Better Call Saul brilliantly returns Breaking Bad fans into the Walter White universe, telling the story of upstart lawyer Jimmy McGill. Most viewers will be aware that Jimmy eventually loses the battle against his own flimsy ideals of legal ethics and becomes Saul Goodman, a lawyer that becomes more well known for chasing ambulances and helping drug dealers hide their dirty money.
Even though we know the ending, series creator Vince Gilligan makes the journey worth watching. With very detailed and precise writing, the Better Call Saul crew expertly weave Jimmy’s story into the same Albuquerque, New Mexico that we remember from Breaking Bad. And while it’s unlikely (but not impossible) that Jesse Pinkman or Walter White will show up in the series, Better Call Saul contains numerous Easter eggs and subtle references to the show that it spun off from. We’ve already gathered all of them from Season One, and you can find them right here. Here’s the Season Two version, all spotted by eagle-eyed fans across the internet!
We’ll start off with the easy ones. Since Better Call Saul takes place in the same town as Breaking Bad, just a few years earlier, it makes sense that some of the people living there would be the same in both series. Along with returning main characters like Tuco and Mike Ehrmantraut, Better Call Saul features a surprisingly large number of returning extras.
The local dinner has the same waitress, a woman named Fran. She first served Mike back in Season Five of Breaking Bad, when he met with Lydia. The police department continue to send Officer Saxton to deal with house calls. He responded to Daniel’s complaint that someone stole his “baseball cards,” but he was also the one who showed up in Season Three of Breaking Bad when Skylar called to complain that Walter had broken in to his own house.
There’s also Ken Wins, the egotistical rich guy that Jimmy and Kim scam for a bottle of fancy tequila. He first appeared in the very first season of Breaking Bad, where he zooms in to steal a parking spot from Walter, who would later get a small measure of revenge by short circuiting the battery in Ken’s fancy car, causing it to explode.