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    HANK!!! Seeing Dean Norris again was amazing.

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    I Agree, Dean Norris is fantastic. Rhea was also very good. I thought she was going to throw Saul off the balcony.

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    Another incredible showcase for Seehorn. Her inevitable snub is going to sting so much again.

    Also a strong episode for Michael Mando who has grown into one of the best characters on the show. He would be a worthy supporting actor nominee – I would put him ahead of Esposito personally.

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    Michael Mando is killing it so far! Hopefully it continues and leads to a surprise nomination.

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    Favorite episode so far. Hank just mentioning his wife made me nostalgic. And Saul faced with Hank, delving deeper into his new persona was incredible. But the highlight, Rhea freaking Seehorn!

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    Mando is incredible.

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    Great episode. I was so happy to see Hank and Gomez again. Dean Norris slipped perfectly back into the role. It fits him like a glove. I expect a decent amount of him in the future and I’m super excited for it.

    Seehorn had a good showcase this week and she delivered, as she always does. What I’d give to see her surprise on nomination morning. I’ve said before, it’s very unlikely, but not entirely impossible. I hope I get surprised. I also agree with the mentions of how good Mando is. I hope he continues to get strong material like this. I remember the first half of season 4 gave him quite a bit, but then he took on a smaller role around the halfway mark. I agree with the idea that he’s current more worthy of a nod than Esposito. Giancarlo is always fantastic as Gus, but he hasn’t gotten much of a showcase yet. I’m sure that he’ll be getting some big moments in the future.

    It was good to see Saul back with Nacho, they have a string dynamic together that we haven’t seen since the first season I believe. I’m hoping this season gives us a little more Mike and Saul, as season four was the year where we saw the least of them together. However, both of their stories are in fine form right now, and knowing this show, they won’t appear together unless if it can be worked out in a way that works for the story. Not a whole lot for me to say. It was a strong episode with a great performance from Seehorn, and the return of a beloved character. Good stuff.

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    I truly love the show, it’s one of my favorites, but I’m really impressed that you all liked this episode. I almost feel asleep and hurts me to say that.

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    Mando has been incredible since season 1, especially his showcase episode. Very late to that party, but whatever. If he had higher name recognition, he would have been an Emmy nominee by now. And just finding out that he’s French-Canadian is blowing my wig.

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    Our latest episode “Namaste”, featured the return of Emmy nominated writer Gordon Smith (a favourite of many). Smith also made his directorial debut here as well.
    Some great sequences here including the Hank/Gomez dead drop scene (which started quite comical) edited together with furious Gus at losing $700K and exposing his men.
    The aftermath of Mike murdering Gus’ engineer Werner is giving Jonathon Banks some emotional material. Let’s hope this gives him a baity episode in the future to help him a retribution Emmy win for the unforgivable Season 1 “Five-O” loss.
    The Jimmy/Saul and Kim scenes remain my favourite aspect of the show. This episode may be setting up Kim’s ‘breaking bad’ moment which should be pivotal to the interface between BCS and BB. We also got a bit of a teaser here for Episode 6 (judging by the title).

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    Howard is a “character” that they should have cut while regrouping after making the first season.  Him offering Jimmy a job was bizarre.  The season is getting more watchable, but I am getting nothing from Gus and Hank’s story lines except fan service by virtue of them merely appearing.  They are too limited for backstory and complexity by where they begin in Breaking Bad.  I am not seeing the setup, but I still have faith that Bob Odenkirk’s claim about this being the best season will be substantiated somewhat.

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    Any episode that Gordon Smith pens is something to watch out for, and special kudos to him for directing his first episode (well, first directing credit ever)! I’m fascinated with these beginning days of “Saul Goodman” and wherever that goes. I didn’t mind still seeing Howard around, as I think he’s guilty over Chuck’s death and wants to make amends to Jimmy. But that poor car didn’t deserve all that lol! Loved the car scene with Hank and Gomez. I hope there’s better coming for Giancarlo Esposito than this, but he can do a lot with very little. Going down this new path with Mike is interesting. Not sure where it’s all going yet, but I like that he at least has some remorse about Ziegler, even if he’s acting out in the worst way about it.

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    This season continues to be brilliant. It amazes me that 5 seasons in and this show is just as brilliant as when it first started. It fantastic having Hank and Gomie back it’s like seeing old friends at a reunion. Dean Norris slips so effortlessly back into Hanks shoes. Odenkirk continues to be an absolute genius with this role, Saul was never my favourite character on Breaking Bad, in fact I found him annoying, but I’ve somehow come to love him and feel concerned for him it amazes me that Odenkirk made me do a full 180 on Saul. Banks is just phenomenal here. There are actors who are just born to play certain roles and this is one of those perfect matches. Hes bridging a new vulnerability to Mike. Esposito was always my favourite on Breaking Bad they say he plays Gus as always being 20 steps before everyone else, hes mesmerizing to watch, and although he hasn’t got a lot to do yet, I’m not gonna complain because hes sp gpod in the role that I’m glued to the screen even when he has one line of dialogue. Now Rhea Seehorn, I dont know what to say about her that hasn’t already been said. She truly on another level her the way she plays Kim’s contradictory feelings, the way she Carrie’s herself the way she just gives a certain look. I only have to look at her and she breaks my heart and that’s never been more true than this season because Kim’s really been put through the ringer this time around. And it’s all a testament to Rhea who is just angelic her and I am holding out hope that she can land a nomination and possibly a win, but I’m not so sure that’s going to happen, but only time will tell.

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    Episode Title: “Dedicado a Max”

    Synopsis: Mike takes an impromptu trip out of town; as she and Jimmy grow closer over their campaign to help a client, Kim makes a surprising call.

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    Getting a Mike showcase was welcome, as I’m instantly drawn into his spiraling over Ziegler’s death and his role in that. We don’t get enough Mike/Gus scenes, so yay for getting this tense and illuminating one. All of the Mesa Verde is fine, but that was a lot of effort expended just to see what boundaries Kim is willing to break and not break. I did like seeing all of Saul’s antics to stop the bulldozing from happening. Jimmy is just as brilliant as Chuck was, but in a completely different capacity and skill set.

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