As a forerunner to breaking BadVince Gilligan and Peter Gould aren’t shy about recalls Better call Saul. Some of those references are obvious, like the fate of Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) as a Cinnabon executive in Nebraska. Then there are the countless breaking Bad Characters reprising their role in Better call Saul.
But there are Miscellaneous Based on the original series they are more subtle. Did you get these hints? breaking Bad in episodes of Better call Saul?
Zafiro Añejo Tequila
Brand continuity is not lost with Gilligan and Gould in either story. In breaking BadGus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) poisons a bottle of the fictional tequila Zafiro Añejo to get back at Don Eladio.
The same blue bottle and elaborate lid make an appearance Better call Saul When Cheating with Jimmy and Kim Stockbroker “Ken Wins”. Fans will recognize him breaking Bad – his car is set on fire after stealing Walter White’s (Bryan Cranston) parking space.
Saul’s Ice Station Zebra Associates in Breaking Bad honors Kim Wexler
In breaking Bad, Saul Goodman’s holding company has a seemingly odd name – Ice Station Zebra Associates. But watch Better call SaulFans learn it’s Kim Wexler’s (Rhea Seehorn) favorite movie. Kim is not there breaking Badmaking use of Saul Ice Station Zebra prick a little more.
Better Call Saul explains why Tuco Salamanca is in prison in Breaking Bad
Tuco Salamanca’s (Raymond Cruz) former cellmate Skinny Pete (Charles Baker) is a friend of Jesse Pinkman’s (Aaron Paul). breaking Bad. But the original series doesn’t clarify why Tuco was in prison.
In which Better call Saul Season 2 episode “Gloves Off”, Tuco is in prison for assaulting Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks); a setup orchestrated by Mike and Ignacio “Nacho” Varga (Michael Mando).
Kim Wexler inspired Saul Goodman’s dollar trick in Breaking Bad
Saul’s “give me a dollar” trick is one of the first things we see him do breaking Bad. The money legally binds Saul to Jesse and Walt and grants them attorney-client privileges.
But in Better call Saul, we see that Saul picked up this trick from Kim. In the Season 3 episode “Witness,” Kim encourages Jimmy/Saul to make the same deal so she can protect him. Like Jesse in breaking BadJimmy didn’t have singles back then—just big bills.
Huell Babineaux’s pickpocketing skills on both shows
In breaking BadHuell Babineaux (Lavell Crawford) serves as Saul Goodman’s intimidating bodyguard. But in Better call Saulthe criminal defense attorney initially connects with Huell because of his pickpocketing skills.
In which Better call Saul In the episode “Chicanery”, Huell puts Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) on a cell phone battery and causes his collapse during a hearing. later in breaking BadHuell’s magic fingers lift the ricin cigarette out of Jesse’s pocket in season 4’s “End Times” and marijuana in season 5’s “Confessions.”
Gus Fring pays tribute to Max Arciniega in ‘Better Call Saul’
In the flashback episode “Hermanos” breaking Bad reveals that Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis) shot Gus Fring’s business partner Max Arciniega (James Martinez) in the head. This event traumatizes Gus, which becomes clearer in the Better call Saul Episode “Dedicado A Max”. Gus visits a Mexican village he funded and dedicated to his dead friend.
Metal objects don’t fare well in either series
A direct throwback to Walter’s struggle with a metal paper towel holder, Jimmy takes out his anger on a metal trash can in the Hamlin & McGill elevator bank. Walter was furious that his cancer was in remission; Jimmy was frustrated with his unsuccessful meeting with the company.
Heisenberg’s Guest Appearance in “Better Call Saul”
In a blink-or-you-miss-it moment of Better call Saul, Heisenberg’s ensemble hangs on a cloakroom behind the courthouse reception desk. Heisenberg isn’t in the timeline yet, but this Easter egg feels like a gift from Gilligan and Gould.
Jesse Pinkman’s Day in Better Call Saul
Paul and Cranston are expected at the last episodes of Better call Saul. But Jesse Pinkman already has an appearance in the spin-off.
In one scene, Jimmy uses a phone booth with “JP” graffiti on it. It might sound like a stretch, but the same tag — “JP” with an inverted exclamation point — is on the wall of Jesse’s house in breaking Bad season 4
Better call Saul Season 6 Part 1 premieres on April 18, 2022 at 9pm ET AMC.
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