Is Jimmy really willing to allow Nacho to con his potential clients, Mr. and Mrs. Kettleman? Or will he have second thoughts? Read on to find out.
The official description from AMC:
Jimmy pulls out all the stops to prove that his dangerous client is innocent, even though it causes some friction with Kim.
Having gotten off to an amazing start, treating us to a double helping in it’s first week, Better Call Saul returns for it’s third episode, “Nacho.” Introducing us to Saul’s life pre-Breaking Bad, the series has so far been nothing short of outstanding, as though the set-up work within “Uno” left me questioning whether it could match the exciting drama that Breaking Bad was known for, “Mijo” quickly proved otherwise, leaving me eager to watch more of this new program.
Jimmy hasn’t half got himself into some trouble, as having agreed to let Nacho con potential clients, Mr. and Mrs. Kettleman, they suddenly go missing, with Nacho becoming the prime suspect. The mysterious elements surrounding the disappearance of these characters may be firmly the the foreground of this episode, but it’s the suspenseful chain of events that spawn out of this that truly impress. Quickly becoming agitated and scared for his own safety, Jimmy desperately hunts for his potential clients, with Thomas Schnauz‘ script reflecting this perfectly. The dramatic twist of events, and wonderful character interaction also adds great depth to the episode, with director, Terry McDonough, capturing every ounce of excitement. If this wasn’t enough to captivate, then the culminative scenes were, with Mike’s input and Jimmy’s revelation allowing for a gripping climax.
Having established it’s core cast, Better Call Saul continues to produce some amazing acting, as though Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman) naturally remains the standout performer within this series, the remaining cast members only go to further impress. The most noticeable amongst these has to be Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler), with the history shared between her character and Jimmy being intriguing to say the least. The chemistry shared between the two characters also appeals, adding both drama and depth to the plot. Breaking Bad alumni, Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) also continues to be a welcomed addition, as though he’s not added much to the first couple of episodes (bar a nostalgic like presence), he’s starting to prove his worth, subtly becoming more involved with Jimmy’s affairs.
Better Call Saul keeps going from strength to strength, with the mysterious whodunit feel of “Nacho” being utterly captivating. The look into Jimmy’s deeper past, as well as the character developments also adds great tempo to the series, with the climactic scenes of this episode leaving me eager for more.