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

Pre-Better Call Saul Timeline[]

1912
1939
Early 1940s
1944
Mid 1940s
November 2, 1945
1950
1953
1957
1958
September 7, 1958
October 8, 1958
1959
  • Chuck McGill graduates valedictorian from Francis Xavier High School at age 14, the only student in the school's history to do so. ("Smoke")
November 12, 1960
1960
1964
March 1966
February 13, 1968
March 20, 1968
1968
1960s-1970s
1970s
  • Mike Ehrmantraut begins what will eventually be a 30-year career as an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department.
August 11, 1970
1971
December 9, 1971
1972
1973-1974
  • Jimmy enters high school, where he runs an illicit ID forgery ring to help his friends buy alcohol.
1973
August 1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
Late 1970s
  • Chuck, while helping with an audit of the store records, uncovers Jimmy's thievery. He attempts to expose Jimmy's actions to their father, but Chuck Sr. is unconvinced.
  • Chuck Sr. is forced to close down the corner store due to insufficient profits.
  • Chuck Sr. dies six months after going out of business. At his funeral, Jimmy is moved to open tears. Chuck, however, begins to see Jimmy in a new light.
1979
1980
Early 1980s
  • Matt, as a child, is seen with a younger Mike. As his father pours cement on his driveway, he allows Matt to write his name on it with a stick. ("Talk")
1982
  • Jimmy McGill attends bartending school. ("Saul Gone")
  • Jimmy McGill attempts to show off by performing a "slip-and-fall" scam outside the Marshall Field's department store but accidentally breaks his knees. ("Saul Gone")
April 4, 1982
1984
  • Brandon Mayhew is born.
  • In Nebraska, Kim Wexler's mother is late to pick her up from Red Cloud Junior High School because of her drinking. Kim ignores her mother's calls to get into the car and walks home on her own. ("Wexler v. Goodman")
  • 16-year-old Kim is caught shoplifting where her mother reprimands her, but when she leaves she drops that facade and shows that she doesn't care about what has happened. She reveals that she herself shoplifted another pair of the earrings and gives them to Kim. ("Axe and Grind")
March 17, 1984
September 24, 1984
1985
  • Fresh out of law school, Howard Hamlin is convinced by his father to join HHM, eventually becoming a senior partner. ("Fifi",  "Lantern")
  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to Herbert A. Hauptman and Jerome Karle "for their outstanding achievements in developing direct methods for the determination of crystal structures." Walter White worked on the team and helped conduct research on proton radiography. ("Pilot")
  • A 28-year-old Walter White and Gretchen analyze the components of the human body. ("...and the Bag's in the River")
Mid 1980s
1986
  • Gustavo Fring leaves Chile and immigrates to Mexico.
  • Kim leaves Nebraska to study in Colorado.
1987
  • Jimmy has the last contact with Chuck and Ruth he will have for 5 years. ("Nacho")
  • Todd Alquist is born.
1988
1989
  • Hector kills Max Arciniega in front of his partner, Gustavo Fring, by order of Don Eladio. ("Hermanos")
  • Gustavo Fring is granted an entry visa into the United States and immigrates there.
  • After graduating with a Bachelor's degree, Kim moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and enrolled in the JD program at the University of New Mexico School of Law, and on the side she found a job in the mail room of the firm Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill (HHM), who paid for Kim’s law school tuition. (See Time References)
  • On July 4, 1989, Walt was introduced to Gretchen's family, but he abruptly left her without any explanation due to feelings of inferiority due to her family's wealth and status.
    • Some time after, Walt sold his 1/3 share of Gray Matter to Elliott for $5,000. ("Buyout")
1990
  • Walt works in a chemical lab near Los Alamos, where he met his future wife Skyler Lambert, who worked as a hostess in a neighboring restaurant. They begin dating afterwards. ("Cancer Man")
1992
July 18, 1992
1993
Spring 1993
  • Walter, who at the time is employed at Sandia National Laboratory, and Skyler buy a house in Albuquerque. ("Full Measure")
  • Jimmy walks past HHM's law library. He turns around and steps inside, deciding to become a lawyer like Chuck and Kim. ("Piñata")
July 8, 1993
1994
  • Gustavo Fring establishes the Max Arciniega Chemistry Scholarship at the University of New Mexico. ("Something Beautiful",  "Hermanos")
  • Jake Pinkman is born.
  • Jimmy McGill finishes his undergraduate degree at Bernalillo County Community College in May 1994 and graduates with a Bachelor of Science. (Jimmy's resume on Season 4 Blu-ray)
Mid 1990s
  • Jesse Pinkman becomes friends with Combo.
  • Walt either left or lost his position at Sandia Laboratories and he eventually went on to become a chemistry teacher at J. P. Wynne High School.
  • Lalo and Hector burn down a hotel for disrespect from the owner. Lalo keeps the desk bell as a souvenir. ("Wiedersehen")
1997
June 1997
  • Jimmy McGill completes his law degree via correspondence school at University of American Samoa.
1998
Mid 1998
  • Following Kim, Jimmy passes the bar on his third attempt. Chuck vouches for him in front of the New Mexico Bar Association. ("Rebecca",  "Winner",  "RICO")
    • However, Chuck pressured Howard to block Jimmy from working at HHM. When Howard was forced to deliver the news, Jimmy mistakenly blamed him for the decision. ("RICO",  "Pimento")
  • A party is held at a karaoke bar celebrating Jimmy's new career. While Ernesto performs, Jimmy convinces Chuck to come onstage and sing with him. As the McGills sing a duet of ABBA's The Winner Takes It All. ("Winner")
1998-2002
  • In high school, Jesse finishes a wooden box for his woodworking class that he liked a lot after many attempts and trades it for an ounce of weed. ("Kafkaesque",  "Felina")
1999
  • Chuck and Jimmy's mother passes away. ("Marco",  "Klick")
  • In Don Eladio's Hacienda, Hector is humiliated by Gus Fring when he brings a lot more money and more neat and tidy. ("Sabrosito")
  • Gale received his Bachelor's degree, and graduated after having the Max Arciniega Scholarship. ("Hermanos")
  • Chuck begins to experience symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity disorder. ("Alpine Shepherd Boy")
  • Jimmy leaves HHM and begins working as a solo practitioner. (Jimmy's resume on Season 4 Blu-ray)
Early 2000s
  • When Combo stole a baby Jesus from a Nativity set as a juvenile, Jesse accompanied Combo to juvenile court, where he was represented by public defender and attorney Kim Wexler, who helped Combo get out of trouble. ("ABQ",  "Waterworks")
2001
  • In January, Chuck takes a sabbatical from HHM, when he began developing apparent electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
  • Jesse graduates from J. P. Wynne High School. ("El Camino")
  • At some point, Chuck and Rebecca separated. Later on, they got divorced. ("Witness",  "Chicanery")
  • October 13th: Three unnamed defendants break into Mr. Spinauzo's morgue and commit a sex act on a severed human head. ("Uno")
  • December 8th-11th: Matt Ehrmantraut is murdered by his corrupt partner and sergeant during a police raid.
2002
  • March: Mike Ehrmantraut avenges Matt's death by killing his murderers in cold blood. ("Five-O")
  • That same night, Mike took a train to leave to Albuquerque. There, he reunites with Stacey and Kaylee Ehrmantraut.
  • Mike meets Caldera.
  • Jesse begins to study Data Systems Management studies at DeVry University due to pressure from his parents; however he drops out the same year.
  • Peter Schuler and Gus Fring recruit Lydia to work with them in their secret business.
May 12, 2002
  • Sometime before the start of Uno, Jimmy brings groceries and daily newspapers to Chuck at his home one night. The two brothers briefly share a chance at opening up when Chuck asks Jimmy about his public defense clients before Jimmy ignores the conversation and leaves. ("Saul Gone")

Better Call Saul Timeline[]

Year 2002 2003 2004
Month A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D
Season S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6

Season 1

2002 May "Uno"
May 13 to 25
(thirteen days)
  • Jimmy McGill struggles financially to survive as a underpaid public defender. He must also help his brother, Chuck, who seems to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity.
  • Jimmy urges Craig Kettleman, the county treasurer accused of embezzling $1.6 million, to hire him. His wife, Betsy, asks for time to think this over.
  • Jimmy confronts Howard Hamlin, demanding Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill cash out his brother's $17 million share in the firm. Howard refuses, knowing full well that it is not Chuck's will.
  • The Kettlemans decide to hire HHM rather than Jimmy. Frustrated, Jimmy devises an elaborate scheme with con artist twins Lars and Cal to take revenge on Betsy. The plan turns into a fiasco when the twins choose the wrong target and try to extort Tuco Salamanca's grandmother.
"Mijo"
May 25 to June 15
(three weeks)
  • Jimmy and the twins are dragged into the desert, gagged and tied up. Jimmy's lies to save his life and that of the twins exhume Tuco's paranoia.
  • Nacho Varga intervenes and gets the truth. Tuco unties Jimmy and frees him, but wants the twins' death because they insulted his grandmother.
  • Jimmy manages to convince Tuco to spare their lives, and talks him down to merely breaking one leg on each of the brothers.
  • After several days defending clients at the courthouse, and finally winning a case, Jimmy receives Nacho's visit to his small office. Nacho offers a part of the profits for cooperation to find the money stolen by the Kettlemans. Jimmy declines.
June
"Nacho"
June 15 to 16
(two days)
  • Worried about Nacho's plan, Jimmy anonymously warns the Kettlemans that they are in danger. The Kettlemans disappear and Nacho is arrested as the main suspect.
  • Nacho warns Jimmy that if he does not get the charges dropped against him, the police might uncover his connections to Tuco's criminal organization, which would result in Jimmy's death.
  • Jimmy finds the Kettlemans hiding in the forest near their house, in possession of the $1.5 million they stole.
"Hero"
June 16 to 20
(five days)
  • The Kettlemans offer Jimmy a $30,000 bribe for his silence, which Jimmy finally accepts as a result of their refusal to hire him as their lawyer. With some of this money, Jimmy buys a billboard advertisement which shares obvious and deliberate similarities with HHM.
  • At Howard's request, a judge ordered Jimmy to take down the billboard within 48 hours. Jimmy organizes a video plea, calling for sympathy to his situation. During the shooting, Jimmy rescues the worker who had to disassemble the billboard, making him a local hero.
  • With this new popularity, Jimmy receives many professional solicitations. Chuck ends up discovering that Jimmy organized the accident for his benefit.
"Alpine Shepherd Boy"
June 20 to 22
(three days)
  • Chuck McGill stole some news papers and refuses to let the cops into his house.
  • Jimmy visits Geraldine Strauss and he assists her with estate planning.
  • Chuck wakes up in the Hospital and panics at the light.
  • Mike receives an unexpected visit from two detectives.
"Five-O"
June 22
(one day)
  • Mike sits facing 2 detectives and asks for Jimmy as his lawyer.
  • Jimmy meets Mike at the station and Mike instructs him to spill on Abbasi.
"Bingo"
June 23 to 25
(three days)
  • Jimmy and Mike wait for detectives at the police station in Philadelphia.
  • Jimmy takes Kim on a tour of a high raised office space that he's looking to lease.
"RICO"
June 26 to 28
(three days)
  • Kim unpacks her old office. After salvaging the Kettlemans' case, she's back in the good graces of HHM.
  • Jimmy spends an entire night at Chuck's house piecing together shredded documents.
"Pimento"
June 28 to 30
(three days)
  • Chuck surprises both Jimmy and himself by leaving the house without a space blanket as the 2 brothers sit on a park bench.
  • Chuck and Jimmy go to a meeting at HHM.
  • Kim visits Howard at his office demanding she needs to know why he didn't want to hire Jimmy.
"Marco"
June 30 to July 18
(nineteen days)
  • Jimmy pays Howard a visit to officially hand over the Sandpiper Crossing case to HHM.
  • Jimmy travels to Cicero and goes to the bar where he finds Marco dozing.
  • Jimmy and Marco break into the McGill family's abandoned store.("Slip")
  • Jimmy finds Marco unconscious in an alley and Marco then wakes up from heart attack before passing away.
July

Season 2

2002 July "Switch"
July 18 to 25
(eight days)
  • Kim and Howard introduce Jimmy to his employees from Davis and Main.
"Cobbler"
July 26 to 27
(two days)
  • Howard shows up at Chuck's house with a grocery delivery and tells him that Jimmy has been hired by Davis and Main.
  • Jimmy and Kim attend a meeting with Davis and Main at HHM.
August "Amarillo"
August 15 to 17
(three days)
  • In Amarillo, Texas, Jimmy steps aboard a bus full of Sandpiper Crossing residents looking for Mrs. Alma May Urbano to see if she received a Davis and Main action mailer.
  • Back in Albuquerque, the Sandpiper Crossing meets with Chuck at HHM.
"Gloves Off"
August 18 to 23
(six days)
  • Jimmy looks for Kim and finds her office empty. He fears that his actions cost her job.
  • At Chuck's house, Chuck doesn't answer the door, so Jimmy uses the key to get in and finds Chuck on the couch wrapped in his space blanket.
  • Mike meets Lawson at a motel, where he offers Mike a selection of long-range rifles.
  • Nacho and Tuco sit across Krazy-8 at a restaurant and count money. Mike comes and orders food, and Tuco angerly confronts Mike and punches him.
"Rebecca"
August 24 to 27
(four days)
  • Jimmy works late at Davis and Main and leaves Kim an exciting voice mail.
  • Jimmy arrives at Davis and Main and finds Erin already in her office.
  • At HHM Kim spends her lunch break making calls trying to drum up the new business and get back on Howard's good side.
  • Hector joins Mike at Loyola's diner.
"Bali Ha'i"
August 27 to 30
(four days)
  • Jimmy is having trouble falling asleep so he turns on the TV surfing through channels. He finds that Davis and Main used a very plain version of a class action lawsuit ad.
  • Kim returns to her old office at HHM.
  • Mike returns home from his groceries shift and finds Arturo sitting on his front steps.
  • Kaylee Ehrmantraut is swimming in a motel pool and Mike is watching her. He sees the Salamanca twins watching from a nearby roof.
  • Mike is summoned to an ice cream place which is occupied by Hector, the Twins, Nacho and Arturo.
"Inflatable"
August 30 to September 7
(nine days)
September
"Fifi"
September 8 to 13
(six days)
  • Jimmy and Kim celebrate their partnership at the Dog House.
  • Chuck attends a meeting with Howard and Kevin, and Howard is horrified when Chuck tells Kevin that Kim is the right choice to handle Mesa Verde.
"Nailed"
September 14 to 19
(six days)
  • Chuck, Howard, Kevin Wachtell and Paige Novick are scheduled to appear before the New Mexico State Banking Board.
  • Jimmy and Kim set up an office space by upholstering the floor, painting the walls and Hauling away the Dentist chairs.
"Klick"
September 19 to 21
(three days)
  • Chuck is lying unconscious and bleeding and ends up in the hospital.
  • Mike meets Lawson in the desert and tests-fires a sniper rifle.
  • Chuck lined his living room walls and ceilings with metal sheets.

Season 3

2002 September "Mabel"
September 21 to 22
(two days)
  • Jimmy and Chuck remove the foil covering from Chuck's living room wall.
  • Chuck invites Howard to his house and plays Jimmy's confession tape.
  • Mike finds a mysterious message on his car windshield out in the desert.("Klick")
"Witness"
September 22 to 24
(three days)
  • Mike sees two henchmen give a tracker to a courier and follows it the rest of the night and in the morning it pulls into Los Pollos Hermanos.
  • Jimmy and Kim interview Francesca Liddy.
  • Jimmy breaks into Chuck's house.
"Sunk Costs"
September 24 to 26
(three days)
  • Mike gets a call from Gus telling him to expect two cars momentarily, two SUVs show up in the opposite directions, Victor comes out of the front one and Gus and Tyrus come out of the back one and Mike shows Gus the note he found on his car.("Witness")
  • Jimmy sits on the curb outside Chuck's house waiting to be arrested for breaking in, during his arraignment he's proved not guilty.
  • Jimmy meets with Bill Oakley at the courthouse and chats about his cases.
"Sabrosito"
September 26 to 30
(five days)
  • Mike poses as the repair man hired to fix Chuck's door after Jimmy broke in, and took pictures.
  • Mike meets Jimmy at Loyola's.
2003 February
"Chicanery"
February 25 to 26
(two days)
  • Chuck and Howard visit the court for Jimmy's Bar hearing.
  • Jimmy cross-examines Chuck by using Mike's photos of the interiors of his house to question him about his state of mind when he taped Jimmy's confession.
"Off Brand"
February 27 to 28
(two days)
  • Chuck is upset about his outcome scheme against Jimmy and refuses to answer the door when Rebecca comes.
  • Jimmy and Kim are celebrating their verdict with W.M. and Rebecca stops by to tell them she spend an hour trying to talk to Chuck.
  • Jimmy is pitching to shoot a commercial for a carpet store business for a cheap budget.
  • Chuck goes into town with his space blanket and tries to call Dr. Cruz but it goes straight to voice mail.
  • Gus looks at a laundromat that is for sale and when he gets in the car with Lydia he says it would do.
March
"Expenses"
March 1 to 3
(three days)
  • Jimmy performs community service by picking up trash under a highway overpass.
  • Jimmy shoots a TV commercial for a recliner store, but is unable to convince the owners to pay him to shoot more commercials.
  • Danial Wormald comes home and finds Nacho in his living room and asks him to empty capsules to the pills Hector needs for his heart problems.
"Slip"
March 4 to 6
(three days)
  • Mike drives to the site of a truck robbery and gets a shovel and metal detector from his car and uses them to dig to find the corpse of a good samaritan who was killed by Hector Salamanca after the robbery.
  • Chuck meets Dr. Cruz at home Seeking to confront his EHS delusion and live a normal life again.
  • Jimmy is preparing to shoot a commercial in a music store But disagrees with the owners without pricing.
  • Nacho switches Hector's pills for his spiked pills.
"Fall"
March 7 to 18
(twelve days)
  • Jimmy visits Irene Landry at Sandpiper Crossing.
  • Mike meets Lydia at her Madrigal office in Houston, Texas to make arrangements to hire Gustavo Fring.
  • Nacho's spiked pills didn't kill Hector.
  • Kim crashes her car into a ditch and gets badly hurt.
"Lantern"
March 18 to 22
(five days)
  • Kim is taken to the hospital with a broken arm following the accident.
  • Chuck suffers a major relapse of EHS and destroys the meter with a baseball bat.
  • Hector suffers a stroke.
  • Jimmy and Kim leave their office space at WM.
  • Chuck throws all his electrical appliances in the yard and kicks a shelf which knocks a lantern to the ground and sets his house on fire, committing suicide.

Season 4

2003 March "Smoke"
March 23 to 31
(one week)
  • Jimmy and Kim receive a voicemail from Howard saying that Chuck has been killed in a house fire, and rush over to his burned house where Jimmy sees the coroners van carrying away Chuck's corpse.
  • Jimmy and Kim attend Chuck's funeral.
April "Breathe"
April 7
(one day)
  • Jimmy goes on an interview at Neff Copiers's but he turns down the job.
  • Gus suffocates Arturo by putting a plastic bag over his head in front of Nacho.
"Something Beautiful"
April 8 to 9
(two days)
  • Victor and Tyrus Kitt remove Arturo's corpse from the trunk of his car and place it in the driver seat and shoot up the vehicle with pistols and Victor puts a bullet in Artuo's head and shoots Nacho in the gut to make it look like an ambush.
  • Kim Wexler returns to work at Mesa Verde
  • The Salamanca twins arrive at the shooting scene and find a wounded Nacho.
  • Gustavo Fring meets Gale Boetticher
"Talk"
April 10 to 12
(three days)
  • Jimmy starts a job at CC Mobile.
  • Nacho and the Salamanca twins get in an ambush with the Espinosa Gang and Nacho, who is still injured from being shot by Victor, joins reluctantly.
"Quite a Ride"
April 13 to 14
(two days)
  • Jimmy is struggling to attract business at CC Mobile.
  • Mike Ehrmantraut escorts Werner Ziegler to Lavanderia Brilliante blindfolded to determine the possibility of building a secret underground meth lab.
"Piñata"
April 15
(one day)
  • Jimmy visits Howard at HHM to collect the $5,000 check left to in Chuck's will.
  • At CC Mobile, Jimmy receives a call from Brett Dunst, nephew of Geraldine Strauss, telling him that she recently passed away.
  • Mike and Gus enter a warehouse of mobile homes used by Werner's crew.
"Something Stupid"
April 16, 2003 to January 16, 2004
(9 months)
  • Jimmy and Kim attend a party at S&C.
  • Dr. Bruckner shows Hector cue cards testing his awareness and surroundings, his mobility is limited allowing him to only tap his index finger.
  • Mike collects Werner Ziegler and his Men from Gus's warehouse and transports them to the laundromat where they go to the secret basement in progress, Casper accidently crashes a loader into one of the columns and destroys one of the finished concrete forms.
  • Jimmy sells drop phones from a panel van and is confronted by a plain clothed cop named Platt, who is carrying one of Saul's business cards, which he collected from a drug dealer. Huell shows up at the scene wearing headphones and is unable to hear Jimmy's warning and knocks Platt over with a shopping bag. While Huell sits in the police car Jimmy tries to trade with Platt to release him. and Platt reveals that he arrested Huell for pick-pocketing 3 years earlier.
  • Huell is charged for his assault with Platt and find he is facing 2 and a half years in prison and Jimmy promises he'll find a way to keep him out of jail.
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
2004 January
"Coushatta"
January 17 to 20
(two weeks)
  • Jimmy travels to Coushatta, Louisiana, Huell's hometown by bus.
  • Nacho take Hector's old role of observing cash at El Michoacano.
  • Under the laundromat Mike gives Gus progress on the excavation, informing him on the delays caused by Casper's accident.
February
"Wiedersehen"
January 21 to 22
(two days)

March 21 to 22
(two days)
  • Kim visits the Department of Building Safety at City Hall in Lubbock, Texas. She tells the clerk Shirley Hartland that she may have presented a submission with out of date conference room dimensions for Mesa Verde's new Lubbock branch having brought along updated blueprints. Kim lies to the clerk about raising an 8 month old baby with help from her brother; who Jimmy comes in posing as and claiming he left the baby in the jeep.
  • Nacho and Lalo visit Hector, who is now living in Casa Tranquila nursing home. Lalo gives Hector a brass bell from the reception desk of a burned hotel as a gift, and he attaches it to his wheelchair so he could use it to communicate.
  • Underneath Lavanderia Brilliante, Werner and Kai place explosive charges into a rock obscuring their construction. When ready to detonate Kai notices one of the circuits is faulty. Werner tracks down the fault and fixes it. Tyrus is driving a large truck outside. They coordinate so that the truck hits iron sheeting on the street.
March
"Winner"
March 22 to April 1 (Jimmy)
(nine days)

March 31 (Mike)
(one day)
  • Jimmy visits Chuck's grave to mark his one year anniversary, bringing flowers.
  • At Gus's warehouse Mike rounds up his men and orders them to hunt Werner down.
  • Gus and Gale Boetticher visit the excavation under the laundromat. Gale is excited, but Gus stresses that Gale won't begin work until the lab is finished.
  • Mike goes to the TravelWire office and lies to Fred Whalen, the clerk, that Werner is his lost brother in law who is suffering from dementia and is diabetic. Believing Mike's story, he shows him security footage and transaction logs from Werner's visit, revealing that he arranged to have his wife flown from Germany. Lalo watches Mike drive off and follows him.
  • Lalo returns to TravelWire and tries to convince Fred to disclose the details of Mike's visit. Fred is more suspicious of Lalo. While Fred finishes a call, Lalo disappears. Lalo drops through the ceiling and murders Fred.
  • Mike takes Werner to a remote location and phones Gus, mentioning the phone call Werner made to Lalo. Mike tries to convince Gus to spare Werner's life but he is determined. Mike murders Werner with a bullet to the back of his head.
April

Season 5

2004 April "Magic Man"
April 1 to 8
(one week)
  • Jimmy signs the DBA allowing him to practice under his new name. He explains to Kim that rather than practice law he plans to take criminals who know him from his illicit drop phone business and use them as his new client base. Kim reluctantly agrees. Jimmy sighs his last paperwork as Saul Goodman.
  • Lalo is struggling to figure out who Mike Ehrmantraut and Werner Ziegler are and what they have to do with Gus's mystery project. He learns of a rumor from Nacho and Krazy-8 that a competing drug gang is stepping on the Salamanca family business.
  • Lalo drives to Gus's chicken farm to have a talk with Gus and Juan Bolsa about cocaine. Gus lies about secretly replacing the Cartel's cocaine with methamphetamine after Werner stumbled upon his drug business and stole his product. Juan confronts Lalo for spying on Gus's operation and murdering Fred Whalen.
  • Jimmy sells all his remaining drop phones inside a circus tent, with Huell as his bouncer. The city's criminals come out in groups to purchase the phones.
"50% Off"
April 8 to 14
(one week)
  • Sticky and Ron, who had just attended Jimmy's drop phone sale, go on a drug-induced ride through town. They passed out behind the wheel of the car and wake up in the morning on the lawn of a suburban house, which the car had crashed. They feel confident that Jimmy will get them out of trouble.
  • Nacho is sleeping with his girlfriend, Jo and suddenly Tyrus Kitt breaks in leading a group of men, and they pin him down and bring him to the car. They go to a resturaunt where Nacho's father watches Gus and Victor threaten him.
  • Kim becomes annoyed by Jimmy's boisterousness in his new law practice, just as she's about to go to her office Jimmy gets the car unexpectedly and requests to show her something. They drive to an open house, but Kim is anxious and feels its too soon to buy a home, but reassures him that she likes it, and they look inside.
  • While Lalo, Domingo, Nacho, and Blingy are playing poker Domingo gets interupted by a call from one of his dealers. He has to leave to deal with an issue, which leads to his arrest with a small quanity of cocain by a beat cop. Later Nacho recovers the remains of cocain before the DEA find it, and Lalo asks him to hire a lawyer and he picks Saul Goodman.
  • Nacho and Bling pick Jimmy up outside the court.
"The Guy For This"
April 14 to 17
(four days)
  • Nacho and Blingy take Jimmy to a garage where Lalo is fixing his car. Lalo tells Jimmy to bring a message to Krazy-8 at MDC.
  • Jimmy visits Krazy-8 in jail, Krazy-8 is confused since he never hired him, but his demeanor changes when Jimmy reveals that Lalo hired him. Jimmy gives Domingo a script on a notepad. He is later interrogated by Hank Schrader and Steven Gomez. Jimmy interrupts the meeting and argues with Domingo over his cooperation with the DEA.
  • Kim drives to Tucumcari and meets Paige Novick in a former neighborhood, where only one house remains. Everett Acker, the owner refuses to sell his piece of the property, on which Mesa Verde plan to build a call center there.
"Namaste"
April 18 to 21
(four days)
  • Jimmy visits Ron and Sticky in prison and informs them that their bail has been denied and negotiates deals with them which include rehab and jail community service but they refuse. Jimmy generates a fee of $4,000 but they consider a free public defender instead. Jimmy pretends that he's the biggest lawyer they deserve.
  • Kim attends a meeting at Schweikart & Cokely with Paige and Kevin concerning the Tucumcari Call Center, and suggest Mesa Verde move the construction to another lot so that Everett Acker can continue living in his house. Paige doubts that would work, but Kim rebuts her with a PowerPoint preasentation that she composed before the meeting, trying to convince them that the conditions of the lot become more favorable than Acker's land. Kim argues about the risk of Mesa Verde forcing Acker to leave the proberty, but Kevin and Paige believe that the bank is intitled to the land lawfully.
  • Jimmy comes to Everett Acker's house and greets hin at his front door, using a picture of a man and a horse, repreasenting himself and Mesa Verde to persuade him to let him act as his Lawyer.
  • While Mike is walking home he runs into some gangsters who tried to attack him a few nights earlier. He tries to put up a fight but gets stabbed in the abdomen before he can.
"Dedicado a Max"
April 21 to May 3
(one month)
  • Mike wakes up at a rural compound in Mexico, and Dr. Barry Goodman stitches his wound from the stabbing.
  • In Tucumcari Jimmy approaches when a demolition crew is getting ready to bulldoze Everett Acker's house. Jimmy and Acker persuade the sheriff that the eviction on the address order is wrong, forcing a one day delay for the demolition.
  • Another Day in Tucumcari Jimmy claims that Acker's house sits on a purported Native American site necessitating another delay to his eviction, this become one of many obstacles Jimmy puts in the way of the demolition crew.
May
"Wexler v. Goodman"
May 4 to 5
(two days)
  • At S&C, Kim, Rich, and Viola are on a conference call with Jimmy and they learn that Acker agreed to settle the case.
  • Mike reads the file case of Lalo's murder of Fred Whalen and his arson of TravelWire, and delivers it to Tim Roberts.
  • Jimmy, Kim, Kevin, Rich and Paige meet at S&C to negotiate Acker's settlement, and everyone is stunned by Jimmy's demand of 4 million dollars.
"JMM"
May 6 to 8
(three days)
  • Lalo is arrested for Fred's murder
  • Kim and Jimmy get married in the courthouse with Huell as their witness.
  • Gus attends a meeting with Lydia and Peter Schuler in Houston about the CEOs of Madrigal's restaraunt chains.
  • Gus and Nacho break into the Los Pollos Hermanos, Los Lunas and Gus starts an arson under Lalo's orders.
"Bagman"
May 9 to 11
(three days)
  • Lalo sends Jimmy on a trip out into the desert to get his bail money, and he meets with the Salamanca twins, who hand him 2 bags of money.
  • Jimmy gets ambushed by a gang who's after the money but is rescued by Mike, who kills five members out of six. One survives and destroys Mike's truck.
  • As Mike and Jimmy are driving back in Jimmy's car the engine suddenly sputters to a halt. Mike examines it and notices it's damaged from the shootout, so they dispose it by pushing it off a ravine.
  • After disposing the car Jimmy and Mike now have to walk a long way back so Mike sets up a campsite.
  • Kim visits Lalo in Jail demanding to that he disclose Jimmy's location assignment. He's not happy that she knows about his trip.
  • Jimmy and Mike come across a cistern full of water. ("Saul Gone")
"Bad Choice Road"
May 11 to May 12
(two days)
  • Jimmy and Mike are still on their journey back to Albuquerque after being stranded in the desert. When they finally reach a truck stop Victor and Tyrus pick them up.
  • Kim quits S&C.
  • Lalo is released from jail.
  • Lalo and Nacho drive to the pickup site where Jimmy received Lalo's bail money. Lalo finds Jimmy's car in the ravine where it was dumped, and sees the bullet holes. When Lalo realizes Jimmy lied, he and Nacho drive back to Albuquerque.
  • Lalo visits Kim and Jimmy's apartment to confront Jimmy about his journey in the desert. He mentioned the bullet holes in Jimmy's car.
June
"Something Unforgivable"
May 12 to 14
(three days)
  • Jimmy gets a call from Mike and asks what happens next, and Mike answers "we'll see". When Jimmy hangs up Kim asks who he was talking to, and he tells her the truth about his desert trip. They feel the apartment is no longer safe so they go to a hotel and wait for a few days.
  • Mike and Gus meet up at the burned Los Pollos Hermanos, Los Lunas. Gus reveals that he sent assassins after Lalo and suggests that Nacho help.
  • Jimmy visits Mike to question him about where he work and the whole Lalo situation. Mike tells him he's not allowed to know, but he reveals that Lalo will be killed that night.
  • At 3:00 A.M. Nacho approaches the back gate at Lalo's place, to let in the hitmen Gus hired to kill Lalo.
  • Lalo manages to dodge out the initial fire of assassins and burns one with boiling oil. He runs to his secret underground tunnel under his Jacuzzi. Two hittmen enter and one keeps guard, and Lalo kills all 3 of them. Lalo evetually finds Yolonda's corpse and shoots her chest. The remaining assassin is seriously injured, and Lalo overpowers him and tells him to call his boss to tell him the plan was successfull.

Season 6

2004 May "Wine and Roses"
May 18 to 19
(two days)
  • Nacho runs from Lalo's compound.
  • Eladio Vuente puts a price on Nacho's head.
  • While still in Mexico, Nacho hides from the Federales convoy in a drain pipe.
  • Jimmy and Kim are still staying at a Hotel.
  • Nacho hides at a motel.
  • Lalo calles Hector and tells him that Gus was behind the attack at his compound.
"Carrot and Stick"
May 23 to 24
(four days)
"Rock and Hard Place"
May 24 to 25
(three days)
  • Nacho gives himself into Gus in exchange for his father's safety.
  • Suzanne Ericsen tells Kim that she thinks Jimmy may be a cartel lawyer and incorrectly tells her that Lalo is dead.
  • Jimmy has a replica of Howard's keys made.
  • Gus takes him out to the desert to meet with Juan Bolsa, Hector Salamanca and the twins. Nacho lies for Gus and also tells Hector that he is the one who caused him to have a heart attack before he shoots himself in the head.
"Hit and Run"
May 26 to 27
(two days)
"Black and Blue"
May 28 to June 13
(two weeks)
June
"Axe and Grind"
June 14 to 24
(ten days)
"Plan and Execution"
June 24
(one day)
  • Jimmy McGill and Kim Wexler rush to recreate the photos of Rand Casimiro, coating them with an eye-dilating substance, and giving them to P.I. Genidowski to give to Howard Hamlin. Howard sees the photos right before the mediation.
  • At the Sandpiper mediation, Howard acts erratic after recognising Casimiro and appears to have taken drugs. Howard's actions lead to the settlement being taken for much less than expected.
  • Lalo Salamanca stalks Lavandería Brillante from a sewer trying to gain evidence for Don Eladio of Gus Fring's betrayal. Lalo plans to kill Gus but changes his mind upon realizing he is being listened into by Gus.
  • Howard confronts Jimmy and Kim at their apartment asking them why they did all this to him. While talking, Lalo shows up and wishes to talk with Jimmy and Kim.
  • Jimmy and Kim implore Howard to leave but he is murdered by Lalo in cold blood.
"Point and Shoot"
June 24 to 25
(one day)
  • Lalo is murdered by Gus after a shootout.
"Fun and Games"
June 25 to February 11, 2005
(7 months)
  • Gus has a meeting with Eladio, Bolsa, Hector and The Cousins in Eladio's Hacienda. Hector accuses Gus of murdering Lalo and plotting the attempt of murder at Lalo's hacienda. Since there is no evidence to back up Hector's accusation, Eladio disbelieves it. Instead, he appoints Fring as the new head of their distribution net across the border from Albuquerque.
  • A memorial is held after Howard's death. Rich tells to Jimmy and Kim that HHM will be downsizing and changing their name to "Brookner Partners".
  • Kim leaves Jimmy and Albuquerque in the aftermath of Howard's death.

Post-Better Call Saul, Pre-Breaking Bad Timeline[]

circa 2004
2006-2008
circa Spring 2008

Breaking Bad Timeline[]

Year 2008 2009 2010
Month A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J A S O
Season S1 S2 S3 S4 S5A S5B

Season 1

2008 September "Pilot"
September 7 to 28
(three weeks)
  • Walter celebrates his 50th birthday and finds out he has Lung Cancer.
  • Walter accompanies Hank Schrader at a drug bust. While the suspects are apprehended, including Emilio, Walter spots Jesse Pinkman escaping.
  • Walter and Jesse team up to cook meth. They operate in the desert aboard an RV that serves as a mobile laboratory.
  • The two are attacked by Krazy-8 and Emilio. Walter poisons them with phosphine gas, leading to Emilio's death.
"Cat's in the Bag..."
September 29 to 30
(two days)
"...and the Bag's in the River"
September 30 to October 1
(two days)
  • Walter kills Krazy-8 by strangling.
October
"Cancer Man"
October 3 to 9
(seven days)
"Gray Matter"
October 8 to 13
(six days)
  • Elliott and Gretchen offer to pay for Walter's cancer treatment, but Walter refuses.
  • Walter starts treatment of his lung cancer.
"Crazy Handful of Nothin'"
October 14 to 24
(eleven days)
"A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal"
October 25 to 31
(seven days)
  • Walt and Jesse steal a barrel of methylamine.
  • Tuco beats No-Doze to death for "disrespecting" Walt and Jesse in front of him.

Season 2

2008 October "Seven Thirty-Seven"
October 31 to November 7
(seven days)
  • Walter and Jesse cook up the ricin.
  • Gonzo accidentally dies while trying to move No-Doze's body.
  • Tuco kidnaps Walter and Jesse.
November
"Grilled"
November 8
(one day)
  • Skyler, Walt Jr., Marie and Hank search for Walter.
  • Hector Salamanca prevents Walter and Jesse from poisoning Tuco with ricin.
  • Hank tracks down Jesse's car and kills Tuco in a shooting.
"Bit by a Dead Bee"
November 8 to 11
(four days)
  • Walt fakes a fugue state by taking his cloths off in a supermarket.
  • Jesse is arrested and interrogated by Hank.
  • Hector refuses to help the DEA, Jesse is released.
"Down"
November 12 to 17
(six days)
"Breakage"
November 18 to 29
(thirteen days)
"Peekaboo"
November 30
(one day)
  • Jesse goes to two junkies who attacked Skinny Pete and recovers more than the stolen money.
  • Gretchen discovers that Walter lied to his family about her and Elliott paying for his treatment.
December "Negro y Azul"
December 1 to 2
(two days)
  • Skyler returns to his former job at Beneke Fabricators.
  • Jesse and Jane start a romantic relationship.
  • Hank survives an attack orchestrated by the cartel against the DEA.
  • Walter and Badger break into a garage to retrieve a vacuum cleaner that contained Walt's drug money. ("The Break-In")
"Better Call Saul"
December 3 to 5
(three days)
  • Badger is arrested in the act of selling drugs.
  • Walter and Jesse hire Saul Goodman to have Badger released.
  • Badger does a video to promote Saul Goodman. ("Badger (minisode)")
"4 Days Out"
December 6 to 12
(seven days)
  • Convinced that his medical condition is deteriorating, Walter embarks Jesse in a 4-day cooking marathon during which they produce 42 pounds of meth.
  • Jesse and Walter have a discussion about occupations in the diner, and Walter suggests business. ("El Camino")
  • Walter learns that his cancer is in remission and his tumor has shrunk by 80 percent.
  • Jesse and Jane visit the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and observe her painting, "My Last Door." Jesse argues that O'Keeffe painted the same door repeatedly attempting to achieve perfection. ("Abiquiú")
  • Jesse and Jane have a discussion about what Jane said about "go where the universe takes you." ("El Camino")
"Over"
December 13 to 18
(six days)
  • After learning that Walt's tumor has shrunk Skyler decides to have a party for him
  • Disturbed and frustrated by Walter's behavior, Skyler gets closer to her boss, Ted Beneke.
2009 February
"Mandala"
February 4 to 16
(thirteen days)
"Phoenix"
February 16 to March 4
(three weeks)
  • Skyler gives birth to Holly.
  • Walter watches Jane struggle as she asphyxiates on her vomit until she finally lies still and dies.
March "ABQ"
March 4 to April 5
(one month)
  • Saul sends Mike Ehrmantraut to mitigate Jesse's involvement with Jane's death.
  • Walter accidentally references multiple cell phones. This prompts Skyler to investigate deeper, thereby revealing many of Walt's lies, which spurs her to leave him.
  • Donald Margolis makes a fatal error that causes Wayfarer 515 to collide with another plane in the skies over Albuquerque.
  • Authorities in hazmat suits pull a teddy bear out of the pool.("Seven Thirty-Seven Down Over ABQ")
April

Season 3

2009 April "No Más"
April 6 to 7
(two days)
  • Walter packs his bags and moves into an apartment.
  • Skyler asks for divorce and Walter admits he's cooking meth.
  • Gus offers Walter $3 million for three months of work.
  • Leonel and Marco Salamanca killed 11 Mexican people and burnt them in an explosion after one of them recognized the twins as cartel members.
  • Carl participates in an advertisement to promote Saul Goodman. ("Carl (minisode)")
  • Saul does a video to promote himself about the Warfarer 515 disaster. ("Wayfarer 515 (minisode)")
"Caballo Sin Nombre"
April 8 to 18
(ten days)
  • Hector appeals to Leonel and Marco Salamanca to avenge Tuco's death.
  • Jesse bought his aunt's house from his parents, with Saul's help.
  • Walter decides to relocate to the White residence.
  • The Cousins are about to kill Walter but are interrupted by a call from Gus.
"I.F.T."
April 19 to 22
(four days)
  • Gus meets Hector, the Cousins and Juan Bolsa and asks them to postpone their revenge against Walter.
  • Skyler takes revenge on Walter by sleeping with Ted and confessing him coldly.
"Green Light"
April 23 to 27
(five days)
  • Walter refuses to connect Jesse with Gus so that he can sell the batch of meth that he has cooked alone.
  • Terrified of returning to El Paso, Hank stepped up his investigation into the blue meth that reappeared to the streets of Albuquerque.
"Más"
April 28 to May 1
(five days)
  • Hank follows the trail of the RV and makes the connection with Jesse.
  • Walter visits the superlab and agrees to work for Gus.
  • Walter signs Skyler's divorce papers and moves back out of the White residence.
May "Sunset"
May 2 to 3
(two days)
  • Walter buys a model combo, furnishings and all.
  • Walter starts meth production at the superlab, assisted by Gale Boetticher.
  • Walter and Jesse manage to destroy the RV before Hank can prove that he was used as a lab to cook blue meth.
  • Gus allows the Cousins to kill Hank to avenge Tuco's death.
"One Minute"
May 3 to 4
(two days)
  • Furious that he was tricked into believing that his wife was in hospital, Hank goes to Jesse Pinkman's house and beats him up.
  • Hank escapes the surprise attack of the Cousins, warned by an anonymous call.
  • Hank kills Marco Salamanca.
"I See You"
May 4 to 5
(two days)
  • Hank and Leonel Salamanca are admitted to the emergency room.
  • Mike sneaks into Leonel's room and administers him to lethal injection.
  • Walter gets from Gus that Jesse replaces Gale as his superlab assistant.
"Kafkaesque"
May 5 to 11
(seven days)
  • Skyler forces Walt to pay Hank's hospital bills, providing the rest of the family with a lie to account for his behavior and finances.
  • Gus offers Walter a $15 million-a-year open-end deal and guarantee of the White family's safety.
"Fly"
May 12
(one day)
  • Walter gets distracted from cooking and gets injured after trying to kill a fly.
  • Walter apologies for Jane's death.
  • Jesse successfully kills the fly.
  • Walter tells Jesse that he can't protected him if Gus finds out that he's skimming Meth.
"Abiquiú"
May 13 to 20
(eight days)
"Half Measures"
May 20 to 22
(three days)
  • Gus orders Jesse to make peace with the "rival dealers" and the dealers to stop using a child.
  • Tomás is found dead, the body riddled with bullets.
  • Walter saves Jesse by eliminating the two dealers.
"Full Measure"
May 23 to 30
(eight days)
  • Gus confronts Walter. He agrees that Walter resume work, but Gale becomes his lab assistant again.
  • Gus announces to Gale that he will have to be able to handle the production at the superlab alone after the next batch.
  • Jesse comes out of hiding and kills Gale to save Walter.

Season 4

2009 May "Box Cutter"
May 30
(one day)
  • Gus slices Victor's throat in front of Walter, Jesse and Mike.
  • Walter, Jesse and Mike dissolve Victor's body with hydrofluoric acid.
  • Albuquerque PD finds Gale's Lab Notes in his apartment.
"Thirty-Eight Snub"
May 31 to June 12
(two weeks)
  • Walter White purchases a gun with a filed off serial number from an illicit gun dealer procured by Saul.
  • Skyler approaches Bogdan Wolynetz with a proposal to buy his car wash, where Walter used to work. Bogdan refuses and insults Walter.
  • Jesse starts hosting a 3 day house party.
  • Walter asks Mike for help to eliminate Gus, Mike punches him in the face.
June "Open House"
June 13 to 14
(two days)
  • Marie visits a few open house's pretending to be an interested buyer and takes things from the owners.
  • Tim Roberts asks Hank to study Gale's lab notes.
  • On Walter and Skyler's orders, Saul goes on a scam to force Bogdan to sell his business to Skyler.
"Bullet Points"
June 15 to 18
(four days)
  • Mike repels a cartel ambush on a Los Pollos Hermanos refrigerated truck.
  • Hank shows Walter Gale's lab notes and the two "joke" about the mysterious W.W., of which mention is made.
"Shotgun"
June 18 to 20
(three days)
  • Gus develops a plan to get Jesse to regain his self-confidence and get out of Walter's grasp.
  • Hank finds a clue that drives him to investigate Los Pollos Hermanos.
"Cornered"
June 21 to 22
(two days)
  • The cartel attacks another truck and steals the single marked container of fry batter in which the drug is hidden.
  • Walter claims "I'm not in danger. I am the danger!" Skyler retorts that "Someone has to protect this family from the man that protects this family."
"Problem Dog"
June 23 to 26
(four days)
  • Walter asks Jesse to kill Gus on the first occassion, since he is the only one of them to be able to approach him.
  • Gus meets the person responsible for the attacks on trucks and receives an ultimatum from the cartel.
  • While he has the opportunity to kill Gus, Jesse changes his mind.
"Hermanos"
June 27 to June 30
(four days)
  • Hank's investigation leads the DEA to question Gus. Gus proves convincing, only Hank remains suspicious.
  • Hank decides to investigate Gus alone without the support of his hierarchy. Walter reluctantly agrees to help Hank and warns Gus.
July "Bug"
July 1 to 7
(seven days)
  • Following a new cartel attack, Gus is forced to negotiate.
  • Skyler convinces the IRS that Ted did not knowingly fraud. Ted will simply have to repay his IRS debt.
  • Jesse knowingly passes another opportunity to kill Gus.
  • Walter confronts Jesse about his betrayal, causing a fight, which Jesse wins. The pair have a violent falling out as a result.
"Salud"
July 8-9
(two day)
  • Skyler is scheming for Ted to get enough money to repay his IRS debt without him knowing where the money is coming from.
  • Jesse accompanies Gus and Mike to Mexico and teaches the cartel how to cook Walter's formula.
  • Gus eliminates Don Eladio and all of these lieutenants at once. Jesse exfiltrates Gus and Mike in bad shape.
"Crawl Space"
July 9 to 13
(five days)
  • Gus visits Hector to announce the destruction of the cartel and the death of Joaquin, making Hector the last Salamanca.
  • Walter triggers a car accident to slow Hank's investigation.
  • Gus announces to Walter that he is fired and that he will take care of the threat that Hank represents. He warns Walter that if he interferes he'll kill his entire family.
  • Walter rushes home to raise the money needed to disappear with his family. Walter panics when he learns that Skyler gave Ted the money to protect the family.
"End Times"
July 13 to 15
(three days)
  • Jesse is convinced that Walt has poisoned Brock, Andrea's son.
  • Jesse goes to Walter's house to kill him, but Walter convinces him that only Gus could poison a child and ask him for help to kill Gus.
  • Walter makes a bomb and places it on Gus's car, but his plan fails.
"Face Off"
July 15
(one day)
  • Walter exploits the rivalry between Hector and Gus for his benefit and negotiates an alliance of circumstance with Hector.
  • Gus learns that Hector acts as an informant of the DEA.
  • Gus is about to kill Hector by lethal injection, but Hector triggers the bomb Walter gave him. Both are killed in the blast.
  • Jesse learns that Brock was not poisoned by ricin, but by lily of the valley, a flower found in Walter's backyard.

Season 5A

2009 July "Live Free or Die"
July 15 to 24
(eight days)
  • In a flashforward, Walter, unrecognizable, celebrates his 52nd birthday alone. He buys an M60 machine gun from a gun dealer.
  • Mike reluctantly partners with Jesse and Walter to destroy the evidence seized by police who can link them to Gus.
"Madrigal"
July 25 to August 2
(eleven days)
August
"Hazard Pay"
August 3 to September 5
(one month)
  • The DEA arrests Gus's henchmen and seizes their offshore account.
  • Walter, Jesse and Mike team up and buy a fumigation company, Vamonos Pest, to be used as a front for their new methamphetamine manufacturing organization.
  • Much of the profits from the sale of meth are swallowed up to buy the silence of Gus's henchmen, which deeply annoys Walter.
September
"Fifty-One"
September 6 to 8
(three days)
  • The DEA decides to focus its investigation around Mike, following the re-release of the blue meth.
  • Skyler learns that Walter is back into the drug game. She wants the kids to leave the house, but Walter opposes it.
  • Walter celebrates 51 years with his family. Skyler simulates a suicide attempt. Walter Jr. and Holly leave to live temporarily with the Schrader.
  • At the Houston Madrigal warehouse, Jesse and Lydia discover a GPS device attached to the bottom of a barrel of methylamine.
"Dead Freight"
September 9 to 17
(eight days)
  • While Mike does not trust her anymore and wants to kill her, Lydia saves her life by informing the men of an "ocean" of methylamine in a freight train tanker car that passes through New Mexico each Wednesday.
  • Walter, Mike and Jesse set a plan to siphon methylamine from the train without anyone noticing it and without a witness, assisted by Vamonos Pest team and Kuby.
  • As the team celebrates the success of the plan, a teen seems to have witnessed the operation. Todd shoots the kid as Jesse yells in protest.
"Buyout"
September 17 to 29
(thirteen days)
  • Walter, Mike and Todd dissolve the kid's body with hydrofluoric acid.
  • Mike and Jesse announce to Walter that they are leaving the meth organization.
  • Jesse and Mike talk about leaving town, and Mike suggests that Jesse goes to Alaska. ("El Camino")
  • Declan is proposing to buy the entire stock of methylamine for $15 million, but the deal goes off because Walter refuses to sell his share.
"Say My Name"
September 29 to October 2
(four days)
  • Declan accepts a counter-offer from Walter. For $5 million, Declan buys Mike's stake in the organization and becomes the distributor of blue meth.
  • Walter tries to convince Jesse to stay in the operation, but Jesse refuses. Todd becomes his new lab assistant.
  • Mike barely escapes his arrest by the DEA and prepare for his departure.
  • Walter requires Mike to give him the list of the names of Gus's henchmen. Mike refuses, Walter kills Mike.
October
"Gliding Over All"
October 2 to March 7
(5 months)
  • Walter and Todd dissolve Mike's body with hydrofluoric acid.
  • Walter obtains from Lydia the list of the names of Gus's henchmen and the two team up to distribute the blue meth in the Czech Republic.
  • Walter hires Todd's uncle, Jack Welker, to have his gang kill all Gus henchmen simultaneously in three different prisons.
  • Walter's meth operation turns like a clock for several months. Unable to launder so much money, Skyler ends up revealing to Walter the gigantic stack of cash she piled up in a storage unit. Skyler wants her children back and asks him to stop the drug business.
  • Walter passes an MRI to learn that his cancer is back. He decides to hang up.
  • Fearing for his life, Jesse is very suspicious when Walter pays him an unexpected visit to give him $5 million.
  • To celebrate Walter Jr. and Holly's return home, a family meal is organized. Hank finds a copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass autographed to Walter by Gale and realizes that Walter is Heisenberg.
November
December
2010 January
February
March

Season 5B

2010 March "Blood Money"
March 7 to March 11
(five days)
  • In a flashforward, Walter drives up to the White residence, which is now fenced-in and derelict. He retrieves the vial of ricin from its hiding spot.
  • Lydia tries to convince Walter to return to service, due to massive drop in the quality of meth produced after his departure. Walter refuses.
  • Walter discovers that his copy of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass has disappeared. Suspecting Hank, Walter checks his car and finds a tracking device.
  • Walter confronts Hank and understands he is unmasked. Hank hits him, Walter advises him to "tread lightly".
"Buried"
March 11 to March 13
(three days)
  • Jesse struggles with his guilt. He is arrested by the police after tossing out stacks of money from his car.
  • Hank informs Skyler of his discovery. Hank being extremely clumsy, Skyler angrily refuse to help him. Marie tries to help but the situation degenerates when Marie tries to take Holly away from Skyler.
  • Walter buries his barrels of cash in the desert, where Jesse and he cooked meth for the first time.
  • Skyler understands that Walter's cancer is back. Walter tells her he will turn himself in if she promises to give back the money. Believing that Hank has no evidence, she suggests that they remain silent.
  • Declan and his men are killed by Jack's gang, acting on Lydia's orders.
"Confessions"
March 13 to March 15
(three days)
  • Hank offers to help Jesse if he informs on Walter, but Jesse remains silent.
  • Walter and Skyler give Hank and Marie a very convincing video in which Walter falsely claims that Hank was Heisenberg.
  • Walter advises Jesse to leave town. Saul swiftly arranges for the extractor to take Jesse away to a new life.
  • Jesse realizes that Walter poisoned Brock. He storms into Walter's house and begins dousing the living room with gasoline.
"Rabid Dog"
March 15 to March 17
(three days)
  • Jesse is preparing to set fire to the White's residence. Hank stops him and suggests that the two work together to take down Walter once and for all.
  • Jesse agrees to cooperate with Hank, who videotapes Jesse's confession.
  • Hank forces Jesse to meet Walter in a public place. Scared, Jesse changes his mind at the last moment and calls Walter to threaten him.
"To'hajiilee"
March 17 to March 19
(three days)
  • Walt meets with Jack and contracts with him to kill Jesse. In exchange, Walter has to oversee a few cooks with Todd to improve the quality of the meth.
  • Jesse makes Walter believe he has found his money and is about to burn it. Walt panics and frantically drives to To'hajiilee. Walter understands that he has been trapped and calls Jack and his gang in reinforcement.
  • Jesse appears with Hank and Steven Gomez. Defeated, Walter resolves to surrender. Hank calls Marie to share the good news.
  • Jack and his gang make their appearance and draw their weapons. After a standoff, both sides open fire.
"Ozymandias"
March 19 to March 20
(two days)
  • Walter offers Jack $80 million in cash in exchange for Hank's life. Nonetheless, Jack executes Hank. Jack's gang digs up all barrels of cash, leaving one for Walter.
  • At Todd's suggestion, Jesse is taken prisoner to find out what he has revealed to the DEA before executing him.
  • Marie informs Skyler that Hank has arrested Walter. Skyler understands that the game is over and Marie convinces her to reveal the truth to Walter Jr.
  • Back home, Skyler and Walter Jr. discover Walter preparing the luggage in a hurry. Skyler immediately understands that Hank must be dead. Skyler attacks Walter with a knife and Walter Jr. calls the police.
  • Walter is forced to flee and appealed to Saul's contact to obtain a new identity and disappear. During a call to Skyler that is monitored by the police, he clears Skyler of any involvement in his meth business.
  • After Heisenberg's real identity is finally exposed, Saul avails himself of the disappearer's services. ("Quite a Ride")
  • After Saul and Francesca Liddy made an eventual leave, the DEA raided Saul Goodman & Associates. ("American Greed: James McGill")
  • A large, expensive and well-furnished house, belonging to Saul Goodman, is repossessed. As a cabinet is being transported into a moving truck, the cork from a bottle of Zafiro Añejo Tequila falls out of it. ("Wine and Roses")
"Granite State"
March 20 to September 3
(five months and two weeks)
  • After being interrogated by the DEA, Todd threatens Skyler to kill her and her children if she talks about Lydia.
  • While waiting to be relocated, Saul asks Walt what he would do with a time machine. After initially chastising Saul for his terminology and the scientific impossibility of a "time machine", he opens up about his regrets and he says that he wouldn't have left Grey Matter. Saul tells Walt that he regrets doing a "slip-and-fall" scam which broke his knees to which Walt dismissivly says "So you were always like this". ("Saul Gone")
  • Walter relocates to a cabin in New Hampshire with his last barrel of cash as the only luggage. The extractor returns monthly to bring him groceries, Albuquerque newspapers and other supplies.
  • Jesse is held prisoner at Jack Welker's Compound and forced to cook meth for them. He tries to escape, but is caught. As punishment, Jesse is forced to watch Todd murder Andrea.
  • Several months have passed and Walter is slowly dying of his cancer. He goes to the nearest bar to call Walter Jr. He begs his son to accept the money he will send, but Walter Jr furiously wishes Walter dead.
  • Walter resigns himself to call the DEA to surrender. While sitting at the bar, he watches Charlie Rose interview Elliott and Gretchen. Both deny Walter has any serious claim to or history with Gray Matter Technologies. The police encircle the bar, but Walter has already left.
April
May
June
July
August
September
"Felina"
September 3 to 7
(five days)
  • Walter goes to the Schwartz residence. Elliot and Gretchen must give Walter's money to Walter Jr. for his 18th birthday. Walter warns them that he hired two hit men to kill them if they failed.
  • Walter interferes with the usual meeting between Lydia and Todd. He gets an appointment with Jack and replaces Lydia's stevia with ricin.
  • Walter visits Skyler and says goodbye to his family. He finally admits that he continued his activities in the production of meth for his own satisfaction and his ego, rather than for the benefit of his family.
  • Walter meets Jack and his gang at Jack Welker's Compound. He triggers the M60 machine gun which he has jury rigged in the trunk of his car. Only Jesse, Todd, Walter and Jack survive. Jesse strangles Todd to death. Walter shoots Jack in the head.
  • Walter offers Jesse revenge by killing him, but Jesse sees that Walter is fatally wounded and refuses.
  • When Lydia calls Todd, Walter responds and reveals that he has poisoned her with ricin, signing her death warrant.
  • Jesse and Walter share one last look of understanding before Jesse escapes in Todd's car, crying in joy.
  • As the police lights approach in the distance, Walter walks into the compound's meth lab which contains his old empire's industrial chemical equipment. Walter succumbs to his gunshot wound and is found dead by a group of police officers, ironically, in the same place where he most and last felt alive.

El Camino Timeline[]

2010 June During "Granite State"
June 2010 (unknown date)
(two days)
  • Neil Kandy is strengthening the constraints in the meth lab for Jesse after his failed attempt to escape the compound. When Neil says he's finished, he is challenged by Kenny, and they toss Jesse back and forth with the constraint like a swing to make sure that it is strong enough.
  • Jack and his gang go out to Elephant Butte for the weekend, leaving Todd to watch Jesse.
  • Todd brings Jesse to his apartment, where he reveals that he killed a cleaning lady named Sonia for finding his drug money.
  • Todd drives out to the desert and has Jesse bury Sonia, and they have a small memorial before Jesse finds a gun in Todd's glove compartment, which he points at Todd. However, Todd is able to save himself by offering Jesse pizza and beer.
September "Felina"
September 7
(one day)
"El Camino"
September 8 to 9
(two days)
  • Jesse, Skinny Pete, and Badger come up with a plan to get the police off Jesse's tail when Joe says the El Camino is being traced.
  • A police convoy heads towards Skinny Pete's house right as Jesse leaves the neighborhood.
    • At the DEA Office, the DEA questions Skinny Pete on the whereabouts of Jesse, but he doesn't let up. (offscreen; teaser)
  • That night, Jesse drives to Todd's apartment, now a crime scene, to look for Todd's money. While looking, he sees a news broadcast of his parents asking him to turn himself in.
  • After looking for Todd's money all night, Jesse finally finds it in the morning, but two cops walk into the apartment right away and have an exchange with Jesse until it is revealed that they are not cops, but instead welders Neil and Casey, who built the meth lab Jesse was forced to cook in, though he doesn't realize it until he sees Neil's truck as Neil has a different look. Jesse bribes them and they come up with a deal where they each get a third.
"El Camino"
September 9
(one day)
  • Now that he has the money, Jesse goes to Ed the Disappearer to try to get a new life, but Ed tells him that he is short $1800.
  • That night, Jesse calls his parents to get them to leave the Pinkman household and breaks in, steals two guns, and looks through the yellowpages for the location of Kandy Welding Co., so that he can get Neil to give him $1800.
"El Camino"
September 10 to 12
(three days)
  • In the early morning, Neil, Casey and some employees of Kandy Welding Co. are holding a party at the welding compound. Clarence drops off some prostitutes and when they leave, Jesse walks in and tells Neil that he needs $1800, but Neil challenges him to a dual in which the winner takes it all. Jesse kills both Neil and Casey and threatens the employees, before blowing up the compound to hide the evidence.
  • Jesse pays Ed and tells him that he wants to go to Alaska, following Mike's advice. (offscreen; deleted scene)
  • After setting up Jesse's new identity and an approximately 50 hour drive, Ed drops him off at a viewpoint in Alaska, near the town of Haines. Ed quizzes Jesse, now Mr. Driscoll, on his new identity before Jesse gets in the SUV and drives off.

Post-Breaking Bad Timeline[]

2010 October "Uno"
October 10
(one day)
  • Gene (Saul/Jimmy's pseudonym) is working as manager in a Cinnabon in a shopping mall in Omaha, Nebraska. In his home, Gene is nostalgic for his past life and watches an old VHS cassette of Saul Goodman's commercials.
"Switch"
October 11
(one day)
  • Locked in the trash room of the mall where he works, Gene prefers to wait for someone to release him despite the late hour, rather than alert the police by using the emergency exit. The cleaner who eventually opens the door is listening to an October 21, 2010—which is inconsistent—podcast of the Rich Eisen show, Eisen confirming in an interview with Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan that the date was deliberately selected.
"Mabel"
October 12
(one day)
  • Gene collapses from stress at the Cinnabon, after taking the risk of advising a thief, who had just been arrested by the police beforehand, to call a lawyer.
"Smoke"
October 12 to 13
(two days)
  • At a hospital, the exiting nurse alarms Gene by asking about his Social Security information before she realizes she has mistyped the numbers. At the reception counter, Gene's information on the nurse's computer shows he has no middle name.
  • In his taxi, Gene spots an Albuquerque Isotopes air freshener hanging from the cabbie's rear-view mirror and notices the cabbie staring intently at him.
"Magic Man"
October 13 to 15
(three days)
  • At the Mall, Gene gets discovered by Jeff, the cabbie who drove him home from the hospital. Jeff appears to be a fan of Saul Goodman, and asks Gene to do the "Better Call Saul" finger gun catchphrase. This sends Gene into a panic. He calls "The Disappearer" to again avail himself of his services, but at the end of the call changes his mind.
"Nippy"
October 16 to November 2
(two weeks)
  • Gene meets Jeff's mother, Marion when her scooter malfunctions while Gene was putting up missing posters of a supposed dog named "Nippy".
  • Gene retrieves a pinky ring that belongs to his long-deceased friend Marco Pasternak, which he hadn't wore since he was "extracted" from the police.
  • In the early morning at the mall, Gene brings two cinnamon rolls for security guards Frank Danielsen and Nick Evans in purported gratitude for calling the EMT's on him after he fainted.
  • While eating his meal, Frank asked Gene if he ever catch last night's college football game, as Gene sets his watch to a timer to measure how long it takes for Frank to eat. This repeats for several weeks while Frank and Nick developed a rapport with both of them.
  • Gene helps Jeff and his friend pull off a heist at a department store at the mall in exchange for their silence about his true identity.
November "Breaking Bad"
November 12 to December 5
(three weeks)
  • Gene has Francesca Liddy take a phone call on November 12 at 3 PM, as agreed before.
  • Francesca informs Gene she's still being targeted by the authorities, Walter White's death made it worse for low-level players connected to his drug empire, Skyler White got her plea deal, Gene's large and expensive house when he was Saul Goodman has been seized, Huell Babineaux apparently returned to New Orleans after being released from DEA custody, Bill Oakley has become a defense attorney, and Kim Wexler called to check on Francesca after "everything went down" and she asked about Gene as well.
    • Gene also asks the whereabouts of Patrick Kuby, Daniel Wormald, and Ira, but Francesca doesn't know where Kuby went and responds sarcastically with Daniel and Ira.
  • Gene calls Kim following his call with Francesca. After the call, he is enraged by Kim's response.
  • Gene, Jeff, and Buddy scam, take pictures of personal documents, and steal some financial information off multiple of bar patrons.
  • Buddy is fired from the team by Gene after he refused to rob a bar patron who was revealed to have cancer.
"Waterworks"
November 11 to 19 (Kim)
(nine days)
  • During a call with Gene, Kim tells him to turn himself in; he reacts angrily and challenges her to do likewise. Kim doesn't respond, telling Gene she's glad he is alive and hanging up.
  • Kim returns to Albuquerque and tells Howard Hamlin's widow Cheryl the truth about his death.
  • On her way back to Florida, Kim fails to hold back her emotions and breaks down sobbing on an airport shuttle bus.
December "Waterworks"
December 5 to 6 (Gene)
(two days)
  • Gene breaks into the bar patron with cancer's home to take pictures of his personal documents, and stole expensive watches from his rec room. He wakes up to use the bathroom, where Gene is prepared to knock him out with a cremation urn when he once again falls asleep.
  • Jeff is arrested for suspicion of burglary after crashing his taxi.
  • Marion discovers the truth about Gene and calls the police via her LifeAlert, exposing his identity.
"Saul Gone"
December 6 to 10
(five days)
  • After being caught by the police, Gene calls Bill Oakley to act as his "advisory counsel" as he represents himself in his legal proceedings.
  • Saul and Oakley negotiate a plea with a team of prosecutors, who are offering a reduced sentence of 30 years in prison. Saul allowed Marie Schrader—who was watching the meeting—into the room so she can converse in talking about her late husband Hank Schrader and his partner Steven Gomez and blaming their murders on Walter White.
  • Saul portrays himself as a victim of Walt, recounting how he and Jesse Pinkman kidnapped him to the desert and mentioning an incident regarding the prison murders of 10 men connected to Gustavo Fring's drug empire, specifically Dennis Markowski and Dan Wachsberger.
  • ADA Suzanne Ericsen informs Kim that Saul has been arrested two days prior.
  • Saul confessed to his role in Walter White's drug empire, the role he played in his brother Chuck's suicide, credits Kim for starting over legitimately after Howard's murder, and addresses himself as "James McGill" for the first time in 6 years.
  • Jimmy is sentenced to 86 years in federal prison.
  • Jimmy and Kim shared a cigarette together in the prison visiting room.

Temporally Ambiguous Scenes[]

Time References[]

  • In the flashback at the beginning of "Inflatable", magazines are shown whose cover is dated August 1973, including the Time dated August 20. In an interview, Thomas Schnauz indicates that Jimmy is "like nine years old" in this flashback. However, this is an inconsistency as it would place Jimmy's birthdate in 1963 or 1964. Jimmy's birthdate was confirmed to be November 12, 1960 in "JMM", which means that Jimmy would actually be 12/13 in the flashback.
  • During Kim's lunch with Rich Schweikart in "Bali Ha'i", Kim states that she has been with HHM for "ten years last August," most likely putting her start date at August 1992 (or possibly 1991 depending on context). She also states that she worked in the mailroom for six years, which would have her being brought on as an associate around 1998. However, this potentially conflicts with Kim stating that she's in her third year at UNM in the 1993 flashback in "Piñata" if HHM is paying for her schooling. Furthermore, the copy of Kim's affidavit included on the Season 6 Blu-ray states that Kim began working at HHM in 1989.
  • In "Rebecca", Chuck refers to Kim as a fourth-year associate in 2002, implying that she became a lawyer sometime around 1998.
  • Jimmy tells Erin in "Rebecca" that he came in to Davis & Main as a fourth-year, suggesting that he also became a lawyer in 1998, though some time after Kim.
  • According to the script for "Winner", the flashback to Jimmy first becoming a lawyer and celebrating at the karaoke bar takes place "sometime in the year 1998."
  • The Missouri license plate that Gene puts on his car when running away from Jeff has 2012 sticker tags on them ("Magic Man"). This could mean the scene takes place any time between 2010 and 2012 given that Missouri has biennial vehicle registration as an option and Gene wouldn't want to be pulled over by the police for outdated stickers. However, the Nebraska plate Gene removes from his car is shown for a split second to have a 2012 registration sticker - Nebraska has annual vehicle registrations. Some leniency may be required in interpreting these details given other anachronisms in Gene's scenes, including a whiskey bottle with a design only available from 2015, a Cinnabon promotion first available in 2014 and a song playing in the diner first available in 2017.
  • In "Waterworks", while Kim's office computer at Palm Coast Sprinkler appears to be running Windows XP (released 2001), another computer is later briefly shown displaying World of Solitaire (released 2007) running Windows 10 (released 2015) with the new design of Microsoft Edge (released 2019).
  • In "Saul Gone", Saul makes the remark "As Steve Jobs used to say" implying that Jobs is dead by that point.

Trivia[]

  • Walt's 50th birthday appears to be celebrated on a Monday but his official birthday (7th September 2008) would have to be Sunday. ("Pilot")
  • Jimmy's (Gene's) position at the Cinnabon was alluded to in Breaking Bad episode "Granite State".
  • The Post-Show Timeline is only shown during the opening scene of each season premiere episode of Better Call Saul. These brief scenes show what happened to Jimmy following the events of Breaking Bad after he disappears under Ed's disappearing program. This pattern is broken by the episode "Nippy", which is the first full black-and-white episode only featuring Jimmy as his alter ego Gene.
  • In American Greed: James McGill, a brief presentation of Jimmy's college diploma shown that he graduated on May 19, 1998 with a degree of Juris Doctor, however on the Season 4 Blu-ray resume for Jimmy says that he graduated on June 1997.
    • In a Breaking Bad episode Kafkaesque, his college diploma mentions he graduated on May 23, 1984 with a degree of Master of Arts. However, it could implied he simply made a replica with his preferred name Saul Goodman, degree, and date to show he's an experienced lawyer.
  • Although before season 6 it was implied that the Gene Timeline took place years after "Felina" and El Camino, with most prominent time setting suggestions throughout the fandom being at least a few years in the future. With the release of season 6 of Better Call Saul, it was officially confirmed that the Gene timeline took place in late 2010, a mere few months after the finale and El Camino, although many details suggest that this may have been a retcon from the showrunners to add more tension to the series finale, as Jimmy would still be actively pursued by the police in 2010.
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