David Calico

18 July 1938–2 November 2002

In Episode 8 of Season 3 of the show, Better Call Saul, there is a pivotal scene in which the character of Nacho Vargas — a sympathetic bad guy — successfully swaps the nitroglycerin pills that belong to Don Hector — an unsympathetic bad guy — with identical capsules that contain crushed up ibuprofen.

Nacho has gone to great lengths to prepare for this moment — tracking down the capsules needed so that Don Hector does not notice the switch and practicing for hours how he will “drop” the…



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