Critic Consensus: "RICO" introduces an intriguing fraud case while providing insightful backstory to Jimmy's unlikely beginnings as a lawyer.
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Critic reviews for RICO
["RICO" is] easily one of the driest Better Call Saul episodes yet, digging far more into the complexities of the legal system than its characters.
A facet of this budding show that I have come to love is Jimmy's fixation with popular culture: when manhandled by a pair of burly security guards... he blurts out, "Seriously? What are you, making 'Soylent Green' over there?"
This week there was a sense Gilligan may finally have settled upon a storyline worthy of the endlessly sympathetic Jimmy.
I'm amazed this seemingly-boring story has kept my attention so long, but that's what the show does best. Taking a little thing like one ply toilet paper, and making it as big as a fraud charge.
"Rico", the latest episode of Better Call Saul, was surprisingly optimistic, but heartbreaking all the same.
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