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The Howard Line
On Better Call
Saul That Deeply
Affected Fans
By JENNIFER MASHUGA
At the start of "Better Call Saul," we focus on Saul's old life when he was still going by his real name, Jimmy McGill, and working low-paying jobs for the public defender's office. In the first episode of Season 1, Jimmy confronts Howard Hamlin at the firm. At the end of the spat, Howard makes some comments to Jimmy that were profound for many fans.
When Jimmy spars with Howard, Howard coolly responds, “You know Jimmy, sometimes in our line of work you can get so caught up in the idea of winning that you forget to listen to your heart,” before adding, “Give Chuck my love.” The line resonated with fans upon rewatching the show from the beginning, now with a complete picture of Howard's character.
"Howard's advice for Jimmy hit me so hard that I quit my job and changed careers," u/tamiya_prime posted in a Reddit thread, while others, such as u/CMR300, said, "I think Howard was being sincere. Jimmy just wanted to ignore it." Although some thought Howard was joking, the fact that viewers are saying they've quit their jobs over this one line is genuinely remarkable.