Give 'em Hell, Devils
Why did Mike put the envelope in the safe that tipped the Salamancas to Nacho's location?
Mike is following orders from Gus, which is to implicate Nacho in the raid on Lalo's compound, while at the same time ensure that Nacho gets killed so they can't torture him and get him to admit he was working for Gus.He's willing to give up Nacho (albeit reluctantly), and he wasn't going to do it by involving his Nacho's dad. Mike has his moral lines.
This is part of the plot to implicate Nacho and get him killed. Tyrus is the one coordinating that. Tyrus found and paid the guy who was watching across the way. And then Mike planted the envelope with the motel phone number, which is why the Cousins showed up at the motel.Did I read it correctly that the guy who's always in the room with Gus & Mike (can't remember name, the one who pulled a gun on Mike when he stood up to Gus) is secretly working for the Salamancas? His phone rang right after the interplay between Mike & Nacho, towards the end.
Yes, this one seemed a bit too clever by half. First, I didn't even realize what happened until I listened to a podcast about it this morning. But also, how did Lalo kill that guy, get his body back to the compound and burn it and then get away before the Federales arrived? I'll have to go back and watch it again, but that didn't seem to make any sense.Meanwhile, I thought that Lalo having invested in already having a potential double ready was playing quite the long game.
So glad to see the Kettlemans back, even if it was just for the one brief con. It appears their sense of decorating really rubs off on future Saul.
Is planting the idea that Howard Hamlin is a cokehead throughout the ABQ legal community just a way to continue getting revenge against Howard, or is there another motive? Are they thinking that making other lawyers wonder whether he is trustworthy will hasten the settlement of the Sandpiper lawsuit so Jimmy will get his cut sooner?
Finally, what Easter eggs did people notice during the opening scene going through Saul's house? Seems like there must have been tons of things pointing toward Jimmy/Saul's past life, but I didn't realize what we were seeing until that scene was almost over and I haven't yet gone back to rewatch it and pick out details.