What Are the Black and White Scenes in Better Call Saul?

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The black and white scenes in Better Call Saul help to open up every new season, and if you’re wondering exactly what the meaning is behind them, we’re here to shed some light on that topic.

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Do be warned that this article contains spoilers for the ending of Breaking Bad.

What Do the Black and White Scenes in Better Call Saul Mean?

In simplest terms, the black and white scenes in Better Call Saul are meant to represent the post-Breaking Bad timeline. These scenes follow Gene, who has since left his life and identity as Saul Goodman behind after the events of Ozymandias in Breaking Bad.

After Walter White is revealed to be Heisenberg and the DEA starts coming after him, Saul is compromised and forced to abandon his life in Albuquerque. He becomes Gene, a Cinnabon manager in Omaha, and hopes to live a peaceful life and avoid the authorities.

However, as we see more of these black and white scenes, we begin to realize that Gene isn’t happy with his new life at all, and actively misses his days as Saul and, to some extent, Jimmy McGill. We also see that he’s constantly paranoid about people recognizing him as Saul, and often goes to great lengths to protect his true identity.

That’s all you need to know about what the black and white scenes are in Better Call Saul. Be sure to search for Twinfinite for more BCS-related coverage, including the questions we have going into part 2 of season 6, and check out our trivia and personality quizzes as well.

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Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.