Better Call Saul Season 5



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

Jimmy ties the knot, but Saul Goodman is hanging a noose over everyone's future in this diabolically satisfying installment.

Episode Info

Jimmy and Kim build a legal firewall with help from Huell. Kim sets things straight with her clients as Jimmy is compromised by his. Gus, at war on all fronts, calms troubled waters in service of his plot to build an empire. Mike does damage control.


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 JMM

It's a transformation we've seen plenty of times, but no matter the venue, Giancarlo Esposito manages to infuse that on-off flip with a fascinating amount of purpose.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This isn't about Howard. This is about commitment. It's about destiny. It's about a man inexorably sliding downhill like a raw chicken down a hot baking sheet, releasing its own juices to grease the way.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

It's actually easier to wrap your head around Breaking Bad-era Saul Goodman's seeming lack of shame after witnessing this episode's courtroom theatrics.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That gorgeous reflection shot, Jimmy's face bifurcated as he peers around the corner, illustrates the duality of Jimmy McGill and Saul Goodman. But in that final moment, there's only one man screaming. And it's not the man Kim vowed to have and to hold.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

"JMM," as this episode is titled, is essentially a series of sales pitches. The finest of them occurs after a meeting of fast food chief executives.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

If we revist "JMM" years from now as the great episode we'd all been dreading, then we can look at that hard cut in the same way: as a moment that Gould and company were forced to write, but one they didn't actually want to see.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Jimmy and Kim's relationship makes some serious strides in "JMM," the latest excellent installment of Better Call Saul, but they all seemed to be nullified by the episode's final minutes.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

From a Jimmy and Kim perspective, this is a very strong outing, but the Gus scenes drag the episode down a bit. That final scene, though, was remarkable. It was pure character drama with the perfect combination of subtleness and explicitness.

Mar 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…

Jimmy may have been using the Saul Goodman name all season, but he hasn't really been Saul Goodman until this exact moment. And it's terrifying.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

There are certain weeks when it becomes incredibly apparent that Better Call Saul has perhaps surpassed Breaking Bad in terms of quality, and this was one fo those weeks.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

Bob Odenkirk is a Hall of Fame yeller, going all the way back to Mr. Show. Sometimes you need to cut the leash and let the big dogs run free. That's what this was.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…

For now, however, we're content to linger in the seamlessly interwoven genius that was "JMM", which brought Jimmy's professional and personal life closer together than ever before, while also setting up some serious repercussions for the rest of the cast.

Mar 31, 2020 | Full Review…