Spider-Man: Far From Home
Toy Story 4
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
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.
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.
It's an incredible unravelling, their tender brotherly relationship seems to fall apart in less than two minutes.
... 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.
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?
That was brutal.
What "Pimento" does such a great job of illustrating is that change is impossible when others have the power to determine your path.
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.