Better Call Saul: Season 5 (2020)

Season 5
Better Call Saul

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Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.



Critic Ratings: 50


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User Ratings: 782

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Air date: Feb 23, 2020

Now doing business as Saul Goodman, Jimmy unveils an unorthodox strategy for client development that tests Kim's tolerance of his new legal persona. Lalo searches for the mysterious Michael, only to discover a problem within his own operation.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2020

Jimmy's promotional stunt has unintended consequences; Nacho takes extreme measures to earn Lalo's trust.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2020

Jimmy's business enters an unknown territory; Kim is about to face a legal problem that could test her confidence; Nacho works with the additional pressure from Gus; Mike continues to spiral downwards.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2020

As Jimmy doubles down on Saul, a deeply conflicted Kim brings him an interesting proposition. Meanwhile, Gus makes a sacrifice to play the long game, and Mike attempts to smooth things over with his family.

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Air date: Mar 16, 2020

Mike takes an impromptu trip out of town. As she and Jimmy grow closer over their campaign to help a client, Kim makes a surprising call.

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Air date: Mar 23, 2020

Kim tries to pump the brakes on Jimmy's latest scheme, but it may be too late to stop Saul. Mike turns the heat up on Lalo. Nacho attempts to enlist support from above.

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Air date: Mar 30, 2020

Huell help Jimmy and Kim with the legal firewall; Kim straighten things out with her clients; Mike does some damage control.

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Air date: Apr 6, 2020

When a simple errand for a client goes sideways, Jimmy is pushed to the limit. Mike takes measures to contain the wrath of the cartel, and Lalo gets an unexpected visitor.

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Air date: Apr 13, 2020

Kim thinks about what to prioritize after Jimmy's misadventure; Jimmy tries to go back to business as usual; Gus and Mike prepares a plan.

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Air date: Apr 20, 2020

Kim and Jimmy make a sideways move that takes a rather serious turn. Nacho gets closer to the cartel.

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In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman" creates unexpected and profound waves of change throughout Albuquerque's legal and illegal circles. Kim Wexler finds herself at a crossroads as her connection with Jimmy deepens. Wracked with guilt and regret, Mike Ehrmantraut hits rock bottom. Meanwhile, Nacho Varga tries to survive as Gus Fring's covert war on the cartel becomes a life-and-death chess match with the mercurial and relentless Lalo Salamanca.

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Critic Reviews for Better Call Saul Season 5

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (17)

The new season proves "Better Call Saul" remains one of the finest shows on television, with visually ambitious storytelling used to depict complex characters headed for a tragic end.

Feb 24, 2020 | Full Review…

All of these consistently astonishing formal touches combine to create a value that outweighs the pain. Yes, "Better Call Saul" is a double-edged sword of reward and loss, but it isn't too sad to watch because you're too invested to look away.

Feb 21, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The best show on TV remains - emphatically - the best.

Feb 18, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

He'll probably remain on the sideline, being called upon to do small things, but it's clear now that we're past the point where we had a show about Jimmy McGill and also a Breaking Bad prequel.

Apr 16, 2020 | Full Review…

It's been a profound, gripping journey through each of its seasons, and I would even posit that the series achieves the rare feat of meeting and in some ways exceeding Breaking Bad in the evenness of its plot development and storytelling.

Dec 22, 2020 | Full Review…

A tense, enthralling hour of shifting identities, simmering grudges, and tying up loose ends.

Dec 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Peter Gould's stellar direction leads to some really cool camera shots, which heighten the action and suspense as Lalo fights for his life.

Dec 22, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Maybe we've already seen how Gene's tragic story ends because it never ends: He's a con man who has lost all his confidence. The irony is tragic.

Dec 22, 2020 | Full Review…

A swan song cameo from a Hollywood legend, and yet another eerily gripping black and white flash forward of Jimmy's grim future, all make "Magic Man" a season premiere that more than lives up to its name.

Dec 22, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The consistently excellent Better Call Saul still has a little too much filler, but the series remains a worthy follow-up to Breaking Bad, and "Magic Man" points to this penultimate season setting the stage for a must-see final two years.

Dec 22, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

With so much attention on the past, though, the episode's most intriguing scene was arguably the Gene-centric flash-forward that kicked everything off.

Dec 22, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a shame then that both [Bob] Odenkirk and [Rhea] Seehorn are overlooked for the work that they do. Forget being nominated, they deserved to win the acting Emmys.

Dec 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Better Call Saul: Season 5

  • 5d ago
    Season five of Breaking Bad was best season of TV ever. Season five of Better Call Saul is the best season of this series. Compelling and complex. Can't wait for season Six.
  • Feb 15, 2021
    Great show 👏!!! Can't get enough of it!!!
  • Jan 22, 2021
    Every season never fails to impress and consistently proves why it is prasied so highly by so many. Superb casting every season and some of the best writing skills of any TV anywhere in the world ever.
  • Jan 15, 2021
    just incredible... I love better call saul more than Breaking Bad.
  • Jan 10, 2021
    Just an incredible show. Can't wait for more.
  • Jan 09, 2021
    Masterful. There isn't much to touch BCS. Gripping and thoughtful.
  • 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 02, 2021
    Very enjoyable and well acted! That incredibly well thought out and directed finale was not only the coolest part of the entire show but also sets up quite the upcoming season. Can't wait to watch but I don't want it to be over. I would Love to see a show about Gus next.
  • Dec 27, 2020
    This is gold standard television. Incredible writing, character development, performances and storylines.
  • Dec 06, 2020
    Enjoyed it much, except Saul's sighs most of the time for no reason. Looking at something sighs, get into car sighs, looking around sighs. This was first very annoying then parodic. In grave situation forget so sigh, before thinking, usually, had to sigh......Saul the sighing man.

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