The Guy for This
Better Call Saul Season 5



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

Better Call Saul gifts viewers with a welcome hunk of Hank Schrader in an otherwise ominous chapter that illustrates how the forces of darkness are enclosing around Jimmy and Kim like ants on an ice cream.

Episode Info

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.


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 The Guy for This

No discussion of this episode would be complete without an appreciation of that stellar closing sequence. From the cigarette to the dangled beer bottle to the six-pack discus-toss to the quick balcony exit, that's Better Call Saul at its absolute purest.

Mar 3, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

If Kim leans on the law as armor, Jimmy approaches it as both obstacle and tool. But "The Guy for This" is pretty plain about their mutual epiphany that, whether you're heeding the call of Kevin Wachtell or Lalo Salamanca, "Once you're in, you're in."

Mar 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There's a lovely Aristotelian unity of time to the structure of this episode, or at least until the last act.

Mar 3, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's great to have these gents back, and they get a suitably insouciant entrance, with Hank pulling an illegal U-turn and then cutting the line for jailhouse visitors.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

This episode does, indeed, include the much-hyped and glorious return of Hank Schrader to the Breaking Bad universe. Even before he says a word or shows his face, you'd know that belly anywhere.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

After years of wondering how exactly things would go down between Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) and Lalo (Tony Dalton), we finally got to see the two come face to face in Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 3 -- and it was delightful.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

For all the melting frozen treats and their obvious damning symbolism, "The Guy For This" contained Season 5's most fun moment yet when a familiar face from Breaking Bad returned to our TVs: DEA agent Hank Schrader.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

There's an energy to bringing back such great characters, especially when they're used perfectly and it feels right. Hank and Gomez could have been shoehorned into the show at any point to make some noise, but here, it fits.

Mar 3, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I'm sorry. I love this alpha blowhard. I'm glad he and Gomey were on the screen again.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Hank and Gomie add a little bit of spark and levity to what is otherwise a bit of a crushing episode. In the grand scheme of things, this is the moment that everything changes for the worse for Jimmy McGill.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

It's nice to have Hank and Gomez back, but their appearance here comes with the melancholy that accompanies most characters on this show. Because we know how things eventually turn out for them: Not great.

Mar 3, 2020 | Full Review…

This slow dissolve into Saul is excellent. Honestly, I'm not even sure the price hike is even a diversion tactic. It may just be full Saul... The writing is truly starting to blend the personalities together and make them indistinguishable.

Mar 3, 2020 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…