An interesting episode. Mike and the Germans... we'll see where this goes. I will say that, for all the precautions they've taken, letting them loose in Albuquerque seems like an unusually stupid choice. I didn't think they even knew before in which city the laundry was located.
The stuff with the court was a joy to watch but... I found Kim's behaviour change, especially at the end... a reach. Yes, it's a twist and it's not unprecedented -- they've foreshadowed a darker side to Kim. Still, it feels a big leap from where she was only relatively recently in the timeline. When she found out about the squat cobbler and address change scams, she expressed displeasure but swallowed it and turned a blind eye. Here, she is actively participating and now pursuing it. What's changed?
She's certainly been through a lot. She worked herself into the ground to gain and maintain the esteem of first HHM and now Mesa Verde. In the end, she couldn't maintain the pace of Mesa Verde and she started getting her fix from the pro bono cases. However, it doesn't seem to have moved her much further forward -- in her meetings with Mesa Verde, she still has to be the person to put a limit on ambition and colour within the lines and in her PD work, she's not really given much credit or respect.
I think Jimmy's superpower, to Kim, is that he doesn't care about any of that. He torpedoed Davis & Main. He took on Rich at the drinks party. When Kim tries to find a sensible solution, he says he'll handle it his way. No worries, no holding back. When Kim comments at the end, "I saw your Esteem in the parking lot", I think it plays into the metaphor about Jimmy's Esteem. He doesn't have the esteem of his brother, society or his clients but he does have a unique kind of self-esteem -- a conviction that he can step outside the law as needed.
That's my reading and my interpretation but I feel there's a lot to unpick next episode if the show's going to stick the landing on this twist.