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