Breaking Bad: It Really Is All About Saul

Recap: ”Rabid Dog” features some of the best quips from silver-tongued Saul Goodman

Comedian Bob Odenkirk is a perennial scene-stealer and never more so than when he’s playing Albuquerque’s shadiest attorney, Saul Goodman. The oily lawyer was only in one scene in this week’s episode of Breaking Bad, but he gets all the best lines.

“Rabid Dog” find Saul (and his bodyguard) sitting in a parked car with Walt euphemistically discussing what to do about Jesse. All the credit goes to Odenkirk who delivers the dialogue with equal measures of slimyness and panache.

Saul’s Best Lines from “Rabid Dog”

4. “I never should have let my dojo membership run out.”
We’d pay to see that sparring session.

3. “Yeah, but you gotta understand deep down he loves me.”
This was just laugh-out-loud funny, even more so for its inappropriateness.

2. “Okay, but say just for the sake of argument the kid’s not in the mood
for a nuanced discussion of the virtues of child poisoning.”
Who wouldn’t be?

1. We were wondering if maybe this isn’t an Old Yeller type situation.
Like Walt says, “You’re full of colorful metaphors, Saul.”