Better Call Saul - Season 1, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: "RICO" introduces an intriguing fraud case while providing insightful backstory to Jimmy's unlikely beginnings as a lawyer.

Episode Info

Jimmy shows Chuck that he's willing to do almost anything to win a case, even if it means getting his hands dirty.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Rich Schweikart
Jean Effron
as Mrs. Landry
Joe DeRosa
as Caldera
Gene Chavez
as HHM Employee #2
Wendy Miner-Ashby
as Water Aerobics Instructor
Erin Moots
as Sandpiper Crossing Employee
Camela Morales
as Vet's Clerk
Janelle Santillanes
as HHM Employee #1
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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.

March 24, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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?"

March 24, 2015 | Full Review…

This week there was a sense Gilligan may finally have settled upon a storyline worthy of the endlessly sympathetic Jimmy.

March 24, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Rico", the latest episode of Better Call Saul, was surprisingly optimistic, but heartbreaking all the same.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

March 24, 2015 | Full Review…

With "RICO", Better Call Saul lays the foundation for the circumstances that will likely transform sweet(ish) Jimmy McGill into the hardened Saul Goodman.

March 24, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

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