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Critic Consensus: "Switch" succeeds in taking its sweet time while laying nuanced groundwork for for the anticipated transition from Jimmy into Saul.

Episode Info

Jimmy and Kim's relationship takes a new turn. Mike decides it's for the best to sever his affiliation with an unrestrained associate. -- (C) AMC

Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Rhea Seehorn
as Kim Wexler
Michael Mando
as Nacho Varga
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Critic Reviews for Switch

Jimmy McGill hasn't fully evolved into Saul Goodman yet, but he's well on his way.

Feb 17, 2016 | Full Review…

In the world established by Better Call Saul, the eventual bluster of Saul Goodman is nothing to look forward to-it's a sign that restraint has failed and chaos is coming.

Feb 17, 2016 | Full Review…

There were few clues in 'Switch' as to how things will proceed. Though it was obviously a hoot to resume acquaintances with Jimmy, Kim and Mike... the opening hour of the new series was essentially a very elegant holding pattern.

Feb 17, 2016 | Full Review…

Switch is ultimately a quiet episode that lays a lot of track for weeks to come, but while it doesn't shout, there are so many lovely moments to consider, especially when it comes to Kim and Jimmy.

Feb 17, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

There's so much comedy in Mike's resolute stillness.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Gilligan's callbacks were pretty in-your-face for "Switch", and that made watching it even more enjoyable than anticipated. Season 2 is off to a hell of a start.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Yes, Jimmy's certainly a grifter... but he's also a begrudgingly loving brother, a hopeful lover, and a pretty decent lawyer. But most of all in "Switch", the season two premiere, he's utterly and completely lost.

Feb 18, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

There are some bumps along the way... particularly with the insertion of a scene where Jimmy meets Clifford (played by Ed Begley Jr.) into the middle of what we saw at the end of "Marco"... But the rest of the episode was great.

Feb 17, 2016 | Full Review…

James M. McGill, Esq., has moved on, in more ways than one.

Feb 19, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The thoroughly enjoyable season premiere 'Switch' is written and directed by Thomas Schnauz​, who last brought us season one's standout 'Pimento' .

Feb 17, 2016 | Full Review…