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Better Call Saul Creators Brought Back Betsy Under One Condition

May contain spoilers for Season 6 of "Better Call Saul"

Season 6 of "Better Call Saul" is well underway, which means the end is indeed nigh for the hit "Breaking Bad" prequel series. Even as the end of "Better Call Saul" also serves as a sort of second beginning for the iconic series that inspired it, it's safe to say fans of both are eyeing the spin-off's finale with a mix of joy, dread, and outright anguish.

We've still got some time before that anguish fully sets in, of course, as just three of the final season's 13-episodes have made their way to AMC as of the time of writing. And it seems people are still buzzing about the Episode 2 return of fan-favorite "Better Call Saul" power couple Betsy and Craig Kettleman. That infamous duo, played by Julie Ann Emery and Jeremy Shamos, respectively, first appeared in Season 1 of "Better Call Saul" as white-collar criminals who really, really did not want to face justice after they'd been fingered for a lucrative embezzling scam.

In fact, they only did so after they were outwitted by a pre-Saul Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk). While Betsy and Craig have been more or less absent from the "Better Call Saul" narrative since Season 1, they came back with a vengeance in Season 6. And according to Emery's recent comments to The Hollywood Reporter, "Better Call Saul" writers had one specific condition in bringing the Kettlemans back into the picture.

The Kettlemans' Better Call Saul return had to happen organically

Per Julie Ann Emery's recent The Hollywood Reporter interview, it seems the Kettlemans' "Better Call Saul" return has been in the works for a while, with the actor claiming, "The writers have been talking about bringing us back for a long time ..." Emery further offered that it was none other than Peter Gould who helped orchestrate their return, with the "Better Call Saul" co-creator noting specifically that return had to make sense within the series' overarching story. "Peter has reached out several times, saying, 'We're looking for a good way to bring you guys back, but it has to make sense for the story," Emery revealed.

If you've been keeping up with the final season of "Better Call Saul," you know the writing team found a clever way to bring the Kettlemans back into Kim (Rhea Seehorn) and Saul's orbit. And per Emery's comments to The Hollywood Reporter, it hardly surprised her that the couple was still up to their old tricks. "I always thought that they were still doing some sort of grift and that they felt entitled," she said. "So it did not surprise me at all that they were still doing something slightly off-center. I guess Betsy would see it that way, but they're still doing something illegal."

As for their dealings with Kim and Saul, well, let's just say their attempts to play hardball with the not-entirely law-abiding attorneys did not go well. It remains to be seen whether Betsy and Craig will be back on "Better Call Saul" before series' end, but given how much fans and creatives like the characters, we fully expect to see them again.