It’s time again for Better Call Saul, although it seems no one called him since he’s barely in this week’s episode. Last week, the Breaking Bad spin off finally picked up the pace and offered us our first truly excellent episode, and the streak continues as we get an episode dedicated to the back story of BrBa favourite Mike.
This episode moves quite slowly, but for once, that’s a good thing. It hasn’t returned to its pacing problem and the episode takes it time to convey the story at hand. Before, the episode was moving slowly despite everything within the episode moving fast, but as the show moves as at the same pace as the episode, it becomes easier to enjoy and become absorbed into its embrace.
This show is really picking up. It had its issues, but these past two episodes, those issues seem to have disappeared. The only thing to say about this episode was how strange it was for Jimmy to only appear in one scene, but at the same time it was refreshing, as it shows that we’re not going to be getting the same thing over and over again. This episode, with its diverse plot and more dramatic tone than usual, very much echoed Breaking Bad which will hopefully make give fans even more faith, and we may even get more episodes like it. Sure, it’s not the same without gags, but at the same time, it’s exactly what we needed.
Overall, Better Call Saul has seriously knocked it out of the park this week, with a stunning lead performance and beautiful aesthetics. Two weeks lucky, let’s hope this quality carries on.