After last week’s second season premiere, it’s clear that Better Call Saul is still one of the best shows on television. While the show is gripping, and also hilarious, there’s a darkness to it that Dustin beautifully explored last week. This is show about the transformation from Jimmy McGill to Saul Goodman, to someone we’ve only gotten glimpses of: a sad, quiet Cinnabon peddler. For fans of Breaking Bad, the spin-off feels like a mystery unfolding. How will this journey unfold as we see this man become the one we knew in that original series?
In last week’s episode, we got a good look at how easy it is for Jimmy to slip back into his old ways. Season one showed us a man trying to leave his conman ways behind him as he found a calling in elder law. Last week, Slippin’ Jimmy returned, and he brought Kim along with him. And while the show always has depressing undercurrents, Jimmy’s night with Kim, conning that insufferable stock bro, looked like a lot of fun. I bet most people watching that episode had at least a fleeting feeling of envy and wondered, at least briefly, if they have what it takes to be a con artist. Now, AMC has given us all the gift of trying out the life of Slippin’ Jimmy, in the form of a delightful, silly video game.
Wanna see what Jimmy’s life is like? As we’ve seen on the show, it involves a lot of bodily harm. The game is basically a reverse Frogger, where you don’t help Jimmy cross the street, so much as you throw him in front of cars to collect settlements. It’s a hell of a good time, and probably the closest most of us will ever get to staging scams and swindling strangers.
Personally, I learned that I should never try to con anyone, and I’m really bad at throwing myself in front of cars. Play the game here.