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In Better Call Saul S05E01, we see Saul Goodman drop his ice cream cone and go with Nacho Vargas. In S05E02, we see multiple scenes of that dropped ice cream, notable the starting one with ants eating (rather attacking) the ice cream. Is it some kind of foreshadowing?

  • Until we see what it foreshadows, if it ever does, we simply cannot know. But it probably does? – morbo Mar 7 at 11:05
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    I'd say more symbolism than foreshadowing. In the world Jimmy's involved himself in, if something attractive is left at all vulnerable, very soon the ants will notice and devour it. Jimmy's the ice cream, and Albuquerque's various aspiring drug dealers are the ants. – Paul D. Waite Apr 4 at 15:57
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It likely doesn't foreshadow anything. The mint chocolate chip ice cream cone is Jimmy treating himself to his favorite after a job well done (in his opinion), and that moment of joy gets spoiled by him becoming entangled with the cartel.

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    Don't Saul and Kim eat ice cream together earlier in the season? I vaguely recall Saul calling dibs on "mint chocolate chip" or "mint chip". The dropped/melted cone could be some kind of metaphor for their relationship, or his tenuous friendship with the cartel. – user170231 May 7 at 19:43

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