A guide to all the Breaking Bad cameos in Better Call Saul Season 4

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill - Better Call Saul _ Season 4, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill - Better Call Saul _ Season 4, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television /
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Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill – Better Call Saul _ Season 4, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television
Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill – Better Call Saul _ Season 4, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Nicole Wilder/AMC/Sony Pictures Television /

S4E5 – “Quite A Ride”

Cameo-ish: No new cameos by any actual humans, but fans got a heaping taste of Saul Goodman, ornate office and all, from the end of the Heisenberg era as Better Call Saul finally entered into the Breaking Bad era with a welcome flourish. Also, the meth laundry is officially born, and Jesse Pinkman makes himself known.

The Story: Wow. Just wow. The opening moments of the episode greeted us with the familiar whirring sound of Saul’s trusty shredder as Francesca (Tina Parker) methodically destroyed an entire office worth of paperwork. It was a scene ripped right from the final episodes of Breaking Bad – although it was one that fans hadn’t seen yet. Given the state of Saul’s mangled nose and the context provided by the call to the famous “Disappearer” (please, BCS, please give us a dose of Robert Forster in the near future), the scene can be reasonably placed somewhere between the events of “Oxymandias” and “Granite State”.

We’ll have to wait to see what November 12th at 3pm has in store for us – Bob Odenkirk told Entertainment Weekly that we will get to see that play out before the season is over –  but just seeing Saul’s old office was a pure thrill. The idea that there are nooks and crannies from that era that have yet to be seen is electrifying for detail-savvy Breaking Bad fans.

As mentioned above, we also got a glimpse of Gus’s laundry and saw a duo of hard core interviews for potential excavators. Mike proves himself to be quite the resource for Gus, and they hire their man.

But perhaps the most exciting glimpse of them all came in the milliseconds after Jimmy pulled up to the Dog House, a fast food haunt for the shady element of the good ole ABQ. Oddly enough we don’t see any of the assorted riff raff that drifted in and out of Saul’s office throughout Breaking Bad, but we do see a car bopping up and down, propelled by some janky hydraulic. Who’s car did that? Oh yeah. Jesse Pinkman. And Jesse also loved to hang at the Dog House. We don’t see the trademark ‘THECAPN’ license plate, but the side and rear windows do indeed match that of a 1982 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Yeah bitch! Distinctive cars!