Better Call Saul Season 3 Premiere: 7 Ups & 1 Down From 'Mabel'

Show me a Bob Odenkirk, and I'll write you a tragedy.

Better Call Saul Mabel

Slippin' Jimmy is back!

After a year away - one spent waiting on two major cliffhangers, and teasing the return of its parent show's biggest and best (well, apart from Walter White) villain - the Breaking Bad spin-off/prequel is back on our screens and as good as ever before.

The slow burn drama picks up in its third season right where it left off the second, with Chuck having secretly recorded Jimmy confessing to altering documents, and Mike finding a note from an unknown person simply reading 'DON'T', but likely having major implications on his future and that of the series.

Over two seasons the show has carved out its own spot on the TV landscape, one that is inextricably linked to Breaking Bad and yet manages to be its own unique thing at the same time. Much like the series hasn't skipped forward in time between seasons, it hasn't skipped a beat in returning either.

In such a slow-moving show you're not always going to get absolutely everything you might want, but on the whole Mabel is a brilliant way to kick off the third season of Better Call Saul - one that promises to move us closer to the title character and the Breaking Bad timeline, and continue to do its own thing as well.

(Warning: this review contains spoilers.)


NCTJ-qualified journalist. Most definitely not a racing driver. Drink too much tea; eat too much peanut butter; watch too much TV. Sadly only the latter paying off so far. A mix of wise-old man in a young man's body with a child-like wonder about him and a great otherworldly sensibility.