Better Call Saul - Season 1, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: In a departure from the existing Better Call Saul narrative, "Five-O" provides essential backstory for Mike's character, delivered in a gripping, award-worthy performance by Jonathan Banks.

Episode Info

Mike's tragic past comes back to haunt him, and he's forced to seek help from an unusual source. Meanwhile, Jimmy's moral compass is put to the test.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Eric Martinez
as Francisco
Joe DeRosa
as Caldera
Steve Mokate
as Bartender
Daniel Knight
as APD Detective
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Critic reviews for Five-O

It was the most devastating, guttural moment in a career often marked by raised eyebrows and grumbled remarks - like someone got the VCR to stop flashing 12:00 and instead project 3-D Blu-rays onto the wall.

March 10, 2015 | Full Review…

It was not an episode viewers will have expected or much craved, which made its impact all the more forceful.

March 10, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The episode is a game-changer for the series, opening up the world of "Better Call Saul" beyond Jimmy's nail salon (which was honestly starting to feel a little claustrophobic) as well as broader themes, about corruption and culpability.

March 10, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

There was always the sense that the writers were stalling. Then came Monday night's episode of the "Breaking Bad" prequel... and the payoff.

March 10, 2015 | Full Review…

So they skimped on references this week. It's okay, though. We were a little too distracted by Jonathan Banks' riveting/heartbreaking/emotionally raw (and likely Emmy-worthy) performance anyway.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Seriously, just give Jonathan Banks the Best Supporting Actor Emmy now. His performance in this episode alone was a masterpiece.

September 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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