In Better Call Saul, the prequel of Breaking Bad, a successful Albuquerque lawyer firm called Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill is named after:

  1. Howard Hamlin
  2. Charles McGill
  3. ??? Someone else called Hamlin ???

Who is the second Hamlin in Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill?

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    It wasn't explained so far, but it seems that there indeed was another Hamlin in the past. You may want to read this discussion. Commented Apr 11, 2015 at 16:52
  • It could be that Hamlin is so pretentious that he put his name twice... Or that it is his father (or late father) - that's usually how things work. Commented Jul 23, 2015 at 13:10
  • I'm reminded of "Eisenhower and Lutz", which had no Eisenhower - it just added prestige to Lutz.
    – RDFozz
    Commented Aug 10, 2018 at 20:36

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The other Hamlin is George Hamlin, Howard Hamlin's father.

It was mentioned by Howard in Season 2 Episode 8, "Fifi" that the other "H" in HHM, is his father (emphasis mine):

Back in the day, right out of law school, I thought long and hard about hanging up my own shingle.
Oh, I was ready to take on the world, make a difference.
Dad talked me out of it.
Wanted me to join the ranks here, throw another "H" in the firm's logo.

In Season 3 Episode 5, "Chicanery", Howard, while testifying under oath as a witness, was asked directly who the other Hamlin is in HHM. He again mentions that it is his father.

Howard's father's name, George Hamlin, was first mentioned in Season 4 Episode 1, "Smoke":

Charles joined George Hamlin's solo practice on Central Avenue in downtown Albuquerque. Over the course of 23 years, the two men built what became known as Hamlin Hamlin McGill into a nationally-recognized firm.


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