Da 5 Bloods
On the Record
I May Destroy You
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
Already have an account? Log in here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
"Nailed" is a standout episode that brings the action to a heartbreaking head leading into the season finale.
With tense crosscutting between Chuck's attempt to get the truth from the employee, Ernesto's pleas for McGill to leave the store and recuperate... the scene builds to a sickening climax:
For someone seemingly so reserved, Kim feels things so deeply, and when that passion comes out it's captivating.
How foolish to have doubted show-runners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. After a mid season lull, Better Call Saul season two has pivoted masterfully and the big picture is coming into focus.
If you have ever wondered what Shakespeare would sound like translated for a serialized television drama, circa 2016, wonder no more.
Best episode of the season so far.
"Nailed," written and directed by series co-creator Peter Gould, is another triumph of slick, stylish camerawork that extrapolates underlying metaphors and expounds on unspoken character developments.
Gilligan and Gould certainly understand people and the power of chemistry between them, and with only one more episode left this season, there are sure to be cliffhangers abound.
Well, it turns out that, for what seems like the first time all season, "Nailed" is in a hurry to give not only answers, but plenty of action to go along with them.
Overall, this episode was perfect. I can't think of one single moment I would alter.
It shouldn't be surprising at this point that this show, from these creators, can build so slowly and carefully towards the kinds of devastating payoffs that we got here in "Nailed."
It sets up a finale that may come down to self reflections or confessions instead of shootouts and courtroom drama. But that fits right in the mold of Better Call Saul, where the real battles are inside the minds of the characters.
Better Call Saul delivered a standout episode in "Nailed," which brought both Mike and Jimmy's storylines to key tipping points.