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Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Season 1 of AMC's Better Call Saul. Note: Episodes contain spoilers from each episode (and from Breaking Bad). Part of the Panoply Network.

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Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson discuss Season 1 of AMC's Better Call Saul. Note: Episodes contain spoilers from each episode (and from Breaking Bad). Part of the Panoply Network.

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:10 Marco | Slate TV Club

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:10 Marco | Slate TV Club

    In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap the season finale, "Marco," reflect on the past 10 episodes, and predict what will happen in Season Two.
     
    Also, Seth uses the word "telos" liberally throughout the podcast. 
     
    Plus, the hosts tally up the responses to last week's listener challenges, and Seth recklessly issues a new listener challenge, despite this being the final podcast of the first season. (Oh, what the heck. Send your responses to podcasts@slate.com. They're due sometime in early 2016.)  
     
    Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus.
     
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    • 33 min
    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:9 Pimento | Slate TV Club

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:9 Pimento | Slate TV Club

    In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap last week's listener challenge – and then arbitrarily issue two more. First, what's the significance of office suite 312? And, is that a urinal or a sink in the opening credits? Email us at podcasts@slate.com
     
    Also, June and Seth eventually get around to recapping Episode Nine, "Pimento," and the major development in its final moments. Plus, Seth recounts his experience using so-called "close-in" protection services (a bodyguard, to the rest of us). 
     
    Thanks to this week's sponsor: Audible, a leading provider of spoken audio information and entertainment. Listen to audiobooks whenever and wherever you want.  Get a free audiobook of your choice at audible.com/SAUL.
     
    Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus.
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    • 35 min
    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:8 Rico | Slate TV Club

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:8 Rico | Slate TV Club

    In the latest episode of Slate’s TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, June Thomas and Seth Stevenson summarize last week’s listener challenge—and issue another: If Harold’s copier code relates to the year a certain dictator rose to power, what’s the significance of Chuck’s copier code (1868)? 
    June and Seth recap Episode 8, “Rico,” which contained major developments in Jimmy’s relationships with Kim, Chuck, and Harold. Later, they discuss Jimmy’s professional behavior with Nicole Hyland, a New York–based ethics attorney who’s producing a Tumblr called The Legal Ethics of Better Call Saul. 
    Plus, June issues a bold prediction about the endgame for the entire series.
    Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club’s podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up at slate.com/saulplus.
     
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    • 34 min
    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:7 Bingo| Slate TV Club

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:7 Bingo| Slate TV Club

    In the latest episode of Slate's TV Club podcast about Better Call Saul, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson rave about the scene in the corner office, a funky instrumental, and Jimmy's ongoing struggle to do the right thing. Later, the hosts try to leave an answering machine message for Saul and issue a listener challenge (identify anyone in the mugshots seen in this episode's first scene).
    Plus, Seth addresses an inconsistency with the train featured in Episode Six, which inspired his rant in last week's episode. 
    Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus.
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    • 31 min
    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:6 Five-O| Slate TV Club

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:6 Five-O| Slate TV Club

    As Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson predicted last week, Episode Six of Better Call Saul digs into the backstory of Breaking Bad's hardnosed henchman and fan favorite, Mike Ehrmantraut. June and Seth discuss Jonathan Banks' nuanced portrayal of Mike, his moving monologue, and the only word you should say under police interrogation. Plus, Seth goes on a tangent about Amtrak's Southwest Chief. 
    Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/saulplus.
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    • 29 min
    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:5 Alpine Shepherd Boy | Slate TV Club

    Better Call Saul S:1 | E:5 Alpine Shepherd Boy | Slate TV Club

    This week, Slate's June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap "Alpine Shepherd Boy," the fifth episode of Better Call Saul. They discuss the ongoing development of characters like Mike, Howard, and Kim – and a few memorable oddballs that we may never see again. Plus, the hosts speculate about the streak-snapping title of this episode. 
    Our sponsor this week is ABC, presenting the new drama American Crime from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave." The series premieres this Thursday, March 5, 10/9 Central on ABC. 
    Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club's podcasts about Better Call Saul, immediately following the broadcast on AMC. If you want early access, sign up at slate.com/saulplus.  
     
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    • 25 min

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