Better Call Saul season 5, episode 5 recap – what happened in “Dedicado A Max”?

March 23, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
Netflix, TV Recaps


Better Call Saul Season 5, Episode 5, “Dedicado A Max” sees Saul and Kim go to extreme lengths while Mike is in temporary limbo in a compound.

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Better Call Saul Season 5, Episode 5, “Dedicado A Max” sees Saul and Kim go to extreme lengths while Mike is in temporary limbo in a compound.

This recap of Better Call Saul Season 5, Episode 5, “Dedicado A Max” contains spoilers and information of how it ended.

Better Call Saul Season 5, Episode 5, “Dedicado A Max” opens up with Mike heading outside to see that he’s in some kind of compound. A woman who does not speak English tells him to sit while she cooks. Mike cannot get answers until a man approaches him and tells him to recover — “He’s asked me to keep you alive”. The man gives Mike drugs and a recovery plan.

It’s clearly Gus that has arranged this.

As for Saul; he’s doing everything he can in Episode 5 to disrupt Mesa Verde from taking Everett Acker’s house. The police arrive to stop Saul’s intervention but Saul and Everett make out that the construction company has the wrong address and use letters to prove it.

And that brings in Kim; she makes her client Kevin aware that Saul is the lawyer for Acker. Kim offers to step away due to the client but Kevin disagrees. Kevin believes Akcer did this on purpose to hurt Kim by using her partner for legal advice.

Kim looks extremely awkward in this conversation.

When Kim gets home, Saul wants the full story of what happened in her conversation with Kevin — Saul is excitable and wants Kim to do Kevin’s voice and everything. Saul pretends to be Kim in this role play and this scene, if anything, demonstrates that they are actually a great couple in some ways. The roleplay turns sexual as Saul suggests they go for a shower together.

The next day, a team of scientists checks out the land next to Acker’s property under the cultural properties act to delay another day. Saul keeps on sending different lawsuits to Kim. Sail and Acker also plant radiation in the soil at a level good enough for environmentalists to suggest it is a concern. Lastly, Saul spray paints Jesus on the side of Acker’s property so loads of believers arrive to take photos.

Tensions are rising now, so Kevin tells Kim to sue them back. Kim says it will cost too much and that time is on their side. Kevin is recommended to take their plans to the other side. Surprisingly, Kevin says he will not give up on a fight and tells them to figure it out.

Later that day, Saul tells Kim that they don’t have to take this any further now but Kim says suggestingly, “Or?”. This prompts Saul to say they can go after Kevin but then it gets personal and dangerous. Kim agrees with that plan. It goes to show that despite Kim’s disappointment with Saul’s changes at the end of the last season and the beginning of Season 5, it’s evident that she is transforming into her partner.

Saul rings Mike and asks him to be his Private Investigator but he puts the phone down and declines. Kim and Saul get a report from another PI who names himself “Mr. X” and Kevin is apparently squeaky clean. Saul accuses the PI of his work being superficial and he wants specifics. As the PI walks off, Kim has found something within the photos and smiles.

The next day Kim has to continue her role within her plan with Saul. When she turns up at the office, her boss Rich asks her to take a break from Mesa Verde without any financial impacts to her salary — Kim asks why, and Rich says he does not buy that it is just her boyfriend calling the shots on Mesa Verde. Kim chases after Rich in the middle of all her colleagues and emotionally asks Rich what he is accusing her of. This was a good move by Kim by making the conversation public.

Better Call Saul Season 5, Episode 5, “Dedicado A Max” ends with Gus paying Mike a visit. Gus is the anonymous benefactor of the compound and calls it a memorial. Mike tells Gus that he has already made a decision on Gus’s offer, but Gus tells Mike that he’s at a crossroads; drinking, getting into fights and getting hurt — Gus explains that he needs a soldier and that he’s very different to the Salamancas.

Gus believes Mike understands revenge.

Brief notes

  • Howard rings Saul and asks when they can sort out the details.

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