Better Call Saul Season 1



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

"Mijo" offers an enthralling demonstration of Better Call Saul's long-term plans to skillfully steer the viewer into Jimmy McGill's moral skid.

Episode Info

As his troubles escalate to a boiling point, Jimmy finds himself in dire straits. Meanwhile, an act of carelessness puts Chuck at risk.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jamie Luner
as Nancy
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Raymond Cruz
as Tuco Salamanca
Bruce Holmes
as Huge Male Deputy
Eileen Fogarty
as Mrs. Nguyen
Robert Fortner
as Snake Face
Ed Duran
as Prosecutor
Nadine Marissa
as Contract Counsel Administrator
Miriam Cole
as Abuelita
Victoria Pham-Gilchrist
as Salon Employee #1
Kim Lan T Pham
as Salon Employee #2
David Loving
as Angry Father
Jeff Poole
as Breadstick Guy
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Critic Reviews for Mijo

On an episode level, there's not much to say, but thanks to one misunderstanding, Jimmy is now swimming in a much larger and scarier lake of criminals than he was before. What that implies about the future is more than enough to keep our interest.

Feb 10, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Unlike the first episode, there were no jumps into the future. We stayed steadfastly in 2002 and are now beginning to see how this new series will shape up.

Mar 11, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The best thing to come out of the desert is our introduction to Nacho Varga.

Feb 12, 2015 | Full Review…

After such a tense first 25 minutes, it's wise of Better Call Saul to spend much of its second half establishing Jimmy's daily routine...

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

What is clear even at this early stage, though, is how entertaining it is to watch Jimmy try to talk himself out of trouble again and again.

Feb 10, 2015 | Full Review…

If "Uno" was "Hello, my name is Jimmy McGill," "Mijo" was "Hello, my name is Better Call Saul," and I've found it impossible to not like what we've seen so far.

Feb 10, 2015 | Full Review…

As Jimmy McGill slowly turns into Saul Goodman, Better Call Saul remains just as tense and stylistically dazzling as its AMC forebearer.

Feb 9, 2015 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

It's a pleasure to see [Jimmy] being good at his job, giving dim-witted juvenile perps a last chance at a life without a serious criminal record. It's almost a shame it can't last.

Mar 2, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Beautifully directed and acted. Even better than the pilot.

Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

I hope every episode is a five-act masterpiece just like this one.

Feb 11, 2015 | Full Review…

More than anything, Better Call Saul's second episode "Mijo" finds director Michelle MacLaren and series creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, tightening their coil of suspense over the viewer.

Feb 11, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

If "Mijo" has the look and feel of an episode of Breaking Bad it's likely because Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan were smart enough to bring along many of the talented individuals who helped make that show a success.

Feb 10, 2015 | Full Review…