Better Call Saul monologues aspire to Mad Men, Deadwood.

Characters Start to Gel on Better Call Saul

Characters Start to Gel on Better Call Saul

Talking television.
Feb. 15 2015 11:00 PM

What Happens in Chicago, Stays in Chicago on Better Call Saul, Episode 3, “Nacho”

The hosts of Slate’s TV Club podcast want someone to explain to them what the heck that youthful indiscretion was all about. 

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul.
Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul.

Photo courtesy Ursula Coyote/AMC

Listen to a recap of Episode 3 of Better Call Saul by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

In the latest TV Club podcast, Slate’s June Thomas and Seth Stevenson recap the third episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.


They discuss the use of monologue in blue-chip TV dramas, character development on Saul, and the elusive nature of an apparently criminal activity that is named for a major American city and an automotive add-on.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers about the episode “Nacho” and the series Breaking Bad. You’re encouraged to watch the episode before listening to this podcast.

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Slate Plus members get early access to TV Club podcasts about Better Call Saul immediately following the broadcast on AMC. Nonmembers can try out this early access until Episode 4. If you like it, sign up for Slate Plus at

Correction, Feb. 16, 2015, 11:03 a.m.: This podcast originally misstated that Better Call Saul airs on Sunday evenings. The series airs on Monday evenings.