Critic 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.
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
as Chuck McGill
as Betsy Kettleman
as Mike Ehrmantraut
as Greg Sanders
as Bingo Grandma
as Lobby Guard
as Craig Kettleman
as Warren Kettleman
as Jo Jo Kettleman
as Staff Member
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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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