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.

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Critic Reviews for Better Call Saul Season 4

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (16)

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…
Top Critic

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…
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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…

Yet I loved the way the series slowly shifted its focus so that in some ways, its true protagonist is Kim, the character who still has a chance to escape the rapidly decaying orbit Jimmy finds himself trapped in.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 4

  • 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.
  • Aug 05, 2020
    Must see show, it's one of the best written crime dramas I've seen so far with absolute stellar cast. And great direction
  • Jul 29, 2020
    "TODOS CAE DONDE DEBE DE IR" Ahora todo se acomoda como debería ir en últimos términos, las decisiones se han hecho y no volverá a ser los mismo, el que una vez fue conocido como Jimmy McGill se fue para dar paso a su alter ego Saul Goodman definitivamente, mientras vemos a los demás personajes entrar en una serie de espiral de revelaciones, conclusiones y redenciones que enfrentan a la que todo caerá por el peso de sus mismas acciones.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    It's good. ‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎
  • Jun 14, 2020
    A good series, with excellent acting, fine cinematography, and score. Jonathan Banks is always a pleasure. My problem with this series, and why I chucked it in the middle of the fourth season is the character of Jimmy, who simply fills me with disgust. In a series like this you expect evil and yet want the bad guy to get away with stuff, at least until the end (I think of Ralph Richardson as the main character in the British House of Cards). But disgust is not an emotion I need to experience during my viewing hours. After each exposure to Jimmy I felt I needed to take a bath, and enough was finally enough.
  • May 27, 2020
    I don't know how it manages to be so funny and so interesting while also being un-hurried. Most movies/TV these days are a weird frantic pace — Better Call Saul is paced like a classic Western. Drama, humor, incredible characters — my fave show this year.
  • May 23, 2020
    This series starts strong and ends strong with one of the best episodes ever since chuck died it brings a whole new level of suspense knowing that things are starting to propel fast and it keeps up the suspense the whole series
  • May 22, 2020
    Spoiler Alert !!! after demise of chuck, howard pointing jimmy responsible for death , but jimmy and kim has different point . its bit slow, mike handling task for gus nd Nacho becoming the mole Entry of Lalo salamanca ! again there is a charm of doing things. its mostly lalo figuring gus and nacho helping gus. jimmy becoming its all goodman nd kim raising over the hook ! well directed . story gets slow quite sometime but grips later.
  • May 06, 2020
    In it's fourth season, Better Call Saul continues to showcase a display of immensely talented acting, writing, and directing. I feel like the gap between seasons three and four was a dividing line. The story being told is now different from the one before. The one before set up the one being told now, but it was a different story. Saul Goodman is now fully in motion after Chuck's death. He is firmly on the path towards proving Chuck right at every turn. This season features Jimmy and Kim teaming up in ways that couldn't have even been conceived of in the first three seasons. That is really a testament to the development of Kim Wexler as a character. Seehorn's subtlety and nuance blend beautifully in an authentic and lived-in performance. Coming out of this season and into the next one, the fate of Kim is one of my most pondered questions. Mike and Gus are finally together, and their storyline has begun to reach into the Breaking Bad world in an interesting, new way. Jonathan Banks continues to shine in his role, and the tragic inevitability of his character can be felt with every decision and even every moment (especially those with his daughter-in-law and granddaughter). Michael Mando's performance continues to be another one of my favorites, and Nacho is another character's fate I am curious to know. He has been through a lot, so it would be nice to see him get a break for once. As a side note, one minor thing among the numerous that make this show so damn great is that the writers have an uncanny ability to turn a hero into a villian and vice versa. It happened with Chuck and Howard in season one, and then it happened with Nacho in season three, and the best part is that it felt totally natural. Lastly, I had to mention Lalo. Why wasn't he introduced in season two?! Tony Dalton is excellent, and the character is both menacing and charismatic, ruthless and friendly, murderous and affable. I am sure there will be more to say in season five. Once again, Better Call Saul has proven to be better than just about anything else on television, and when is it okay to say that Breaking Bad might have some competition?

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