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Better Call Saul's Time Jump, Explained: What Year Is It? And How Close Are We to Breaking Bad?

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Warning: This post contains spoilers from Monday’s Better Call Saul.

Goodbye, Jimmy McGill. Hello, Saul Goodman.

This week’s Better Call Saul — after tearing our hearts out with that Kim goodbye scene — ended with a surprise time jump, vaulting us forward to when Jimmy was fully in the fast-talking, flashy suit-wearing Saul Goodman persona we saw in Breaking Bad. (Read our full recap here.) But when was that, exactly? And how soon can we expect to see Walter White and Jesse Pinkman pop up in Saul’s life?

We’re channeling our inner Mike Ehrmantraut and playing detective here, examining clues not only from this week’s flash-forward, but also from previous episodes of Saul and Breaking Bad, to establish a timeline of where we now find ourselves in Saul’s story. Oh, and we also put a date to those “Gene in Omaha” flash-forward scenes of Saul’s, too, just to bring it all full circle.

So read on to get our best educated guess as to where this latest Better Call Saul time jump leaves us on the calendar, and how far away that is from Saul Goodman’s Breaking Bad debut. Spot any clues we missed? Hit the comments and add your evidence to our files.

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