Unquestionably, what makes Saul Goodman such a great character is his million-dollar mouthpiece. His smooth rhetoric and earnest, yet oleaginous charisma. The way he talks conveys a spirit of resourcefulness and optimism with a kind of unselfconscious garishness that is an emblem of the greatness of the American spirit.
However, I feel that the potential of this character is being left unfulfilled by a shortage of clever dialogue in the first two episodes.
His negotiation with Tuco in episode 2 was hackneyed, and frankly disappointing. It was nothing more than haggling, and frankly, any old woman at a flea market would have done better. The scene at the bar with the breadsticks featured no dialogue. Does anyone want to hear how he talks to a women in a bar? Well, I sure do! Why keep us hanging? It's a wasted opportunity to add dimension to his character and for maybe a little comedy. Music and slo-mo? Please! Inappropriate. The courtroom montage just had a bunch of single isolated phrases, and not very many of them, to boot.
Tuco thinks Saul "has a mouth on him"? Well, show us!