Better Call Saul - Season 3, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: The war between Jimmy and Chuck comes to an unprecedented climax in the heartbreaking, sober, and defining "Chicanery," an episode that clearly cements Better Call Saul as essential television.

Episode Info

Kim and Jimmy face off with an unforgiving adversary; Jimmy looks to Chuck's past to secure his own future; and Jimmy loses one ally but gains another.


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 Chicanery

[Chicanery] used the cruddy boardroom of a State Bar of New Mexico hearing to topple a domino line that had been patiently set up for two and half seasons. Our hero was absolved and damned in the same moment, while his nemesis-his brother-was just damned.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Saul has done such excellent work in establishing who both Jimmy and Chuck are, and what they've done to each other over a lifetime of brotherhood. The way this episode exposes it is why this is one of the strongest dramas on television today.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Guess who's back, back again? Huell's back-tell a friend!

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

This riveting episode was further proof that Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, and the rest of the team really know how to strike the perfect balance.

December 19, 2017 | Full Review…

"Chicanery" showcases everything that's best about Better Call Saul.

December 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The drug lord side of the show is wildly entertaining. The Jimmy McGill side is special.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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