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How Better Call Saul Pulled Off That Climactic Car Crash

Jimmy and Mike are stranded in the desert without a vehicle. They have $7 million in cartel money, which weighs A LOT. There’s a man driving around trying to kill them and take the money. Desperate and out of options, Jimmy runs into the road to draw out the enemy. Mike takes aim, shoots, kills.

You think that sounds intense? Try filming it.

This is How the Creators Pulled Off That Climactic Car Crash

“Like little kids with a lot of expertise and a lot of knowledge, we’re going to send a car up into the air, for a brief period of time.” That’s Jonathan Banks, behind-the-scenes of episode 8, preparing us for the car crash scene that they’re about to film.

It was so challenging to pull off  that the writer of the episode, Gordon Smith, didn’t even think they’d end up including it. “This was the one moment in the script that I was sure when we were writing it they would be like, ‘we can’t do that, that’s too crazy.’”

Hear what else the cast and creators have to say about pulling off that climactic car crash, and filming it in 100-degree heat. Plus, see the full episode available now on amc.com and AMC apps for mobile and devices.

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