Saul 3.05

Better Call Saul 3.05 Chicanery

The series climax where Chuck and Jimmy have a courtroom showdown.

The episode received universal acclaim from critics, with some considering it to be a series-best. Terri Schwartz of IGN awarded the episode 10 out of 10, describing it as “the best episode of Better Call Saul to date”.

At the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Gordon Smith was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for this episode, his second for the series. Many critics were disappointed when McKean, who was said to have given “one of the best performances by anyone in TV all year”, failed to secure an Emmy nomination while his co-star Jonathan Banks did.

This episode sees the introduction of Heull Babineaux (Saul’s bodyguard in Breaking Bad).