Mike seems like the type of guy that's lived a dozen terrible lives, and in Better Call Saul we finally get to see where the gravel in his gut comes from. But he's still in his golden years, and through various callbacks we discover that Mike is definitely a creature of habit. For instance, in the sixth episode of BCS, we see a flashback to Mike on a whiskey binge after his son's death.
If that looks familiar, that's because Mike was also on a whisky bender after Gus slit Victor's throat with a boxcutter, in the memorable and aptly-named Breaking Bad episode "Boxcutter."
Mike also visits the same old haunts in Albuquerque long before Walt ruined his life. Here in BCS we see him hanging out in a familiar diner...
...which is the same restaurant where Lydia gives Mike a kill-list. It even looks as though he's sitting in the exact same seat.
Hell, the waitress knows Mike's name -- this is probably his seat.
Even Mike's eating habits haven't changed. Back in Breaking Bad, he takes Jesse on a stakeout with some special sandwiches packed away.
And in episode nine of BCS, one of Mike's fellow thugs is incredulous that Saul is still doing this.
They don't call it the "Caviar of the South" for nothing, I guess.
Better Call Saul draws lots of parallels between Walter White and Saul Goodman, or as he's known in his former life, Jimmy McGill. Both men started in low places and struggled to making ends meet while simultaneously doing the right thing, and both men also enjoyed a meteoric rise and suffered through a precipitious fall.
So it only makes sense that they both like to bash metal objects when they get pissed.
Really, the only difference between the two of them is that only one of them is willing to poison a child.
Even though both shows take place in the same real-world city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, you can still get some sort of weird nerd high when you spot locations in Walter White's old stomping grounds. Take the above scene, for instance, just before Badger gets busted by that asshole narc, DJ Qualls.
That's the same bench used in one of Better Call Saul's trippy intros.
The only difference is the phone number, the latter of which you can actually call if you waive any and all right to complain about standard voice and data fees.
Moving on, here we see here Mike's humble but prosperous pad late in Breaking Bad...
...and it's the same apartment we see in Better Call Saul, though before Mike had reaped the rewards from a life of crime.
The apartment is almost unrecognizable, save for the window and that groady old couch.
In the middle of the BCS season, Saul becomes a Matlock-esque attorney for the elderly. Naturally, this leads him to one of Albuquerque's many fine retirement palaces...
...which just so happens to be the same nursing home that housed Hector "ding ding ding" Salamanca in Breaking Bad.
You know, the place looks even better without a giant smoldering hole splattered with Gus' brains.