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AMC has officially kicked off Season 4 of Better Call Saul, and as we've been led to expect, the premiere episode was ripe with nods and characters from the Breaking Bad days. Vince Gilligan and the cast have been teasing more Breaking Bad integration with the series for a while, and Bob Odenkirk recently confirmed things are only going to jump further into Breaking Bad as Season 4 continues:
Bob Odenkirk said a large chunk of Season 4's story will be dedicated to the villains previously introduced in Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul has been providing the backstory to key characters like Hector Salamanca for a while now, and now it appears the series will dive even deeper into the twisted mind of Giancarlo Esposito's Gus Fring. Of course, there will also be Jimmy's ongoing transformation into the skeevy lawyer Saul Goodman, but Odenkirk's quote to EW gives the vibe that most of the Breaking Bad mythos that's happening this season will be happening through Mike and Nacho's storylines.
That much has already been seen in Better Call Saul's Season 4 premiere, which seemed to introduce the tale behind how Hector Salamanca went from right-hand man to Don Eladio to the state he's in when Breaking Bad introduces him. Odenkirk mentioned the event, and teased that Season 4 will show how Gus becomes the cold-blooded mastermind Breaking Bad made him out to be:
Bob Odenkirk also alluded to a Better Call Saul scene that takes place in the Breaking Bad timeline this season, which was teased by creator Vince Gilligan not that long ago. The scene, which Gilligan had teased will put the series on the path "toward the world of Walter White," was not expounded on by Odenkirk. The actor did mention that Saul's bodyguard Huell will make his debut, so it's possible the character may have a part to play in the upcoming Breaking Bad timeline scene.
Odenkirk furthermore mentioned Season 4 of Better Call Saul will feature Lalo, who could have a role to fill in the Breaking Bad timeline. In Season 2 of Breaking Bad, Saul rattles off a confession when he is captured by Walt and Jesse, mistaking them as enforcers for Lalo. Saul blames Ignacio, which is the real name of Better Call Saul's Nacho, for whatever happened that would make Lalo mad enough to send assassins after Saul. Fans will likely see that event in Better Call Saul, although it's possible the show might jump to the Breaking Bad timeline to catch up with Lalo and whatever bone he'd have to pick with Saul or Nacho. That is, provided Lalo didn't already get some sort of revenge on Nacho as the Better Call Saul character has never been seen in Breaking Bad.