The creators of Better Call Saul don’t give their loyal fans enough credit. It was revealed on the talk show Talking Saul after last night’s season two finale that a clue about the upcoming season was hidden in the episode titles — and fans have already found it.
First off, there are spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched the season, or the finale, yet. For those who have, you’ll know that there have been several character crossovers between the AMC show and the series for which it serves as a prequel, Breaking Bad. In addition to Bob Odenkirk’s character, Jimmy McGill (a.k.a. Saul Goodman), and Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), we’ve also seen memorable characters such as Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz), Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), Nacho (Michael Mando), Lawson (Jim Beaver), and “The Cousins” (Daniel and Luis Moncada) rear their often ugly heads again in this series. And, according to the clever clue, kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) will show up for season three.
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So what sneaky Easter Egg did creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould cleverly plant to reveal this? If you take the first letter of each of the 10 episode titles in the season, it becomes an anagram for “Fring’s Back.” As confirmed on the talk show, that was no accident. He is coming. And Gilligan and Gould expressed their delight and surprise that they didn’t even have to drop a hint about the anagram’s existence before curious fans found it.
If you watched Breaking Bad, you know exactly who Fring is and what he’s up to. But it remains to be seen how he may cross paths with Mike and Jimmy. There are theories that he may have been the one who left the puzzling note on Mike’s windshield that simply read “don’t,” implying that he should walk away from his plan to off Hector. The fast-food king in the bright yellow uniformed shirt, after all, is always one step ahead. Well, almost always.
Did you figure it out? Check out the episode titles on the show’s IMDB page. For the record, they’re “Switch,” “Cobbler,” “Amarillo,” “Gloves Off,” “Rebecca,” “Bali Ha’i,” “Inflatable,” “Fifi,” “Nailed,” and “Klick.”