Critic Consensus: "Lantern" brings Better Call Saul's third season to a close with a gripping cliffhanger supported by solid dramatic underpinnings.

Episode Info

In the Season 3 finale, Kim takes time off, while Jimmy tries to make amends; Nacho gambles with his future; and Hamlin pushes Chuck to make a decision.


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 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.

Jun 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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.

Dec 19, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 8, 2017 | Full Review…

The focus was primarily on sending off Chuck, and the finale did it right, in painstakingly painful fashion.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It certainly wasn't a feel good finale, but it did feel like a great conclusion to another stellar season.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Better Call Saul entertains more often than just about anything else on TV, and I dearly hope that AMC renews it.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a difficult end to what was an excellent season of television -- perhaps even the series' best -- inching the show closer to its endpoint but doing so in inventive and unexpected ways.

Jun 20, 2017 | Full Review…

With some hugely impactful moments that were both incredibly emotional and long-awaited by fans, "Lantern" proves that Better Call Saul is better than it's ever been with Season 3.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…