Thomas Sch­nauz | ‘Bet­ter Call Saul’

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The setup: Years ago, Chuck (Michael McKean) pre­vented his brother Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) from get­ting a job at his law firm and does it again on a huge case that Jimmy brings to the firm. The be­trayal fi­nally comes out.

The ef­fect: “Chuck cracks and says, ‘You’re not a real lawyer.’ We know that Chuck is ab­so­lutely right — his fear is that Jimmy is go­ing to re­ally hurt some peo­ple at some point,” Sch­nauz says. “Even though what Chuck does is de­spi­ca­ble, he’s also right be­cause we’ve seen what Jimmy has done.”

The setup: When out­law Boyd Crow­der (Wal­ton Gog­gins) finds law­man Ray­lan Givens (Ti­mothy Olyphant) alone with his fi­ancée, Ava (Joelle Carter), it’s hard to tell whether Boyd is aware that Ava is a crim­i­nal in­for­mant.

The ef­fect: “At that point, Boyd doesn’t know, but Ray­lan wants to make sure that Ava is OK,” Yost says. “The whole sea­son was about bring­ing it back down to those three char­ac­ters. The stakes are pretty clear, and there’s echoes of the pi­lot — so that was part of our goal.”

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