Nacho
Better Call Saul Season 1

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Critic Ratings: 20
Critics 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.

Episode Info

Jimmy pulls out all the stops to prove that a dangerous client is innocent, even though it causes some friction with Kim.

Cast & Crew

Bob Odenkirk
Saul Goodman
Jonathan Banks
Mike Ehrmantraut
Michael McKean
Chuck McGill
Rhea Seehorn
Kim Wexler
Patrick Fabian
Howard Hamlin
Michael Mando
Nacho Varga
Jeremy Shamos
Craig Kettleman
Peter Diseth
DDA Oakley
Jim Hatch
Jail Deputy
Caleb Burgess
Warren Kettleman
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Critic Reviews for Nacho

"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.

Feb 17, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

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

It no longer seems remotely nuts to have built a dramatic show around an actor that is best known for sketch comedy. Mostly [Odenkirk] is a hoot, and never more so than when he sinks his teeth into a good insult wrapped in a pop-culture reference.

Feb 17, 2015 | Full Review…

... "Nacho," did more than any other single scene so far to fill in the character's backstory.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The flashback to Jimmy's past, when he was estranged from his brother and clearly headed for a life of crime, is intriguing.

Mar 2, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It has interesting characters. It has tension. It has smart writing and kooky character tics and a fully realized setting.

Feb 24, 2015 | Full Review…

As always, Jonathan Banks was a delight to watch.

Feb 19, 2015 | Full Review…

The story beats work internally without having to lean on outside knowledge like a crutch.

Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The most intriguing episode yet, with an early flashback giving interesting insight into Jimmy's tangled past.

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

With Better Call Saul Season 1 Episode 3, Better Call Saul just keeps getting better and better.

Feb 17, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Saul has to be more than the Jimmy and Mike Show to work long-term, and we're starting to see the other pieces -- the supporting characters, the structure, hints of larger arcs -- come into place, slowly but surely.

Feb 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Either Better Call Saul is still figuring out what it's trying to be or we're seeing what it's decided it will be: a stylish genre-defying drama orbiting the Breaking Bad universe. And both things are more than fine with me.

Feb 17, 2015 | Full Review…