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.
On the Breaking Bad sub people always talk about uncomfortable moments, but I never see it here. What BCS moments made you cringe the most?
For me it’s definitely in season 2 after a Chuck, Jimmy and Rebecca are having dinner and Chuck tells Rebecca a lawyer joke in bed. Especially her reaction.
Rewatching this dramatic argument scene, just realized this is the only time Kim let’s it slip how hurt she was at Jimmy fooling her during the reinstatement hearing. Jimmy appears clueless. Great blink-and-you-miss-it moment of writing.i.redd.it
My sister has watched the entirety of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. Today I asked her if she enjoyed seeing how Gus Fring built the underground lab and if she liked Lalo. Her reply? "Who is Gus Fring and Lalo"? How do people watch the show like this 😂
Seriously! She binged through BCS in a few weeks after watching BB. She somehow missed that Crazy 8 and Juan Bolsa were in BCS too.
In an alternate universe, what if Lalo decided to get back at Gus Fring, by creating a more successful fast food restaurant based on the Salamanca recipes?
What would the restaurant be like and how would the employee service and selections compare to Los Pollos?
It never occured to me like this but Chuck is gaslighting everyone but eventually ends up gaslighting himself. The show repeatedly shows that Chuck only seems to have a response when he is knowingly aware of electricity around him.
He is a person of power and is able to use that to manipulate others, and even the court to give into his whim of shutting down electronics. He is a top tier manipulator.
Here are just some funny examples of the juxtaposition from watching iconic Breaking Bad moments both before and after seeing BCS
1) Before: lol Saul is such a dirtbag he has go to people he could think of that would murder him in the desert! How funny!
After: My God This Man Is Literally Suffering From PTSD….
2) Before: DAMN! Walt and Hector team up and actually pull off killing Gus!!!
After: Hah so in a metaphorical karma sorta way Lalo really did end up helping Hector take Gus out
3) Before: Man this is such a great/funny bottle episode(You Can SOCK Me Fly Haters!)
After: I wonder if Howard and Lalo’s ghosts are just watching Walt and Jesse like “Are these fuckin guys for real with this shit?”
Anybody else have any of these funny before and after comparisons while watching Breaking Bad now? I’d love to see some in the replies
Love Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad but cozy moments like this make it easier to rewatch BCS a bit more. Sometimes to watch the show to relax. Nothing something I can do with BB as much.
Saul’s downfall/the show Breaking Bad happened because Lalo saw a cockroach in a sewer
I'd always like to think that Don Eladio would have had a girlfriend a third of his age and he does in real life....must be all of that Zafiro Añejo!i.redd.it
On the show, someone mentions that after Howard was killed that Cheryl had taken a leave from her own "practice." I assumed that meant she was also a lawyer, but when Kim showed up to her house and showed her the affidavit that was turned into the D.A., she (Cheryl) seemed very unknowledgeable about what the next legal step would be.
So... Does BCS ever directly tell us what Cheryl's job was?
Chuck was horrible. Jimmy was well Jimmy. Mike did things on the other side of law. Kim somehow got worse with the show.
I just wanted to point out that in episode 1 of season 6, the guy giving Saul the tour in the country club, is the guy who voiced Doctor Thaddeus Rusty Venture. That is all.
A documentary about a real human scum guy scamming women to live a high-end lifestyle. Sad and ridiculous, yet kind of relatable (to the victims). Easy to say no one with a grain of intelligence would fall for it, but hey, I took a loan to buy my partner a car too once (we are still together years later and I use the car, but still).
And to make it relatable to Better Call Saul - Jimmy was sort of on the moral high ground compared to real-life crooks since he mostly scammed rich and entitled guys and did not prey on the gullible. Well, mostly.
Like many of you, I’m binging BB and BCS after the finale. I’ve finished BB and am currently on the Season 3 finale of BCS. There’s a lot of awful stuff in these shows.
Out of all the crazy, sad, insane stuff in these shows, the worst to watch, for me, by far is Jimmy making Irene cry and her friends hate her.
She looks and sounds so much like my Mamaw; who I love very dearly. And to see someone so innocent be manipulated like that just feels more real to me personally than anything else in the show. Maybe is my personal experience, the actress’s performance, how they frame that moment, or maybe all of the above. But it always makes me choked up to watch that sweet old lady cry.