Critic Consensus: "Smoke" kicks off Better Call Saul's fourth season by finally shifting Jimmy's disturbing transition to Saul into full gear.

Episode Info

In the Season 4 premiere, Jimmy struggles to cope with Chuck's tragic death; Mike ponders his role at Madrigal; and Howard makes a startling confession.


Bob Odenkirk
as Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman
Michael McKean
as Chuck McGill
Jonathan Banks
as Mike Ehrmantraut
Giancarlo Esposito
as Gustavo Fring
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Critic reviews for Smoke

For all its quirks, Better Call Saul never forgets its mission statement to show us the transformation of a man, and the fact that it remains a fascinating journey is a tribute to the talent of all involved.

August 7, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Jimmy is breaking bad now. It will probably take time for the process to wrap-up completely.

August 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Has Jimmy finally -- and fully -- crossed over to become Saul Goodman?

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

It was another milestone moment for Jimmy's transformation into Saul.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Cinnabon Gene is my fave, but getting back to the regular timeline of Better Call Saul is equally riveting.

August 7, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The prequel series inches closer to the Breaking Bad timeline and Jimmy transforms into the shady lawyer Saul Goodman that we know.

August 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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