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"Hero" marks the essential early evolution of Saul's conning skills, beginning his amusing transformation into the well-known Breaking Bad personality.
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.
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.
Jimmy's not a hero, he's a scam artist, but the show puts us in the hard seat of wanting him to win anyway.
For viewers, much of the fun comes from getting hoodwinked, right along with those suckers on screen.
... 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.
[It] was not only entertaining, but it was also a pretty efficient way of furthering the development of Jimmy into the character we came to know on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman.
So I've been more down on Better Call Saul than most for the first three episodes, but I feel like the show hit a bit of a stride with its fourth installment - "Hero."
Within the first few minutes of Better Call Saul Season 1 Episode 4, Jimmy McGill uttered the name by which he will eventually be known. It was a small moment, but an important one for the evolution of this character.
This was another fun one, and I look forward to seeing what happens now that Chuck has gotten wise to the shenanigans he's been up to lately.