Critic Consensus: With "Alpine Shepherd Boy," Better Call Saul continues to forge its own identity, while establishing its characters and their journeys in surprising ways.
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
as Chuck McGill
as Dr. Cruz
as Mike Ehrmantraut
as Hospital Nurse
as Big Ricky Sipes
as Veteran Cop
as Younger Cop
as Mrs. Strauss
as Roland Jaycocks
as Senior #1
as Senior #2
as Hospital Guard
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Critic reviews for Alpine Shepherd Boy
It was a portent of the more callous man likeable Jimmy will become, and a reminder that we should enjoy Better Call Saul's carefree deportment while it lasts.
This is also the episode which made it clear what kind of show "Better Call Saul" is, at least for its first season: A profound search for identity. And that search is getting increasingly fascinating.
There's nothing explosive about this episode, but there are three elements to it and all of them work really well.
Director Nicole Kassell excels in building up expectations and then letting them collapse under the enormity of their ridiculousness.
Better Call Saul delivers another powerful episode, as Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould effortlessly shift between moments of the outrageous, profane, mundane, theatrical, and gut-wrenching humanity.
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