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Season 4 will likely continue to dish out details about Gus' past and as long as the series continues to show restraint in its use of one of its most iconic characters, audiences will continue to reap the benefits.
What a sad and beautiful show Better Call Saul is. It's a lament for squandered human potential that's too cool to ever use a word like "lament," and a portrait of actions and consequences that goes far beyond simplistic finger wagging.
It's fascinating to watch all of this emotional, character-driven drama unfold against a backdrop of a battle for power in the drug trade in New Mexico... Nothing feels perfunctory or thrown away on this show, even the smallest details.
The transmutation of Jimmy to Saul is likely to produce the best balance of darkness and humor that the series has mustered, if for nothing else than there's a gleeful appreciation on the part of the audience for Saul's shenanigans.
Sunday's episode, "Smoke," is well-written and hews closely to the show's mythology and tropes, including its Emmy-nominated cinematography... and its innovative camera work, which can be overdone at times.
This is the quiet drama Saul thrives on. Odenkirk conveys so much with so little - a furrowed brow, an aimless stare into space - that he's made the inner life of Jimmy McGill as rich and expressive as the outer bombast of Saul Goodman.
I'm left with the feeling that the Gus Fring scenes in Better Call Saul are the dark-drama equivalent of the horrible Darth Vader scenes in Rogue One, this looming figure of evil awesomeness brought out of retirement to emanate coolness fumes.