Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) has had quite a few interactions with Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) -- mostly arguments about parking validation -- on “Better Call Saul” Season 1 already, but the spinoff series has not yet focused on the “Breaking Bad” fan-favorite character all that much. That’s all about to change. At the end of episode 5, Mike was paid a surprise visit by some not-so-happy looking cops from Philadelphia -- Mike’s hometown -- and it looks like the old criminal is in some trouble. What will happen in episode 6?
According to the synopsis for the episode “Five-O,” Mike will be faced with some serious legal troubles when some mistakes from his past come back to haunt him. In his desperation he will turn to an unlikely source for help. Could that unlikely source be Jimmy? The synopsis reveals that Jimmy will have a moral dilemma on his hands in the episode. Perhaps, Jimmy will have to debate representing another bad guy like Mike -- as if Nacho (Michael Mando) wasn’t enough!
Bradley Paul, the writer behind episode 5, was very cryptic in talking to the Hollywood Reporter about the chances Jimmy will be Mike’s go-to-guy in this jam.
“No assumption is safe or unsafe! All story ideas are but specters wandering on an over sunned plain that is treed here and there by one of James McGill’s selves. Some will find shade; most will dry in the sun like so many ambitious worms,” Paul said.
Well, that answer will not help fans at all. However, it does seem very likely that Jimmy giving Mike his business card in episode 5 was a setup for the two characters to come together in the new episode.
Fans will also get a bigger glimpse into Mike's personal life in episode 6 as well. A sneak peek video shows Mike talking with the woman he was watching in episode 5. Many believed she was his daughter, but in the new clip they do not seem to be familial -- she calls him Mike -- as they discuss the death of a mutual acquaintance. Is it his daughter-in-law? Are they talking about Mike's son?
Watch the clip from episode 6 below:
Will Mike hire Jimmy? Will Jimmy be able to help Mike stay out of prison? Fans will have to wait to find out. “Better Call Saul” airs Mondays at 10 p.m. EST on AMC.
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