You couldn't have had a better callback, "Saul."
Season 2 of the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul," which premiered Monday night, has Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) showing flashes of his future alter ego, Saul Goodman. After initially rejecting a cushy job at the law firm Davis & Maine, Odenkirk's character enlists Kim (Rhea Seehorn) to help him run a scam on a stock trader, tricking him into buying them expensive shots of tequila.
The scam brings the pair closer together, but eventually they abandon the rotten streak and McGill decides to take the law firm job. Sorry, no Saul Goodman after all. (He does flip a switch that says "Do not turn off," though. Yeah, pretty badass.) Still, while McGill was "breaking bad," there was a sneaky callback to the original show that you might've missed.
First, take a look at that stock trader that got scammed. Recognize him from anywhere?
That's Ken, the same guy who stole Walter White's parking space in "Breaking Bad." It's cool, though. Mr. White eventually blew up his car, so they're all square.
But the Easter egg gets even better. Now, check out that tequila they made Ken buy ...
That's Zafiro Añejo. "Better Call Saul" creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould confirmed on AMC's live aftershow "Talking Saul" that it's the same type of tequila Gus poisoned in "Breaking Bad," causing the deaths of Eladio Vuente and other members of the Juárez Cartel.
"Talking Saul" host Chris Hardwick also asked Gilligan if the name Zafiro Añejo was related to blue meth, which the writer also confirmed.
"Sapphire in Spanish, Zafiro Añejo, yeah," said Gilligan.
We salute all your "Breaking Bad" Easter eggs, sirs. Cheers to you guys.
"Better Call Saul" airs Mondays at 10:00 p.m. ET on AMC.
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