WATCHSPOTTING: BETTER CALL SAUL
It seems episode 4 of Better Call Saul was designed and written by Vince Gilligan to appear on Time+Tide. Not just because the opening scene – scripted in full below, sans the twist, which is awesome – revolves around a watch. But also because, for the first time in any Vince Gilligan TV show in living memory, including X Files and Breaking Bad, the episode name-checks Australia. After an unexpected windfall of cash, Goodman does what all discerning gentlemen do when they find themselves flush, he goes to a tailor. When he is asked about the cloth he wants for his suit, he does not equivocate: “Wool. Yeah. Super 170 Tasmanian wool.” “Beautiful choice, sir.” “Thanks.”
All of which combine for our favourite watch spots of the year so far. Saul Good, really it is.
(SG) I got dibs on that watch man…
(DUDE) What kind is it?
(SG) I don’t know, it’s a watch, let’s get out of here.
(DUDE) No, let me look at it…. It’s a damn Rolex.
(SG) I don’t know.
(DUDE) Not cool to be greedy bro, not cool.
(SG) I didn’t know…
(DUDE) So how you want to split this up? Tell you what, you keep the cash and I’ll take the watch…
(SG) It’s worth like three grand! Three thousand, easy… Hey hey hey, we gotta figure this out and get out of here.
(DUDE) Alright, let me sweeten the pot. I’ve got (counts money) 580 bucks. I’ll add that to the thousand, more than half.
(SG) What do you know about that thing? Is it worth more than three?
(DUDE) No, I don’t know. But we’re good, right? We’re good? Ok?
(DUDE) (Runs off….) Later sucker!