Better Call Saul’s ending brings back a major Breaking Bad character

Better Call Saul’s ending brings back a major Breaking Bad character

Better call Saul Final spoilers follow.

Better call Saul brought back an unexpected character that breaking bad fans may recognize in the newly released series finale.

In ‘Saul Gone’, Jimmy McGill’s alter ego, Gene Takavic (Bob Odenkirk), is arrested and turns to his former rival Bill Oakley (Peter Diseth) as his “advisor”.

They then meet with the feds, though watching over them is none other than Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt) from the original show, who you’ll remember was the late Hank’s (Dean Norris) wife.

marie schrader as betsy brandt, breaking bad

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While told he faces big charges for his crimes, Gene is offered 30 years on a guilty plea, and Marie tells him how much damage he has caused. However, Gene plays the victim card.

When he goes on to say that he is a man who has lost everything, the prosecutor asks if a jury would believe him and Gene jokes that he only needs to convince one, much to Marie’s horror.

marie schrader as betsy brandt, better call saul

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In addition to Marie, we also get another flashback of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Saul towards the end of the events of breaking bad when they will ‘disappear’ themselves.

As they discuss what they would do with a time machine, Walt laments how rich he could have been had he stayed at Gray Matter Technologies, while Saul reminisces about being 22 years old and having a slip and fall plan gone wrong, knocking out his knee. . permanently damaged.

“My knee has never been the same,” he admits, as Walt says, “So you were always like this.”

bryan cranston as walter white, aaron paul as jesse pinkman better call saul season 6, episode 11

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speaking to Rolling StoneThe show’s co-creator, Peter Gould, admitted that there were more cameos he would have liked to see in the finale.

“I would have loved to have had Patrick Fabian [Howard Hamlin] come back, get Dean Norris back,” he said. “Anna Gunn [Skyler White] It would have been great if it fit into the story. I love our entire cast.

Giancarlo Esposito [Gus Fring] he is one of the best and funniest actors to work with. So I would have wanted all of them. I am greedy. We didn’t want to do some kind of over-the-top epic, and I hope we didn’t. We wanted it to feel like a drama and not a collection of scenes.

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“I absolutely would have brought them back,” he added. And of course Michael Mando, Nacho’s shadow hangs over the entire season.

“The feeling I had about this episode was that it was a bit like A Christmas Carol. Gene becomes Saul and is visited by three ghosts. And every time one of these ghosts visits, you realize this guy is stuck in the loop.”

He continued, “It’s not an exact analogy, but I hope those flashbacks help illuminate the change that he’s making in this episode. He’s making a change, and it’s a hard thing to do.”

Better call Saul it aired on AMC in the US and on Netflix in the UK.

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