It has been two long years waiting for the return of the “world’s second-best lawyer.” I’m happy to report that BETTER CALL SAUL’s two-episode premiere jumps right back into the tense, atmospheric drama. 

In previous BETTER CALL SAUL seasons, things moved incredibly slow. This show is meant for patient viewers and not those looking for answers at the end of each week. Instead, the story unfolds by putting each character in situations there’s no way they can get out of, yet they somehow do. One prime example is the small con that Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and Saul (Bob Odenkirk) team up in E1 to get revenge on their not-so-favorite former associate. Audiences have zero clue as to what the con is, but by the end, it makes sense. 

In season six, the slow-western-inspired visuals are still the same. Yet what has changed is the rapid speed of plot development. As a result, there’s more happening in these two episodes than in full seasons of the past. And this makes sense for where we are in the BETTER CALL SAUL journey. BREAKING BAD followed a similar pattern. Once the characters are set up and nuanced, extreme chaos ensues. 

Both WINE AND ROSES and CARROT AND STICK are exceptional episodes and are already some of the best TV in 2022. But, even with Kim and Saul being the stars, the supporting cast all get their moments to shine. Especially Mike (Jonathan Banks), Lalo (Tony Dalton), and Nacho (Michael Mando). Also, over the first two episodes, Nacho has quickly become the MVP and the Jessie Pinkman (Aaron Paul) of the BETTER CALL SAUL universe. 

S6 returns with “guns blazing.” Each character will learn why “loyalty goes both ways” by the end of this season.” 

It’s available on AMC in the U.S. or Netflix internationally.  

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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