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Why does Mike call Jimmy "Saul"?

I disagree that Mike isn't the sort of person who would entertain a name change like this. Mike is exactly the sort of person who would hear "I've changed my name to Saul" and shrug it off with a ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

I'd go for "willing suspension of disbelief". They definitely made Jimmy/Saul look younger for the flashback scenes when he's running con-tricks as Slippin' Jimmy, and they distincly aged him for the ...
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Why weren't the cast of Better Call Saul aged down?

Besides what Tetsujin points out about willing suspension of disbelief, it also seems like de-aging is what they were going for with some of the hairstyles. Here's Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad: And ...
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Why does Better Call Saul show future events in black and white?

The color change serves to immediately alert the viewer to the time jump. Generally it is the past that is shown without color, however since moments in the past are predominant in the series doing so ...
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What did Mike write in Tina's birthday card

Mike writes the following: Reach for the stars! Barry H It's just a generic message, there's no real interesting information/easter egg here.
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Who is the second Hamlin in Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill?

The other Hamlin is George Hamlin, Howard Hamlin's father. It was mentioned by Howard in Season 2 Episode 8, "Fifi" that the other "H" in HHM, is his father (emphasis mine): Back ...
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Did Lalo do this to the innocent couple in S6E01?

Yes, because he needed the body of the man: Needing a body to make his death look believable to Gus and the world, Lalo finds a man who closely resembles himself. He then encourages this man to shave ...
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What is the image of at the beginning of Better Call Saul's next-to-last episode?

It’s a shot of Kim standing at the airport when she returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico later on in the same episode. Screenshot comes from this YouTube video of the opening of Better Call Saul season ...
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What is the meaning of the "Do not turn off" label on the switch in Jimmy's office?

It wasn't shown what (if anything) the switch controls in the office building. I think the symbolism of the switch is more important to the story. The sign on the switch says that it must always stay ...
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What is the significance of Lyle cleaning the fryer in Better Call Saul S5E4?

Gus Fring is a very fastidious and put together sort of man. He's very controlling of every single aspect of both his criminal and public facing careers. This extends to his control of all those who ...
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What does this code mean in the finale of Better Call Saul?

The piece of paper is the business card of the vacuum repairman. "Hoover Max Extract Pressure-Pro, model sixty" is not a phone number, it's the passphrase to let the vacuum repairman know ...
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What did Kim Wexler mean when she said her bar license "does not have an expiration date"?

Kim's line was: Uh, turns out my New Mexico bar card doesn't have an expiration date. I interpreted that as Kim still has possession of her ID card as a licensed lawyer and that said card doesn't ...
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Why does Chuck McGill end the season like this?

He was looking for a way out... NYTimes.com interview with Michael McKean Monday’s Season 3 finale brought a fatal relapse, as Chuck broke with both his law firm and his brother. He then tore apart ...
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What is the significance of the scene where Gus had a long conversation with a man at a bar in S06E09?

As explained by Alan Sepinwall: After he returns to his own home (as opposed to the safe house on the other end of the tunnel), opens the shutters to let daylight back in, and instructs Mike to ...
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Why does Chuck McGill end the season like this?

I believe the other answers are more in depth; but I wanted to add a bit of nuance to the foundation of your question. TL;DR Chuck lost his career. He loves the law (more than his own brother). This ...
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Why didn't Jimmy get the permission to air his commercial?

He knew that they would turn down the commercial and turn it into something that wasn't what he wanted and would be ineffective and he would not have any control to carry out his ideas. Consider the ...
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Why has AMC stopped censoring the use of the f-word as seen this season in Better Call Saul?

The FCC has no say on the language happening in cable TV. In fact the only real reason they censor at all is due to advertising etc. In my opinion Really it was all about an image. “We are a family ...
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Why did Jimmy and Kim undermine Howard in such a way?

The answer is in the season five finale. It starts with Howard's talk to Kim: After learning that Kim quit her job in a chance meeting in one of the courthouse elevators, Howard Hamlin confronts her. ...
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Is Jimmy's trial realistic in Better Call Saul?

Jimmy's trial is not a trial. It is a hearing by the Bar Association. In an earlier episode, Chuck specifically mentions that a hearing does not have the same level of standard (for both evidence ...
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Origin of Saul Goodman's Name

Saul Goodman character made his appearance in Breaking Bad's Episode 8 of Season 2 named "Better Call Saul". In the "Insider Podcast" of the episode, Vince Gilligan explains that he came up with the ...
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How did Kim Wexler know? (S06E02)

Jimmy told her. Jimmy observed the scam on his first visit... In the scene where Jimmy first visits, he observes Mrs. Kettleman handing a Kettleman check (not an IRS check) to an elderly man, and the ...
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Does Jimmy save Kim?

In a Rolling Stone interview, Peter Gould makes it fairly clear that Jimmy isn't attempting to affect Kim's legal situation, and very clear that he doesn't achieve that: To your mind, do you think ...
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Why does Kim Wexler love Jimmy so much?

They got married for spousal privilege so Jimmy could commit to a full disclosure policy in the future. There is a practical element to the proposal. Jimmy’s main defense for what he did was that not ...
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What was the big deal about the Davis & Main commercial in Better Call Saul?

In some circles of the legal and business community, TV advertisements by lawyers are viewed as tawdry, and a sign of desperation. The other answers adequately cover the fact that Jimmy ran the ad ...
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What is the image of at the beginning of Better Call Saul's next-to-last episode?

Did you mean this? This is the best frame I can capture. It looks like a women with her handbag standing outside and waiting. My taking is: Before the intro starts, Saul asks Kim to come into his ...
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Why does Chuck McGill end the season like this?

T.S. Eliot would surely have called him a "broken Coriolanus" [See The Wasteland, "What the Thunder Said"] This article breaks it down quite nicely, but here are the key point is "Coriolanus ... is ...
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Why did Kim act so strange after Jimmy was happy that he had impressed the panel at his appeal?

Jimmy was happy about how he had impressed the appeals panel, and Kim was happy for him initially, but as he went on it became apparent that he had been faking any apparent emotion regarding his ...
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Why does Gus want the cartel to find Nacho?

The cartel has orders to bring Nacho in alive for information on who he works for. If he is killed by someone else it may look suspicious, Nacho being silenced while Gus is the prime suspect for the ...
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Why would Gus get involved with Walt?

Two Reasons Gus appreciates quality Gus wants to cut out the cartel because of his history with them--they murdered his partner and love interest. To do so he builds his own lab. You will note that it ...
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How could you explain that Hank Schrader did know about altercation between Mike Ehrmantraut and Tuco?

It's a lapse in the narrative. Better Call Saul is the prequel to the series Breaking Bad. As such, it's narrative is supposed to align it with the events of the following series in a manner that ...
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