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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: ‘Pinata’ Flips Perceptions of Jimmy For Another Heartbreaking Hint of the Future

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: ‘Pinata’ Flips Perceptions of Jimmy For Another Heartbreaking Hint of the Future

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Better Call Saul” Season 4 Episode 6, “Pinata.”]

Case Summary

We start off by going further back into the past than ever, encountering Jimmy and Kim at perhaps the youngest age we’ve ever seen them: Both are pushing the mail carts around Hamlin Hamlin & McGill, but it’s third-year-law-student Kim who shows her legal ambitions when she proves her knowledge of the law to a whole and healthy Chuck McGill.

10 years later, the dynamic hasn’t really changed — Kim is hard at work for Mesa Verde, and Jimmy continues to struggle with his pursuits outside the law. However, while they’re still living together, their relationship sustains a few body blows in “Pinata”; specifically, Kim decides to join the firm of Schweikart and Cokely as a partner leading their banking division, which means she’ll be able to split up her Mesa Verde work amongst other lawyers and continue doing the

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