Better Call Saul: Season 4 (2018)

Season 4
Better Call Saul

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Well-crafted and compelling as ever, Better Call Saul's fourth season deftly balances the show it was and the one it will inevitably become.



Critic Ratings: 36


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Air date: Aug 6, 2018

In the Season 4 premiere, Jimmy struggles to cope with Chuck's tragic death; Mike ponders his role at Madrigal; and Howard makes a startling confession.

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Air date: Aug 13, 2018

Jimmy seeks new employment. Gus navigates the fallout from Hector's collapse. Kim endeavors to support Jimmy in the wake of Chuck's death.

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Air date: Aug 20, 2018

Jimmy puts a risky plan into motion. As alliances shift, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs. Kim contemplates her future.

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Air date: Aug 27, 2018

A restless Jimmy embarks on a new endeavor while Mike burns bridges. Kim pursues her bliss. Nacho tries to survive a turf war.

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Air date: Sep 3, 2018

Jimmy identifies a new market for his talents. Mike vets a potential partnership. Kim drives a hard bargain.

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Air date: Sep 10, 2018

While Jimmy daydreams about reconstituting Wexler-McGill, Kim sets out to secure her own future. Mike puts a plan into motion for Gus.

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Air date: Sep 17, 2018

Jimmy expands his business, but runs into a problem that only Kim can solve. Gus intervenes in Hector's medical care. Mike deals with a setback.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2018

Jimmy goes to great lengths to right a wrong, as Kim pulls out all the stops for a case. Mike lets his team blow off steam. Nacho receives a visitor.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2018

Jimmy and Kim unburden themselves, risking their relationship in the process. Nacho is forced to make the rounds with Lalo. Mike has cause to worry.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2018

Jimmy turns the page on his reputation. Lalo tracks a loose end in Gus' operation. Mike is forced to make a difficult decision.

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In "Better Call Saul's" fourth season, Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's (Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer -- and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) -- in jeopardy. Chuck's (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive's newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It's a volatile time to be in Gus Fring's employ, as Hector's collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos -- tearing apart both Gus and Nacho's well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces.

Cast & Crew

Michael Mando
Nacho Varga
Jonathan Banks
Mike Ehrmantraut
Rhea Seehorn
Kim Wexler
Patrick Fabian
Howard Hamlin
Bob Odenkirk
Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
Chuck McGill
Melissa Bernstein
Executive Producer
Mark Johnson
Executive Producer
Nina Jack
Jenn Carroll
Jim McKay
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Critic Reviews for Better Call Saul Season 4

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (18)

Old dynamics flip, long-gestating character studies pay off, and feelings geyser up in surprising places.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It's fascinating to watch all of this emotional, character-driven drama unfold against a backdrop of a battle for power in the drug trade in New Mexico... Nothing feels perfunctory or thrown away on this show, even the smallest details.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The scenes should be drab, but the work is so lovingly filmed that you come away convinced that making a Classic Roll would feel like a consummate human achievement.

Aug 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The precision of Saul craftsmanship -- writing, direction, acting, and all the way down to craft services, for all I know -- makes this the best series on TV. And there really is no contest.

Aug 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

What an amazing show it has become. It now has a sense of self that puts it above almost everything else on television.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

In showing us one individual's preordained moral downfall, Better Call Saul spent Season 4 demonstrating how a hypocritical criminal justice system can ensnare a whole class of people for life.

Oct 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The transformation of Jimmy McGill's into Saul Goodman is proving to be a much more exciting journey than I ever expected. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's no longer in the shadow of Breaking Bad. Instead, Better Call Saul has taken it's rightful place as one of the best dramas on television.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

If you've been a fan of Breaking Bad and found the official prequel nothing like the mother show, especially its titular character, well, things have been changing and changing fast.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Like Wile E. Coyote pursuing the Road Runner, Jimmy McGill doesn't realize he's falling from a high cliff. Unless until he looks down. [Full review in Spanish]

Dec 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Why did Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan make a Breaking Bad prequel show about secondary Breaking Bad characters? Because they are really, really good at doing it.

Dec 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Every episode seems like a calling card film for some aspiring director-the cinematography and the art direction are labored-over in a way that's rare in the movies now.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 4

  • Apr 25, 2021
    It's good story telling and there are some highlights, but it's just fine for me.
  • Feb 23, 2021
    Better Call Saul continues to compel largely thanks to Bob Odenkirk's enduring excellence in his career-defining role and the fact that there are no acting slouches on this roster. Vince Gilligan's daring prequel manages to stay within one half step of its predecessor, and a half step from perfection still makes for some damn fine television.
  • Jan 31, 2021
    Better Call Saul knows its characters better than any other show in recent memory.
  • Jan 08, 2021
    Given that Breaking Bad is a masterpiece, being its prequel is a very difficult and demanding task. There are very high expectations. And yet, I'm glad to say Better Call Saul manages to be a very worthy prequel. Interesting, well-written story and very solid performance from the actors. If you liked Breaking Bad, you'll like Better Call Saul.
  • Jan 05, 2021
    There is much to praise. The directing, script, and cast continue to be phenomenal and the addition of Lalo is awesome!
  • Dec 27, 2020
    I didn't think it was likely season 4 would be as good as the first three seasons. Surprise, surprise, it's BETTER! More Kim Wexler, more Nacho Varga, more Mike Ehrmantraut, and finally, less Chuck MaGill. Awesome season!
  • Nov 30, 2020
    Oh jesus,This show is extraordinary ,very good,personally i've been pleased by Better call saul every season and episode,suggest ya this truely,it is one those shows that u gotta see before u die😂
  • Sep 14, 2020
    Vince Gilligan is a master in building complex and interesting characters. I never know what is going to happen next, or how the characters will respond. Better Call Saul sets a bar so high in quality that I will end up comparing every other drama to it.
  • Sep 01, 2020
    Better Call Saul is the prequel series to Breaking Bad that stars Bob Odenkirk reprise his role as the infamous lawyer Saul Goodman. Before he became Saul he was known as James McGill and he had an older brother named Chuck McGill, played by Michael McKeon, who hated and resented his younger brother becoming a lawyer much like him. The first three seasons follows Jimmy as he struggles to convince his brother of the good he is doing practicing elderly law. But his brother always saw him as sleezy Jimmy. The cruelness of his brother caused him to loss his license by the end the third season and this last season we see Jimmy struggling to make ends meet and to be able to get back his license to practice again. Jimmy isn't a bad guy at all, he is an all around good guy, with a great heart looking out for his loved ones and his clients. Along the way, we see how Johnathan Banks became involved with Giancarlo Esposito to help set up the lab to cook the drugs. We also see how his relationship develops with his daughter in law. Looking forward to Season five and there will be a sixth of course in the coming years. Definitely a great series different from Breaking Bad, definitely add this to your library.
  • Aug 07, 2020
    Better Call Saul's fourth season is the process of Jimmy McGill becoming Saul Goodman, and how he changes as a person overall. This season makes us sympathize way less with Jimmy than we did before, but not making him completely unlikeable. Also, Mike's storyline is very good too, which marks the beginning of his journey with Gus. Again, I often found myself caring more about Mike's storyline than Jimmy's, which is really great to see. Having two good storylines that will inevitably meet up at some point is a really good thing to see. This season is yet again improving on its predecessor, and I sure hore the fifth does too.

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