Critic Consensus: While the Jimmy-Mike dynamic provides the episode's most entertaining moments, it's the deeper dive into Jimmy's back story that makes "Nacho" a winner.
as Saul Goodman
as Chuck McGill
as Mike Ehrmantraut
as Jo Jo Kettleman
as Warren Kettleman
as DDA Oakley
as Betsy Kettleman
as Sheriff Deputy
as Craig Kettleman
Critic reviews for Nacho
A couple of "Heeeeere's Johnny" catchphrases, some smart detective work and a desert trek later, Jimmy had saved his skin and found a duffle bag full of crooked cash to boot. Roll credits. Another hour of primo programming had whizzed by.
"Nacho" continued Better Call Saul's tendency towards quieter, character-rich storytelling. But while Jimmy tracking down the Kettlemans came off as a bit too easy, Jimmy's predicament seems more complicated, and intriguing, than ever.
... "Nacho," did more than any other single scene so far to fill in the character's backstory.
The flashback to Jimmy's past, when he was estranged from his brother and clearly headed for a life of crime, is intriguing.
It has interesting characters. It has tension. It has smart writing and kooky character tics and a fully realized setting.
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