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The Best Better Call Saul Episode From Season 1, According To IMDb

From the ashes of "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" managed to do the impossible. It lived up to the legacy of its predecessor and provided fans with another worthwhile look into this universe about a huckster lawyer. 

Starting from the first few episodes, fans knew they were in for a treat. "Better Call Saul" established Jimmy McGill, who would later transform into sleazy attorney Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), as a relatable force. He's someone who just wants to do the right thing by his brother, but no matter how hard he tries, he'll always be seen as a grifter. As such, he occasionally resorts to some less-than-honest tactics to get his way, and while the audience may not always agree with his actions, it's always entertaining to watch. 

A lot of shows tend to stumble in their opening episodes. It may take a while for them to find their footing. But "Better Call Saul" knew precisely what it wanted to be from the get-go. It should come as no surprise that there are multiple episodes in Season 1 that have earned exceptionally high marks.

Five-O and Pimento didn't take any half measures

Given the show's immense popularity, it should come as no surprise to find that each episode of "Better Call Saul" has garnered thousands of ratings from viewers on IMDb. The series enjoys a stellar reputation, and nowhere is that more evident than two episodes from Season 1 that could hold a claim to the top spot — "Five-O" and "Pimento."

Each episode has earned a ranking of 9.4/10 with over 10,000 ratings to both of their names. "Five-O" is a special episode of "Better Call Saul" as it gives the lion's share of attention to Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) as we see his days as a police officer in Philadelphia. Meanwhile, "Pimento" provides another Mike-centric story when he takes on a job as a bodyguard while Jimmy brings a case to HHM. 

Season 1, as a whole, has many highly-rated episodes, all of which have ratings of 8.1/10 or above. Many shows have difficulty cracking above 8.0/10, but "Better Call Saul" regularly exceeds that mark, and for good reason. In one user review for "Pimento," a fan writes, "I never write reviews for single episodes of a TV series, [I] will however make an exception here. Because after seeing this episode [I] feel that the entire series now comes together with everything it has been throwing at us for 9 weeks."

If there's anything "Five-O" and "Pimento" prove, it's that fans knew they were in for something special right from the beginning. There was no doubt "Better Call Saul" would be every bit as good as "Breaking Bad," and these episodes stand up perfectly alongside the original series.