "Jimmy collapses sideways on the ground (whilst tied up in his chair) crying in shock and grief upon facing Howard’s corpse. He did this in a similar fashion to how Gus, Walt, and Jesse reacted to their respective losses of Max Arciniega (Gus' boyfriend)Hank Schrader (Walt's D.E.A. brother-in-law), and Andrea Cantillo (Jesse's girlfriend)."
    Episode 514 – “Ozymandias” | Tucker's Hole
  • The writers took Saul Goodman's throw-away line in Breaking Bad, "It wasn't me! It was Ignacio," and used it to not only build the world of Better Call Saul, but made it significant: Jimmy is forever haunted by Lalo's murder of Howard and the terror that is the Salamanca family.
    Better Call Saul' season 6 episode 8 recap: Lalo's last dance
  • What are the motivations behind Lalo's actions? Enjoys the thrill of the hunt? The quest for righteousness?
    Better Call Saul season six, part two review – the camerawork is as  intricate as a Vermeer painting | Television | The Guardian
  • At the beginning of the episode, Lalo sits Kim & Jimmy down to tell them what they will do for him. Mike does the same thing at the end of the episode.
    Better Call Saul' Peter Gould Interview 'Point and Shoot' – The Hollywood  Reporter
  • How can we ever look at the super lab the same way knowing that Lalo and Howard are buried underneath?
    Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 8 Review – The Very Best of Breaking Bad  - HIGH ON CINEMA
  • The next episode is called Fun and Games. Bridget hopes it takes place at a carnival!
    Better Call Saul's Tony Dalton Breaks Down How Lalo's Ego Fueled That  Bitter Twist - TV Guide
  • Dave takes what Sherrandy says about Lalo/Mike sitting Kim & Jimmy down and telling them what to do a little further by comparing and contrasting them to The Kettlemans: after Mike points out that they ought to continue to stick with their original scam (so as to not arouse suspicion), unlike the neurotic Kettlemans, they fully comprehend the consequences of their actions, rather than writing themselves in as the heroes of their own story or feigning victimhood.
  • Is the only thing that truly breaks Gus' patient demeanor sullying his clothing?
    Better Call Saul 6×08: “Point and Shoot” – Father Son Holy Gore
  • Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Tom Schnauz, and the series, itself, received Emmy Award Nominations.
    Bob Odenkirk credits co-star Rhea Seehorn for saving his life
  • After this episode, Kim is the only remaining main character on the series whose fate is unknown.
    Better Call Saul's Kim Wexler Is the Best Character on TV - TV Guide
  • This is the fourth episode in the series to not use the traditional end credits theme music. The 3 other times occurred shortly after a main character in the series dies: Chuck McGill in Lantern, Ignacio "Nacho" Varga in Rock and Hard PlaceHoward Hamlin in Plan and Execution, and (now) Lalo Salamanca in Point and Shoot.
    Better Call Saul: The Impossible Chuck McGill Quiz

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