Smoke
Better Call Saul Season 4

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Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

"Smoke" kicks off Better Call Saul's fourth season by finally shifting Jimmy's disturbing transition to Saul into full gear.

Episode Info

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.

Cast

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 Smoke

For all its quirks, Better Call Saul never forgets its mission statement to show us the transformation of a man, and the fact that it remains a fascinating journey is a tribute to the talent of all involved.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Better Call Saul season 4 is born in fire, and the episodes that follow are left sifting through the ashes.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Jimmy is breaking bad now. It will probably take time for the process to wrap-up completely.

Aug 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Has Jimmy finally -- and fully -- crossed over to become Saul Goodman?

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It was another milestone moment for Jimmy's transformation into Saul.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

You don't have to have seen Breaking Bad to savor the tension and sorrow of Odenkirk's performance.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…

As the new season demonstrates, the AMC show has grown richer in the process, even if the pacing at times remains a trifle sluggish.

Dec 21, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The prequel series inches closer to the Breaking Bad timeline and Jimmy transforms into the shady lawyer Saul Goodman that we know.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

In many ways, this is the plot template of "Saul" in miniature: con, followed by guilt over con, followed by con.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Really, no one in Better Call Saul should take their eye off the ball, because "Smoke" doesn't merely foreshadow -- or in this case, contemplate the consequences of -- fire.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…