‘Better Call Saul’ Season 4 Recap: Episode 3 “Something Beautiful”

Better Call Saul Season 4 Episode 3, AMC

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From the criminal world of Breaking Bad, AMC continues Season 4 of Better Call Saul with Episode 3: Something Beautiful, starring Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks. Is Jimmy McGill heading closer to his Saul Goodman persona after the death of his brother?

In the morning, Kim (Rhea Seehorn) meets with her old boss with her new paralegal,  Viola (Keiko Agena). In a separate room, Kim realizes the ambitious plans her own boss has for the future. Kim doesn’t feel like her old self as she hands off most of the work to Viola.

Elsewhere, Jimmy meets with Mike (Jonathan Banks) at a diner. He wants  Mike to help him to steal a figurine that’s actually worth 8 grand. Even though they will split the profit 50/50, Mike has no interests in taking the job, which really upsets Jimmy.

Meanwhile, Nacho (Michael Mando) reluctantly helps Gus Fring’s henchmen to cover-up their murder. They stage the shooting and car crash. But in order to make the scene look good, Nacho has to be shot twice in the middle of the desert.

Better Call Saul Season 4 Episode 3, AMC
Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo “Gus” Fring, David Costabile as Gale Boetticher – Better Call Saul _ Season 4, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

After getting the call, The Salamanca Twins show up at the location and find Nacho halfway near death. The Twins know they have to take Nacho to the hospital. The only person they can ask for help, who also won’t snitch to the cops, is The Veterinarian.  

Jimmy finally gets help for his job thanks to The Vet. Rushed out of his own clinic, the Vet operates on Nacho and gets one of the Twins to donate his blood for the transfusion. The Vet wants nothing to do with Nacho after this.

While attending a nearby high school, Gus meets with a very happy-go-lucky Gale Boetticher (David Costabile). During his spare time, Gale has been working on their product that promises to revolutionize everything. Knowing that Gus has special plans for him, Gale goes back to singing Tom Lehrer’s “The Elements.”

The robber that Jimmy hired finally makes his move in the middle of the night. He didn’t realize the manger is sleeping at his own office. The robber finds himself under the manager’s desk.

After getting the call, Jimmy has to help the trapped robber. After stealing the manager’s car, the robber is finally able to leave. Jimmy and the robber now have the figurine to sell.  

Better Call Saul Season 4 Episode 3, AMC
Luis Moncada as Marco Salamanca, Daniel Moncada as Leonel Salamanca – Better Call Saul _ Season 4, Episode 3 – Photo Credit: Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

After receiving Chuck’s farewell letter, Jimmy reads his brother’s final words, but feels no emotional connection to them. This isn’t what Kim expected.

Better Call Saul continues on AMC Mondays at 9pm.  

By Jorge Solis