‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 Cast Members Get Emotional About ‘Bittersweet’ Ending

Better Call Saul Season 6 was as emotional for the actors as it will be for the fans. This may be the season the prequel catches up to Breaking Bad, or the ending may go off in a different direction. In any event, it is the final season of Better Call Saul and the cast have wrapped production. Cast Members Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian and Rhea Seehorn reflected on the emotional Better Call Saul ending.

'Better Call Saul' Season 6: Nacho Varga (Michael Mando) stands with cuts on his face
Michael Mando of ‘Better Call Saul’ | Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Mando and Fabian spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet on April 8 and Seehorn on April 11. As Better Call Saul Season 6 begins, they each shared their thoughts on wrapping the show. Better Call Saul airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on AMC and streams on AMC+. Part 2 of season 6 airs later this summer. 

Bob Odenkirk heart attack made ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 6 more emotional for Nacho Varga actor Michael Mando

Mando plays Nacho Varga, who fled the attempted assassination of Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton) in the Better Call Saul Season 5 finale. Mando won’t spoil where Better Call Saul Season 6 finds Nacho, but the much publicized heart attack Odenkirk suffered put the end of the show in perspective for him. 

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“It was an incredible season,” Mando said. “Just the fact that the thing that happened with Bob, everybody had an unbelievable traumatic scare. Thank God he was fine and we were all wrapping up our characters. This was the end of everything and some people had been working on this for 15 years, since season 1 of Breaking Bad. It was bittersweet but I think we made our best season so far and to finish on our highest high is, I think, the best we can all hope for and we hope you guys love it as much as we had making it.”

Howard Hamlin actor Patrick Fabian agrees ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 2 was bittersweet

Bittersweet may be the biggest clue you get about Better Call Saul Season 6. They could mean it’s just sad to say goodbye to their characters and co-worker. It would also make sense as relevant to the fates of any of the characters in the Better Call Saul ending. 

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Oh, bittersweet they say and all these things. Bob said it best because he was like, ‘Well, we checked every box, didn’t we? We did this,’ and he’s not wrong. Over seven years and six seasons, we lived together, we hiked together, we had lunch and breakfast and dinner. We were in the high desert in the cold. We were in the high desert in the heat. People grew up. We got dogs, we got to go to Award shows, we did it all, we had a blast. No stone has been left unturned on it so at some point the story is over. The journey is over and the ‘what next’ has to happen for all of us.

Patrick Fabian, interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 4/8/22

Rhea Seehorn won’t believe it until the finale airs 

Seehorn admitted she was still in a bit of denial over Better Call Saul ending. She completed filming Better Call Saul Season 6 so she knows Kim Wexler’s fate, but she’s still waiting for it to air. 

“Very emotional although there’s a part of me that I don’t think it has sunk in,” Seehorn said. “Patrick and Bob and I were laughing. I think it won’t be ‘til this airs and we’re waiting to go back for the next season that we’re like oh, we’re not going anywhere? That’s it? It’s hard to take in. We only wrapped about a month ago and now this little baby’s going out into the world and we can’t wait to see what people think.”

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