The first season of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul,” was full of twists and turns, leaving viewers at the edge of their seats. After nearly a year off the air, James Morgan McGill (Bob Odenkirk) — or Jimmy, as he's come to be known — is back for Season 2. When the show left off, the attorney had just suffered a major loss that changed him on both personal and professional levels, and will surely affect the course of the series for good.
In episode 10, the Season 1 finale, Jimmy opens up about his incarceration as well as his dedication to Chuck (Michael McKean) — something he has never done before. He reveals that he was once married to a woman who cheated on him, which left him wanting payback. During one particular night of heavy drinking, he recalls, he spotted a car belonging to his wife's lover and decided it was finally time to exact his revenge. Jimmy hopped on top of the vehicle and pooped into the sunroof, a trick he calls a Chicago Sunroof. The problem? He did so without ensuring that the car was empty. Children in the backseat lead to his eventual arrest and the threat of being registered as a sex offender. Fortunately for Jimmy, Chuck was able to remedy the situation. In exchange, he spent the next few years of his life indebted to his older brother.
With that, he decides to make a valiant return to Chicago, where he plans to reunite with his old partner in crime, Marco (Mel Rodriguez). Jimmy returns to the bar they once frequented and finds his pal right where he left him nearly a decade earlier. A few things have changed, however. Marco, too, has left his old ways behind in favor of a real job. Despite having gone legit, it's not long before the duo are back to their old tricks. They pull a fast one on another bar patron, convincing him to pay more than $100 for a half dollar. This minor con leads to several others before Jimmy concedes that this sleazy lifestyle simply isn't for him. He and Marco revisit one final familiar ruse involving a knockoff Rolex and a dark alley. Sadly, when Jimmy calls for his partner during the trick, he gets no response. He decides to look into it and finds that Marco has met his maker. The seasoned con man musters up the strength to share one final thing with his old pal Jimmy, thanking him for the good times.
Marco's death leaves Jimmy with far more uncertainty than he came to Chicago with. He has now seen where the less-than-righteous path could take him, but is also certain that he can live on the straight and narrow. He has the option to interview for a partner position with a rival law firm, but Jimmy knows that to accept it would be to continue living a lie.