Saul takes Zuke to the hospital, pays for their medical bills (this broke-ass lawyer will self destruct in 3... 2...), and then like we got in the first episode, there's the lull. There's a weird scene where Saul is courting a cleavage-y chick at some swanky New Mexico bar (are those a thing?), feeding her tropical drinks while he sips on what looks like another Rusty Nail (with a lemon peel instead of a bottle squirt). He gets sort of mild PTSD while a dude at a table nearby cracks breadsticks, Tuco-stomping-on-Zuke's-legs style. He passes out at his brother's house, forgets to leave his electromagnetic stuff (so... his phone) in the mailbox, Chuck finds it, uses some wooden tweezers to chuck it on the lawn, and when Saul wakes up the next morning, he's sitting across from him wearing a space blanket, looking as crazy as he's ever looked. And then there's the line: "I'm not relapsing." He's talking about the medical bill he paid for, despite being broke, trying to convince his brother he's not scamming again, but really he's talking about a lot more than that.
To prove it though, we get a montage of Public Defender Jimmy running train on the courthouse. It's incredible, a sort of Memento-esque mix of sights, sounds, and repetition, with a classical concerto playing in the background.
Things finally slow down at episode's end, and we find out Jimmy is sleeping in his back-of-the-nail-salon office when he's not passed out on his brother's couch -- we watch as he oragami-ifies his office so he can pull out the bed in his couch, then has to abruptly put it all back when there's a potential client outside his door.
The reveal isn't on the same "Tuco is inside the house and he has a gun" level the show hit in episode one, but it's probably a more important one: Nacho wants the Kettleman's embezzled money, and he wants Saul to help him find out where they're stashing it.
Saul declines, still pushing the good guy agenda. Nacho hands him his number written on a matchbook anyway.
"For when you figure out you're in the game," Nacho says.
Saul looks through the beaded curtain as Nacho leaves and you know exactly what's going through his head.
"I'm so excited. I'm so excited. I'm so... scared."
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Grant Marek is a Senior Editor at Thrillist and he's never tried a Rusty Nail, something he plans to address this week. Aggressively. Let him know who makes a good one on Twitter: @grant_marek.