Tonight is the Season 5 premiere of Better Call Saul, airing on a special Sunday night before the show resumes its regular Monday night schedule tomorrow. Tonight’s episode premieres at 10:05 p.m. ET (9:05 p.m. CT) on AMC.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch Better Call Saul live or on-demand on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
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AMC is included in Philo’s main 59-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. It also comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Philo, and you can then watch Better Call Saul live on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone (iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or or other supported device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay events that have aired in the last three days.
AMC is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can then watch a live stream of Better Call Saul on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air (and sometimes longer) even if you don’t record them.
Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package comes with 47 channels, including AMC. It costs $20 for the first month and $30 per month after that:
Or, as part of a special deal that Sling is currently offering, you can get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick if you prepay for two months:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Better Call Saul live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
AMC Premiere is another option, but this one only works if you already have a cable or satellite subscription. It won’t work if you’re outside the U.S. or if you cut the cable cord.
The website notes: “You can subscribe to AMC Premiere as long as AMC is part of your TV package. If you suspend or cancel your TV Provider account, your AMC Premiere subscription will no longer be active. Xfinity viewers can upgrade to AMC Premiere through Xfinity.”
People who are subscribed to AMC Premiere get to see Better Call Saulepisodes 48 hours early (the premiere is already available this way). You can get a free trial if you want to try out the service first.
‘Better Call Saul’ Preview
Tonight’s episode premieres at 10:05 p.m. Eastern (9:05 p.m. Central) on AMC on Sunday, February 23, 2020. On the Pacific coast, it premieres at 10:05 p.m. Pacific (but if you watch online, you might be able to catch it at 7 p.m. Pacific at the same time as the rest of the country depending on which online service you use.) TV Guide lists the Mountain Time Zone as airing at 11:05 p.m. Mountain, but you’ll want to double-check and make sure that’s the case with your cable provider.
Here’s a look back at what happened on the Season 4 finale of Better Call Saul. There are spoilers for the Season 4 finale below.
The Season 4 finale began with a flashback when things were still good between Jimmy and his brother, Chuck. He and Chuck went to a bar to sing karaoke after Jimmy’s swearing-in as a lawyer. Of course, Chuck stole the show and outperformed Jimmy, as he tends to do. He drank too much and Jimmy took care of him later that night. Of course, all that is bittersweet and hollow following what happened with Chuck and Chuck’s suicide.
In the same episode, Mike was trying to locate Werner while trying to convince Gus to let Werner return to his job if he found him. Lalo, meanwhile, is challenging Nacho’s leadership of Salamanca and trying to find Werner himself. Mike finally catches up to Werner, but he learns that Gus has no intention of giving Werner another chance. In a beautifully filmed but sad scene, Mike shoots and kills Werner.
Much of the episode centered on Jimmy trying to get his law license back in a second hearing. He portrays himself as a grieving brother at Chuck’s grave and then gives an anonymous donation in Chuck’s name. And he helps award scholarships in his brother’s name too. But he breaks down when he realizes that the applicant who’s the most like him won’t get it. He’s still feeling a lot of pain over how Chuck treated him. Later in his hearing, Jimmy gives a speech that moves the lawyers deciding if he should get his license back, and he talks about being worthy of the name McGill. Kim is moved to tears too, but she later learns that Jimmy fooled everyone, even her. That seems to throw her for a loop, especially when she learns that Jimmy doesn’t intend to practice under the name of McGill.
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