Namaste
Better Call Saul Season 5

93%

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Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

Everyone is struggling to keep their cool in a Better Call Saul entry that meticulously sets up the season's storytelling pins, racking up suspense for the impending bowling ball that'll knock everything down.

Episode Info

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.

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 Namaste

Better Call Saul is back to its peak meticulousness, laying the groundwork for more scheming and doom. In a way, it's scratching that same itch its characters are looking to scratch themselves.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

This whole episode has a sense of doors closing and destinies taking shape.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Hank's a lefty. Good to know.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is uncharted territory. A good place to be as the real stories of this season are just kicking off.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

I finally don't feel entirely comfortable referring to our protagonist as "Jimmy" anymore. Things have been headed this way for a while, and I'll admit I was in denial.

Mar 17, 2020 | Full Review…

If the show can continue to juggle its central figures in this way, this very well could be the best season of Better Call Saul yet. Now excuse me, I feel like bowling for some reason...

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"Namaste" is another good entry in Better Call Saul Season 5. Jimmy is disappearing into Saul Goodman, as he's now not just working with criminals but straight up taking advantage of them.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…

Predicting Better Call Saul is about as easy as predicting what color suit and tie combo Saul will wear to court, but "Namaste" certainly opened the door to one possibility: Jimmy and Kim's breakup goes down in court.

Mar 10, 2020 | Full Review…

It's another exceptional episode, and sets up a great (fake) battle ahead between Jimmy and Kim.

Mar 10, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's not a new trick, this whole "introduce some vague idea in the cold open and pay it off later in an unexpected way" business... It's a Gillian/Gould classic. That doesn't make it any less good or cool or fun, though.

Mar 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Kim sweeping up the broken glass after Jimmy shrugs it off and suggests letting someone else take care of it is the perfect illustration of the difference between Kim Wexler and Jimmy McGill.

Mar 10, 2020 | Full Review…

Although "Namaste" may not have moved as fast as the other episodes this season in terms of plot, the time focused on Howard and Jimmy's relationship was well spent.

Mar 10, 2020 | Full Review…