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The Better Call Saul Cameo You Might Have Missed In Season 6 Episode 12

Considering the nature of "Better Call Saul," it makes perfect sense why the acclaimed follow-up to "Breaking Bad" would be stuffed to the brim with cameos. As both a sequel and a prequel to "Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul" is about how Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) becomes Saul Goodman and many of his other wily personas. As mentioned earlier, "Better Call Saul" manages to straddle different timelines in relation to its predecessor show, with events taking place before, during, and after "Breaking Bad."

As such, Vulture notes that many "Breaking Bad" characters have appeared in "Better Call Saul," like Francesca Liddy (Tina Parker), Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito), Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks), Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), and of course Walter White (Bryan Cranston) to name just a few of the characters that have popped up in both shows. The penultimate episode, aptly named "Waterworks," sees a flashback featuring Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) divorcing Jimmy, and she asks him to turn himself him for his transgressions. He scoffs at such a suggestion, which causes Kim to take matters into her own hands. This eventually leads to an emotional moment on a bus, but for die-hard "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad" fans, one of the passengers on the bus has a real-life connection to series co-creator Vince Gilligan.

Gilligan's significant other sits next to Kim in the episode Waterworks

It turns out that Vince Gilligan's real-life significant other, Holly Rice, is one of the passengers next to Kim during her emotional moment on the bus. Speaking with Variety, this fact was brought up to Gilligan, who said, "I had to get Holly on the show before it ended. And she did a great job. All through the editing process, she kept saying, 'Can you show less of Rhea and more of me?'" He continued, "I said, 'You know, we have contractual issues with Rhea Seehorn, we've got to show more of her.' I'm just kidding! But good eye. I'll tell Holly you saw her, she's going to get a big kick."

According to the New York Times, Gilligan and Rice have been a couple since 1991, and the above comment makes it sounds like Gilligan wanted a chance to get the love of his life in a cameo appearance before the series wraps for good. The scene in question is cast in shades of black and white, and sees Kim trying her very best to contain her feelings, but she eventually breaks down and begins to cry on the bus. Although Rice does not interact with Kim during these moments, to simply know that the person sitting next to Kim is a series creator's significant other is a fact worth remembering for aficionados of the "Breaking Bad" universe.