Critic Consensus: "Sabrosito" juggles narrative strands while advancing Better Call Saul's overall narrative arc -- and setting up moments Breaking Bad fans have waited patiently for.

Episode Info

Jimmy calls in a favor from Mike. Meanwhile, new complications disrupt the Salamancas' business; and Chuck and Jimmy struggle to compromise.


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 Sabrosito

This wasn't the most exciting Saul installment, with multiple storylines focused on set-up over actual story. But between the character moments we got, and the extra emphasis on Gus's earlier days as a player in the cartel, it was hardly a wasted hour.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

So much of "Sabrosito" ... feels like a direct prequel to that stand-out episode of Breaking Bad that the end result is the most Breaking Bad-esque episode of BCS ever.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Giancarlo Esposito is such a blessing.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The majority of concerns voiced about Better Call Saul have been about the show's dual nature...The show's managed to keep its balance so far, let's hope it stays that way.

Dec 9, 2017 | Full Review…

This week's episode of Better Call Saul "Sabrosito" covered a lot of ground from Hector and Gus' backstory to Mike's moral dilemma to Jimmy and Chuck's legal woes coming to a head.

May 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Having Mike appear in both halves of the episode did a better job of unifying the two worlds of Saul even as the episode was so blatantly cleaved down the middle.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Even a small, short scene such as Gus coming to see Mike and effectively offer him a job drips with extra meaning, and the writers have conjured these characters so well that it's a pleasure just to spend time in their company.

May 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

We've bitten through to the flesh of Better Call Saul season 3 now, this week's episode having the intricate plot of a Breaking Bad season 4 episode, albeit one that unfolds at BCS' trademark measured pace.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

For a prequel series whose parent drama was all about alchemy and chance, it makes sense that this tipping-point of a season has been careful to illustrate how a web of circumstance and measured choice sowed fertile ground for Walter White's saga.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I absolutely loved this episode: it had the best of Breaking Bad, great callbacks, and it moved the Chuck/Jimmy mess forward just enough to satisfy.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…