Season 6, Episode 13, “Saul Gone”

Rhea Seehorn in Better Call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television When asked to give a hint about how Better Call Saul would wrap up during a Tribeca Festival panel in June, Bob Odenkirk offered two words: “second life.” That clue turned out to be much pithier and more perfect than anyone might have guessed. And … Read more

Season 6, Episode 11, “Breaking Bad”

Bob Odenkirk in Better Call SaulPhoto: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television He left that funky Saul Goodman shirt and tie on the department store rack, but make no mistake: Last week’s caper with Jeff and the mall-security team took Gene Takovic right back into the world of Saul Goodman. And one mysterious, contentious phone call in … Read more

Westworld Fidelity Recap: Season 4 Episode 6

Screenshot: HBO “I only know what I tell me.” This short, stunning line of dialogue is spoken by Caleb (Aaron Paul) to Caleb (still Aaron Paul), both of whom—along with many other Calebs—are in a unique hell in “Fidelity.” He’s already faced the devastating news that he failed to stop Hale (Tessa Thompson) from taking … Read more

season 6, episode 10, “Nippy”

Better Call Saul Photo: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television Gene, Gene, the scamming machine. Our mustachioed, Dockers-wearin’, sweets-bakin’ version of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman has, at last, made an appearance in Better Call Saul this season. And he’s a changed man. Well, changed from the meek sad-sack we knew, frosting cinnamon rolls and supervising his fellow … Read more

season 6, episode 10, “Nippy”

Better Call Saul Photo: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television Gene, Gene, the scamming machine. Our mustachioed, Dockers-wearin’, sweets-bakin’ version of Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman has, at last, made an appearance in Better Call Saul this season. And he’s a changed man. Well, changed from the meek sad-sack we knew, frosting cinnamon rolls and supervising his fellow … Read more

“Zhuangzi” Season 4 Episode 5

Photo: John Johnson/HBO After last week’s stunning, mind-bending episode, Westworld could have taken it easy this week. But after that lackluster third season, the show has returned to its roots of heady, thoughtful science fiction, and clearly has no intention of pulling up and retreating. While tonight’s episode isn’t as thrilling as last week’s installment, … Read more

season 4, episode 5, “Zhuangzi”

Ed Harris in Westworld Photo: John Johnson/HBO My notes by the end of this latest episode of Westworld read as such:The Truman Show + The Matrix?” Can you blame me? Westworld has always paved a path for itself by trying to be a 21st century meditation on consciousness, free will, and technology (not to mention … Read more