Michael McKean as Chuck McGill on 'Better Call Saul'

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.10, “Lantern”

It became a kind of conventional wisdom that Better Call Saul is actually two shows in one, with the moral descent of Jimmy McGill occupying one half, and Mike Ehrmantraut’s descent into becoming Gus Fring’s right-hand man occupying the other. But while this third season certainly raised the stakes on the Mike side by reintroducing…

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on 'Better Call Saul'

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.8, “Slip”

If I had a dollar for every time I have said “we saw our first glimmers of Saul Goodman in this episode” in this space, I could afford to run a 30-second commercial on a local Albuquerque TV station. But this time I really mean it: The return of Slippin’ Jimmy, who saves the day…

Michael Mando as Nacho Varga in Better Call Saul

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.6, “Off Brand”

With last week’s spectacular “Chicanery” serving up a full hour of McGill fraternal drama and not so much as a check-in with the Mike and Gus half of the show, this week’s episode more than made up for the lack of Pollos-related plot movement, with appearances by Breaking Bad characters Victor, Tyrus, Krazy-8, and even…

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on AMC's Better Call Saul

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.5, “Chicanery”

As engrossing and satisfying as it has been to follow Mike Ehrmantraut’s slow descent into becoming chief enforcer for the biggest drug cartel in the Southwest, I have to admit that I am a little more interested in the Jimmy McGill side of things. Jimmy’s got plenty of flaws, of course, but he’s a likable…

Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks in 'Better Call Saul'

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.2, “Witness”

If you’re someone who has been impatient with the slow plot progress on Better Call Saul, this week’s episode likely did little to make you feel better — at least, up until the last scene. Up to this point, the audience being ahead of the characters has been a feature, not a bug; something the…

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill on AMC's Better Call Saul

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 3.1, “Mabel”

The excitement I felt about the return last night of Better Call Saul, one of the best dramas on television, quickly turned to dread once the episode actually started. Like the last two Saul season premieres, it began in a black-and-white vignette of the sad life that Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman/Gene the Omaha Cinnabon Manager has…