Was There Anything of True Value in the How-To Episode of Better Call Saul Season 5?


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Better Call Saul season 5 is a highly anticipated piece of television that has been slowly building up to a crescendo in season 6 as announced by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The show became one of the staples in the modern pop culture standing right next to Breaking Bad as one of the best TV series ever produced. Now, fans are eager to see what will happen in the fifth season of the show hyped up by immensely entertaining trailers and several really weird instructional videos that we want to discuss.

Directed to be really colorful and even cheerful videos with often unethical advice given in a comedic way, these teasers are something that you would not expect from a show known for its grim dark setting and a tight story revolving around drug and violence. While many think that these teasers are made just to make the audience laugh, there might be a message hidden somewhere that many of us missed.

Gus Fring’s Iron

The main “hero” of this instructional video gives a very interesting public-service announcement filled with interesting tips on how to correctly iron a dress shirt in a light-hearted comedic way with a huge smile that seems (and it is) uncharacteristic for the leader of the Los Pollos Hermanos and a huge drug dealing network. It is a bit question whether this guy actually irons his shirts. He can simply a new one every time he needs to go out.

Now, what we should be expecting from the showrunners is an episode where the iron is used to make someone’s face flatter and smoother. The main villain is known for his ability to punish those who dare to oppose him. Do not let his smiley face distract you from the fact that his home appliances are instruments of torture!

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Lalo Salamanca and How to Make a Taco

What can be more adorable and sweet than a video of a smiling guy teaching you how to impress yourself and your friends with a good juicy taco? Lalo is a douchebag with a punchable face that begs for punishment. However, in this how-to he is showing us how to cook a mouth-watering taco while looking more innocent than a newborn. However, his impressive kitchen skills are not here to merely teach us the wonders of tacos. They must mean something!

The video starts with him saying that a spicy taco being worth drowning your brother. It is just a light-hearted joke that exaggerates the tastiness of the meal. Nonetheless, we all know that Lalo would love to kill someone if there is something for him to benefit from on the line. Should we expect this guy to use his ability to cook a meal for villainous actions? Obviously, we should! Poison someone or use a fork to kill your enemy, Lalo!

Saul Teaching Us to “Tie”

Saul Goodman is a fashionable guy who rocks all sorts of suits and striking outfits. Should you take his how-to video as a lesson on how to dress like a boring dude who wears a suit in a mundane manner? Absolutely not! Saul definitely wants to say something about his fashion choices and what we can expect from him in the upcoming season! Saul is a guy who never works with people without power or follows rules. It is very fitting that he is a teaching us how to follow them instead. A true antihero with personal motives outshining everything else!

However, using a tie as a weapon is not something out of the realm of possibility for this show. Does Saul know how to make his tie a little bit looser in order to avoid being strangled to death by one of his enemies? Will a simple tie play a huge role in the show?

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Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould are respected by fans for delivering really good stories that actually have twists and turns that are hard to expect. These little teasers are exactly what fans need to keep talking about the upcoming season.


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