Better Call Saul Season 1



Critic Ratings: 24
Critics Consensus

A more low-key episode than the heart-wrenching one that came before, "Bingo" feels like a turning point in Jimmy's ongoing quest to be a better person.

Episode Info

Jimmy meets with potential new clients. Then, when given the opportunity to do the right thing, he cashes in a favour from an unlikely ally.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Julie Ann Emery
as Betsy Kettleman
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Barry Shabaka Henley
as Greg Sanders
Jean Effron
as Bingo Grandma
Dan Moseley
as Lobby Guard
Jeremy Shamos
as Craig Kettleman
Caleb Burgess
as Warren Kettleman
Sage Bell
as Jo Jo Kettleman
Kelley Lewallen
as Staff Member
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Critic Reviews for Bingo

A slow build compared to last week's intense Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) origin story, Sunday night's episode of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff showed that Jimmy McGill has a heart as well as a mouth."

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…

One thing "Bingo" does do very, very well is hint at how much desperation lurks beneath the surface of these characters' lives - the sort of desperation that could drive ordinary people to tragic or criminal actions.

Mar 17, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Seems as though Good Jimmy might not be good for Jimmy.

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…

[The Kettlemans'] cartoonishness gets so glaring you start to wonder if you're watching some kind of Space Jam-style blend of live-action and animation.

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…

This was a low-key episode which, in many ways, felt like a turning point. It made explicit something previously only hinted at: that Jimmy had a heart.

Mar 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After last week's slam dunk of an episode, I am feeling pretty confident in saying that Better Call Saul is one of the most interesting and unique telly shows on offer at the moment.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

"Bingo", last night's episode of Better Call Saul, may not have been as gut-wrenching as last week's "Five-O", but it certainly provided us with some insight into Jimmy's inevitable 'Saul' destiny - even if we wish it wasn't so.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

... what they've done since getting Breaking Bad fans on board is even more impressive: they've established Better Call Saul as a different yet not inferior show, with its own mood and rhythm.

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

It is hard not to notice that even Jimmy's good acts have a way of advancing his best interests. I quite like that about the character and think it's what makes Better Call Saul so great.

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Simply explaining the mechanics of the story doesn't paint the full picture-Mike's burglary allows the show to revel in its strength and tell the story in silence.

Mar 17, 2015 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

Allowing Jimmy to walk the line between "upstanding citizen" and "lowlife" gives Better Call Saul a rare type of freedom, because Jimmy can do pretty much anything in a given situation and his behavior will still feel believable.

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…

To go from depicting a man riding higher than he ever has, to watching him sink back down to the depths he'd fought so hard to escape is a difficult balancing act, but it's one that "Bingo" handles quite well.

Mar 17, 2015 | Full Review…