Better Call Saul Season 6 Time Jump: Is The Prequel Near The Breaking Bad Timeline?

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The latest episode of Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 9, Fun and Games, features a time jump, though nobody knows how long it is. As it shows Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) as Saul Goodman in his flashy suit, does it mean it’s already near the Breaking Bad timeline?

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Better Call Saul Season 6 only has four episodes before it officially concludes Jimmy/Saul’s story. But aside from many questions that fans want some answers to, they’re also waiting for the announced appearance of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron) in one of the final episodes. So, does Saul’s appearance mean it will soon happen?

Better Call Saul Season 6 Time Jump


Before the series’ major time jump, the midseason finale, Plan and Execution, showed the year when Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) donated to a charity.

The big check noted the date was June 24, 2004. So, TVLine assumed it might be four to six years before Breaking Bad took place.

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It wasn’t that long before Gus started hiding, and Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) showed up at Jimmy and Kim’s house and killed Howard (Patrick Fabian).

So, fast forward to Howard and Lalo’s death and Kim’s emotional goodbye, leaving Jimmy alone; it might have happened around July 2004.

The Emergence of Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul Season 6

After Kim taped her moving boxes, the scene shifted to Jimmy, waking up with a woman on his bed inside a lavish-looking house.


He looked like Saul Goodman, who fans first met in Breaking Bad—fast talking and always wearing a Bluetooth headset.

So, how much time had passed since he and Kim parted ways?

Judging by the year indicated in his “LWYRUP” license plate, the registration sticker would expire in November 2005.

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So, the show might have jumped a year or so. His handicapped placard, on the other hand, would expire on November 20, 2008, inching closer to the Breaking Bad timeline.

However, in New Mexico, the country issues handicapped placards that expire four years after they’re given, along with the driver’s license renewal.

So, this backs up the assumption that Better Call Saul Season 6 jumped to the year 2005.


The Breaking Bad Timeline

Breaking Bad premiered on AMC in 2008, and Saul Goodman debuted in the series in the second season in the same year. He was seen in Episode 8, aptly titled Better Call Saul.

He’s the lawyer of Walt and Jesse’s meth dealer, Badger (Matt Jones). As Walter, Jesse and Saul's first meeting took place sometime in 2008. It would still take three years before Better Call Saul Season 6 reached the Breaking Bad timeline.

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So, does this mean Walter and Jesse will meet Saul earlier, or will there be another Better Call Saul Season 6 time jump?

Better Call Saul Season 6’s new episode airs every Monday on AMC and every Tuesday on Netflix.

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