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The 8 Best Montages In Better
Call Saul
By ERNESTO VALENZUELA
Jimmy and Marco
The Season 1 finale, “Marco,” features a montage painting the scummy low-life scam into a hilarious, alluring fun-time to the tune of Henry Mancini’s “Banzai Pipeline.” The editing features different point-of-view shots that sell you on the con’s appeal, and the viewers come face-to-face with Jimmy telling an absurd story as money falls from the sky.
Cell phone scam
Jimmy begins to get a taste of a larger and seedy clientele in Season 4, Episode 5, titled “Quite a Ride,” as he repeats the process of turning a good thing into a scam and resells pre-paid phones for a profit on the streets of Albuquerque. Randy Crawford’s “Street Life” plays while the montage shows that Jimmy will find a way to exploit the system.
Kim’s daily routine
With Todd Terje’s “Alfonso Muskedunder” playing in the background, Kim Wexler’s dramatically edited montage of mundane morning tasks feels like it comes from a 1970s cop show. Season 3, Episode 3, “Sunk Costs’,” repetitive montage helps the viewer get into Wexler’s mindset, who becomes overworked by her two large clients.
Practicing the toss
Reaching more into the “Breaking Bad” side of things, Season 3, Episode 8, “Slip,” centers around Nacho, who decides to poison Hector Salamanca out of concern for his father’s safety and their business. The montage features Fink’s “Cold Feet” and delivers an intense story moment where the stakes are raised in all the right ways.
Trying to get fired
Jimmy’s long con to get fired in Season 2, Episode 7, “Inflatable,” sees him embracing his more exuberant side in a hilarious montage featuring Dennis Coffey’s “Scorpio.” The con only truly hurts Jimmy, and therein lies the tragic undertone found throughout the series — the layers of dark comedy that show the character’s poor mental state.