Better Call Saul:
Season: 2 / Episode: 7
Date: March 28, 2016
This Television Episode plays Scorpio
Jimmy tries on new suits
In the early 1970s, a young Jimmy is working in his father's store when a grifter enters and attempts to pull a con on Jimmy's father by claiming to be a needy father in a fix. Jimmy disbelieves him and tries to warn his father, but his father is more concerned that suspicion could lead him to not help someone who may truly be in need. When Jimmy's father is distracted, the grifter admits the con and tells Jimmy that there are only wolves and sheep in the world, and he will have to choose which one to be. Disillusioned by his father's gullibility, Jimmy begins stealing money from the register. In the present, Jimmy helps represent Mike when he claims to the DA that Tuco's gun didn't belong to Tuco. Afterwards, Jimmy decides to quit D&M, but learns that if he quits, he will have to repay the firm's signing bonus. Jimmy finds a loophole in his contract where he can receive the bonus if he is fired without cause. He does everything in his power to be irritating at D&M, from dressing in unprofessional colorful suits to playing bagpipes in his office to poor hygiene. Cliff finally relents and fires Jimmy with the bonus. Jimmy approaches Kim and attempts to convince her to become a partner in their own law firm. Kim agrees only on the condition that Jimmy play it "straight and narrow". Jimmy admits that he can only be himself, so Kim politely refuses his offer. Jimmy moves back to his old office at the nail salon. Meanwhile, Mike promises to buy Stacey a new house and begins scouting out Hector's restaurant. Kim approaches Jimmy and proposes a compromise, suggesting both she and Jimmy start separate solo firms, but share an office space so that they can share expenses and lend each other support, if needed. She asks Jimmy if he is willing. Jimmy pauses.