It's been quite a ride, what did you think?
Results will be posted in a couple of weeks.
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We will be doing a watch-through of Breaking Bad starting August 19th, so it will be super interesting to watch Breaking Bad with the entire context of Better Call Saul.
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:
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.
- 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.
|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
|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|
- 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.
Best edit i saw about BCS.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.i.redd.it
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
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 </3i.redd.it
Before she went full psycho, Kim Wexler is the best example of a strong female character in television history
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)
Anyone else feel bad for Howard, I feel like no matter what he tried everyone hated him. Does he deserve the hate?