‘Better Call Saul’: Jimmy’s Life Mission Changes From ‘Justice Matters Most’ to ‘Just Make Money’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jimmy and Kim

[Spoiler Alert: Spoilers forward for Better Call Saul,
Season 5, Episode 7]

All alongside throughout Better Call Saul, we’ve been watching James McGill slowly develop into the sleazeball lawyer Saul Goodman we cherished to despise in Breaking Bad. The highway from Jimmy to Saul will not be straight and slim, nonetheless — and it’s crammed with poignant moments alongside the way in which. The complete journey is made much more tragic as a result of we all know precisely the place Jimmy will find yourself.

Jimmy’s transformation is dangerous sufficient. But followers are equally unhappy about his girlfriend Kim Wexler, who’s notably absent by the point we attain the Breaking Bad timeline. Now followers are noticing how a present from Kim is highlighting the distinction between who Jimmy was versus who he’s changing into.

Jimmy and Kim
Jimmy and Kim | Warrick Page/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Kim purchased Jimmy a briefcase when his regulation license was
reinstated

After having his license to observe regulation suspended, Kim purchases Jimmy an exquisite leather-based work bag to have a good time lastly having it reinstated a yr later. She has it customized monogrammed with Jimmy’s initials, JMM for “James Morgan McGill,” and assumes that every thing will return to the way in which it was. But that couldn’t be farther from the reality.

Instead, Jimmy instantly modifications his skilled title to
Saul Goodman, which makes issues tremendous awkward when Kim provides him the briefcase
later. Jimmy jokes that JMM can stand for his new regulation motto, “justice issues
most.”

Jimmy is being drawn into the cartel

After Kim and Jimmy get married, he admits to her that his latest
shoppers are members of a Mexican drug cartel. When Jimmy exhibits as much as meet with
Lalo, who was not too long ago arrested on homicide prices, Lalo asks concerning the inscription
on his briefcase.

Instead of “justice matters most,” Lalo means that Jimmy’s
new motto needs to be “just make money.” Unfortunately, his phrases function a
prediction of what’s coming in Jimmy’s future.

He’ll want to decide on between justice and cash

Though he’s often on his sport within the courtroom, Jimmy’s conscience bothers him as he sees the slain Travelwire worker’s household crying within the spectator part. Lalo has already promised that Jimmy stands to make some huge cash working for him and didn’t flinch when the decide units bail at $7 million. But will cash make up for not doing the correct factor?

Later, Jimmy and Kim jokingly peruse extravagant property
listings, however Kim doesn’t understand that Jimmy is extra severe about it than she
is. In mattress, Kim cautions Jimmy about working for the cartel, and he agrees that
it’s a foul plan. But followers already know he’ll ultimately give in to the
temptation.

Kim nonetheless hopes Jimmy will do the correct factor

Getting
married
was a business resolution however that doesn’t change the truth that Kim
loves Jimmy and hopes he’ll cease mendacity and dishonest his option to success. The briefcase
is a bodily illustration of that perception in his inherent goodness. However,
we’ve already seen that even one thing good — like a heartfelt reward — might be
twisted for nefarious functions.

Justice issues most will morph into simply make cash as Jimmy’s priorities change from delivering justice to earning money.

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