Critic Consensus: "RICO" introduces an intriguing fraud case while providing insightful backstory to Jimmy's unlikely beginnings as a lawyer.
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
as Chuck McGill
as Mike Ehrmantraut
as Rich Schweikart
as Mrs. Landry
as HHM Employee #2
as Water Aerobics Instructor
as Sandpiper Crossing Employee
as Vet's Clerk
as HHM Employee #1
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.
"Rico", the latest episode of Better Call Saul, was surprisingly optimistic, but heartbreaking all the same.
What has become increasingly obvious about the series is how episodes like "RICO" succeed in their ability to demonstrate why Jimmy had to become Saul Goodman and why Mike turned to criminal work.
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