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Episode: 102
Airdate: February 9, 2015
Directed by: Michelle MacLaren
Showrunners: Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould
Written by: Vince Gilligan (creator) & Peter Gould (creator); Peter Gould (written by)

In an attempt to quickly hook viewers, AMC has gone with the two-night premiere (much the same as ABC did with Marvel’s Agent Carter a few weeks ago). It appears to be working, as AMC released initial viewing numbers last night showing that Better Call Saul had the biggest ever cable series premiere, with 4.4 million viewers in the prime 18-49 demographic. It’ll be interesting to see how those numbers move in the next few weeks. But on to the show. Last night’s premiere opened with a glimpse of Saul Goodman post-Walter White, flashed back to Saul’s pre-Saul days (when he was still Jimmy McGill), and finished with a huge surprise for fans of Breaking Bad. Things were looking pretty dicey for Jimmy – so how’s he doing tonight?

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 2 “Mijo” will discuss events and plot points revealed in the episode, and is written with the assumption that you have a basic knowledge of Breaking Bad (major plot points will not be revealed, but cross-over characters will be briefly discussed) – do not read through if you don’t want to be spoiled!>>
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better-call-saul-poster-slice

Episode: 101
Airdate: February 8, 2015
Directed by: Vince Gilligan
Showrunners: Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould
Written by: Vince Gilligan (creator) & Peter Gould (creator); Vince Gilligan (written by) & Peter Gould (written by)

There was a fair degree of anticipation going into last night’s pilot episode of Better Call Saul, the latest outing by showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, late of Breaking Bad success and adulation. Gilligan, who got his start with Chris Carter co-executive producing (and by 2000 executive producing) The X-Files, proved his chops beyond question with his masterful (and, according to many, best show of all time) turn creating and helming Walter White through his five years of transformation. One of the more interesting characters from Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman [Bob Odenkirk], White’s slick, slimy, and ethically challenged lawyer, is now getting his own prequel series. So, how well did the pilot do to capture our attention in a post- (or, in this case, pre-) Walter White world?

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Better Call Saul Season 1, Episode 1 “Uno” will discuss events and plot points revealed in the episode – do not read through if you don’t want to be spoiled!>>
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