Each season of Better Call Saul begins with the soul-crushingly-beautiful montages of cinnamon rolls being made at a Cinnamon in Omaha. In those scenes we see a post-Breaking Bad Saul Goodman living life as Gene, a Cinnabon manager…at least that’s what we thought. Yes, Gene is still a Cinnabon manager, but it’s quite possible that we had the timeline wrong all along.
In a recent episode of the Better Call Saul Insider podcast, actor Bob Odenkirk and show creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould raised the possibility that the show could actually take place earlier than anticipated. How, you ask? Well, if you’ll recall, when Saul went off to Nebraska, there were months that passed until the very end of the show, which means all those scenes we saw could take place in that sort of nether-area of the timeline.
Additionally, they also hinted at Saul truly fearing Walter White over anyone. Odenkirk then said:
“Speaking as a fan, if Walter White dies… and that’s on the news in some capacity, I don’t know. Does that make him think, ‘I can come out from hiding?'”
Have we just discovered a clean segue into the latter portion of the show, which I hope will show the redemption of one Jimmy McGill? I’d like to think this is a possibility.
But what do you think of this? Was Walter White enough of a threat to Saul that he’d be the guy truly putting him in hiding? Let us know your thoughts down below!