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Marie Almost Made A Much Earlier Return In Better Call Saul
By JASON CONNOLLY
THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR the finale episode of "Better Call Saul."

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Marie's shocking appearance in the “Better Call Saul” finale serves as a powerful reminder of all of the damage that Saul has done. However, it might surprise some fans to learn that she was initially supposed to appear in the series much earlier.
During a recent interview, in which she discussed her emotional return to the character of Marie Schrader, Betsy Brandt revealed that the showrunners had originally planned to bring Marie back during a much earlier season of the series. "Vince [Gilligan] had an idea about possibly bringing Marie back in a certain moment pretty early on. I think it was Season 2," Brandt explained.
She continued saying, "I think Peter [Gould] said it wasn't the moment." Brandt did not elaborate on exactly how Marie could have factored into the storyline of Season 2; and considering the fact that much of that season was devoted to the feud between Jimmy Chuck it's hard even to imagine how she could have played a role that early in the story.
That said, there's no denying that Marie's return for the finale was an extremely powerful way to give her character closure for the death of her husband. It seems like Peter Gould was right in saying that Season 2 wasn't quite the moment for Marie to return, as her cameo in the final episode is perhaps one of the most emotional moments in the entire series.