Critic Consensus: "El Valero" is a strong, lively episode - brimming with clever action sequences, a witty score, and a slew of sly performances from its core cast.
as Jesse Custer
as Eugene Root
as Hugo Root
as Donnie Schenck
as 10-Year-Old Jesse
as The Cowboy
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Critic reviews for El Valero
Nearly everything that happens hints at greatness, or at least damn goodness, that goes frustratingly unrealized.
Fortunately this episode answers questions and doesn't raise new ones, so it's ahead of the game.
I am aware Dominic Cooper has been praised by some and tolerated by others, but "El Valero" really goes out of its way to show all the different shades Cooper brings to the character of Jesse Custer
Feels mostly like a place-setting episode for both Jesse's story and his friends' plotline for the two hours remaining this season.
"El Valero" proved to be another great entry for the series, showing that it's finally time for Jesse to pay for his overconfidence and Genesis-fueled meddling.
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