Better Call Saul: Season 2 (2016)


Season 2
Better Call Saul

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Better Call Saul continues to tighten its hold on viewers with a batch of episodes that inject a surge of dramatic energy while showcasing the charms of its talented lead.



Critic Ratings: 31


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Air date: Feb 15, 2016

Jimmy and Kim's relationship takes a new turn. Mike decides it's for the best to sever his affiliation with an unrestrained associate. -- (C) AMC

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Air date: Feb 22, 2016

Mike brokers a deal to keep a potentially messy situation from unraveling. Meanwhile, Jimmy works to exonerate an eccentric client.

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Air date: Feb 29, 2016

Jimmy's client outreach efforts thrive as he exhibits new heights of showmanship. Meanwhile, Mike is perplexed by daughter-in-law Stacey's troubling news.

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Air date: Mar 7, 2016

Jimmy's actions unexpectedly create waves for Kim. Meanwhile, Mike cautiously weighs a lucrative proposal that might bring about dire consequences.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2016

Jimmy becomes frustrated with his restrictive work environment. Meanwhile, Kim pulls out all the stops to dig herself out of a seemingly bottomless hole at HHM.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2016

Jimmy finds comfort in a familiar place. Meanwhile, Kim receives a life-changing proposal; and Mike is pushed to the limit when what he holds dearest is threatened.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2016

Mike's growing frustration shows when his hand is forced, but with Jimmy's help, he works to keep the peace. Meanwhile, Jimmy boldly forges a new path forward.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2016

Mike is determined to settle the score with a dangerous adversary. Meanwhile, an unexpected opportunity to gain a competitive edge falls in Jimmy's lap.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2016

Mike is methodical in his mission; and Chuck's capabilities are called into question. Meanwhile, Jimmy is suddenly faced with a very personal dilemma.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2016

In the second-season finale, Jimmy is forced to make a hard choice; and Mike takes matters into his own hands. Elsewhere, Hamlin relays shocking news while Chuck's condition continues to evolve.

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Season 2 of the drama series opens with Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) declining Davis & May's job offer and deciding to leave the practice of law. As Kim (Rhea Seehorn) tries to make him change his mind, she gets a taste of Jimmy's line of work and, thrilled by the experience, takes their relationship to a new level. Meanwhile, Pryce (Mark Proksch) fires Mike (Jonathan Banks) as his bodyguard; and Nacho (Michale Mando) manages to steal information from him. In the end, Jimmy accepts the job offer, but doesn't give up his unorthodox methods of practicing law: This jeopardizes his relationship with Kim and the one with his brother Chuck (Michael McKean), partner at another firm.

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Critic Reviews for Better Call Saul Season 2

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (18)

In the first two episodes of Season 2, there's every indication that they'll be able to keep a good thing going.

Jan 28, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

All of which is to say that Better Call Saul season two is not yet as gripping as season one's best episodes were. But there's plenty of reasons to bet it soon could be.

Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…

The writing on Better Call Saul is as tight as any show on television, with every scene feeling like it has thematic or narrative purpose without being overwritten.

Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…

One of TV's best gets better.

Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Odenkirk is fantastic as Jimmy, both unctuous and charming, slovenly and sexy, able to project pathos and, a rare quality in a human or an actor, fun.

Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…
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Better Call Saul is still avoiding the pitfalls of simply running in place. Instead, great expectations remain intact for a Season 2 that so far continues to make its mark by delivering just a little at a time.

Feb 12, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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Better Call Saul points the way to a new sort of TV drama-one that takes flawed characters as a given, but uses those flaws to challenge our assumptions about what "good" and "bad" even mean.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

We already know where Jimmy eventually ends up, but as Better Call Saul charts his path deeper into corruption, Gilligan's spinoff is only bound to get more addictive.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

After one mouth-watering instalment, promises to be as much fun as the first one.

Oct 16, 2017 | Full Review…

There are no lazy shortcuts here. The writing is excellent and the plot is great - all held together by a compelling array of characters.

Apr 19, 2017 | Full Review…

The new season has proven to be even stronger, funnier, and more focused than the first.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

It's Jimmy's thorny relationships... that made up the most involving elements of Better Call Saul's sorrowful, emotionally knotty, fantastic follow-up season.

Apr 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 2

  • 18h ago
    As things ramp up it gets a little more exciting. Jimmy still tries to play it straight but he struggles, Kim tries to figure out how she wants her life to go, and Mike gets pulled deeper into the seedy underworld. A lot of attention was paid to Chuck's character this season as well which was nice. And having all of the different characters helps keep things fresh. Though I think Mike's storyline is still my favorite.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    It's season 2 and better call saul still entertains you with it's brilliant writing and great performances filled with joy and laughs
  • Jul 31, 2020
    Better Call Saul's second season is arguably better than the first, adding to the emotional side of things more than anything. The dark comedy aspects are still present as ever, and it creates two different story lines that I can't wait to see how they are going to lead into each other. It goes without saying that the acting is pretty much impeccable, which makes this feel like watching real people, and not actors. As always, it flows very smoothly into the third season, which makes binging so much easier and comfortable. I'm really excited to see where this goes.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    Season two of Better Call Saul follows up season one very nicely as it dives deeper into the character's relationships with one another. Other than one or two episodes that slightly stalled from a narrative standpoint, almost every episode of season two is enthralling thanks to great writing and character development, as well as impressive direction. Once again, Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks are the stars of this season, but this time around Rhea Seehorn gets more screen time and she does a very nice job; one thing Better Call Saul definitely doesn't lack is talent. Ultimately, the characters continue to drive the story, but a deeper dive into the character's morals and relationships give season two the slight edge over season one for me. Furthermore, season two benefits from a stronger final episode that left me wondering, what's next?
  • Jul 28, 2020
    "EL ABOGADO SACA SUS VERDADEROS COLORES" La segunda temporada del alocado abogado, logra elevar lo que ya nos había mostrado en la primera temporada y empieza a mostrar de que van realmente todos los personajes y sus conflictos individuales con el protagonista.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    It's good. ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎
  • May 10, 2020
    yeah series gets better form time to time , somewhere down the line it slows nd again there will be adrenaline rush as well . gud emotional connection. character builds..
  • May 05, 2020
    In it's second season, Better Call Saul further drew me in to the character drama and expanded the fascinating world of criminal law and the surreptitious economy. This season is defined by continuously changing circumstances that put the characters at odds and push them in to revealing who they truly are. The acting is stupendous. Odenkirk (Jimmy) is great of course, and Banks (Mike) continues to be one of the more compelling characters on television, but Rhea Seehorn (Kim) and Michael McKean (Chuck) have truly arrived as a critical piece to this story. Their performances are nuanced and poignant, and the characters they play represent a divide in the life of Jimmy McGill. How will that play into him becoming Saul Goodman? Now, the writing is absolutely outstanding. This creative team once again shows off their insane talent by writing a realistic and riveting character drama. The feud between Chuck and Jimmy has reached even greater tension, and the future looks bleak for them. The finale's cliffhanger shows that their relationship now hangs in the balance. Kim and Jimmy's dynamic continues to fascinate, and I'm hoping to one day see her perched in front of the Constitution with an eccentric hustler, maundering on as she justify's her position even further. That seems unlikely, but who knows, right? The cartel world is also well and thriving in this season. Michael Mando (Nacho) continues to be an intriguing newcomer to this world. His plight in the business is understandable and he never appears like a horrible person, just someone who got mixed up with the wrong crowd and now has to deal with the consequences. He is relateable, and I'm interested to see what happens with his character. All in all, this is a superb season of television. The flaws are nothing more than petty nitpicks, and the entertainment value is the best on the market. Do yourself a favor and check this series out.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    A prequel finds its ground harder, because it is overshadowed by the original, but Better Call Saul manages to step up it's game very well and being Breaking bad's prequel makes this even better. The real reason for this to be possible it's because of no other that Vince Gilligan, in my opinion the best director out there. Simply one of the best shows on tv, alongside Breaking bad, obviously..
  • Apr 10, 2020
    Its better than the first season its still a little slow but it is really good and cool to see all the shanigans Saul gets into I wouldn't say its as suspenseful as Breaking Bad but its still a great season!!

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