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Critic Consensus: Though more of an expositional creep than previous episodes, "Piñata" maintains the season's emotionally charged character growth and provides a powerful, mildly petrifying performance from Giancarlo Esposito.

Episode Info

While Jimmy daydreams about reconstituting Wexler-McGill, Kim sets out to secure her own future. Mike puts a plan into motion for Gus.

Cast

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 Pinata

If you didn't get chills during Giancarlo Esposito's bedside monologue, you're as (allegedly) comatose as Hector Salamanca.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Pinata, may have been the most revealing episode yet in terms of the journey to becoming Saul Goodman,

September 12, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's becoming clearer that the final "Saul" straw will come when this dream collapses entirely.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 8.6/10 | Full Review…

Esposito is phenomenal, delivering the speech in a steady, measured, menacing way.

September 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Another perfectly competent episode of Better Call Saul that does little to explain just where we might be heading this year, and unfortunately we're running out of time.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

"Piñata" structures its narrative around Jimmy's hunger for the respect, adulation, and sense of accomplishment that lawyering was supposed to provide him.

September 11, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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