Critic Consensus: "Hero" marks the essential early evolution of Saul's conning skills, beginning his amusing transformation into the well-known Breaking Bad personality.
as Saul Goodman
as Chuck McGill
as Mike Ehrmantraut
as Sound Guy
as Salon Employee #2
as Salon Employee #1
as Betsy Kettleman
as Camera Guy
as Billboard Guy
as Mrs. Nguyen
as Lady Onlooker
as Craig Kettleman
Critic reviews for Hero
That Better Call Saul can pass off what is essentially a tale of existential nihilism as a knockabout lark is surely the most impressive achievement of all.
In conclusion, I need this show to lighten up a little, or else gleefully revel in its depravity.
While elegant in its simplicity, it also threatens to be a real drag going forward: This episode's grade would be lower if it weren't for the second half of the episode.
... the revelation that the "Saul Goodman" alias predates Jimmy McGill, Attorney at Law couldn't be a clearer sign that we're about to see a man come full circle.
Now the show is demanding a little patience from the viewer as it engages in rather more low key plotlines and quiet character building. It's earned that patience... but it might get a little frustrating if the series don't step up a gear.
There's not much to write home about and I doubt that this will be looked back on as a particularly memorable episode for Better Call Saul's debut season, but it does an admirable and competent job of moving the pieces forward in entertaining fashion.
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