Warning: Contains SPOILERS for You better call Saul season 6, episode 1.
You better call Saul Season 6 begins with a visit to Saul Goodman’s luxurious home – here are the Easter eggs we spotted during the visually stunning intro. Most fans would have expected You better call Saul season 6 – the breaking Bad final spin-off – to open in style, but “Wine & Roses” outdoes itself with a ridiculously dizzying one-take sequence through an equally ridiculous mansion. From the prescription drugs and the huge sign that says “Saul Goodman”, it’s clear who owns the house.
Quite when that clearing scene takes place (and Why it happens) remains a mystery. This may be the house Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill and Rhea Seehorn’s Kim Wexler will buy with Sandpiper’s money at some future point in time. You better call Saulfrom the prequel timeline, but it’s all removed due to Jimmy’s association with the Cartel. Or maybe this scene Actually come after-breaking Bad. These could be treasures that Jimmy purchased with his percentage of Walter White’s meth operation, and the clearance is due to Walt becoming a wanted man.
Although there is still a lot to explore, we know a lot – there is a tonne Easter eggs in You better call Saul Season 6 opening sequence. With encores galore, the house tour is almost a farewell love letter to Saul Goodman – and here’s what we picked up…
Saul Goodman’s Ties (and a Secret Transition?)
You better call Saul Season 6’s house-cleaning sequence begins with a cascade of bad links and, immediately, fashion choices scream Jimmy McGill. From bold stripes to florals and paisley, these are exactly the types of ties we’ve seen Jimmy wear everywhere You better call Saul and breaking Bad – a first clue about the person to whom the garment belongs. The camera work is perhaps more important than the links themselves. Notice how the image starts out black and white, then gradually transitions to color. Could this mean You better call SaulGene’s timeline also goes from black and white to color?
A Very “Saul Goodman” Wardrobe
As if the links weren’t clue enough, You better call Saul moves into Jimmy’s massively ostentatious wardrobe. Here we find the mustard yellow and salmon pink shirts that make up Jimmy McGill’s questionable dress sense in both You better call Saul and breaking Bad. To the right of the entrance, Saul also offers a large selection of pocket squares following the same color scheme. These are particularly interesting, since Jimmy is much more inclined to wear the handkerchiefs in breaking Bad that You better call Saul.
Better call Saul’s wardrobe foreshadows Gene
A curious item in Saul Goodman’s wardrobe is the brown colored baseball cap. Although the logos don’t match exactly, it’s a close match for Gene’s Cinnabon hat in You better call Saulfuture timeline. Although the hats are not exactly identical, the similarity foreshadows Gene’s future work.
Numilifor References Better Call Saul Season 5
Among the collection of drugs in Saul Goodman’s possession is a bottle of Numilifor. This fake drug presented in an advertisement during You better call Saul “The Guy For This” from Season 5.
Saul Goodman’s Viagra confirms a feminine presence
Saul Goodman’s luxury mansion has no shortage of Jimmy-isms, but there’s a suspicious lack of Kim Wexler references. Not only is it very Hard to imagine Kim having any input into this interior design, there are no obvious women’s clothing or bathroom products that would suggest Jimmy is living with Kim at this point. However, Saul packs Viagra, implying that the lawyer sleeps with him. someone.
HG Wells’ time machine is Jimmy’s book
The next Easter egg in You better call Saul Season 6’s elaborate intro sequence is a copy of HG Wells The time machine. The exact same book can be clocked next to Jimmy’s bedside in Episode 2 (“Carrot & Stick”). The reading material could be a small clue that You better call Saulthe house cleaning sequence does not take place when you think it occurs. A blurry poster of Saul Goodman is also propped up in the background.
The painting is from Jimmy and Kim’s apartment
Immediately after HG Wells’ book, one of the workers cleaning Saul Goodman’s house carries a painting up the stairs. The sandy blue landscape is identical to the painting hanging above the sofa in Kim Wexler’s apartment. It’s a curious addition to the gold-flooded house, as few other items provide a direct connection to Kim. Did Jimmy take it from his apartment as a souvenir? Did Kim live in this luxury home, but did she later move out?
A cardboard cutout of Saul Goodman
As seen in You better call SaulIn the Season 6 trailer, a cardboard cutout of Saul Goodman floats in the pool. The life-size Saul is very much in line with past promotional campaigns we’ve seen from the lawyer of breaking Bad and You better call Saul, but could have a deeper meaning. The image of Jimmy lying face down in a swimming pool isn’t particularly encouraging for those hoping that Bob Odenkirk’s character will survive to the end of his Gene timeline.
Saul Goodman’s Cadillac
Saul Goodman became famous for his flashy choice of vehicle in breaking Bad – a 1997 Cadillac DeVille with personalized license plate LWYRUP. Saul still hasn’t bought his iconic car in You better call SaulThe prequel timeline (although Kim plants the idea in her mind), but the house-cleaning sequence from Episode 1 marks the Cadillac’s official debut. Bizarrely, the car is towed away as part of the stripping of the house. If this scene takes place before breaking BadJimmy would have to get his car back in order to meet the deadlines.
Jimmy McGill’s electric guitar
Jimmy McGill playing Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” is a familiar sight in You better call Saulwith the lawyer knocking out a, uh… unique take on the riff from Season 5. A guitar is briefly shown being transported to Saul Goodman’s house, and although the camera doesn’t provide a close-up, the white color and Strat the shape corresponds to the instrument bought by Jimmy.
Stuffed animals that Saul gave to the administrator of the lawyer
The small collection of stuffed animals seems counterintuitive among panic rooms and pink underwear, but these soft animals played a key role in Jimmy’s You better call Saul narrative. Throughout the prequel, Jimmy bribed the courthouse attorney’s administrator by offering him TY Beanie Babies in exchange for small favors. The same scene features a black book containing lines of text written in cipher – a method for criminals to secretly track transactions.
The ping pong balls reference Jimmy’s old job
In the same box as Saul Goodman’s stuffed animals is a collection of ping-pong balls with “CC M…” written in black letters. These are promotional items for CC Mobile, the cell phone store Jimmy worked at when he was banned from practicing law. He often threw them while waiting for customers who invariably did not appear.
Mesa Verde’s pic from Better Call Saul Season 5
When Kim and Jimmy were looking for legal ammunition to deploy against Kevin’s Mesa Verde call center construction project in You better call Saul season 5, Steven Ogg’s Sobchak found an incriminating photograph in the CEO’s house. The same photograph (of a man on horseback) is contained in a box next to the CC Mobile bullets.
Jimmy McGill’s bingo balls from the early seasons of Better Call Saul
A woman walks behind a rail carrying this appears be a bag of bingo balls. Back when Jimmy McGill practiced elder law (as opposed to outlaw law), he hosted bingo sessions at the Sandpiper Retirement Home.
Jimmy & Kim’s Tequila Stopper from Better Call Saul Season 2
The last Easter egg (that we found!) in You better call Saul Season 6’s opening sequence is the tequila bottle cap falling off a dresser as it is being loaded into a moving van. This token was kept by Kim Wexler after she and Jimmy pulled their first scam in You better call Saul Season 2’s “Switch” tricking a businessman into paying for an expensive bottle of liquor. The topper later resurfaced after Kim quit her job in Season 5, but how does it end up in this luxury pillow?
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