I went back to page 35 and fixed the houseboat idea. I had just read an article on Yahoo about houseboats and they looked so cool that I thought that would be good motivation for Perry, but then I realized you can’t have houseboats year round on the Detroit river. It freezes. So I scraped it for an aft cabin and he’s looking for a piece of property so he can dock it close by.
I think the following two scenes perfectly paint Saul as someone who is capable of stealing Jimmy/Saul’s money. It’s all implied of course leaving many suspicious characters.
(pages 37, 38 & 39)
INT. JIMMY’S OFFICE – AFTERNOON
Jimmy is sitting at his desk counting payroll.
Martin and Perry enter Jimmy’s office.
Jimmy looks up.
Is it that time of the month already?
Jimmy turns and opens the safe. He pulls out a rolled stack of hundred-dollar bills.
He turns and opens the stack up and begins counting. He quickly peels off some and stops and picks one up. He rubs it. He puts it aside and takes out a marker and marks it. The liquid changes colors revealing that it’s fake.
What’s the problem?
A fake one.
Jimmy continues to go through the stack and pulls out a couple more, setting them aside. He turns and pulls out more stacks from the safe. He repeats the process and pulls out fifteen or so hundred-dollar bills.
What the fuck is this?
He hands the hundred to Martin. Martin rubs it and passes it to Perry. Perry rubs it.
Look how many there are and they don’t even feel real. Either we have a cashier that’s purposely letting these fake bills through or…
INT. JEWELRY STORE – AFTERNOON
Saul is looking at diamond rings. Big diamond rings.
SALESMAN is pulling out more cases for him to look at.
So these are all flawless?
Yes, these are the best of the best. Perfect clarity, flawless. Look at one of these compared to this.
The Salesman pulls out a ring from another case and holds it up to one that Saul is looking at. Separately, they both look clear and white. Together, the cheap one looks blue.
You see that? The J color looks like it’s blue when set next to a colorless one.
Yeah. It’s perfect. So you think this will put me back in her good graces?
It worked for Kobe Bryant. And he raped a girl.
The Salesman smiles his own joke.
I’ll take this one.
Saul picks out a huge gaudy ring. It’s not subtle.
Excellent choice, sir. She will be very happy. It’s twenty-five thousand dollars plus tax. How do you want to pay for it?
Saul pulls several stacks of hundreds out of his suitcoat’s pocket.