With the third season still fresh in our minds, we look back at our favorite moments on Better Call Saul this year.
Better Call Saul’s third season is barely a week behind us, but we’ve decided to look back on it. Specifically, we’ve picked out our top 10 favorite moments for the season and listed them below. The order can be considered interchangeable, at least when it comes to moments ten through four. As for honorable mentions, there are too many to name. Let’s just call every other scene this season an honorable mention.
Welcome back Gus
Knowing for months that Gus Fring would be coming to Better Call Saul took away any possible shock value that this scene could’ve had. Still, seeing him for the first time on the show was an exciting moment. It was made even better by the fact that the scene was shared with Jimmy McGill, who he never appeared on-screen with during Breaking Bad’s run.Gustavo “Gus” Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) in Episode 2 Photo by Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures Television/AMC
A very familiar pool
This scene from Sabrosito makes my list solely for nostalgia reasons. The cold open flashback that started the episode saw the return of Steven Bauer in his Breaking Bad role, Don Eladio. It also gave some additional context to Gus Fring and Hector Salamanca’s hatred of one another.
Gus’ true intentions
After Mike’s plan to hurt the cartel’s supply lines (which we talk about below) are successful, he refuses payment from Gus. He then admits to Gus his reasoning, which is a personal vendetta against Hector. This prompts Gus to reveal his reasons for intervening on Mike’s plan to kill Hector in season two, “a bullet to the head would have been far too humane.”
Mike, cocaine, some high tops and a rifle
Mike’s aforementioned plan took an episode to unfold. However, the payoff of it all coming together was more than worth it. Dating back to the Breaking Bad era, watching Mike demonstrate his genius has been a joy to watch.Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) in Episode 3 Photo by Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures Television/AMC
Jimmy does some breaking and entering
The final scene from Witness rounds out the first half of this list. After Jimmy learns of his brother recording his confession, he breaks into Chuck’s home in an impassioned rage. This was arguably Odenkirk’s best scene of the season.
A Saul is born
In another final scene, we see Jimmy’s plan to unload previously purchased, and now unusable, advertising slots. His method? Air a commercial advertising them in a flamboyant manner and under the guise of Saul GoodmanJimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) in Episode 6 Photo by Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures Television/AMC
With Hector planning on taking over his father’s business, Nacho crafts a plan to remove him from the picture. This plan involves switching out Hector’s heart medication for Ibuprofen. The plan is much easier in theory than it is to carry out, but we see Nacho do just that in Slip.
In another scene from Slip, Jimmy finally unloads the remainder of his commercial time. He doesn’t do it with expert sales tactics however, but rather through an elaborate con. A con which involves him blackmailing some innocent business owners.
Chuck’s meltdown at the bar hearing
The final scene from Chicanery had many fans and critics praising the performance of Michael McKean. After Jimmy’s plan reveals to a large crowd that Chuck’s “illness” must be psychosomatic, Chuck has a full-fledged breakdown.Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) in Episode 5 Photo by Michele K. Short/Sony Pictures Television/AMC
Chuck’s relapse/the fallout
In the season finale, with his breakdown behind him and well on the path to recovery, Chuck suffers a relapse. With all of his bridges burned, no one is able to stop Chuck from tearing his house to pieces. With his house in shambles and appearing to be beaten down by his disease, Chuck gives in and takes his own life. (At least that’s what the episode and every comment from the cast and crew has led us to believe).
How does your Better Call Saul season three “favorite moments” list compare to this one? Let us know in the comments below!