Better Call Saul’s season six finally revealed Saul Goodman opulent mansion during the season finale, which surprised many.
Better Call Saul was one of the most anticipated sequels when it was first announced after the end of the hit AMC series, Breaking Bad.
More so as the sequel is a prequel to the events of Breaking Bad and was said to be centred on the series con artist lawyer, Saul Goodman.
In light of this, for most of the Better Call Saul run, the focus was on the life of Jimmy McGill and how he became Saul Goodman.
Thus, not much of Saul Goodman’s life after meeting Walter White and Jesse Pinkman was revealed. But in season six, viewers got a brief look at his opulent mansion as it was seemingly being repossessed upon the discovery of his affiliation with Walter White.
Why was Better Call Saul cancelled?
Better Call Saul’s cancellation has not been confirmed. This is as the sixth and final season of the series was announced prior to the premiere of the fifth season.
But it is believed that the show’s future was already precarious before the sixth season, hence the decision to end it then. This is because the lead actor, Bob Odenkirk, reportedly had a heart attack on set and production was halted until Odenkirk recovered.
This arguably weighed more heavily than the seven percent drop in overall viewership numbers between season five and season six premiere episode.
Better Call Saul: Saul Goodman mansion and its significance
As a result of Better Call Saul being a prequel-sequel to Breaking Bad, viewers were not privy to the life of Saul Goodman after he met Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. Details were not shared about his life during this time and for the first five seasons of the show.
As such, the only home we saw in earlier seasons of the series was the small apartment behind a nail salon when Saul Goodman was still living under his real name, Jimmy McGill.
Therefore, it was a surprise when the season six premiere episode revealed the opulent mansion in Albuquerque, New Mexico that Saul Goodman lived in.
The sequence does not show Saul living in the home as it is centred around his mansion and the possessions in it being repossessed.
As such, we see how Goodman lived in luxury as his mansion was an opulent Venetian inspired home filled with as many shiny possessions as suits that McGill wore as his fully embraced persona, Saul Goodman.
Additionally, the sequence also continued a motif in terms of symbolising the end of Saul Goodman’s good fortune as his cut out was thrown in the garbage during the repossession.
Seemingly like when Jimmy McGill mined in a dumpster to find documents for the Sandpiper case, and as Gene Takavic was discovered in a dumpster when he was arrested for his crimes as Jimmy/Saul.
How could Saul Goodman afford his mansion?
While it is profitable to be a lawyer to some of the biggest criminals, fans of Better Call Saul were surprised to discover exactly how profitable it was.
Therefore, many continually questioned how Saul Goodman could afford his opulent mansion, which had a gold-plated toilet.
While it was never confirmed by the series, it is believed that he could afford the home due to the returns he got from winning the Sandpiper court case along with the returns from working for Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
Is Saul Goodman’s mansion real?
After the revelation of his mansion during the season premiere of the series, Better Call Saul fans worked to find out if the mansion was a real home. It did not take long for fans of the show to start sharing the alleged location and details of the mansion.
On a Reddit community page, it was shared that the mansion was located at 4317 Altura Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Moreover, the house is currently on the market on Realtor.com and is currently being sold for just over $1.05 million.
The details of the mansion, which was originally built in 1971, include that it is a 0.59-acre lot with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms.
How many episodes is Saul Goodman’s mansion featured in?
Although the revelation of Saul Goodman’s mansion piqued the interest of viewers, it is interesting to know that the mansion only featured in two episodes of the entire season of the series.
First it appeared during the season six premiere episode when his possessions were being seized after his affiliation with Walter White was exposed.
Later in the season during episode nine, the mansion appeared again as it was revealed that there was a safe in the mansion that was not discovered behind a large mirror wall.