'Better Call Saul': Every Hidden Detail Fans Missed During The Last Season

Jordan Claes
Saul Goodman wearing a purple checkered suit, pointing his finger in 'Better Call Saul'.

Spin-offs and prequel series have a long and sordid history of not working out. Far too often, they pale in comparison and fail to capture the magic and intrigue of the original series.

However, there are exceptions to every norm, and Better Call Saul is most assuredly one of them. Now that the final season has officially wrapped, let's have a look at every hidden detail fans might have missed in Season 6.

1. Nacho's dying act symbolizes a rebirth of his character.

Nacho's death scene in 'Better Call Saul'.

After Nacho emerges from the oil tanker, having successfully eluded the Salamanca twins, he sheds all his clothes and money. He eats his last meal, and unlike previous episodes that always depict him wearing red — he now has a white shirt, adorned with tiny crosses.

2. The camera zooms in on the Zafiro Añejo bottle stopper in the premiere episode.

Tequila cork topper from 'Better Call Saul'.

Not only was this the only thing that Kim took from the office at the conclusion of Season 5, but it's also the same tequila Gus Fring uses to poison the Cartel in Breaking Bad.

3. The earrings that Kim wears for the entirety of the series were stolen by her mother.

Close up shot of Kim in 'Better Call Saul'.

In Season 6, Episode 6, the audience learns that Kim attempted to steal a pair of earrings and a necklace — seemingly going against everything we thought we knew about her.

After being lectured for her misdeed, Kim's mom then presents her daughter with the stolen goods.

Teenage Kim with the stolen earrings in 'Better Call Saul'.

Rewind all the way back to Season 1, the very first time we see Kim, and she's wearing the same earrings. The necklace can also be seen multiple times throughout the series.

4. There's a color code that reveals a lot about a person's character.

When we first meet Kim in Season 6, she's often seen wearing blue or very light colors. As time goes on, she dons a mixture of blue and red — signaling that her morality is starting to blur.

5. Kim has had some major influence on Saul's decisions.

The back of Saul Goodman's Cadillac, driving down the road in 'Better Call Saul'.

After Jimmy tells Kim about how he rented a car, she quickly dismisses the idea that Saul Goodman would be caught dead driving a brown Taurus. "Don't you think Saul Goodman would drive something with a little more...flair?" she asks.

Kim is also the one responsible for the overall aesthetic of Saul's office.

Inside Saul Goodman's office in 'Better Call Saul'.

Don't forget that it was Kim who first suggested to Jimmy that Saul needed to have an eye-catching office or "A cathedral of justice" as she so eloquently put it.

Lastly, in Episode 5, Kim playfully invents Saul Goodman's catchphrase.

While Kim is pretending to be Saul, she jokingly says to Jimmy, "I'm Saul Goodman. Pow. I fight for you!" This is the phrase that Saul uses in his ads and the one we see on Breaking Bad.

6. The time-jump scenes that happen in Episode 9 take place just a few short years before 'Breaking Bad'.

Saul Goodman's license plate in Season 6 of 'Better Call Saul'.

If you take a close look at the sticker on Saul's plates, you'll see that it's good through November of 2005. In case you forgot, Breaking Bad takes place between 2008 and 2010.

7. The music from Episode 1 foreshadows events to come.

Saul Goodman wearing a purple suit, pointning in a courtroom hallway in 'Better Call Saul'.

In the premiere episode of Season 6, Jackie Gleason's "Days Of Wine And Roses" can be heard playing in the background. This is also where the title of the episode draws inspiration.

The somber song and the lyrics speak to the happier times shared by a couple, affectionately referred to as "The days of wine and roses."

The song plays out as Saul's personal items and memorabilia are being packaged up and taken away, thus alluding to Saul's inevitable downfall later on.

8. Saul got the inflatable Statue of Liberty from the Kettlemans.

An aerial shot of Saul Goodman's office in 'Better Call Saul'.

Betsy and Craig Kettleman make a return in Season 6, Episode 2, and the inflatable statue sits atop the roof of their tax-services company. In the same episode, we see Saul take a good hard look at the statue, but it's unclear how it comes into his possession.

9. With Kim out of the way, Saul now considers himself to be the "World's Greatest Lawyer."

Saul Goodman drinking from a mug that says "World's Greatest Lawyer" in 'Better Call Saul'.

Fans will no doubt recall the thermos Saul used in Season 2, which referred to him as the "World's 2nd Greatest Lawyer." With her now out of the picture, the crown was ripe for the taking.

10. The song "Battle Hymn Of The Republic" begins to play as Saul walks into the Kettleman's tax office.

During an episode of Talking Saul, the Better Call Saul aftershow, the very same track can be heard playing in Saul's waiting room in Breaking Bad.

11. Lalo found the circumstances of his own death humorous.

Lalo holding Gus hostage in 'Better Call Saul'.

During an appearance on the Better Call Saul insider podcast, Tony Dalton explained that the reason why Lalo was smiling had a lot to do with the show creator, Vince Gilligan.

"Vince said to me, he said, 'Look, maybe you're just looking at Gus going, god damn it. You got me.'"

"You got me. You got lucky, man. It was dark and you just shot out there. That was that smile," Dalton explained. "It was like, 'Jesus. You lucky bastard. See you in hell."

12. The house at the beginning of Season 6, Episode 1, was originally going to be the one that Jimmy and Kim viewed in Season 5.

Kim and Jimmy in 'Better Call Saul'.
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Many fans may have mistakenly gotten wispy-eyed, believing that Saul purchased Kim's dream house. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case.

During an episode of the 'Better Call Saul' insider podcast, the creative team revealed that logistics wouldn't allow it.

The inside of Jimmy and Kim's house turned out to be far too limiting and restrictive to allow for proper filming.

13. Kim and Jimmy's last shared cigarette in the series finale is a callback to the very first episode of 'Better Call Saul'.

Jimmy and Kim share one final cigarette in 'Better Call Saul'.

Fans may recall that in the pilot episode, Jimmy and Kim share a cigarette in a parking garage. This scene, therefore, signifies that the story has come full circle.

14. There's a Yuletide reference that you might've missed.

Saul Goodman flashback scene in 'Better Call Saul'.

In the series finale, the audience bears witness to three different flashback scenes with some familiar faces: Mike Ehrmantraut, Chuck McGill, and Walter White. While they may have seemed out of place, they carry a heavy significance.

These flashbacks are meant as an ode to Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" and represent the three ghosts who visit Scrooge.

Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge saying "God bless us, everyone!" in 'A Muppet's Christmas Carol'.

"When we talked about this season and what happens to Jimmy, we used to always talk about "A Christmas Carol" so it seems appropriate that he gets visited by three ghosts in this final episode," series co-creator Peter Gould said on the Better Call Saul insider podcast.