Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
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Better Call Saul 

Badger is caught by the DEA. Walt and Jesse hire the best criminal lawyer in town, Saul Goodman.


Terry McDonough


Vince Gilligan (created by), Peter Gould




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Cranston ... Walter White
Anna Gunn ... Skyler White
Aaron Paul ... Jesse Pinkman
Dean Norris ... Hank Schrader
Betsy Brandt ... Marie Schrader
RJ Mitte ... Walter White, Jr. (credit only)
Bob Odenkirk ... Saul Goodman
DJ Qualls ... Getz
Krysten Ritter ... Jane Margolis
Matt Jones ... Badger
Steven Michael Quezada ... Steven Gomez
Tina Parker ... Francesca
Jimmy Daniels ... Jimmy in-'N-Out / James Edward Kilkelly
Shenoah Allen Shenoah Allen ... Schlubby Guy #1
Drew Pollock ... Schlubby Guy #2


Walt and Jesse have yet another problem to deal with when one of their dealers, Jesse's friend Badger, is arrested by the Albuquerque police. They end up hiring a shady lawyer, Saul Goodman, who has a unique way of ensuring that Badger gets off with a light sentence without having to give away Jesse or Walt's identity. As Walt learns however, it may come at a very high price. Walt's brother-in-law Hank, the DEA Agent, is suffering from post-traumatic stress following the shooting in Juarez. He puts on a brave face but is having trouble just getting out of bed in the morning. Walt has some suggestions for him. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The crawler text during the Better Call Saul TV commercial reads, 'Not actual clients, paid actors representing testimonials, affidavits on file - ¡Se habla espanol!' See more »


In the opening scene, when Badger and the cop are sitting on the Better Call Saul bench, some spooky things happen in the background. Specifically, a man and woman couple walk back and forth, but once they walk to the left twice in a row, and once they mysteriously appear from behind the pillar; and a man with a dog and a bicyclist disappear behind the pillar but never reappear. Also, there are a few cuts when a person walks directly in front of the camera. See more »


Saul Goodman: I'm gonna get you a second phone call, OK? You're gonna call your mommy or your daddy or your parish priest or your boy scout leader, and they're gonna deliver me a check for $4650.00. I'm gonna write that down on the back of my business card. Four, Six, Five, Zero, OK? And I need that in a cashiers check or a money order, doesn't matter. Actually, ah, I want it in a money order and ah, make it out to "Ice Station Zebra Associates." That's my loan out. It's totally legit... its done just for ...
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Referenced in Talking Saul: Switch (2016) See more »


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Saul Is Nothing Like Jimmy McGill: Two Totally Different Shows
29 November 2020 | by TheFearmakersSee all my reviews

Better Call Saul was good for three seasons until the producers forgot to connect Saul Goodman on that show to THIS Saul Goodman, who is obnoxious and a total boob, who no one wants to spend time with or speak to, and who would NOT have a cuddle-toy-girlfriend like Kim Wexler, ever, ever, at least not within a decade of the Saul character here, who has not only a different reason behind his fake name but everything is different about him and the two shows, that DO NOT connect in this episode. Rather, this episode reminds you about how totally different the two characters, and shows, are. And Saul entrance to Breaking Bad turned the show into a more frantic black comedy: a good thing.

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Release Date:

26 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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