The season six premiere showcases Saul's house, which was never shown on "Better Call Saul." You may have gotten emotional at the start of the episode, thinking that Saul eventually purchased the dream house that he and Kim looked at, but it wasn't.
On the "Better Call Saul Insider" podcast, the creative team reveals that the original plan was to use the same house.
"Our original idea in the writer's room was that this would be the house that Jimmy and Kim looked at — the empty house when they kind of went house shopping last season," "Better Call Saul" cocreator Peter Gould said. "We thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if he had bought the house that he and Kim looked at?'"
Gould added that after scouting the house, they realized it was too restrictive to film inside to accomplish what they wanted to capture.
"It was such a wonderful idea to use that same house and I held onto it probably a little bit longer than I should've," Gould said.
Throughout the season, we start to see that Jimmy adopted some mannerisms as Saul Goodman and made specific choices based off of things Kim said to him in the past.
Here are the ones we've picked up on so far:
On the premiere, when Jimmy tells Kim he rented a new car, Kim tells him that Saul wouldn't drive a brown Ford Taurus. It's not gaudy or showy. She says Saul would drive a flashy American vehicle. Saul eventually gets a white Cadillac.
Kim finds the space where Saul eventually holds his legal practice.
On season six, episode five, Kim playfully pretends to be Saul, telling Jimmy, "I'm Saul Goodman. Pow. I fight for you!" Jimmy eventually uses that phrase and others like it in TV ads to promote his business on "Breaking Bad."
In "Axe & Grind," Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler find themselves calling upon Dr. Caldera. First appearing in Better Call Saul season 1, Caldera is a vet by day, criminal gateway by night. Whether it be drugs, crooks, or a quick escape, Caldera can make it happen and treat your dog's flea problem while he's at it. Finishing up his latest deal with Jimmy, Caldera expresses a desire to leave criminal moonlighting behind and focus solely on animals. He reveals the source of his power is a little black book filled with criminal contacts (such as Ed Galbraith) written in a complex cipher illegible to the untrained eye. Caldera plans to start a new life elsewhere by selling this phone book for a hefty price.
Caldera's black book can be spotted among Saul Goodman's possessions in Better Call Saul season 6's hypnotic opening house clearing sequence. One clearance worker hands it to another, who then opens the cover to reveal Caldera's unmistakable coded scrawls and tosses the book into a box alongside the CC Mobile balls and the Mesa Verde horse photo. The way Better Call Saul's roving camera lingers upon Saul Goodman's clandestine contact list immediately signified its importance, but since this item's backstory wouldn't become clear until episode 6, the meaning flew entirely over audience heads. Caldera's cameo in "Axe & Grind" neatly fills that gap.
Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 7 Online Watch Better Call Saul Season 6 Episode 7 However he gets hold of it, Better Call Saul's black book reveal helps explain Jimmy McGill's future role in Breaking Bad. Saul Goodman is the man Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will one day rely upon for criminal underworld contacts. Very rarely does Saul not "know a guy" for any given situation. Jimmy hasn't quite reached that status as of Better Call Saul season 6's midway point, but buying/stealing Caldera's book and inheriting the vet's fix-it gig bridges the gap between Jimmy's prequel present and what Saul eventually becomes in Breaking Bad.