This better call saul timeline depicts the significant events that occur. One of the most important events during this period is the formation of the law firm Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill. Currently, the firm is known as Hamlin & McGill, after Chuck McGill (Michael McKean) and George M. Hamlin. Howard (Patrick Fabian), George's son, has yet to become a partner in the Albuquerque firm. Meanwhile, in the 1980s, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) co-founds Gray Matter Technologies with his colleague and friend Elliott Schwartz (Adam Godley). They collaborated in college and founded the company after finishing their thesis. Gretchen (Jessica Hecht), Walter's ex-girlfriend, later joins them.