Better Call Saul Season 1



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics 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.

Episode Info

Chuck urges Jimmy to accept a harsh truth. Meanwhile, a deal threatens to go off the rails when Mike's ability to complete a job is called into question.

Cast & Crew

Bob Odenkirk
Saul Goodman
Jonathan Banks
Mike Ehrmantraut
Michael McKean
Chuck McGill
Rhea Seehorn
Kim Wexler
Patrick Fabian
Howard Hamlin
Michael Mando
Nacho Varga
Kerry Condon
Stacey Ehrmantraut
Dennis Boutsikaris
Rick Schweikart
Mark Proksch
Daniel "Pryce" Wormald
David Mattey
Man Mountain
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Critic Reviews for Pimento

Boy, screenwriter Thomas Schnauz, who penned some of my favorite Breaking Bad episodes, can write some serious dialogue.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 31, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

That was brutal.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

The penultimate dispatch ratcheted the tension further as the relationship between McGill and brother Chuck reached a crisis.

Mar 31, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's always good to see Mike in action, and the puppy stuff with Kaylee and her mother was nicely played, but here's hoping we have some more Mike and Jimmy interaction next week.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

This kind of writing separates Better Call Saul from almost everything else on TV, including Breaking Bad in many ways.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

It's an incredible unravelling, their tender brotherly relationship seems to fall apart in less than two minutes.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

... what's already become clear is what this short, eclectic first season of Better Call Saul is supposed to be...

Sep 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Aside from being entertaining, Mike's side story raised a very interesting question that will likely shape the remainder of Better Call Saul - what is the difference between a bad guy and a criminal?

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

What "Pimento" does such a great job of illustrating is that change is impossible when others have the power to determine your path.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul revealed the betrayal that may very well be at the heart of what turns Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, as this stunningly crafted story continues to unfold.

Mar 31, 2015 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…