Critic Consensus: "Slip" continues Better Call Saul's character evolution with another gripping episode taking the series' story in unpredictable yet satisfying new directions.

Episode Info

Jimmy is pushed to desperate measures; Nacho picks up a new skill; Mike explores an alliance; and Kim stands up to Hamlin.


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 Slip

If you'd told, I dunno, basically anyone that the Breaking Bad prequel would be in large part about one of the guys from Spinal Tap dealing with electromagnetic Morgellon's, and that you'd give a s---, you'd have been laughed out of the room.

Jun 7, 2017 | Full Review…

For everyone this week, things are clearly coming to a head, and over the past two seasons we've learned that Episode 9 tends to be when the ka-boom happens. Brace yourself.

Jun 7, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

"Slip" was certainly an exercise in power shifts, and it's fascinating to watch Chuck become more sympathetic as Jimmy slips further into Saul.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul doesn't miss a beat. There's no such thing as a wasted moment, which has never been more evident as it is in "Slip."

Dec 9, 2017 | Full Review…

If I didn't know better, I'd say we just watched Saul Goodman take his first case.

Jun 7, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's not where I expected the story to be at this point, but it's so satisfying dramatically that I don't much care.

Jun 7, 2017 | Full Review…

This season should be remembered for long, methodical, and nearly wordless stretches where tension rises to a fever pitch through pure cinematics.

Jun 7, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

While last week's episode of Better Call Saul ended with a glimpse of the venal, bitter man Jimmy McGill will one day become, this week's installment, "Slip," started by reminding us who he's always been.

Jun 7, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The show is like a good crossword puzzle. It makes you feel smart, even though the real genius belongs to the person who made the puzzle.

Jun 7, 2017 | Full Review…

Again, it was the Breaking Bad-esque caper moments that transfixed this week - though they were given to Nacho rather than Mike - while the character stuff with Jimmy felt like going through the motions.

Jun 7, 2017 | Full Review…