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Mechatronics Engineering Student
University of Waterloo


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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
26
asked Movies & TV That Predicted a Black President
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20
awarded  Tumbleweed
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18
comment Disney character using magic to help/save another character
Have you seen Atlantis: The Lost Empire? It has similar things to what you describe. It is underwater, there is a female protagonist (Princess Kida) who has a outsider "boyfriend" Milo, and the father uses a staff. I don't remember if the King hated Milo at the beginning, but he comes to like him. Even giving Milo his crystal.
Dec
18
comment Writer who writes a story realizes that it is being lived by some person
Ah, I dismissed Stranger than Fiction because they seemed sure the character was a girl. It could be Ruby Sparks, in this the writer meets the girl he created, but he doesn't write about her death.
Dec
13
awarded  Commentator
Dec
13
comment Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
That is an excellent point I forgot about. I didn't fully understand the legal reasons for not using the money in the first place. The other men used their money and ended up in jail, but for some reason not spending any kept Mike free. It may be legal, but Mike isn't willing to use it because of that reason. So he needs an actual legal income. The Los Pollos Hermanos income appears legal on the books, but if investigated it could be seized by the feds (which it was). Mike's incoming from his PI gigs can't be legally seized.
Dec
13
comment Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
^ in the above case, Fring would be allowing Mike to do PI work for Goodman, because he trusts Mike to not let it interfere with Fring's operation and he needs Mike to be protected from police (since he is essential to the drug operation).
Dec
13
comment Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
A completely different possibility is that (as previously mention) Mike doesn't use his drug money. He has a lawyer who takes care of saving it for his daughter. Perhaps to protect the chance the lawyer & his money will be safe, he must use a different lawyer to protect him in criminal activities (like when the DEA brings him in). He likely can't afford Goodman, as his only source of income can't be used for fear of police noticing it, so he offers his PI services in return for Goodman's legal services.
Dec
13
comment Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
I believe so. But even at this time there was mention of a kingpin, who was likely Fring. He wasn't selling blue meth, but he has some substandard product. Having Mike work for Saul (even before Walt and Jesse) may just be for connections. Saul basically works with every shady person in that area, so it is a good way for Fring to search for excellent cooks, dealers to sell his product, and gunmen.
Dec
13
comment Film finale ends with rooftop standoff where hero is forced to choose who to sacrifice
Haha, villain makes hero choose between two people they care about. What movies doesn't this happen in?
Dec
13
comment Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
Also, anytime Goodman's request interfere with Fring's interest, Mike does not do them. He even states in one episode that the boss wouldn't like it (referring to Fring). Fring can clearly see that Mike is fiercely loyal.
Dec
13
comment Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
I meant by the line you quoted, that legally representing two clients who work closely would be a conflict of interest. But as I explain, it isn't really because Fring has interest in keeping tabs on Walt, Jesse, and in turn Goodman. I sure Mike is reporting back to Gus on these things. This would not bring police attention on Fring. Fring is regarded as a respected businessman and active community member, in no way a suspect for the drug operations in the area. Mike has PI licenses, so his work for Goodman is not illegal. Even if questioned by police for PIing, it isn't connected to Fring.
Dec
13
answered Why would Mike need a part time job as a PI for Saul?
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13
awarded  Teacher
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13
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
13
revised Brother and sister find a fantasy world and try to help save it
Added evidence that it is an 80s production
Dec
13
answered Brother and sister find a fantasy world and try to help save it