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The Surprise Breaking Bad Cameo We Didn't See Coming On The Better Call Saul Finale

Contains spoilers for "Better Call Saul" Season 6, Episode 13

Considering that "Better Call Saul" takes place before and after the events of "Breaking Bad," there are plenty of times and chances for characters from the latter to show up in the former. When we first meet Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) in "Breaking Bad," he is the very definition of an unscrupulous lawyer and has no moral qualms about helping to establish a vast drug empire fueled by a dangerous and addictive substance. However, "Better Call Saul" shows that Saul Goodman isn't the character's real name and that he was a con-man and mail clerk before donning that persona.

As such, "Better Call Saul" features a whole ton of surprise cameos and interactions of individuals from its predecessor show. The ruthless chicken restaurant owner/drug kingpin Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) pops up in the spin-off series, as do characters like Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and Tuco Salamanca (Raymond Cruz). Not only are there appearances of people who will later become villains in "Breaking Bad," but other individuals pop up and share scenes with the main characters of "Better Call Saul," like when Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn) has a conversation with Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), or when Francesca Liddy (Tina Parker) gives Saul a phone call towards the end of Season 6 to inform him of his finances. However, it seems as if "Better Call Saul" saved a potent cameo for last.

Hank Schrader's widow is horrified by the court system in a surprise cameo

In the final episode of "Better Call Saul," Saul aka Jimmy McGill is finally apprehended by the police as he hides in a dumpster, and even though he thinks his game is finally up, a message scrawled on the inside of a holding cell inspires him to once again channel the cunning of his Saul persona. He decides that he wants to play hardball with the prosecuting attorney, and even though Saul's crimes could potentially land him in prison for several centuries, he manages to plant a seed of doubt in the attorney's mind. 

At this point, the real surprise cameo comes into play. As Saul enumerates all of his crimes, he glances over at an office with a one-way mirror. He asks if the widow of Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) is present, and then asks for her to come out. Both parties agree, and fans get a chance to see none other than Marie Schrader (Betsy Brandt). After a barb from Marie, Saul attempts his magic and explains how the fear of Walter kept him in line; he then apologizes to Marie. She is having none of it, though, and one can tell that a seething hatred bubbles underneath the surface before she says that no amount of prison time would be enough when it comes to Saul. Saul is then offered a measly 30 years for his crimes if he pleads guilty, much to the utter shock of Marie. 

The next scene has her storming out of the room, but she later appears in the courtroom during Saul Goodman's cleansing confession. Ultimately, she gets her to wish, as his confession nets him way more than the seven years (plus ice cream) he was facing.