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Emmy chat: Join 'Better Call Saul's' Jonathan Banks on Thursday

Emmy chat: Join 'Better Call Saul's' Jonathan Banks on Thursday
Jonathan Banks, who plays Mike Ehrmantraut on AMC's "Breaking Bad" sibling "Better Call Saul," swings by the Los Angeles Times to chat with Glenn Whipp about the program.

You didn't think we were going to bring Michael McKean in here and not extend an invitation to his "Better Call Saul" castmate Jonathan Banks, did you?

Banks will be stopping by the Los Angeles Times' studio on Thursday at 2 p.m. PDT to talk about the "Breaking Bad" spinoff and, in particular, the stellar episode, "Five-O," in which we learn the events that brought Banks' tough guy character, Mike Ehrmantraut, to Albuquerque all those years ago.

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We watch a lot of television (Hey, it's a living!) and we're here to tell you that there wasn't a better hour of drama this year than this particular episode, which revealed Mike's tragic past and ended with him telling his daughter-in-law: "You know what happened. The question is: Can you live with it?" Pretty good summation of the whole "Breaking Bad"/"Saul" universe, don't you think?

So, yes, we'll focus on this hour as well as his chemistry with co-star Bob Odenkirk and what the role of Mike has meant to his career. And we'll be happy to pass along your questions too. Tweet them to us using the hashtag #AskLATimes. See you Thursday and in the meantime, check out our other Emmy Contender guests.

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Twitter: @glennwhipp

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