Critic Consensus: "Lantern" brings Better Call Saul's third season to a close with a gripping cliffhanger supported by solid dramatic underpinnings.
Critic reviews for Lantern
[Patrick Fabian's] completely convincing as a straight-and-narrow, buttoned-up guy who worked for years to protect a man he considered a friend, only for that friend to attack him when he dared suggest a different course of action.
This was nonetheless a gripping cliff-hanger and a reminder that it's the family melodrama rather than the Breaking Bad-esque crime elements that makes Better Call Saul so quietly compelling.
As we prepare for the long wait for Season 4, we do so knowing that this time, the damage may truly be done. And it just speaks to the brilliance of the series, which keeps us hooked, tragedy after tragedy.
Better Call Saul's music team was not kidding when they called the Season 3 finale "unbelievable", and we don't know how we're going to wait another year for a new season.
It's a stunning, bleak episode, with each thread hammering home the problem that's plagued the characters from the very beginning: It's not business. It's personal.
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