Better Call Saul - Season 1, Episode 9 - Rotten Tomatoes


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.

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.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill, Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut

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Critic reviews for Pimento

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

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

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

March 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.

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

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

September 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.

March 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?

March 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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