This article is about the timeline of Better Call Saul episodes. For the timeline of Breaking Bad episodes, see Breaking Bad Timeline. For the complete chronology of the universe of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, see Timeline.

The following is a timeline of Better Call Saul that estimates the exact dates when the episodes in each season occurred. The days in which the episodes occurred are completely estimated and include downtime between the episodes as well.

Season 1 Timeline

  • "Uno" - May 13-25, 2002 (thirteen days)
  • "Mijo" - May 25 - June 15, 2002 (three weeks)
  • "Nacho" - June 15-16, 2002 (two days)
  • "Hero" - June 16-20, 2002 (five days)
  • "Alpine Shepherd Boy" - June 20-22, 2002 (three days)
  • "Five-O" - June 22, 2002 (one day)*
  • "Bingo" - June 23-25, 2002 (three days)
  • "RICO" - June 26-28, 2002 (three days)
  • "Pimento" - June 28-30, 2002 (three days)
  • "Marco" - June 30 - July 18, 2002 (three weeks)

*most of “Five-O” occurred as a flashback to ~March 2002.

Season 2 Timeline

  • "Switch" - July 18-25, 2002 (eight days)
  • "Cobbler" - July 26-27, 2002 (two days)
  • "Amarillo" - August 15-17, 2002 (three days)
  • "Gloves Off" - August 18-23, 2002 (six days)
  • "Rebecca" - August 24-27, 2002 (four days)
  • "Bali Ha'i"​ - August 27-30, 2002 (four days)
  • "Inflatable" - August 30 - September 12, 2002 (two weeks)
  • "Fifi" - September 13-18, 2002 (six days)
  • "Nailed" - September 19-24, 2002 (six days)
  • "Klick" - September 24-26, 2002 (three days)

Season 3 Timeline

  • "Mabel"- September 26-27, 2002 (two days)
  • "Witness" - September 27-30, 2002 (four days)
  • "Sunk Costs" - September 30 - October 2, 2002 (three days)
  • "Sabrosito" - October 2-4, 2002 (three days)
  • "Chicanery" - February 25-26, 2003 (two days)
  • "Off Brand" - February 27-28, 2003 (two days)
  • "Expenses" - March 1-3, 2003 (three days)
  • "Slip"- March 4-6, 2003 (three days)
  • "Fall" - March 7-18, 2003 (twelve days)
  • "Lantern" - March 18-28, 2003 (ten days)

Season 4 Timeline

  • "Smoke" - March 29-31, 2003 (three days)
  • "Breathe" - April 7, 2003 (one day)
  • "Something Beautiful" April 8-9, 2003 (two days)
  • "Talk" - April 10-12, 2003 (three days)
  • "Quite a Ride" - April 13-14, 2003 (two days)
  • "Piñata" - April 15, 2003 (one day)
  • "Something Stupid" - April 16, 2003 - January 12, 2004 (montage, 9 months) and January 13-16, 2004 (four days)
  • "Coushatta" - January 17 - February 1, 2004 (two weeks)
  • "Wiedersehen" - February 8-25, 2004 and March 28-31, 2004 (four days)
  • "Winner" - March 22 - April 1, 2004 (ten days)

*In "Wiedersehen", Jimmy's storyline takes place in February 2004 while Mike's takes place in the few days leading up to "Winner."

*In "Winner", Jimmy's storyline spans over a week from March 22 to April 1, while Mike's only takes place on March 31.

Season 5 Timeline

Time References

  • Chuck is seen with a Vaio laptop in the flashback to Jimmy passing the bar, setting the earliest for this flashback to 1997 when the line was first released.
  • The initial date 5/13/02 (May 13, 2002) is seen on Jimmy’s paycheck. ("Uno")
  • The date of 5/25/02 (May 25, 2002) is determined by a receipt attached to Lars Lindholm's medical forms as found by Chuck. ("Mijo")
  • The newspaper Chuck steals show the date June 20, 2002. ("Alpine Shepherd Boy")
  • Marco tells Jimmy it's been 10 years since he’s seen him, setting the year for the slippin jimmy flashbacks to around 1992. ("Marco")
  • The date of 3/4/2003 (March 4, 2003) is seen on Kim's check to Howard ("Slip")
  • Howard gives Rebecca a check dated 4/7/2003 (April 7, 2003) ("Breathe")
  • Jimmy meets with his PPD officer on the second Monday of the month, which was April 14, 2003 ("Quite a Ride")
  • We see Jimmy's PPD meeting report dated June 3rd, 2003, the CC Mobile store has an Independence Day sale, we see another PPD report October 13, 2003, and finally, Jimmy's PPD being completed on January 12th, 2004. This is the largest time skip depicted in the series. ("Something Stupid")
  • At his reinstatement hearing, Jimmy describes the "recent" Supreme Court case Crawford v. Washington, which was decided on March 8, 2004. ("Wiedersehen")
  • Fred Whalen’s murder in “Winner“ is confirmed to have happened on March 31, 2004. (“Wexler v. Goodman”)
  • Jimmy and Kim's marriage certificate says it is May 26, 2004. ("JMM")
  • In the arraignment of Lalo Salamanca, the prosecutor says that the librarian Lillian Simmons amended her statement to the police (at Mike's prompting ("Wexler v. Goodman") "two months" after the murder of Fred Whalen. ("JMM")
  • Kim says it's been almost two years since Davis & Main got involved in the Sandpiper case in "Cobbler" which is estimated to take place in July 2002. ("Something Unforgivable")
  • In the opening "Gene Scene" in "Magic Man", Gene's license plate has a 2012 sticker on it. This places the Gene Scenes in either 2011 or 2012 and due to the snowy weather, they likely take place in January or February 2012. This is almost a decade after the beginning of Better Call Saul and roughly 1.5-2 years after Walter White's downfall.
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