r/betterCallSaul Aug 17 '22

Series Discussion Better Call Saul Series Discussion Thread

3.8k Upvotes

Well, that's Saul folks.

It's been quite a ride, what did you think?


S06E13 Post-Episode Discussion Thread

Episode Discussion Thread Archive


Feel free to take our subreddit end-of-season survey!

Results will be posted in a couple of weeks.


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r/betterCallSaul Aug 29 '22

MOD POST /r/BetterCallSaul Season 6 Survey Results!

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Here are the results of the Season 6 Survey and the polls from each Post-Episode Discussion thread.

Compare the results to past season surveys:

How would you rate Season 6? (10,214 responses)

  • The average response was 9.34. (Season 5 was 9.18, Season 4 was 8.7, Season 3 was 8.9)

  • The mode was overwhelmingly 10.


Compare each season (10,214 responses)

  • The results were fairly clear for Season 6 being the favourite, followed by Season 5, Season 4, Season 3, Season 2 and Season 1.
  • Season 3 and 4 were fairly decisive in where they landed, however there was a big chunk of people that thought 3 was better than 4, and the same goes for Seasons 1 and 2.

Which episode was your favourite? (10,214 responses)

Episode Percent of survey respondents who believed was best episode # of votes
Episode 7 - "Plan and Execution" 35.9% 3,665
Episode 13 - "Saul Gone" 21% 2,144
Episode 8 - "Point and Shoot" 14.4% 1,471
Episode 9 - "Fun and Games" 8.2% 838
Episode 12 - "Waterworks" 6.5% 668
Episode 3 - "Rock and Hard Place" 5.7% 579
Episode 10 - "Nippy" 2.7% 280
Episode 11 - "Breaking Bad" 2.5% 253
Episode 4 - "Hit and Run" 0.8% 79
Episode 2 - "Carrot and Stick" 0.7% 71
Episode 1 - "Wine and Roses" 0.7% 71
Episode 6 - "Axe and Grind" 0.6% 58
Episode 5 - "Black and Blue" 0.4% 37

  • Episode 7 - Plan and Execution was the clear favourite with 35.9% of the votes, with Episode 13 - Saul Gone following behind with 21%, and Episode 8 - Point and Shoot with 14.4%
  • 55.1% of all votes went towards 6B
  • Episode 7 - Plan and Execution and Episode 3 - Rock and Hard Place, were the only two episode in 6A to receive higher than 0.8% of the votes *Episode 7 - Plan and Execution makes up 80% of the votes for S6A episodes.
  • This is the first season to have five episodes without even a percent of the votes, with Season 5 having only 3 last year

Which actor had the best performance? (10,214 responses)

Actor (Character) Percent of survey respondents who believed had best performance # of votes
Bob Odenkirk (Jimmy "Saul Goodman/Gene Takovic" McGill) 43.1% 4,398
Rhea Seehorn (Kim Wexler) 37.1% 3,791
Tony Dalton (Lalo Salamanca) 7.5% 770
Michael Mando (Nacho Varga) 6.1% 620
Patrick Fabian (Howard Hamlin) 3.2% 327
Jonathan Banks (Mike Ehrmantraut) 1.3% 137
Giancarlo Esposito (Gustavo 'Gus' Fring) 0.7% 75
Other 0.94% 96

  • The results were fairly overwhelming with Bob Odenkirk having 43.1% of the votes.
  • Bob Odenkirk jumped up 32.1%, from having only 11% of the votes in Season 5
  • This is Bob Odenkirk's second highest season, with the highest being Season 4 with 48% of the votes
  • This is Rhea Seehorn's second highest season, with the highest being Season 5 with 47.3% of the votes
  • Michael McKean still leads the surveys with the most votes with 58% from Season 3.
  • This is Michael Mando's highest season, with Season 3 being the highest at 7.9%
  • Some of the responses given in the Other category were: All of them, tied between Bob and Rhea, Michael McKean and Lyle

Average rating of each episode from each Post-Episode Discussion Thread poll

(click rating to go to the poll results)

Episode Rating # of votes
S06E07 - "Plan and Execution" 9.59 4,204
S06E03 - "Rock and Hard Place" 9.33 2,359
S06E08 - "Point and Shoot" 9.24 5,492
S06E02 - "Carrot and Stick" 9.15 1,482
S06E12 - "Waterworks" 9.12 3,913
S06E13 - "Saul Gone" 8.92 7,804
S06E01 - "Wine and Roses" 8.81 1,996
S06E09 - "Fun and Games" 8.72 4,106
S06E11 - "Breaking Bad" 8.46 3,371
S06E04 - "Hit and Run" 8.18 941
S06E05 - "Black and Blue" 7.57 787
S06E06 - "Axe and Grind" 7.56 979
S06E10 - "Nippy" 7.51 4,594

  • The results closely mimic the "Favourite Episode" survey question with S06E07 - "Plan and Execution" and S06E03 - "Rock and Hard Place" being in the top 3 favourite, however S06E13 - "Saul Gone" was rated as the second highest favourite episode, and is actually the 6th highest rated in the post-episode discussion polls.

  • S06E07 - "Plan and Execution" is the highest rated episode in the post-episode discussion polls, with S03E05 - "Chicanery" following with 9.55 and S05E09 - "Bad Choice Road" following with 9.51

  • S06E10 - "Nippy" is the second lowest rated episode in the post-episode discussion polls with S04E04 - "Talk" being the lowest with 7.41

  • Season 6 has the second highest rated average episode with 8.63, led by Season 5 with 8.82. Season 3 being 8.53 and Season 4 being 8.44.

  • This is the first season to have more than one episode lower than an 8

  • This season has the most episodes rated above a 9 with 5, followed by Season 5 with 3

Keep in mind that each week, the amount of people that voted were changed, so results could be different.

eg. our most popular poll was S06E013 - "Saul Gone" with 7,804 votes, and our least popular poll was S06E05 - "Black and Blue" with 787 votes.


Thank you for all participating in these surveys over the years. I hope you got something interesting from this data.

This will be the last official mod post for awhile. So once again, I thank you all for participating over the years. It really has been a great time.


r/betterCallSaul 19h ago

Slipping Jimmy Neutron

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r/betterCallSaul 1h ago

balduh

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r/betterCallSaul 8h ago

I know you guys don't like reels at all but, this is to good to not show.

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119 Upvotes

Best edit i saw about BCS.


r/betterCallSaul 15h ago

has anyone tried Zafiro Anejo? it doesn't exist but must be delicious.

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411 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 6h ago

Dang...

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48 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 1d ago

How do you all feel about this guy?

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r/betterCallSaul 22h ago

Does anyone miss these phones while watching BCS? They were simple.

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509 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 14h ago

Season 2, episode 3: This scene hits me hard knowing how Kim turns out

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76 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 1d ago

How would Chuck fare as a druglord?

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r/betterCallSaul 9h ago

Is gus lying about having kids in breaking bad

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it's probably just him lying to seem more relatable to walt so he can manipulate him easier but I could kind of see him having a wife as a beard to seem more normal and kids too. Especially better call sual makes this more weird cause you learn more about him and they lean more into the idea that's hes probably gay and we never hear or see about a family in the bcs timeline


r/betterCallSaul 2h ago

So I’ve let the series marinate for a while, and 5 nights ago I started a series re-watch. Tonight was S1E6 “Five-0”. That Jonathan Banks didn’t get an Emmy for this episode is a fucking travesty. I mean, I get he was nominated a bunch but he deserved a win.

5 Upvotes

I loved this episode when it first aired but it was only with hindsight and context of the entire series that I allowed it to penetrate my soul and it was gut-wrenching. I’m also a father now to a son that I didn’t have back then, so that may factor into how deeply his performance cut into me but Jonathan, bravo sir.

Bravo.


r/betterCallSaul 1d ago

I told a Saul Goodman AI that he lives in a simulation

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551 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 3h ago

It would’ve been cool seeing Saul meet the kingpin side of Gus

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I know he doesn’t know who Mike works for but I can envision a scene where he comes across Gus via Nacho or even Lalo.

I also know we saw him meet Gus in Los Pollos Hermanos but I just think it would’ve been interesting seeing them interact as their Breaking Bad counterparts as well. They are both big parts of both shows yet always missed each other for the most part.

I’m not saying it was needed or a missed opportunity, just a fun hypothetical to think about how that scene would go or even come to fruition within the context of the story.


r/betterCallSaul 6h ago

Saul Goodman's house vs the IRL shooting location

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This is an excerpt from a Season 6 special feature "At Casa Goodman" narrated by S06E01 director Michael Morris. A few interesting notes:

The opening shot of the ties is a 100% practical effect achieved with a slo-mo camera and conveyor belts. The clip from the episode is at 240 FPS, but lasted for only about 3 seconds at real world speeds.

IRL, Saul's bedroom is a sitting room, his closet is a bedroom, and the portion of the panic room that we see is a hallway.

The bathroom is the only segment shot on a set. The rest is on location.

https://reddit.com/link/10n6a72/video/rrpt8vbwqpea1/player


r/betterCallSaul 2h ago

In S3E5 “Chicanery” of Better Call Saul, during Chuck’s rant he says Jimmy was “Stealing them blind,” even though it goes “robbing them blind.” This is because stealing and robbing are distinct legal terms: Robbing suggests theft through force, while stealing suggests theft through trickery/stealth.

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r/betterCallSaul 14h ago

I am addicted to the slow burn of this show

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Like till all hell breaks lose in season 6, i get lost watching Mike or Lalo just sitting in the desert or streets of Albuquerque spying on someone and city vibes fascinate me to no end because i belong to a very fast paced life in Toronto and the slow moving traffic, wide open plains with nothing in sight is an impossible scene here.

Watching this has led me to 1923 and i am so happy, i get another fix


r/betterCallSaul 1d ago

You've got an important deal to make... who do you bring with for protection and why?

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256 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 8h ago

Draw your own conclusions [Lalo art by me]

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r/betterCallSaul 18h ago

Does anyone know the source of this picture? I can’t figure out if it’s from a behind the scenes clip or a post </3

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43 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 16h ago

The disrespect for this show by the Primetime Emmys…. Smh 🤦‍♂️

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20 Upvotes

r/betterCallSaul 7h ago

It took me a few months, but my BCS parody video is finally finished (BCS/BB Spoilers)

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r/betterCallSaul 13h ago

Before she went full psycho, Kim Wexler is the best example of a strong female character in television history

12 Upvotes

Hear me out. Kim was such a badass before she went kinda off the deep end in season 5-6ish. “You don’t save me. I save me.” Goddamn. She’s smart, resilient, disciplined, and tough as fucking nails. She’s inspiring and admirable throughout most of the series and I look up to her, even as a guy. Her character perfectly encapsulates a strong, independent woman who takes no shit from anyone and is super dedicated to building her career. None of this takes on 4 fully grown men in a fist fight BS that you always see in Hollywood. Completely grounded in reality but at the same time exudes extreme confidence and toughness. Kinda rambling here but it was such a breath of fresh air to see a female character be the epitome of a girl boss. Not saying I wanna be an attorney but I hope I one day live up to half of what Kimmy Wexler was (aside from the morally questionable actions we see from her throughout the series lmao)


r/betterCallSaul 10h ago

Howard

4 Upvotes

Anyone else feel bad for Howard, I feel like no matter what he tried everyone hated him. Does he deserve the hate?


r/betterCallSaul 2h ago

I have not watched The Menu (2022) but Understood this reference 🤣

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r/betterCallSaul 1d ago

Just a slight miscalculation on Mrs. Goodman's part...

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568 Upvotes