[BIRD CHIRPING, VEHICLE APPROACHES]
-[ENGINE SHUTS OFF, KEYS JINGLE] -[SIGHS]
[CAR DOOR CLOSES]
[KNOCK ON DOOR]
Mrs. Landry, you're looking lovely as ever.
W-What are you doing here?
Oh, I was in the area, and I thought...
I wonder how my favorite former client is doing?
And I have cookies.
[CHUCKLING] Oh, you're so sweet.
Come on in!
JIMMY: After I made these, I looked down, and I thought, "Wow!
That looks just like your Felix."
You're so thoughtful.
I was afraid you wouldn't be here.
Thought, with that settlement money, you might've moved somewhere swankier.
-What do you mean? -The settlement.
The Sandpiper case?
Now, that's gotta be wrapped up by now, right?
Oh, that? That... that... that... that's still years away.
You haven't settled yet?
No, I don't know all the details yet, but Erin... uh, Erin Brill of Davis & Main... do you know her?
Lovely girl. [CHUCKLING] She reminds me of a young Mary Martin.
Oh, yes. I-I have met her.
It's a... She's a wonderful young lady. Uh...
Well, she takes care of all of that, and she said there's still a long way to go.
But you've... received an offer, right?
Something sent to you in writing?
I mean, something more than just Erin and you chatting?
It's probably all here in this box.
I can't make heads or tails of it, but you are welcome to look.
[CHUCKLING] Of course. It's you.
Well, uh, I gotta say...
I can't blame you for getting mixed up with all this.
I mean, these legal notices...
I mean, no one really understands them.
You know, [CHUCKLES] I've got a law degree.
And sometimes I can't even, uh...
I can't even, uh...
You haven't, uh... accepted this?
Erin says we should wait.
Erin doesn't really matter, does she?
I mean, you're the Class Representative.
That's a big deal.
That means you and you alone decide.
You're... you are the legal stand-in for your friends and neighbors.
I-I don't know about all that, Jimmy.
I-I just leave it all to the professionals.
Yeah, sure, sure.
Lawyers know best, but...
[CHUCKLING] I'm sorry.
If you won the lottery, I mean, you'd take the lump sum, right?
I mean, money now is better than money later.
-Bird in the hand! -I suppose.
The more time to enjoy it!
You really should talk to Erin.
She knows all the ins and outs.
[SIGHS] Ins and outs.
Yeah, Erin sure knows those. [CHUCKLES]
I'll be happy to talk to Erin, uh...
Just... I just can't help but wonder
-if she's taking every aspect into a... -[KNOCK ON DOOR]
I completely forgot...
I'm on my way to chair yoga.
I'm so sorry.
No, it's okay.
Um, I probably should be going.
I have a lot to do.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATION IN DISTANCE]
-Jimmy! -Rose, Myrtle, Helen.
That chair yoga really works, huh?
You all look 10 years younger.
-Oh! -[ALL CHUCKLING]
-You honeydripper. -Hey, hurry up.
It starts in five minutes.
Do you want to come with us?
You're welcome to. We can have guests.
I would love to, uh, but I'm not dressed for it.
So I'll take a rain check.
Thanks for the cookies, Jimmy.
-Bye, Jimmy! Good to see ya. -Bye!
That can't be right.
[CHUCKLING] Can't be right.
33% is the common fund.
So, on 1/15, 15 into 17... carry the 2.
One million, one hundred and sixty...
One million, one hundred and sixty thousand! [CHUCKLING]
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS IN DISTANCE]
[TELEPHONE RINGS IN DISTANCE]
[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS]
-Mr. Ehrmantraut? -Yeah.
Sorry to keep you waiting.
-It'll be right this way. -[GRUNTS]
Can I get you anything to drink? Tea, water, espresso?
No, I'm fine. Thank you.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS, TELEPHONE RINGING]
[KNOCKS ON DOOR]
-I have your next... -Yes, thank you.
Mr. Ehrmantraut, Lydia Rodarte-Quayle.
-Mike. -Thanks, Justin.
Have a seat, um... Mike.
HR sent up your start paperwork.
I-9, W-2. Pretty standard.
Could I have your driver's license and Social Security card?
My assistant needs to make a copy.
How does this "hire" work, exactly? Walk me through it.
You'll receive a paycheck from Madrigal in the amount of $10,000 per week.
I believe at that rate, your "employment" should be paid out in about 20 weeks.
Mr. Fring has arranged to cover FICA, Social Security... the entirety of the tax burden.
I assume that's all right with you?
Good. So, to that end, I have you down as a "logistics consultant."
What is that?
It's a person who consults on logistics.
Does it matter?
I'm not long on logistics.
"Security consultant" would be better.
I used to be a cop.
That will look better on your "work history" than your current employer, SMQ Parking.
So, you take my money, you run it through this joint, and it comes out clean.
-That it? -Yes.
Who knows this operation?
You... anyone else?
-No. -You sure?
May I ask, what precisely is your concern here?
I am concerned about what happens if you put my real name in your books.
Your Madrigal is a German company.
One thing I know about Germans is they love a good audit.
I oversee eight freight terminals across Texas and the Southwest.
Operating costs range between $800,000 and a million dollars per week.
All due respect, Mike, but your money?
It's a rounding error.
If the IRS or anyone else looks, you're a contractor for a multinational corporation with 114,000 employees worldwide.
You're like every other person in this building.
You think I'm not on the books?
I am. Under my own name.
-This the way you handled it before? -Handled what?
The money. For Fring's other guys.
This is the first time I've done this... for anyone.
I don't know what you do, but...
Mr. Fring must think you're quite good at it.
The sooner you're off my books, the better.
-[INTERCOM BEEPS] -Justin?
Can you make a copy of these, please? Thank you.
This is a very nice office.
Seem to be risking a lot for a drug dealer.
If that's all you think he is... then you don't know Gustavo Fring.
HOWARD: Let me understand you... you're proposing to double our premiums on every one of our practicing attorneys?
MAN: We know this is abrupt... new issues have come to light.
You mean Mr. McGill's testimony at the Bar?
That's a part of it, yes.
After 25 years of paying full premiums, I can count on one hand the number of our claims.
WOMAN: This is an underwriting decision... that's all.
You shouldn't take it personally.
MAN: In some special circumstances, we have been known to extend a rider.
What kind of rider?
WOMAN: A senior, management-level partner who would supervise Charles' work, attend court and client meetings with him, review filings.
MAN: The few times we've done this, it's been for clients with a high probability of catastrophic health failure as a precaution.
What you're saying is that for any case Charles takes on, another partner would be tied up, as well, and we don't bill a penny more?
This is ludicrous.
The insurance industry is heavily regulated.
I can think of a dozen infractions
-right here off the top of my head. -Mr. McGill...
You're hoping we'll either find another carrier or cut you an enormous check.
Win-win for you!
I assure you, neither is going to happen.
What will happen is very simple... you're going to do right by us or we will compel you to do so.
-What do you mean by "compel"? -You know exactly what I mean.
If you're threatening litigation, I'm afraid this meeting is over.
Then it's over.
Thank you for your time.
Mr. Hamlin, Mr. McGill.
All right. Where do we begin?
Francis should start digging into regulations.
I'm sorry I don't have the code sections at my fingertips just now.
Let's pull a team of associates and get them looking at every angle of injunctive relief.
-Before close of business... -[GLASS THUMPS LIGHTLY]
...we're going to hit Santa Rosa with a demand letter that'll make their heads spin.
[CHUCKLES] Odds are, inside a week, they'll be sitting at the table again.
-[LIQUID POURING] -And if not... well, we've never shied away from a fight.
[DECANTER THUMPS LIGHTLY]
Chuck, do you remember Al McConnell?
Of course. Helluva litigator.
Retired now, isn't he?
He's a professor at UNM now.
Wrote a fantastic book on SCOTUS during Reconstruction.
I was talking to him, and he mentioned he'd love you to come speak to his One-Ls.
Maybe make it a regular thing, if you wanted.
What are you talking about, Howard?
What I'm saying is... maybe it's time to hang up your spurs.
Become partner emeritus... leave your name on the firm but focus on your legacy.
You always said you wanted to work on the Commerce Clause... you can write the book on it.
And no longer be a practicing lawyer.
Chuck, there's more to life than this.
That day is far in the future, Howard.
And I don't appreciate the suggestion.
What if it's not a suggestion?
Meaning? [GLASS THUMPS]
Meaning, if enough people tell you that you're drunk, maybe it's time to sit down.
You want me to retire over this... insurance?!
It's not just the insurance.
That's the straw that broke the camel's back.
So this is about my condition.
[CHUCKLING] Howard, I'm fine!
This is not what "fine" looks like.
Chuck, you are the best legal mind I've ever known.
But your decision-making has become... unpredictable.
And I can't be partners with someone whose judgment I don't trust.
This right here is the Texas-New Mexico border.
Now, all of my wells are square... on the Texas side.
When I negotiated for the mineral and property rights, the surveyors said that the next nearest pool extended to...
But... after some extraction, the west wall of the salt dome gave way, opening up another pool that extends... what...
100 yards over the border?
That's about the size of it, yeah.
And now you have New Mexico rights holders to deal with.
You know, they should get profit on what's theirs, but now I've got two states coming after me for taxes on each and every gallon.
No equipment crosses the border?
Nothing below the surface, like the...
What... is it a drill bit?
It would be the sucker rod at this point, but no, none of that.
Only on the Texas side.
But that's not stopping New Mexico from trying to bleed me.
You said on the phone you have a solution.
You don't negotiate a lease with the rights holders.
-You offer to pay them damages. -Damages?
For diminishing their resource.
A significant fraction of the value of the New Mexico portion, but without paying for the rights themselves.
So a kind of a payoff.
Then you don't get hit with the taxes.
You think you can make that fly?
If someone came to me with this offer...
I'd sure as hell take it.
[CHUCKLING] Wish I'd called you sooner.
Way they're makin' noise, if I don't get this thing wrapped up by the end of the quarter, I'm pretty sure the tax boys are gonna take me apart.
And that's two weeks from now?
I can do it by then.
If we can get all the rights holders in one place, I can walk them through what we're proposing.
If they're smart, they'll go for it.
Well, hot damn.
Kevin said you were a miracle worker, but I didn't believe him.
I'm startin' to.
Yeah, well, let me work that miracle first, then we'll talk. [CHUCKLES]
You know the way outta here?
I got a drillhead that's acting up on me out on the north forty I gotta check.
Yeah. I'm good.
You need anything from me, -you got my cell. Call me. -[ENGINE STARTS]
[CAR DOOR CLOSES, ENGINE STARTS]
Billy Gatwood meeting notes. Contact Gatwood Oil.
Get names and numbers for New Mexico rights holders...
No, no, no, no!
No, no, no! Shit!
[SEAT BELT CLICKS]
Continuing notes from Gatwood Oil meeting.
Contact rights holders, -begin scheduling. -[GEARSHIFT CLICKS]
-[LES MCCANN'S "MCCANNA" PLAYS] -[TIRES SQUEAL]
[ENGINE SHUTS OFF, MUSIC STOPS]
-What are you doing here, Jimmy? -We have business to discuss.
Is this about Chuck?
If you actually have business, then call my secretary.
I did. She stonewalled me, as if you didn't know.
-What about it? -It's time to settle.
I-I saw the current offer.
The clients make their losses back, plus a solid chunk of change.
Not that it's any of your business, but we project a final number far higher than the current offer.
I get it. I get it. You hold out, maybe you squeeze a grand more for each client.
Meanwhile, HHM nets a few million.
You know, you're screwing the clients for your own benefit.
Oh, so now you're worried about the clients?
It's the right thing to do, and you know it.
All you care about is your share of the payout.
It's like talking to Gollum.
You're transparent. And pathetic.
[BRIEFCASE THUMPS LIGHTLY]
You want a handout?
Next time... why don't you bring a tin cup?
It'd be more honest.
Listen, Howard, settle this and settle it now.
It's in everyone's best interests!
Meaning it's in your best interests.
And if we don't, what are you gonna do?
Peel off some members of the class, leak some insider info to Schweikart?
Oh, I doubt it. I know you're low enough to do something like that, but you're too damn greedy.
-[ELEVATOR PLAYS MELODY] -You do any of that, and you'll be jeopardizing your payday.
You'll get your damn money.
You're just gonna have to wait for it.
♪ ♪ Don Hector?
[BOZ SCAGGS' "LOWDOWN" PLAYS]
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATION IN DISTANCE]
IRENE: Well, we go around about, you know, six times, I think.
I think we're... Yeah, I think... I think so.
This is so good for you.
-Hi! Jimmy! -Hi, Jimmy.
Oh, y-you... you girls go on a little bit.
I'll... I'll catch up with you.
Fancy running into you twice in one week.
How lucky am I?
Y-You're a mall-walker?
-I had no idea! -Me?
Oh, yeah. Big time.
I mean, it's great for cardio.
Hamstrings, glutes, I-T band.
I'm a huge mall-walker.
Been out of the game for awhile.
Developed this damn plantar fasciitis.
-Mnh. Mnh. -Hurts like a bear.
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about that.
[GRUNTS] Well, hey.
I got the cure right here.
These have a special gel and resistance coils and buncha stuff.
It's like walkin' on pillows.
Well, they... they... they look comfortable.
You like 'em?
Well, they... they're quite stylish.
Hey, y'know what? [CHUCKLES]
I bought a pair for my girlfriend, and they don't fit her.
And the store has this... wouldn't you know it?
-No-refunds policy. -Oh.
What size are you?
7 ½. 7 ½.
Oh, there we go.
-[GRUNTS] -[TRUNK CLOSES]
[YOUNG-HOLT UNLIMITED'S "SOULFUL STRUT" PLAYS]
How does that feel?
-Oh, I-I see what you mean. They... -[CHUCKLES]
They are so nice, and they fit like a dream!
But I-I can't take these for free, Jimmy.
There is one thing you could do for me?
Don't tell the other folks I gave 'em to ya.
I don't want to look like I'm playing favorites.
-My lips are sealed. -Then you go and enjoy those.
I'm gonna go get my heart rate back up.
-Oh, thank you! -And I'll see you later.
Thank you so much, Jimmy!
[HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS BAND'S "POPCORN" PLAYS]
...Right hand, friends... the hand of love.
Now, watch, and I'll show you the story of life.
You got some questions. It's only natural.
And the truth is, if Irene settles... you'd get some money.
But, I mean, it's not like you guys need it, right?
On the other hand, I did get a look at their offer.
I don't want to speak out of school, but... it's, uh... [WHISTLES]
But I mean, hey, everyone's situation is different.
Maybe Irene just doesn't need the money.
I mean, I don't know for a fact, but... when you see someone buying nice new things...
-Like those shoes. -...like those shoes.
Ah. I mean, those must have cost a pretty penny.
I mean, if she can afford those, she's walkin' on easy street.
And there's something else... y'know. The lawyers.
I mean... that's the lawyer's share of the settlement.
And your share is... boop! this much. Doo!
If Irene holds out, the lawyers get this much more... and you are gonna get this much more.
Doesn't seem like much difference.
I know, but that's how it works.
And Irene knows it, too.
I mean, the lawyers have explained it to her.
It's crazy, but it's all up to Irene.
After all, she is the Class Representative.
Does that mean that she gets more?
[SIGHS] No. No.
Just means in the eyes of the court, she's special.
She's like your congressman or ambassador.
ROSE: Is there anything we can do?
No. No. You can't do anything.
I can't do anything.
[BREATHES DEEPLY] She probably knows what's best.
I'm sure she's taking your feelings into account.
Hey, look at the big picture.
Who needs money when you got the moral high ground?
[JOHNNY HATES JAZZ'S "SHATTERED DREAMS" PLAYS IN DISTANCE]
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[ENGINE REVVING IN DISTANCE]
[WOMAN SPEAKING SPANISH ON TELEVISION]
[TV SHUTS OFF]
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[INSECTS CHIRPING, DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE]
-[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS] -[SIGHS]
FRANCIS: Okay, and I'm still waiting for those third-party subpoenas.
HOWARD: Oh, great. Let me know, then.
-Thanks, Francis. -All right.
-Julie, what's up? -From Chuck.
It came via messenger... the instructions say he wants you to read it as soon as possible.
Uh, here's what I need you to do.
Call around. Find someplace special for the retirement party.
Something classy, old-school.
Uh, La Posada, maybe.
And a band. Something jazzy. Upbeat.
Find what's available.
-Let's set it up. -Okay.
You're suing Hamlin, Hamlin, McGill?
Come on in, Howard.
You turned the lights on.
I told you... I'm back to normal.
And yes, I am suing HHM for breach of contract.
Do you have any idea what you're doing?
[SIGHS] I believe I do.
I'm calling your bluff.
This is my firm. I built it.
Your father was working in a two-room office when I joined him.
And you I tutored for the bar exam.
You're not kicking me out.
If you can't "trust my judgment," as you say, so be it, but you're gonna have to pay me for my share.
I believe it comes to around $8 million.
We both know the firm doesn't have the money.
You'd rather tear down HHM than retire?
You think I'm trouble now? As your partner?
Imagine me as your enemy.
[IMMERSION BLENDER WHIRRING]
Chuck... the damage that you're going to do...
-[WHIRRING STOPS] -If you'd like to discuss this further, we can... in court.
Until then... what else is there to say?
[SNIFFLES, CLEARS THROAT]
[SIGHS] Blue pot. Red wine.
Blue pot. Red wine.
Black burner. Blue pot. Red wine. Black burner.
JIMMY: I got hot hands.
I got hot hands! I know this is gonna be the one!
Let's hope that biopsy comes back "B-9."
Okay... what's next?
We got... I-29.
I remember when I was 29.
Bet you do, too.
Here comes O-62.
Oh, my God.
Have I called 62 of these already? [CHUCKLING]
It feels like it. O-62.
Here we have B-2.
Well, tonight is all bingo.
Here it comes.
O-70. Anyone? O-70.
All right. No takers.
Oh, my God! Bingo!
-I got bingo! -[APPLAUSE]
Big Paul, bring it up.
Kelly, take a look.
-[APPLAUSE CONTINUES] -We may have a winner.
Kelly, tell me... have we got it?
We have a bingo!
Paul, step up to the winner's circle.
Let's hear it for him!
Let's give him a big round of applause!
Okay. New game, new cards.
Here they come.
Get yourself some new cards. New cards.
The helpers have them. You can have one, two.
You can have up to four, as you know.
Here's a lucky blue one for you.
All right. Take your cards so we can start a new game.
There you go. Add that to your stack.
All right. Get your cards.
Hey, Irene, you feeling lucky today?
I-I guess so.
[CHUCKLING] All right. Well, here's one on me... just for you.
All right. I sold my soul for B-I-N-G-and-O!
Let's clear the table.
♪ ♪ Load it up.
♪ ♪ Locked and loaded.
[CABINET DOOR CLOSES]
Here comes a new game.
♪ ♪ First number up...
♪ ♪ it's N-31.
"N" for "Nancy."
31 for the number of times she told me to take a hike.
♪ ♪ G-48.
"G" for the Greatest Generation.
48 for "Dewey Defeats Truman."
Here's I-25... the big "I."
It's B-12, like the vitamin.
Anybody? I got a good feeling about this.
I-I-I think... Bingo!
Who is that?
Come on up.
Irene! Irene, come on up here, dear.
Bring it up to Kelly. Let's take a look.
Kelly has to check your card.
Here she comes.
♪ ♪ Could be...
♪ ♪ Oh, my goodness.
It is a bingo for Irene!
Let's hear it for Irene Landry!
Give it up for the big winner, Irene Landry!
[SCATTERED APPLAUSE CONTINUES]
Fastest bingo of the night!
Come on. Let's hear it for Irene.
-where ya goin'? -[DOOR OPENS]
Hey, you know what? Take over.
Okay. Time for a new game.
Uh, let's get some cards out for everyone.
What's going on? You okay?
Aww. Don't do that.
Your mascara's gonna run all over.
Irene, come on.
They've all turned on me.
Helen, Rose, Myrtle.
All of them.
They're so cold.
When I walk past them, they stop talking.
I-I-I hear them whispering when... when they think I'm not there.
It's just so...
-It's so cruel. -Mnh.
And I don't even know why.
I think, uh... maybe I do.
-You do? -[SIGHS]
Could it be the settlement?
I mean, maybe they... [INHALES SHARPLY]
Want the money, you know, to improve their lives?
I had no idea any of them needed money.
No one said anything to me.
Well, maybe it's not about the money itself.
I mean... hello... who wouldn't want more money?
I mean, maybe it's the idea that they don't think you're considering them, you know?
Thinking of their needs?
I-I-I didn't know.
I don't want to hurt them. They're my friends.
I wish we never even started this lawsuit.
I just want everything to go back the way it was.
What should I do?
What would you do?
I mean, you know I'm not a lawyer right now.
Should I settle?
You listen to your heart.
Two hours out.
When did I say I was gonna leave?
20 minutes ago.
Uh, can I have some more coffee, please?
Uh, I'm missing a survey history in this one.
-On it. Sorry about that. -[SIGHS]
-[COFFEE POURING] -Not a problem.
-[DOOR OPENS] -JIMMY: Hey!
Who's ready to have her life changed?
Kim, did you hear me?
Yep. Heard you. Life changed.
[CHUCKLES] Stop your work, both of you, for a sec.
I-I got big, big news.
Can you just tell us later, Jimmy?
-I'm so late, it's not even funny. -Mesa Verde can wait.
-Look. I got Zafiro. -It's not Mesa Verde.
It's a new client, and if I mess this up, it's a former client.
I thought Mesa Verde was your one and only.
You know, it's go... Ji... uh, I'm sorry.
Jimmy, can I just explain all this to you later? I'm...
Sandpiper is settling.
-What? -[CHUCKLING] Yeah.
For a bundle.
But th-they can't be settling.
[CHUCKLING] Class actions don't move that fast.
Don't get bogged down in the details!
Trust me... they're settling!
-Wow, that... -[BOTH CHUCKLE]
-Yeah. Yeah! -That's great, then.
So, hey, let's celebrate.
I can tell that you... pulled another all-nighter here, you know?
You... you got to stop and smell the roses.
Hey, who's got two thumbs, a bottle of Zafiro, and 20% of the common fund?!
-Huh? -This guy!
I know... you do. Uh, I am happy for you, Jimmy.
Be happy for us!
This is the solution to everything.
Okay, Francesca, could you just put these all in my car?
Yeah. Jimmy, I gotta go.
Gimme five goddamn minutes.
-I don't have five minutes. -But you're already late.
What's five more minutes? So drive 60 instead of 55.
-[CHUCKLING] Jimmy! -What?
-[DOOR OPENS] -You're not hearing me.
Our troubles are over! Come on!
Jimmy, I'm leaving now.
I'll be back in a few hours.
Think of all the things you want to say to me, and just say them to me later, okay?
-Uh, I... -Shots.
-Cheers. -[GLASSES CLINK]
Under the terms we're offering, you get a substantial payment without any impact to your property via drilling and extraction.
And rather than waiting years to close, Mr. Gatwood is offering cash on the barrel, right now.
Given the cost of overhead, liabilities, and other burdens Mr. Gatwood assumes, we believe this offer is more than fair.
We believe... we believe this offer is more than fair.