Chicanery (Better Call Saul)

Chicanery
"Chicanery" is the fifth episode of the third season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad.wikipedia
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Gordon Smith (screenwriter)

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The episode is directed by Daniel Sackheim, a first time director on the show, and written by Gordon Smith, who previously wrote the season 2 episode "Inflatable". At the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Gordon Smith was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for this episode, his second for the series.
Smith has been nominated for two individual Primetime Emmys, and won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama in 2018 for the episode "Chicanery", and has received several other nominations.

Better Call Saul (season 3)

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"Chicanery" is the fifth episode of the third season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad.

Better Call Saul

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"Chicanery" is the fifth episode of the third season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad.

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity

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Because of his EHS, he previously had all the electronics removed from his house.
A similar instance of Chuck's symptoms being objectively psychosomatic is seen on the episode Chicanery.

69th Primetime Emmy Awards

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At the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Gordon Smith was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for this episode, his second for the series.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

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At the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, Gordon Smith was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for this episode, his second for the series.

Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama

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Smith was awarded the Writers Guild of America Award for Episodic Drama.

The Caine Mutiny (film)

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The episode's final scene is an homage to the climactic courtroom scene in The Caine Mutiny, in which a suspicious, authoritarian, by-the-book Navy captain cracks under cross-examination.
The final scene of "Chicanery", an episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul, is an homage to the film's climactic courtroom scene.

AMC (TV channel)

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"Chicanery" is the fifth episode of the third season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad.

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"Chicanery" is the fifth episode of the third season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad.

Netflix

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Outside of the United States, the episode premiered on streaming service Netflix in several countries.

List of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul characters

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After Howard's testimony, he drives Chuck to the courthouse and Chuck bumps into Huell Babineaux as he's walking up the stairs to the hearing room.

Disbarment

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He desperately exhorts the panel to disbar Jimmy but stops in mid-sentence, realizing he has shocked everyone present into stunned silence.

Daniel Sackheim

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The episode is directed by Daniel Sackheim, a first time director on the show, and written by Gordon Smith, who previously wrote the season 2 episode "Inflatable".

Jonathan Banks

This episode is the first time Jonathan Banks, who has appeared in every episode in the series so far, has not made an appearance as Mike.

Lavell Crawford

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Lavell Crawford reprises his role as Huell Babineaux from Breaking Bad after last appearing in the season 5 episode "To'hajiilee".

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Lavell Crawford reprises his role as Huell Babineaux from Breaking Bad after last appearing in the season 5 episode "To'hajiilee".

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Lavell Crawford reprises his role as Huell Babineaux from Breaking Bad after last appearing in the season 5 episode "To'hajiilee".

IGN

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Terri Schwartz of IGN awarded the episode 10 out of 10, describing it as "the best episode of Better Call Saul to date".

Rotten Tomatoes

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It currently holds a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with an average of 9.5/10 based on 12 reviews.

TVLine

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TVLine named Michael McKean the "Performer of the Week" for his performance in this episode, writing it was the "finest showcase yet for his fascinatingly layered performance as Jimmy's brother Chuck McGill."

Michael McKean

Mike McKeon
TVLine named Michael McKean the "Performer of the Week" for his performance in this episode, writing it was the "finest showcase yet for his fascinatingly layered performance as Jimmy's brother Chuck McGill."

The A.V. Club

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Donna Bowman of The A.V. Club, who gave the episode an "A" rating, praised the courtroom scene, saying "it isn’t just to give us the satisfaction of a courtroom drama, the neat ending where the truth comes out. The brilliance of this structure is to give us a slow-motion view of the heavens falling, an outcome methodically pursued by Kim and Jimmy, which nevertheless seems to give them no satisfaction."