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Cinnabon, Omaha is a restaurant of the American bakery chain Cinnabon.

Description

Cinnabon appears in the first episode of every season of Better Call Saul. It is located inside a large Omaha, Nebraska shopping mall. Jimmy McGill, living under the false identity "Gene" is the store manager, depressed with his situation and longing to unearth his true passion as a lawyer. 

History

Season 1

The pilot begins as a monochrome flash-forward sequence, set after the events of Breaking Bad. In Omaha, Nebraska, Saul Goodman, assuming a new identity as "Gene", works behind the counter at a shopping-mall Cinnabon. He becomes tense when a customer seems to be staring at him, but is instantly relieved when he passes by him. Later, inside a modest house, Saul is flipping through channels when he decides to retrieve a VHS from a hidden shoebox. The tape's contents is revealed to be a copy of Saul's TV advertisements back in the days when he was still the esteemed lawyer. As the ads play, Saul begins to weep. ("Uno")

Season 2

In the present day, "Gene" heads to the mall dumpster to take out the trash. The door closes behind him, locking him in the room with the dumpster. An emergency exit is available to Gene, but a note indicates the police would be contacted immediately it's opened. Instead of using that option, he waits 2 ½ hours until a member of the night cleaning crew opens the door for him. While waiting for help, Gene carves a little message into the wall with a loose screw that reads "SG was here." ("Switch")

Season 3

In present-day Omaha, "Gene" carries on with his job at the local Cinnabon. During a lunch break, he sees a shoplifter hide inside a photo booth. Gene reluctantly tips off pursuing police officers to the shoplifter's location, resulting in an arrest. However, as the shoplifter is led away, he is overcome with emotion and shouts at him to say nothing and hire a lawyer. When he returns to work, Gene faints. ("Mabel")

Season 4

In present-day Omaha, "Gene" is wheeled out of the Cinnabon by paramedics following his fainting spell and is taken to the hospital for exams. ("Smoke")

Trivia

  • In the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad, "Granite State", Saul says "If I'm lucky, month from now, best case scenario, I'm managing a Cinnabon in Omaha".
  • It is unclear what shopping mall the Omaha Cinnabon is supposed to be located in, but it could be the Westroads.
    • For the show, the writers have chosen to keep the name of the Albuquerque mall in which the cinnabon is actually located. ("Smoke")