‘Better Call Saul’ (Jimmy): “You didn’t get it. You were never gonna get it”

BETTER CALL SAUL by Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould & Thomas Schnauz

From: TV Show

Type: Dramedy

Character: Jimmy McGill, a former scam artist turned lawyer.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 30's | 40's

Summary: After being denied a scholarship, Jimmy tells Christie there's better times ahead.

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JIMMY: Christie! Ms. Esposito! Hold up. Hey, Jimmy McGill, we met inside. Hi. You didn’t get it. You were never gonna get it. They dangle these things in front of you. They tell you, you got a chance, but I’m sorry. It’s a lie because they had already made up their mind and they knew what they were going to do before you walked in the door. You made a mistake and they are never forgetting it. As far as they’re concerned, your mistake is just, it’s who you are. And it’s all you are. And I’m not just talking about the scholarship here, I’m talking about everything. I mean, they’ll smile at you, they’ll pat you on the head, but they are never, ever letting you in. But listen… Listen… It doesn’t matter. It doesn’t because you don’t need them. They’re not going to give it to you? So what? You’re going to take it. You’re going to do whatever it takes. Do you hear me? You are not going to play by the rules. You’re going to go your own way. You’re going to do what they won’t do. You’re going to be smart. You are going to cut corners and you are going to win. Their on the 35th floor? You’re going to be on the 50th floor. You’re going to be looking down on them. And the higher you rise, the more they’re going to hate you. Good. Good! You rub their noses in it. You make them suffer. Because you don’t matter all that much to them. So what? So what? Screw them! Remember the winner takes it all. You understand what I’m trying to tell you, right? All right. All right. Go get them.

Better Call Saul: Season 4, Episode 10

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