We don't know yet to what point or end the future scenes will have.
(About the Season 4 Opening Future Scene:)
On this week's edition of the Better Call Saul Insider podcast (via
The Wrap), a brand new, quite intriguing curveball has been thrown
into the mix when it comes to those aforementioned flashfowards. While
speaking on the program, Gilligan, Gould, and Odenkirk suggested that
these sequences might be set prior to the events of Breaking Bad's
series finale, and that the person "Gene" most fears the wrath of is
They do however take place before Breaking Bad ends between episodes 5.15 & 5.16.
The general idea here is to realize that there are "3" personas of Jimmy McGill, with "Saul Goodman" really being a kind of mask Jimmy comes to wear. It's unclear what exactly "Gene's" Cinnabon-future (and back at the mall) implies for Jimmy, except to say that he has been living a very isolating and solitary life style in order to stay under the radar and it's hard to imagine Jimmy being able to do this for very long, given his need to constantly talk and socialize with other people.
There are characters still currently alive in Better Call Saul that didn't seem to exist during the events of Breaking Bad, and at least one of those characters, or even a character that isn't alive currently, could be fundamental to where ever these future scenes are going or will land, as Jimmy's brother, Kim, and Nacho are the character's deeper ties to whom he truly is or what he really wants.