‘Better Call Saul’: Will Season 5 Finally Catch Up to ‘Breaking Bad’ Timeline?

Fans of Breaking Bad are still patiently watching and waiting for Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to make an appearance in the spinoff series Better Call Saul. In the season 4 finale featuring Bob Odenkirk we finally saw the start of Jimmy McGill’s transformation into sleazy-guy, Saul.

Let’s take a look at what we know about season 5 and how it lines up with the Breaking Bad timeline.

Jimmy McGill will become Saul, the corrupt attorney he plays on ‘Breaking Bad’

In the season 4 finale of Better Call Saul, Jimmy is granted permission to again begin practicing law, except he reveals that he will no longer practice under the name“‘Jimmy McGill”’ His entire monologue was one big con and he will now become the Saul that we all know from Breaking Bad.

This revelation in the season finale moves us one step closer to the entrance of Walter. From what Odenkirk has said so far, season 5 is going to be epic.

The actor told Deadline, “It’s the best season we’ve ever done, it’s going to blow your mind, and I’m not kidding about either of those things. It’s f*cking awesome. I can’t wait for people to see it. It’s just shattering in every direction, and I love it.”

Fans may just get what they are hoping for in season 5 if Odenkirk’s tease is indicative of a cross-over between the two shows.

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Will we finally get to see Walt and Jesse from ‘Breaking Bad’ in season 5?

Fans were hopeful that they would see Breaking Bad stars, Cranston (Walt) and Aaron Paul (Jesse) in season 4 of Better Call Saul, but the appearance never happened. 

The executive producer, Vince Gilligan, told fans at the Comic-Con International 2018 panel, “We’d be sorely remiss if these characters didn’t appear on the show before it ended,” in reference to Walt and Jesse.

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Now that we know the beloved stars will definitely show up in the Breaking Bad prequel, the real question we all want to know is: When? 

It is rumored that season 5 of Better Call Saul could be the show’s last season if it follows the Breaking Bad timeline of five seasons that end on a high note. If this proves to be true, we will meet our favorite characters in the upcoming season.

How to watch the first four seasons of ‘Better Call Saul’

If you are in need of a refresher before season 5 of the series, you can binge-watch seasons 1 through 3 on Netflix right now. Season 4 is set to be released to the streaming service about one month before season 5 premieres on AMC. 

With the current timeline, that would mean early 2020 for the Netflix release of season 4 of Better Call Saul and then about one month later you will be able to watch the season 5 premiere on AMC.

We are hopeful that when Better Call Saul returns, we will finally catch up to the Breaking Bad timeline and see the entrance of Walt and Jesse. The official premiere date of season 5 has not yet been announced, so we will keep our eyes out in early 2020.