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Critic Consensus: Odenkirk and Banks carry their respective portions of "Mabel" with ease and innuendo in an episode that enlivens its familiar aesthetic with a peppier-than-normal pace.

Episode Info

In the Season 3 premiere, Jimmy and Chuck's relationship deteriorates; Kim feels the pressure of running her own firm; and Mike investigates the note left on his car.

Cast

Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Giancarlo Esposito
as Gustavo Fring
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Critic Reviews for Mabel

Being teased is never a great deal of fun, but watching Mike at work is always fascinating, and the smarts and confidence on display are exactly why we keep up with this show, week after week.

Apr 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Hard-striving, good-natured Jimmy McGill was fading before our eyes. It's going to be fascinating seeing how Saul takes his place.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

It's tough to think of a series with as distinct a visual asethetic as Better Call Saul which is also willing to vary that aesthetic so much in a single episode.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The patient, methodical, disciplined storytelling and striking visuals are exactly what make Better Call Saul one-of-a-kind.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

One of Better Call Saul's best traits is its refusal to take any shortcuts in telling a story; it takes the Chuck route, if you will.

Dec 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Bob Odenkirk is so wonderful in this role. Nobody does the hang-dog look better, and he conveys so much with a mournful look or a darting eye than most actors can do with their entire body.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Sometimes it can move very slowly compared to its predecessor, but coming straight off of the action from last season with a fantastic soundtrack really pumped up the action this week giving it a great head-start.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

What's set up now is some kind of confrontation that I eagerly await.

Apr 12, 2017 | Full Review…

On a technical level, Better Call Saul is still an absolute marvel, with a style so crisp and clean, you'll wonder why every prestige drama doesn't look this good.

Apr 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul is a show that likes to take its time, a conceit made possible -- and pleasurable, really -- by the fact that we already know where this story is going to end.

Apr 12, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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