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Wow we see Mike as a slick PI getting Lalo pinched, Saul blindsiding Kim with all kinds of stuff.

And Kim wanting to make it permanent....

Intriguing, I'm gonna have to watch it again...
 

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I was reading the big thing about this season would be a reason why we see no Kim in Breaking Bad. This certainly does not push that narrative along! Were cops that easy to access with a basic cb/scanner? I guess if you know the lingo...
 

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I don't think she's thinking of the marriage privilege. I think the opening flashback scene, showing how she grew up with an alcoholic and unreliable mother has made her a little bit broken, a little co-dependent, and maybe she just is afraid of being on her own if she kicks Jimmy to the curb. But it's clearly a horrible idea. She should be running far, far away from him after what he did in this episode.
 

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Well that was the absolute last thing I thought was coming out of that. She's definitely on the runaway train now. How will she explain to Rich and Mesa Verda that not only did she not immediately dump her boyfriend that basically blackmailed them all but that she's marrying him? Or will they do it in secret? None of this can be good!

Yes, Mike! Help Nacho! The actor that plays Nacho has the amazing ability to be threatening and quite scary one minute and then earnest and scared himself the next. When he was telling Mike his dad had a gun to his head, I just wanted to reach through the screen and hug him. Also that shirt he was wearing was awesome!

So refresh my memory... DID Lalo actually kill the Travel Wire employee? I'm drawing a blank for some reason.
 

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Kim’s left Jimmy with two choices: A) End this now, remember the good times we had and go our separate or B) Maybe we get married
Jimmy doesn’t want A, but he will hesitate on B and I think that will force Kim chose A
 

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Were cops that easy to access with a basic cb/scanner? I guess if you know the lingo...
This is one of those things where we need to suspend belief I guess. Mike was using a Galaxy 949 which is a standard CB radio. Pretty sure no police department has used CB for dispatch calls in the last 40 years, if ever.

Albuquerque PD uses a multi-site EDACS trunked radio system that would be impossible to access unless he had a radio specifically programmed for that system. No CB radio would be able to access that system.
 

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This is one of those things where we need to suspend belief I guess. Mike was using a Galaxy 949 which is a standard CB radio. Pretty sure no police department has used CB for dispatch calls in the last 40 years, if ever.

Albuquerque PD uses a multi-site EDACS trunked radio system that would be impossible to access unless he had a radio specifically programmed for that system. No CB radio would be able to access that system.
As someone who works in the industry, I often have to bite my tongue when I see how plots involving radio take liberties.
 

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Then...or now?
Good point... that is the current system, but even in the 90's and early 2000's no city would use regular CB radio for dispatch calls.
In the 70's and 80's it was common for some police cars to have CB radios in order to monitor emergency channel 19. But regular communications with dispatch would take place on a dedicated system. Despite what Smokey and the Bandit would have you believe.
 

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Is there any significance to the Kim flashback being in Nebraska considering Gene winds up in Omaha?
Yeah, they've established Kim's ties to Nebraska a few times. Not sure if anything will come from it, but there's a chance she'll show up in the Gene timeframe.
 

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Then...or now?
Trunked radio systems have been around since the mid 90s, usually either to increase available bandwidth by allowing channel reuse quicker, or to frustrate scanner (radio scanners, not image scanners) users who listen in on police radios. (A radio scanner is simply a wideband radio receiver that can pick up a wide range of radio frequencies, often including analog TV, first responders, military, aviation, marine and other bands).

It didn't last long since many fancy scanners often had "trunk follower" modes where they would be able to tune into the trunk control frequency to let you continue reception. Of course, modern trunking systems are fully digital, a change that happened after 2001 (you can figure out why) when all the first responders upgraded their radios.
 

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Is there any significance to the Kim flashback being in Nebraska considering Gene winds up in Omaha?
It's been previously established that she grew up in a small town on the Nebraska/Kansas border. It's why she's a KC Royals fan.

Interesting listening to the Insider podcast this week. They shot that "winter" scene in the middle of summer, and since the actress was a minor she couldn't work past midnight, but because it was the middle of summer, it didn't get fully dark until nearly 10 pm. So they didn't have a lot of time to shoot that scene. Also, they said something about there being a rule that because a performer was walking next to a moving car, there had to be stuntpeople involved, so that made it even more complicated.
 
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