Sunk Costs



Critic Consensus: "Sunk Costs" edges Better Call Saul toward a narrative crossroads, foreshadowing events familiar to Breaking Bad fans while serving up gripping drama in its own right.

Episode Info

Jimmy decides to represent a new client, much to Kim's dismay. Meanwhile, Mike meets a formidable ally who presents an enticing offer.


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 Sunk Costs

This is still Better Call Saul ... and even the BB-esque Mike half of the episode maintains the current series' unique rhythms.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

It feels like we've been saying this a lot this year, but it's always thrilling to get to watch Mike at work -- the way the show reveals its faith in the viewer, by letting his plans slowly reveal themselves without explanation.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

We've past the point of no return on the path from Jimmy to Saul, and the pall it casts over the show is palpable, not to mention painful.

Dec 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The introduction of Gus Fring seems to be a trigger for another long-awaited plot point: Jimmy becoming Saul.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

The storylines for Mike and Jimmy are both are reaching a crescendo, and it sets up for some thrilling next few episodes.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Eventually, we'll know exactly how Mike helped Gus expand his empire to consume Hector's, and we'll see the moment when Saul Goodman leaves his old identity behind. But it's fun, and fascinating, watching the journey in between.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

The episode contains some wonderful imagery, most notably the shots of Mike as he awaits the arrival of Gus and his minions.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Mike's plan could ultimately be summed up in a sentence, but the way it is told -- at times in reverse -- keeps you guessing right up to the end. Better Call Saul is peerless in doing this.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Sunk Costs is one of those episodes it might be considered "safe" to show to those who are still not sure they want to watch the show, as the two main plots see some real forward momentum this week.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Sunk Costs" foreshadows several betrayals familiar to any Breaking Bad fan, and continues to explore the collateral damage borne of grudges, brotherly or otherwise.

Apr 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…