Pinata
Better Call Saul Season 4

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Critic Ratings: 10
Critics Consensus

Though more of an expositional creep than previous episodes, "Piñata" maintains the season's emotionally charged character growth and provides a powerful, mildly petrifying performance from Giancarlo Esposito.

Episode Info

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

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 Pinata

If you didn't get chills during Giancarlo Esposito's bedside monologue, you're as (allegedly) comatose as Hector Salamanca.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Pinata, may have been the most revealing episode yet in terms of the journey to becoming Saul Goodman,

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's becoming clearer that the final "Saul" straw will come when this dream collapses entirely.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

Esposito is phenomenal, delivering the speech in a steady, measured, menacing way.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Another perfectly competent episode of Better Call Saul that does little to explain just where we might be heading this year, and unfortunately we're running out of time.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"Piñata" structures its narrative around Jimmy's hunger for the respect, adulation, and sense of accomplishment that lawyering was supposed to provide him.

Sep 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Piñata" reminds us that when creating compelling characters, as Mike would say, "We can't just keep 'em alive, we gotta keep 'em from climbing the walls."

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Offers a valuable emotional counterweight to the steps Jimmy takes in the rest of the episode on the road from (hat tip to Jesse Pinkman) criminal lawyer to criminal lawyer.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

For me, this is easily the best season of "Better Call Saul.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

This new focus on the super lab is particularly fun, serving to show how long and arduous it was to set up these elements of the Los Pollos Hermanos business that Walt would later so swiftly and impulsively raze to the ground.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…