Critic Consensus: A terrifically-acted, heart-wrenching revelation, mixed with a tough and powerful subplot for Mike, makes "Pimento" a superior penultimate episode of a consistently strong season.
Critic reviews for Pimento
The penultimate dispatch ratcheted the tension further as the relationship between McGill and brother Chuck reached a crisis.
Boy, screenwriter Thomas Schnauz, who penned some of my favorite Breaking Bad episodes, can write some serious dialogue.
The penultimate installment at the very least sets the stage for a blowout finale, and at its most is the dramatic realization of the whole season's potential.
... what's already become clear is what this short, eclectic first season of Better Call Saul is supposed to be...
I made the ADD-addled mistake of thinking "Pimento" was slow at first, at least for the penultimate installment of the season. But much like the series itself... it was all a setup for the closing suckerpunch and a further vault into the origin story.
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